National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2011-33473
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on June 13, 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 113/pp. 34290-34291).
Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2000-2003 Kawasaki ZR750 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2011-33453
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-29
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 nonconforming 2000-2003 Kawasaki ZR750 motorcycles 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, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-32295
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
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 the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2011-32289
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on January 13, 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 9/pp. 2442-2444).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention
Document Number: 2011-31441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this NPRM, we (NHTSA) address safety issues arising from increasing variations of keyless ignition controls, and the operation of those controls. At issue are drivers' inability to stop a moving vehicle in a panic situation, and drivers who unintentionally leave the vehicle without the vehicle transmission's being ``locked in park,'' or with the engine still running, increasing the chances of vehicle rollaway or carbon monoxide poisoning in an enclosed area. Therefore in this NPRM, among other matters, we propose to standardize the operation of controls that are used to stop the vehicle engine or other propulsion system and that do not involve the use of a physical key. We are also proposing to require that an audible warning be given to any driver who: Attempts to shut down the propulsion system without first moving the gear selection control to the ``park'' position (for vehicles with a ``park'' position); exits a vehicle without having first moved the gear selection control to ``park'' (for vehicles with a ``park'' position), or exits a vehicle without first turning off the propulsion system.
Public Hearings for 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: 2011-31653
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
EPA and NHTSA are announcing public hearings to be held for the joint proposed rules ``2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards,'' published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2011. The agencies will also accept comment on NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS), available on NHTSA's Web site at http:// www.nhtsa.gov/fuel-economy. Three hearings will be held, on January 17, January 19, and January 24, 2012. The agencies will assume that all oral comments presented at the hearing are addressed to the joint proposed rules only, unless speakers specifically reference NHTSA's Draft EIS in oral or written testimony.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2011-31343
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition Defect Petition (DP) 10-004 submitted by Ms. Lalitha Seetharaman (petitioner) with the assistance of Emerick Bohmer to NHTSA by a letter received on November 5, 2010, under 49 CFR part 552. The petitioners request an investigation of brake failure in model year 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid vehicles.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-31197
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-06
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 September 8, 2011 [FR Doc. 2010-0130-0001].
General Motors LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-31002
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors LLC (GM),\1\ has determined that approximately 1,113 Model Year (MY) 2011 Buick Regal passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3(d) of 49 CFR 571.110, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less. GM filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports dated July 26, 2010.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-30913
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-01
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. This document describes an existing collection of information for motor vehicle tire and rim labeling requirements for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-30912
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-01
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. This document describes an existing collection of information for 49 CFR part 574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval.
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling
Document Number: 2011-30910
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains corrections to a final rule (49 CFR 575.302), which was published in the Federal Register of Friday, July 29, 2011 (76 FR 45453). The final rule amended NHTSA's regulation on vehicle labeling of safety rating information to reflect the enhanced NCAP ratings program.
2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: 2011-30358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-01
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are issuing this joint proposal to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy for light-duty vehicles for model years 2017-2025. This proposal extends the National Program beyond the greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards set for model years 2012-2016. On May 21, 2010, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum requesting that NHTSA and EPA develop through notice and comment rulemaking a coordinated National Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of light-duty vehicles for model years 2017- 2025. This proposal, consistent with the President's request, responds to the country's critical need to address global climate change and to reduce oil consumption. NHTSA is proposing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act, and EPA is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act. These standards apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium- duty passenger vehicles, and represent a continued harmonized and consistent National Program. Under the National Program for model years 2017-2025, automobile manufacturers would be able to continue building a single light-duty national fleet that satisfies all requirements under both programs while ensuring that consumers still have a full range of vehicle choices. EPA is also proposing a minor change to the regulations applicable to MY 2012-2016, with respect to air conditioner performance and measurement of nitrous oxides.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP10-002
Document Number: 2011-30612
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice describes the reasons for denying a petition (DP10-002) submitted to NHTSA under 49 U.S.C. Subtitle B, Chapter V, Part 552, Subpart A, requesting that the agency conduct ``an investigation of defective products manufactured by Dayton Wheel Concepts, Inc. (`Dayton Wheel' and American Wire Wheel, LLC (`American Wheel').'' The petition listed the allegedly defective products and the alleged defect (which varied by allegedly defective product).
