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

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 108; Lamp, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2011-10031
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to seven petitions for reconsideration submitted regarding our August 2004 final rule that amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. After careful review of the petitions, we are revising certain requirements of the standard pertaining to the visibility of lamps mounted on motorcycles to increase the compatibility of our visibility requirements with those of theUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE R53). We are otherwise denying the petitions.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2011-10030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies, in part, the petitions for reconsideration of the December 4, 2007, final rule reorganizing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 (49 CFR 571.108). The petitions are denied only as they relate to subpart S6.6.3 (License Plate Holder) of the final rule.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2011-10025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the petition for rulemaking submitted by the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) requesting that the agency amend the license plate holder requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 to allow motorcycles to mount license plates at an upward angle of up to 30 degrees.\1\ Based on the information received in MIC's petition and the petitions for reconsideration of the December 4, 2007 final rule reorganizing FMVSS No. 108,\2\ the agency believes that MIC's petition merits further consideration through the rulemaking process.
Renewal of Charter for the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC)
Document Number: 2011-9612
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation announces the renewal of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations regarding emergency medical services (EMS) matters to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and through NHTSA to the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. The NHTSA's Office of EMS serves as sponsor of the Advisory Council for the Secretary. The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties of the renewal of NEMSAC.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-9130
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-8746
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
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 February 4, 2011 (76 FR 6513).
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2012 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2012
Document Number: 2011-8744
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2012 light duty truck lines subject to the parts-marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high-theft or because they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-8739
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
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 February 4, 2011 (76 FR 6515).
Proposed Model Performance Measures for State Traffic Records Systems
Document Number: 2011-8738
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the publication of Model Performance Measures for State Traffic Records Systems DOT HS 811 44, which proposes model performance measures for State traffic record systems to monitor the development and implementation of traffic record data systems, strategic plans, and data-improvement grants. These model performance measures are voluntary and are to help States monitor and improve the quality of the data in their traffic record systems
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers; Required To File Reports
Document Number: 2011-8729
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend appendices to NHTSA regulations on Insurer Reporting Requirements. The appendices list those passenger motor vehicle insurers that are required to file reports on their motor vehicle theft loss experiences. An insurer included in any of these appendices would be required to file three copies of its report for the 2008 calendar year before October 25, 2011. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25. We are proposing to add and remove several insurers from relevant appendices.
Koenigsegg Automotive AB; Morgan Motor Company Limited; Receipt of Applications for Renewals of Temporary Exemptions From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: 2011-8468
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Koenigsegg Automotive AB Koenigsegg'') and Morgan Motor Company Limited (``Morgan'') have petitioned the agency for renewals of temporary exemption from advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.''The basis for each application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. This notice of receipt of applications for renewal of temporary exemptions is published in accordance with the statutory provisions of 49 U.S.C. 30113(b)(2). Please note that we are publishing together the notice of receipt of the two applications for renewal to ensure efficient use of agency resources and to facilitate processing of the applications. NHTSA has made no judgments on the merits of each application. NHTSA will consider each application separately. We ask that commenters also consider each application separately and submit comments specific to individual applications.
Spyker Automobielen B.V.; Receipt of Application for Extension of Temporary Exemption From Certain Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: 2011-8082
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Spyker Automobielen B.V. (Spyker) has applied for an extension of a previously granted temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, for its C line of vehicles. The basis of the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. NHTSA is publishing this notice of receipt of the application in accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 30113(b)(2), and has made no judgment on the merits of the application.
Uniform Criteria for State Observational Surveys of Seat Belt Use
Document Number: 2011-7632
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Final Rule amends the regulation establishing uniform criteria for designing and conducting State seat belt use observational surveys and the procedures for obtaining NHTSA approval of survey designs, and provides a new form for reporting seat belt use rates to NHTSA. Since the adoption of the Uniform Criteria in 1998, NHTSA and the States have accumulated substantial experience in the design and implementation of seat belt use surveys. This experience has provided insight into factors that could affect survey accuracy and reliability. In addition, technological improvements in road inventories have made it possible to select observation sites that are more representative of the road segments in the State in a more cost effective manner. For these reasons, NHTSA is revising the Uniform Criteria so that future surveys will give States more accurate data to guide their occupant protection programs.