National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 2, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rear Visibility; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Rearview Mirrors; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Low-Speed Vehicles; Phase-in Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2011-4737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In December 2010, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to amend the agency's Federal motor vehicle safety standard on rearview mirrors to improve the ability of a driver of a vehicle to detect pedestrians in the area immediately behind the vehicle and thereby minimize the likelihood of the vehicle's striking a pedestrian while the vehicle is moving backward. This document corrects various minor errors regarding metric conversions, section cross references and other matters. In a separate document appearing in today's edition of the Federal Register, the agency reopens the comment period for the proposal and announces plans for holding two public meetings regarding the proposal.
Public Workshop and Hearing for Rear Visibility; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Rearview Mirrors, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Low-Speed Vehicles; Phase-in Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2011-4736
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 7, 2010, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking proposing to amend the agency's Federal motor vehicle safety standard on rearview mirrors to improve the ability of a driver of a vehicle to detect pedestrians in the area immediately behind the vehicle and thereby minimize the likelihood of the vehicle striking a pedestrian while the vehicle is moving backward. NHTSA is announcing two separate public events relating to this proposal. The first event, a public technical workshop, will be held on March 11, 2011, to discuss technical issues relevant to the test procedure described in the proposed rule. The second event, a public hearing, will be held on March 23, 2011 to provide an opportunity for the public to present oral testimony regarding the proposal. The dates, times, locations, and framework for these public events are announced in this notice. In order to facilitate the submission of written comments in connection with these two events, the comment period for the proposed rule will be reopened for a period of 45 days. In a separate document appearing in today's edition of the Federal Register, the agency is correcting various minor errors regarding metric conversions, section cross references and other matters.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems
Document Number: 2011-4734
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking issued pursuant to the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007. The Act directed NHTSA to initiate a rulemaking to consider requirements for automatic reversal systems (ARS) for power windows and to make a final decision. The agency has decided not to issue a final rule adopting any such new requirements and instead to terminate rulemaking.