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

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Cargo Carrying Capacity
Document Number: 2010-9981
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies petitions for reconsideration of a final rule published December 4, 2007 which amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) Nos. 110 and 120 on tire selection and rims.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2010-9739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete vehicles, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.
Petition To Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; Porsche
Document Number: 2010-9704
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On April 20, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted in full Porsche Cars North America's (Porsche) petition for an exemption in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard for the Porsche Panamera vehicle line beginning with model year (MY 2010). On February 4, 2010, Porsche submitted a petition to modify its previously approved exemption for the Porsche Panamera vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2012. NHTSA is granting Porsche's petition to modify the exemption in full because it has determined that the modified device is also likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108; Lamp, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2010-9587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) requested a modification to the motorcycle headlighting system location requirements for a single headlamp with multiple light sources. The current standard requires that the light sources contained in a single motorcycle headlamp containing multiple light sources be located on the vertical centerline of the vehicle or horizontally disposed about the vertical centerline and mounted at the same height. BMW requested that the location requirements be based on the axes of reference instead of the light sources.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-9379
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Petition for Approval of Alternate Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2010-8321
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The State of Wisconsin has petitioned for approval of alternate odometer requirements to certain requirements under Federal odometer law. NHTSA has initially determined that Wisconsin's alternate requirements satisfy Federal odometer law, with limited exceptions. Accordingly, NHTSA has preliminarily decided to grant Wisconsin's petition on condition that before NHTSA makes a final determination, Wisconsin amends its program to meet all the requirements of Federal odometer law or demonstrates that it meets the requirements of Federal law. This document is not a final agency action.
Petition for Approval of Alternate Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2010-8320
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The State of Texas has petitioned for approval of alternate requirements to certain requirements under Federal odometer law. NHTSA is issuing this final determination granting Texas's petition.
Tireco, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-9162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fuji Heavy Industries USA, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-8981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Saab
Document Number: 2010-8660
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Saab Cars North America, Inc.'s (Saab) petition for exemption of the 9-5 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).
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-8488
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
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 61405-61406].
Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 and 2007 Mercedes Benz G-Class Long-Wheelbase MPVs Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-8483
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a petition to decide that 2006 and 2007 Mercedes Benz G-Class (463 chassis) LWB multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) 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: (1) They are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified 2006 and 2007 Mercedes Benz G-Class (463 chassis) LWB MPV), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Nissan
Document Number: 2010-8451
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Nissan North America, Inc.'s, (Nissan) petition for exemption of the Cube 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 the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541).
Graco Children's Products Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-8310
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance
Document Number: 2010-7909
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In May 2009 we published a final rule that upgraded the agency's safety standard on roof crush resistance. In this document, we correct two errors in that rule. We also identify errors in the preamble to that rule.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance
Document Number: 2010-7908
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to two petitions for reconsideration of a May 12, 2009 final rule that upgraded the agency's safety standard on roof crush resistance. The first petition requested the agency to reconsider its decision to apply a lower roof strength-to-weight ratio requirement to heavier light vehicles, i.e., ones with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds), than to other light vehicles. The second requested reconsideration of that decision as well as the agency's decision not to adopt a dynamic rollover test requirement as part of this rulemaking. After carefully considering the petitions, we are denying them. This document also responds to supplemental requests made by the petitioners.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance
Document Number: 2010-7907
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In May 2009, NHTSA published a final rule that upgraded the agency's safety standard on roof crush resistance. This document provides a further response to comments submitted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) during that rulemaking.
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-7875
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-7874
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-7870
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-7866
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-7862
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-07
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 their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period was published on January 27, 2010 (75 FR 4447).
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-7396
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
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 June 22, 2009. This is a request for a new collection.