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

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.