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

Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-7130
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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; Air Brake Systems
Document Number: 2010-7132
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In July 2009, NHTSA published a final rule that amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for air brake systems by requiring substantial improvements in stopping distance performance. In November 2009, the agency published a final rule that provided a partial response to petitions for reconsideration of the earlier rule. Today's document corrects errors in the November 2009 final rule.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention
Document Number: 2010-7078
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to a statutory mandate in the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007, NHTSA is placing a requirement in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114 that certain motor vehicles with an automatic transmission that includes a ``park'' position manufactured for sale on or after September 1, 2010 be equipped with a brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI). This interlock must necessitate that the service brake pedal be depressed before the transmission can be shifted out of ``park,'' and must function in any starting system key position. The BTSI requirement adopted by this final rule is identical in substance to the Congressional requirement.
Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program
Document Number: 2010-6907
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document establishes the test procedures to be used by tire manufacturers in a new consumer information program to generate comparative performance information to inform consumers about the effect of their choices among replacement passenger car tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability. When this program is fully established, this information will be provided to consumers at the point of sale and online. This information will encourage the purchase of better performing replacement tires.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1991 Porsche 911 Series Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-6567
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
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 1991 Porsche 911 series passenger cars 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 are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 1991 Porsche 911 series passenger cars), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-6317
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-23
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, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Side Impact Protection; Fuel System Integrity; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2010-5575
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document comprises the agency's second of two responses to petitions for reconsideration of a September 11, 2007, final rule that upgraded Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, ``Side impact protection.'' The final rule incorporated a vehicle-to- pole test into the standard, adopted technically-advanced test dummies and enhanced injury criteria, and incorporated the advanced dummies into the standard's moving deformable barrier test. An earlier response
Notice of Public Meeting; Tire Fuel Efficiency
Document Number: 2010-5177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 22, 2009, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a new consumer information program for replacement tires (74 FR 29542). The new consumer information program responded to a requirement in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which directed NHTSA to develop a national tire fuel efficiency rating system and consumer education program for replacement tires. The program would inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety and durability.
Highway Safety Programs; Conforming Products List of Evidential Breath Alcohol Measurement Devices
Document Number: 2010-5242
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice updates the Conforming Products List (CPL) published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2007 (72 FR 71480) for instruments that conform to the Model Specifications for Evidential Breath Alcohol Measurement Devices (58 FR 48705).
Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2010-5080
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2007 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2007. The final 2007 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2007. The final theft rate for MY 2007 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2007 is 1.86 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of ten percent from the rate of 2.08 thefts per thousand in 2006. Publication of these data fulfills NHTSA's statutory obligation to periodically obtain accurate and timely theft data and publish the information for review and comment.
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling
Document Number: 2010-4867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Since September 2007, new passenger vehicles have been required to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This information is required to be part of the Monroney (automobile price sticker) label. In July 2008, NHTSA announced a decision to enhance the NCAP ratings program. In this document, the agency is proposing to upgrade its regulation on vehicle labeling of safety rating information to reflect the enhanced NCAP ratings program. NHTSA is proposing, among other things, to include a new overall vehicle score on the Monroney label.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-4336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on November 24, 2009 [74 FR 61404]. The docket number is NHTSA 2009-0180.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-4194
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 20, 2009 (74 FR 11992-11993).