National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006-2010 BMW M3 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-31211
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
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 2006-2010 BMW M3 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 2006-2010 BMW M3 passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-31209
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
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 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 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 2005 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2012-30621
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
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.
Proposed Collection of Information: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Fleet Survey
Document Number: 2012-30520
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on behalf of the Department of Transportation (DOT), invites public comment on our intent to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to conduct an information collection. This collection of information will be in the form of a one-time survey of medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet managers.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Event Data Recorders
Document Number: 2012-30082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In August 2006, NHTSA established a regulation that sets forth requirements for data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability for event data recorders (EDRs) installed in light vehicles. The requirements apply to light vehicles that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2012, and are equipped with EDRs. However, the regulation does not mandate the installation of EDRs in those vehicles. This notice of proposed rulemaking would establish a new safety standard mandating the installation of EDRs in most light vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2014. The EDRs in those vehicles would be required by the new standard to meet the data elements, data capture and format, data retrieval, and data crash survivability requirements of the existing regulation. This proposal would not modify any of the requirements or specifications in the regulation for EDRs voluntarily installed between September 1, 2012 and September 1, 2014.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-29844
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-11
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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Public Meeting of the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Motor Vehicles Working Group
Document Number: 2012-29369
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was created on February 4, 2011. After private sector consultations and bilateral negotiations, the RCC released the Joint Action Plan on Regulatory Cooperation on December 7, 2011. The Joint Action Plan is a practical first step to increased regulatory cooperation between the United States and Canada. In order to implement the initiatives identified in the Joint Action Plan, bilateral working groups led by senior officials from regulatory agencies have developed work plans with concrete objectives, deliverables and milestones for tangible progress within the RCC's two-year mandate. On January 30 and 31, 2012, the RCC and its bi-national working groups facilitated stakeholder meetings in Washington, DC. This notice announces a public meeting of the RCC Motor Vehicles Working Group.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2012-29284
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is amending the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment to restore the blue and green color boundaries that were removed when the agency published a final rule reorganizing that standard on December 4, 2007.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2012-29245
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to restore the side marker lamp requirements, for vehicles that are over 80 inches wide, and also less than 30 feet in overall length, to the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment. These requirements were modified when the agency published a final rule reorganizing the standard on December 4, 2007.
Final Rule
Document Number: 2012-29132
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends regulations that prescribe the format and contents labels that manufacturers are required to affix to motor vehicles manufactured for sale in the United States to certify the compliance of those vehicles with U.S. safety standards. The amendment will require specified certification language to be included on the labels affixed to certain types of vehicles.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-29142
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GOODYEAR),\1\ has determined that certain Goodyear brand tires manufactured between April 8, 2012 and May 12, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(c)&(d) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Goodyear has filed an appropriate report dated July 20, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-29135
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BRIDGESTONE),\1\ has determined that certain Bridgestone brand tires manufactured between June 19, 2011 and March 17, 2012, 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. Bridgestone has filed an appropriate report dated July 19, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2012-28984
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-30
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 is being 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. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 13, 2012 (77 FR 35473-35475).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Windshield Zone Intrusion
Document Number: 2012-28815
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document withdraws a rulemaking proposal to rescind Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 219, ``Windshield zone intrusion.'' The agency has determined that there are two ongoing regulatory developments that could influence vehicle designs by putting a premium on the use of lighter or less rigid materials. These two developments are U.S. fuel economy requirements and a global technical regulation aimed at reducing injuries to pedestrians struck by vehicles. As a result, the agency believes that vehicle designs with regard to the hood and windshield are in a state of change and that the implications of these developments should be better understood before deciding whether to rescind FMVSS No. 219.
