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

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).