National Highway Traffic Safety Administration February 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2009 AL Spaw EMA Mobile Stage Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-3967
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2009 AL Spaw EMA Mobile Stage trailers that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-3656
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Door Locks and Door Retention Components
Document Number: 2010-2837
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of a February 6, 2007 final rule that amended Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206 to add and update requirements and test procedures and to harmonize with the world's first global technical regulation for motor vehicles. This is the second of two documents responding to the petitions; an earlier final rule delayed the compliance date of the sliding door provisions for a year. In today's document, the agency is granting some aspects of the petitions while denying other aspects, and makes several technical amendments to the regulatory text.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2010-2610
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the agency's response to petitions for reconsideration of a November 12, 2008 final rule that amended the child restraint systems (CRSs) prescribed in Appendix A of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' The final rule established a new appendix, ``Appendix A- 1,'' which effectively deleted seven older CRSs, added five new CRSs, and provided cosmetic replacements for seven others. Today's response grants some aspects of two of the petitions. All other requests are denied.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mazda
Document Number: 2010-2599
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) of the Mazda2 vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundia-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-2595
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Hyundai-Kia Motors Corporation (HATCI) petition for exemption of the Hyundai VI vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; Hybrid III Test Dummy, ES-2re Side Impact Crash Test Dummy
Document Number: 2010-2308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes corrections or minor changes to some of the drawings incorporated by reference by a final rule, published on June 16, 2008, that responded to petitions for reconsideration of a December 2006 final rule that had adopted specifications and qualification requirements for a new crash test dummy called the ``ES- 2re'' test dummy. The ES-2re is a 50th percentile adult male side impact crash test dummy that will be used in an upgraded Federal motor vehicle safety standard on side impact protection and in the agency's New Car Assessment Program. This NPRM responds to requests from test dummy manufacturers First Technology Safety Systems (FTSS) and Denton ATD (Denton) to correct or make minor adjustments to the drawings of the ES-2re. This NPRM would also correct dimensional errors in Figure 22 of 49 CFR part 572, subpart E, which depicts the pendulum used in the neck qualification tests of several of the crash test dummies, including the Hybrid III and ES-2re test dummies.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids
Document Number: 2010-1958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes to amend FMVSS No. 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, so that brake fluids would be tested with ethylene, propylene, and diene terpolymer (EPDM) rubber, as this type of rubber is increasingly being used in brake fluid seals. This NPRM also updates references to standards issued by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society for Materials and Testing (ASTM) (no substantive changes to the standard would be made by these updates), and corrects minor errors in the standard.
Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
Document Number: 2010-2194
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the regulations implementing the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, published on July 29, 2009 in the Federal Register under the CARS Act. The rule change allows disposal facilities an additional 90 days, for a total of 270 days, to crush or shred a vehicle traded in under the CARS program. This additional time will allow the public to benefit from the availability of lower cost used vehicle parts from vehicles traded in under the CARS program and will provide disposal facilities with an opportunity to derive more revenue from those vehicles prior to crushing or shredding.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2010-1957
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document increases the maximum civil penalty amounts for violations of motor vehicle safety requirements involving school buses, bumper standards, consumer information requirements, odometer tampering and disclosure requirements, and vehicle theft protection requirements. This action is taken pursuant to the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Insurance Cost Information Regulation
Document Number: 2010-1956
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the 2008 text and data for the annual insurance cost information booklet that all car dealers must make available to prospective purchasers, pursuant to 49 CFR 582.4. This information is intended to assist prospective purchasers in comparing differences in passenger vehicle collision loss experience that could affect auto insurance costs.