National Highway Traffic Safety Administration September 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
Document Number: 2013-23700
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the agency's decision to implement (with minor modifications) the planned update to the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that the agency announced in its June 26, 2013 request for comments (78 FR 38266). As we discussed in that request for comments, this update will enhance the program's ability to recommend to consumers vehicle models that have rearview video systems that the agency believes (based on currently available data) will decrease the risk of backover crashes. Further, the program will no longer list electronic stability control (ESC) as a Recommended Advanced Technology Feature because ESC is now required for all light vehicles. For many years, NCAP has provided comparative information on the safety of new vehicles to assist consumers with vehicle purchasing decisions. NCAP was most recently upgraded for model year 2011 to include recommended crash avoidance technologies. Those updates, along with today's updates to NCAP, allow consumers to better distinguish not only which vehicle models have advanced crash avoidance safety features but also which of these advanced features are best able to help them avoid crashes.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-23663
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) \1\ has determined that certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Malibu passenger cars manufactured between June 21, 2011 and July 24, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraphs S3.1.4.1(a) and (b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. GM has filed an appropriate report dated August 3, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
PACCAR Incorporated, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-23366
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PACCAR Inc. (PACCAR) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, do not fully comply with paragraph S3.1.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. PACCAR has filed an appropriate revised report dated March 1, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Fuji Heavy Industries U.S.A., Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-23361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fuji Heavy Industries U.S.A., Inc., on behalf of Subaru of America (Fuji), has determined that certain 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek passenger cars manufactured between May 17, 2012, and February 7, 2013, do not fully comply with paragraphs S6.1 and S6.2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Fuji has filed an appropriate report dated January 29, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Nissan North America, Incorporated, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-23360
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2009 through 2012 Nissan Titan trucks manufactured from January 31, 2008 to July 17, 2012 and MY 2012 Nissan NV trucks, buses or multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) manufactured from December 20, 2010 to July 17, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S3.1.4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. Nissan has filed an appropriate report dated July 23, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Spartan Motors, Inc. on Behalf of Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-23359
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Spartan Motors, Inc. on behalf of Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc. (Spartan) has determined that certain model year 2008 through 2013 Spartan Gladiator and MetroStar chassis cabs do not fully comply with paragraph S5.3.3.1(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Spartan has filed an appropriate report dated April 19, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 1988-1996 Alpina B10 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-23358
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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 1988-1996 Alpina B10 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 have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-22561
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) \1\ has determined that certain model year (MY) 2011 through 2013 Buick Regal and MY 2013 Chevrolet Malibu passenger cars may not fully comply with the telltale bulb outage requirement found in paragraph S5.5.6 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM has filed an appropriate report dated October 3, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2013-22429
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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.
Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle and Nonroad Technical Amendments
Document Number: C1-2013-19880
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Ejection Mitigation
Document Number: 2013-21605
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of a 2011 final rule that established Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 226, ``Ejection mitigation.'' The standard is intended to reduce complete and partial ejections of vehicle occupants through side windows in crashes, particularly rollover crashes. Generally, the issues raised by the petitioners are of two types. The petitioners ask for reconsideration of policy issues relating to the agency's implementation of the standard, and of technical issues concerning engineering aspects of the rule, particularly as to how the compliance test procedure should be conducted or improved. Most of the requested changes were of the latter type. In general, NHTSA is denying the petitions for reconsideration. The few changes we have made in response to the petitions are minor, mostly to clarify the requirements of the standard.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21676
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-06
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.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21556
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2013-21554
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on May 8, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 89/pp. 26848-26849).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21553
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
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.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2013-21552
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on April 22, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 77/pp. 23824-23825).
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2013-21519
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding that a waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of Can-Am Spyder motorcycles by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), using Federal grant funds, for use as training vehicles in its Motorcycle Safety Program. NHTSA has determined that a waiver is appropriate because there are no comparable three-wheeled ``trike'' motorcycles produced domestically that use the same wheel configuration as the Spyder.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2013-21518
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding that a waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of Combi Navette infant car seats by the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), using Federal grant funds. NHTSA has determined that a waiver is appropriate because there are no comparable car seats produced in the United States that are designed to seat infants under four pounds.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2013-21517
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, the agency 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. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval, relating to confidential business information.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2013-21370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The agency is proposing to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment to allow the license plate mounting surface on motorcycles to be at an angle of up to 30 degrees beyond vertical. Adoption of this proposal would increase manufacturer design flexibility without compromising safety or increasing costs. In addition, it would also make the requirements of the standard more in line with European regulations.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-21308
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-03
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, 2012, 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.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Mootness of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-21307
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
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.