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30569
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, (Goodyear),\1\ has determined that approximately 14,826 passenger car replacement tires manufactured between August of 2007 and May of 2009, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Goodyear has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (Dated July 8, 2009).
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30563
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM),\1\ has determined that certain 2008 through 2010 Model Year Chevrolet Malibu passenger cars equipped with automatic transmissions and manufactured May 2007 through March 2010 do not fully meet the requirements of paragraph S3.1.4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. GM filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573 Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, dated March 30, 2010.
JCA Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-30562
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
JCA Corporation (JCA)\1\, has determined that certain Trail America brand Special Trailer ``ST'' tires that it imported failed to meet the requirements of paragraph S6.5(d) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles. JCA has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated October 19, 2009).
Technical Report on Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint of Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVs
Document Number: 2011-30561
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report describing relationships between a vehicle's mass, footprint (size), and body type and its rate of involvement in fatal crashes. The report's title is: Relationships Between Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint in Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVsPreliminary Report.
Technical Report Evaluating the 1999-2003 Head Impact Upgrade of FMVSS No. 201, Upper-Interior Components
Document Number: 2011-30560
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report reviewing and evaluating its existing Safety Standard 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact. The report's title is: Evaluation of the 1999-2003 Head Impact Upgrade of FMVSS No. 201 Upper-Interior Components: Effectiveness of Energy-Absorbing Materials Without Head-Protection Air Bags.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2011-30277
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-28
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 school buses and other buses.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-30391
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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. This document describes a collection of information on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-30389
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
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. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Meeting Notice-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
Document Number: 2011-30309
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in the Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend.
Continental Tire North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-29740
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire North America, Inc., (Continental), has determined that certain passenger car tires manufactured between March of 2007 and June of 2009 did not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5(e) and S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Continental has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated June 30, 2009). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and the rule implementing those provisions at 49 CFR part 556, Continental has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of Continental's petition was published, with a 30-day public comment period, on April 7, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 17830). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/. Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ``NHTSA-2010-0024.'' For further information on this decision, contact Mr. George Gillespie, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202) 366-5299, facsimile (202) 366-7002. Affected are approximately 28,169 size 235/55R18 100V SL Continental brand CrossContact UHP model passenger car tires manufactured between March of 2007 and June of 2009 at Continental's plant located in Otrokovice, Czech Republic. A total of 8,858 of these tires have been delivered to Continental's customers. The remaining tires (approximately 19,311) are being held in Continental's possession until they can be correctly relabeled. Continental explains that the noncompliance is that, due to a mold stamping anomaly, the sidewall marking on the tires incorrectly describes the actual generic name and number of the body plies. Specifically, the tires in question were inadvertently manufactured with ``TREAD 6 PLIES: 2 POLYESTER + 2 STEEL + 2 NYLON; SIDEWALL 2 PLY POLYESTER.'' The labeling should have been ``TREAD 5 PLIES: 1 RAYON + 2 STEEL + 2 NYLON; SIDEWALL 1 PLY RAYON.'' Continental states that all other sidewall identification markings and safety information are correct. Continental argues that this non-compliant sidewall marking is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety as it ``does not affect the safety, performance and durability of the tire; the tires were built as designed.'' In addition, Continental states that the tires comply with all other NHTSA requirements. Continental said that it performs ongoing compliance testing ``to assure tire performance'' and that ``all tires included in this petition will meet or exceed the performance requirements of FMVSS 139.'' Continental further states that ``there will be no operational impact on the performance or safety of vehicles on which these tires are mounted.'' Continental points out that NHTSA has previously granted similar petitions for non-compliances in sidewall marking. Continental also stated that it has corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be repeated in future production. In summation, Continental states that it believes that because the noncompliances are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety that no corrective action is warranted. NHTSA Decision: The agency agrees with Continental that the noncompliances are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. The agency believes that the true measure of inconsequentiality to motor vehicle safety in this case is that there is no effect of the noncompliances on the operational safety of vehicles on which these tires are mounted. The safety of people working in the tire retread, repair, and recycling industries must also be considered. Although tire construction affects the strength and durability, neither the agency nor the tire industry provides information relating tire strength and durability to the number of plies and types of ply cord material in the tread and sidewall. Therefore, tire dealers and customers should consider the tire construction information along with other information such as load capacity, maximum inflation pressure, and tread wear, temperature, and traction ratings, to assess performance capabilities of various tires. In the agency's judgment, the incorrect labeling of the tire construction information will have an inconsequential effect on motor vehicle safety because most consumers do not base tire purchases or vehicle operation parameters on the ply material in a tire. The agency also believes the noncompliance will have no measureable effect on the safety of the tire retread, repair, and recycling industries. The use of steel cord construction in the sidewall and tread is the primary safety concern of these industries. In this case, since the tire sidewalls do not contain steel plies, this potential safety concern does not exist. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, this decision only applies to the 8,858 \1\ tires that Continental no longer controlled at the time that it determined that a noncompliance existed in the subject vehicles.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-29607
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
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 August 22, 2011 [FR Doc. 2010-22008].