Petition To Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America
Document Number: 2012-28813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 2, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted in full Mitsubishi Motors R&D (Mitsubishi) of America's 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 Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle line beginning with its model year (MY) 2011 vehicles. On August 6, 2012, Mitsubishi submitted a petition to modify its previously approved exemption for the Outlander vehicle line beginning with its model year (MY) 2014 vehicles. Mitsubishi also requested confidential treatment of specific information in its petition. The agency will address Mitsubishi's request for confidential treatment by separate letter. NHTSA is granting Mitsubishi'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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Side Impact Protection
Document Number: 2012-28810
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 24, 2011 we published a final rule responding to a petition for reconsideration of a final rule on the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for side impact protection. In today's document, we correct a minor error in that rule. The agency is also correcting several typographical errors in the standard.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2012-28694
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document increases the maximum civil penalty amounts for violations of motor vehicle safety requirements for the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended, and violations of bumper standards and consumer information provisions. Specifically, this increases the maximum civil penalty amounts for single violations of motor vehicle safety requirements, a series of related violations of school bus and equipment safety requirements, a series of related violations of bumper standards, and a series of related violations of consumer information regarding crashworthiness and damage susceptibility requirements. This action is taken pursuant to the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which requires us to review and, as warranted, adjust penalties based on inflation at least every four years.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2009 Porsche 911 (997) Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-28628
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
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 2009 Porsche 911 (997) 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 2009 Porsche 911 (997) passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Final Decision That Certain Canadian-Certified Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-28626
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards (CMVSS), are nevertheless eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Request for Comments on a Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Production Plan Reports
Document Number: 2012-28305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 12, 2012 (77 FR 35110). No comments were received.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2012-28103
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-20
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 passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-28069
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Technical Report Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) in Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance
Document Number: 2012-27994
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-19
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 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. The report's title is: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of TPMS in Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance.
2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: C1-2012-21972
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2009 Porsche Cayenne S Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-27512
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-13
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 2009 Porsche Cayenne S multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) 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 2009 Porsche Cayenne S MPV) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-26914
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC \1\ (GM) has determined that certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Captiva and Buick Verano passenger cars manufactured between April 6, 2011 and June 4, 2011, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays and paragraphs S5.5.5 of FMVSS No. 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems. GM has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports (dated June 13, 2011).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: 2012-26628
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full General Motors Corporation's (GM) petition for an exemption of the Cadillac ATS 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 Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Chrysler
Document Number: 2012-26627
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
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 will grant Chrysler's request for confidential treatment by separate letter. Chrysler informed the agency that the nameplate will be released prior to introduction of the vehicle line.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Document Number: 2012-26626
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.'s (Volkswagen) petition for exemption of the Volkswagen Eos 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 Theft Prevention Standard, 49 CFR Part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities, Ejection Mitigation
Document Number: 2012-26353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes to amend NHTSA's regulation regarding, ``Make Inoperative Exemptions, Vehicle Modifications to Accommodate People With Disabilities,'' to include a new exemption relating to the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for ejection mitigation. The regulation facilitates the mobility of physically disabled drivers and passengers. This document responds to a petition from Bruno Independent Living Aids.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (463 Chassis) Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-26347
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
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 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-class (463 chassis) multi-purpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) 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.
Continental Tire North America, LLC, Mootness of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-26159
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire North America, LLC.\1\ (Continental), has determined that certain passenger car replacement tires manufactured in 2009, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (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 August 10, 2010).
Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-26156
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
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),\2\ has determined that certain Mazda brand motor vehicles manufactured between 2007 and 2012 for sale or lease in Puerto Rico, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.5 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. MNAO has filed an appropriate report dated June 21, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Highway Safety Programs; Conforming Products List of Calibrating Units for Breath Alcohol Testers
Document Number: 2012-25915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice updates the Conforming Products List (CPL) published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2007 (72 FR 34747) for devices that conform to the Model Specifications for Calibrating Units for Breath Alcohol Tester (CUs) dated, June 25, 2007 (72 FR 34742). This update to the CPL includes 44 new listings3 wet bath units and 41 dry gas units.
2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: 2012-25641
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains corrections to the final rule regulation which was published in the Federal Register of Monday, October 15, 2012 (77 FR 62624). The final rule established fuel economy standards for light-duty vehicles under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), 49 U.S.C. 32901 et seq.
