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

Insurer Reporting Requirements; Annual Insurer Report on Motor Vehicle Theft for the 2005 Reporting Year
Document Number: 2011-1463
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the annual insurer report on motor vehicle theft for the 2005 reporting year. Section 33112(h) of Title 49 of the U.S. Code, requires this information to be compiled periodically and published by the agency in a form that will be helpful to the public, the law enforcement community, and Congress. As required by section 33112(c), this report provides information on theft and recovery of vehicles; rating rules and plans used by motor vehicle insurers to reduce premiums due to a reduction in motor vehicle thefts; and actions taken by insurers to assist in deterring thefts.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Suzuki
Document Number: 2011-1772
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Suzuki Motor Corporation's (Suzuki) petition for an exemption of the Kizashi 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 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Bentley Motors, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-1582
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-1462
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
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 regarding the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standard (UTQGS) 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 22, 2010 [75 FR 65395].
OSRAM SYLVANIA Products, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-1417
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Daimler AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-1416
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 2011-1364
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a teleconference meeting of the NEMSAC to be held on February 9, 2011. This notice announces the date, time and call-in information for the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC is to serve as a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the U.S. DOT's NHTSA.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-1363
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
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 April 23, 2010 (75 FR 21385-21386).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-1205
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-21
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 August 16, 2010 (75 FR 50034-50036).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Ejection Mitigation; Phase-In Reporting Requirements; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2011-547
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 226, ``Ejection Mitigation,'' to reduce the partial and complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes. The standard applies to the side windows next to the first three rows of seats, and to a portion of the cargo area behind the first or second rows, in motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 4,536 kilogram (kg) or less (10,000 pounds (lb) or less). To assess compliance, the agency is adopting a test in which an impactor is propelled from inside a test vehicle toward the windows. The ejection mitigation safety system is required to prevent the impactor from moving more than a specified distance beyond the plane of a window. To ensure that the systems cover the entire opening of each window for the duration of a rollover, each side window will be impacted at up to four locations around its perimeter at two time intervals following deployment. The agency anticipates that manufacturers will meet the standard by modifying existing side impact air bag curtains, and possibly supplementing them with advanced glazing. The curtains will be made larger so that they cover more of the window opening, made more robust to remain inflated longer, and made to deploy in both side impacts and in rollovers. In addition, after deployment the curtains will be tethered near the base of the vehicle's pillars or otherwise designed to keep the impactor within the boundaries established by the performance test. This final rule adopts a phase-in of the new requirements, starting September 1, 2013. This final rule advances NHTSA's initiatives in rollover safety and also responds to Section 10301 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). That section directs NHTSA to initiate and complete rulemaking to reduce complete and partial ejections of vehicle occupants from outboard seating positions, considering various ejection mitigation systems.
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.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-645
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
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.
Consumer Information Regulations; Fees for Use of Traction Skid Pads
Document Number: 2011-643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes to amend NHTSA's consumer information regulations on uniform tire quality grading standards by updating the fees currently charged for use of the traction skid pads at NHTSA's San Angelo Test Facility, formerly called the Uniform Tire Quality Grading Test Facility, in San Angelo, Texas and by eliminating fees for course monitoring tires, which are no longer supplied by NHTSA. This NPRM updates the fees in accordance with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-25, which governs fees assessed for Government services and use of Government goods or resources.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2011-567
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for an exemption of the Fusion 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 49 CFR Part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Approval of Alternate Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2011-148
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The State of Wisconsin has petitioned for approval of alternate requirements to certain requirements under Federal odometer law. NHTSA is issuing this final determination granting Wisconsin's petition as it pertains to vehicle transfers. This determination does not include vehicles covered by a lease agreement.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2011-79
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; Engine Control Module Speed Limiter Device
Document Number: 2010-33057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants two separate but similar petitions for rulemaking, one submitted by the American Trucking Associations and the other submitted by Road Safe America and a group of nine motor carriers (Schneider National, Inc., C.R. England, Inc., H.O. Wolding, Inc., ATS Intermodal, LLC, DART Transit Company, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., U.S. Xpress, Inc., Covenant Transport, Inc., and Jet Express, Inc.) to establish a safety standard to require devices that would limit the speed of certain heavy trucks. Based on information received in response to a request for comments,\1\ the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that these petitions merit further consideration through the agency's rulemaking process. In addition, because of the overlapping issues addressed in these two petitions, the agency will address them together in a single rulemaking activity.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-33055
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-03
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 labeling information on five Federal motor vehicle safety standards, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The labeling requirements include brake fluid warning, glazing labeling, safety belt labeling, and vehicle certification labeling.