National Highway Traffic Safety Administration February 11, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-03076
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin),\1\ has determined that certain BF Goodrich brand tires manufactured between June 12, 2011 and April 21, 2012, 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. Michelin has filed an appropriate report dated July 16, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-03075
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper),\1\ has determined that certain Cooper brand tires manufactured between May 20, 2012 and June 16, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Cooper has filed an appropriate report dated July 5, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Air Brake Systems
Document Number: 2013-02987
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-02-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 27, 2009, NHTSA published a final rule that amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for air brake systems by requiring substantial improvements in stopping distance performance on new truck tractors. This final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of a July 27, 2011 final rule that slightly relaxed the stopping distance requirement for typical loaded tractors tested from an initial speed of 20 mph. NHTSA is granting the request to remove the stopping distance requirements for speeds of 20 mph and 25 mph and denying the request to relax the stopping distance requirements for speeds between 30 mph and 55 mph.