National Highway Traffic Safety Administration January 14, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements, Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-819
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-14
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 October 12, 2010 (75 FR 62625).
Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2011-773
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2008 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2008. The final 2008 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2008. The final theft rate for MY 2008 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2008 is 1.69 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of 8.65 percent from the rate of 1.85 thefts per thousand in 2007. 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.
Certification; Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Federal Safety, Bumper, and Theft Prevention Standards; Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured To Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 2011-295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes several amendments to the regulations pertaining to registered importers (``RIs'') of motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards. The agency proposes amending RI application and renewal requirements to enable the agency to deny or revoke registration to entities that have been convicted of a crime related to the importation, purchase, or sale of a motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment. Also, the RI would be required to certify that it destroyed or exported nonconforming motor vehicle equipment removed from a vehicle during conformance modifications. The agency is also proposing new requirements for motor vehicles imported under import eligibility petitions, adopting a clearer definition of the term ``model year'' for import eligibility purposes, and requiring that import eligibility petitions include the type classification and gross vehicle weight rating (``GVWR'') of the subject vehicle. This notice also proposes several amendments to the RI regulations that would include adding citations to provisions that can be used as a basis for the non-automatic suspension of an RI registration, deleting redundant text from another provision, and revising several sections to include the agency's current mailing address.