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-29361
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
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. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2002 Jaguar XJ8 Passenger Cars Manufactured for Sale in the Kuwaiti Market Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2011-29061
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-09
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 2002 Jaguar XJ8 passenger cars manufactured for sale in the Kuwaiti market (nonconforming 2002 Kuwaiti Jaguar XJ8 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 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 2002 Jaguar XJ8 passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Petition to Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; Porsche
Document Number: 2011-28936
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 25, 1989, 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 911 vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 1990. On August 16, 2011, Porsche submitted a petition to modify its previously approved exemption for the Porsche 911 vehicle line and notified the agency that all new successor models within the 911 line will be installed with the proposed antitheft device beginning with 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 1987-1994 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH B11 Sedan Model Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2011-28893
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-08
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 1987-1994 ALPINA B11 sedan model 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 have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Chrysler
Document Number: 2011-28541
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Chrysler LLC, (Chrysler) petition for exemption of the Chrysler [confidential] 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, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. Chrysler requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. The agency granted Chrysler's request for confidential treatment by letter dated September 14, 2011. Chrysler informed the agency that the nameplate and model year of introduction will be released to the public prior to introduction of the vehicle line.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-27978
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-01
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 June 24, 2011 [76 FR 37189].
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements, Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-27656
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
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 June 24, 2011 [76 FR 37189].
Tireco, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-27651
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tireco, Inc., (Tireco), has determined that approximately 6,170 of its ``GEO-Trac'' brand P235/75R15 passenger car tires, manufactured between June 12, 2009 and August 20, 2009 by the fabricating manufacturer, the Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd., and imported into the United States by Tireco, do not comply with paragraph S5.5(c) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles. Tireco has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated August 31, 2009). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and the rule implementing those provisions at 49 CFR part 556, Tireco has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of Tireco's petition was published, with a 30-day public comment period, on April 21, 2010, in the Federal Register (75 FR 20879). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/. Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ``NHTSA-2010-0047.'' For further information on this decision, contact Mr. George Gillespie, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202) 366-5299, facsimile (202) 366-7002. Affected are approximately 6,170 tires imported into the United States by Tireco who identified the tires as ``Geo-Trac'' brand P235/75R15 passenger car tires. In consultation with the fabricating manufacturer, the Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd., Tireco has determined that all of the noncompliant tires were manufactured between June 12, 2009 (Serial Week 24) and August 20, 2009 (Serial Week 34). A total of 6,170 these noncompliant tires have been recovered from its distributors and dealers and are currently in Tireco's possession for relabeling. The remaining tires (approximately 3,370) are still in the hands of Tireco's customers. Tireco explains that the noncompliance is that the markings on the non-compliant tires specifying the maximum inflation pressure in kPa and in psi are reversed from the order required by paragraph S5.5.5(c). The Company said that the maximum inflation pressure should have been marked as ``300 kPa (44 psi)'' but were ``inadvertently'' marked on both sidewalls with a maximum inflation pressure of ``44 kPa (300 psi).'' Tireco reported that this noncompliance was brought to their attention on August 19, 2009 by one of the company's distributor customers. Tireco argues that no vehicle operator would ever inflate the tires to the incorrect pressures that appear on the sidewalls of the subject tires, and specifically stated that ``it would be virtually impossible to do so.'' Tireco supports this conclusion with the following statements:
Mazda North American Operations, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-27581
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO),\1\ on behalf of Mazda Motor Corporation of Hiroshima, Japan (Mazda), has determined the lens of the headlamps equipped on certain 2004 through 2009 Mazda RX-8 model passenger cars, manufactured from April 1, 2003, to May 29, 2009, and certain 2006 through 2008 MX-5 model passenger cars, built from May 17, 2005, to November 27, 2008, failed to meet the requirements of paragraph S7.2(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Mazda has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, dated December 16, 2009.