BMW of North America, LLC, a Subsidiary of BMW AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-25413
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW North America, LLC,\1\ a subsidiary of BMW AG. (collectively referred to as BMW) \2\ has determined that certain model year 2012 BMW X3 SAV multi-purpose passenger vehicles manufactured between April 1, 2011 and March 14, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3.3 of 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. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated March 28, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: 2012-21972
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are issuing final rules to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy for light-duty vehicles for model years 2017 and beyond. 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 improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of light-duty vehicles for model years 2017-2025, building on the success of the first phase of the National Program for these vehicles for model years 2012-2016. This final rule, 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 finalizing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for model years 2017-2021 and issuing augural standards for model years 2022-2025 under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act. NHTSA will set final standards for model years 2022-2025 in a future rulemaking. EPA is finalizing greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017- 2025 under the Clean Air Act. These standards apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, and represent the continuation of a harmonized and consistent National Program. Under the National Program automobile manufacturers will 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 that are available today. EPA is also finalizing minor changes to the regulations applicable to model years 2012-2016, with respect to air conditioner performance, nitrous oxides measurement, off-cycle technology credits, and police and emergency vehicles.
State Graduated Driver Licensing Incentive Grant
Document Number: 2012-24640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM seeks public comment on the minimum qualification criteria for the State Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Incentive Grant program authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 authorizes grants for States that implement multi-stage licensing systems that require novice drivers younger than 21 years of age to comply with the requirements and process set forth below before receiving an unrestricted driver's license. NHTSA will consider comments in developing a rule implementing the GDL requirements under MAP-21.
Distracted Driving Grant Program
Document Number: 2012-24629
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the availability of funding authorized for distracted driving grants on August 24, 2012. In this notice, DOT is extending the application submission deadline announced in the notice of availability of funding to February 28, 2013.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2012-23840
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-01
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.
Event Data Recorders
Document Number: C1-2012-19580
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-23834
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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),\2\ has determined that certain Mazda brand motor vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2012 for sale or lease in Puerto Rico, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 225, Child Restraint Anchorage Systems. MNAO has filed an appropriate report dated June 21, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Public Hearing To Determine Whether Wildfire Has Met Remedy Requirements
Document Number: 2012-23606
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether Snyder Computer Systems, Inc. and Snyder Systems, Inc., also known as Wildfire Motors (Wildfire),\1\ of Steubenville, Ohio, have reasonably met their obligation to remedy noncompliances with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 122, Motorcycle brake systems, in a recall involving Model Year (MY) 2009 WF650-C three-wheeled vehicles, which Wildfire imported from China.
Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2012-23308
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2010 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2010. The final 2010 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2010. The final theft rate for MY 2010 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2010 is 1.17 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of 12.03 percent from the rate of 1.33 thefts per thousand in 2009. 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.
Tentative Decision That Certain Canadian-Certified
Document Number: 2012-22818
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments on a tentative decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards (CMVSS), are nevertheless eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Technical Report on Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint of Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVs
Document Number: 2012-22779
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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 LTVsFinal Report.
Public Hearing to Determine Whether ZAP Has Met Notification and Remedy Requirements
Document Number: 2012-22612
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether ZAP,\1\ a publicly owned company based in Santa Rosa, California, has reasonably met its obligations to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of noncompliances with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 122, Motorcycle brake systems, and to remedy those noncompliances in two recalls involving Model Year (MY) 2008 ZAP Xebra three-wheeled vehicles, which ZAP imported from China.
BMW of North America, LLC, a Subsidiary of BMW AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-22569
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW),\1\ a subsidiary of BMW AG,\2\ Munich, Germany, has determined that certain model year 2012 MINI Cooper Countryman passenger cars with optional three passenger rear seating manufactured between August 1, 2011 and May 23, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3(b) of 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. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated June 1, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, on Behalf of Daimler AG, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-22559
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA),\1\ on behalf of itself and its parent company Daimler AG (DAG) \2\, has determined that certain model year 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (204 platform) passenger cars manufactured between March and August 2011, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3(d) of 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. MBUSA has filed an appropriate report dated May 4, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Morgan Olson, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2012-22547
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Morgan Olson, LLC (Morgan Olson),\1\ has determined that certain model year 2009, 2010, and 2011 Morgan Olson walk-in van-type trucks having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 4,536 kg and manufactured between September 1, 2009, and January 18, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.2.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 206, Door Locks and Door Retention Components. Morgan Olson has filed an appropriate report dated January 19, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.