National Highway Traffic Safety Administration April 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-09840
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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 the collection of information 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: 2014-09839
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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 described 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 December 26, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 248/pp. 78504-78505).
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-09498
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013 Chevrolet Equinox multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) manufactured on January 24, 2013 do not fully comply with paragraph S6 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. GM filed an appropriate report dated February 22, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-09030
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published January 16, 2014 at Vol. 79, No. 11 p. 2936-2938.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-09028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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 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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2014-08715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
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 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz S- Class and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2014-08714
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
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 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 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 2012 Mercedes-Benz S- Class) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Ford Motor Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-08713
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ford Motor Company (Ford) has determined that certain model year 2009-2012 Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks manufactured from April 14, 2008, through May 1, 2012 do not fully comply with paragraph S5.3.2(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 105, Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems. Ford has filed an appropriate report dated July 2, 2012 pursuant to 49 CFR part 573 Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
NHTSA Activities Under the United Nations World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations 1998 Global Agreement
Document Number: 2014-08532
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is publishing this notice to inform the public of the upcoming scheduled meetings of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) and its Working Parties of Experts for calendar year 2014. It also provides the most recent status of activities under the Program of Work of the 1998 Global Agreement (to which the United States is a signatory Contracting Party) and requests comments on those activities. Publication of this information is in accordance with NHTSA's Statement of Policy regarding Agency Policy Goals and Public Participation in the Implementation of the 1998 Global Agreement on Global Technical Regulations (GTR).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-08290
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Extension of Comment Period on Whether Nonconforming 2012 McLaren MP4[12C] Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2014-08094
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the extension of the comment period on a petition for NHTSA to decide that 2012 McLaren MP4[12C] passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-07945
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
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 has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice soliciting public comment on the ICR, with a 60-day comment period was published on January 21, 2014, at 79 FR 3467.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07802
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rear Visibility
Document Number: 2014-07469
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
To reduce the risk of devastating backover crashes involving vulnerable populations (including very young children) and to satisfy the mandate of the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007, NHTSA is issuing this final rule to expand the required field of view for all passenger cars, trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, buses, and low-speed vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds. The agency anticipates that today's final rule will significantly reduce backover crashes involving children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other pedestrians who currently have the highest risk associated with backover crashes. Specifically, today's final rule specifies an area behind the vehicle which must be visible to the driver when the vehicle is placed into reverse and other related performance requirements. The agency anticipates that, in the near term, vehicle manufacturers will use rearview video systems and in- vehicle visual displays to meet the requirements of this final rule.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; HONDA
Document Number: 2014-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s (Honda) petition for an exemption of the Honda Accord 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 49 CFR Part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2014-07233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for an exemption of the Fiesta 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 49 CFR Part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Ford also requested confidential treatment of specific information in its petition. The agency will address Ford's request for confidential treatment by separate letter.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-07134
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of motorcycle helmets by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), using Federal grant funds. NHTSA has determined that a waiver is appropriate because there are no suitable motorcycle helmets produced in the United States that are designed for consumer-use.