CFMOTO Powersports, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-27565
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
CFMOTO Powersports, Inc. (CFMOTO),\1\ agent for the Chunfeng Holding Group Hangshou Motorcycles Manufacturing Co., LTD. (formerly known as Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co., Ltd. (CHG)) has determined that certain model year 2005-2009 CHG Model CF250T-3(V3) and CF250T-5(V5) motorcycles that CFMOTO imported did not fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of 49 CFR 571.123 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 123, Motorcycle Controls and Displays. CFMOTO filed an appropriate report, dated January 13, 2010, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Specifically, CFMOTO estimated that approximately 6,405 model year 2005-2009 CHG model CF250T-3(V3) and CF250T-5(V5) motorcycles, produced January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2009 are affected (hereafter referred to as ``noncompliant vehicles'').
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-27502
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains corrections to the final rule regulations (49 CFR parts 523 and 535), which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57106). The regulations established fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles, as prescribed under the Energy Independence and Security Act (49 U.S.C. 32902(k)(2)).
Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2011-27370
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2009 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2009. The final 2009 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2009. The final theft rate for MY 2009 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2009 is 1.33 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of 21.3 percent from the rate of 1.69 thefts per thousand in 2008. 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.
Petition for Approval of Alternate Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2011-27089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The State of New York has petitioned for approval of alternate odometer requirements to certain requirements under Federal odometer law. New York's proposed program would apply to vehicles that have been transferred to New York motor vehicle dealers. Ultimately, the proposed program would generate the issuance of a non-secure paper odometer disclosure receipt when a vehicle is transferred from a licensed New York dealer to a person other than a licensed New York dealer, such as an out-of-state person. In view of the nature of this receipt as an odometer disclosure for vehicle titling, NHTSA preliminarily denies New York's petition. This notice is not a final agency action.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2011-26756
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC is to provide a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to DOT's NHTSA.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2011-25775
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on December 22, 2010 (75 FR 80542).
Petition for Exemption from the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen
Document Number: 2011-25541
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Volkswagen Group of America's (VW) petition for exemption of the Audi A4 allroad vehicle line in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 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 Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-25110
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
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 June 24, 2011 [76 FR 37189].
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles
Document Number: 2011-24978
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains corrections to the final rule regulations (49 CFR 535.6), which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, September 15, 2011 (76 FR 57106). The regulations established fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles, as prescribed under the Energy Independence and Security Act (49 U.S.C. 32902(k)(2)).
Tesla Motors, Inc.; Grant of Petition for Temporary Exemption From the Electronic Stability Control Requirements of FMVSS No. 126
Document Number: 2011-24899
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the petition of Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) for the temporary exemption of its Roadster model from the electronic stability control requirements of FMVSS No. 126. The basis for the exemption is that the exemption would facilitate the development or field evaluation of a low-emission motor vehicle and would not unreasonably reduce the safety level of that vehicle.
Tesla Motors, Inc. Grant of Petition for Renewal of a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: 2011-24897
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the petition of Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) for the renewal of a temporary exemption of its Roadster model from the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the exemption is that compliance with the standard would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried to comply with the standard in good faith.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2011-24775
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises the list of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. This list is published in an appendix to the agency's regulations that prescribe procedures for import eligibility decisions. The list has been revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since October 1, 2010, and to remove all previously listed vehicles that are now more than 25 years old and need no longer comply with all applicable FMVSS to be lawfully imported. NHTSA is required by statute to publish this list annually in the Federal Register.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-24310
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-22
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) requesting emergency processing for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. OMB approval has been requested by October 31, 2011.
Bentley Motors Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-24126
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Bentley Motors Inc. (BMI),\1\ has determined that an unknown number of replacement seat belts that it imported do not include the installation and usage instructions required by paragraphs S4.1(k) and S4.1(l) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. BMI filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, ``Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports'' on December 18, 2009.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-24038
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
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 the 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.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-23632
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
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 June 16, 2011 (76 FR 35270). The agency received no comments.