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

Retrospective Regulatory Review-State Safety Plan Development and Reporting
Document Number: 2014-30570
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The FHWA and NHTSA are extending the comment period for a notice and request for comment which was published on November 28, 2014, at 79 FR 70914. The original comment period is set to close on December 29, 2014. The extension is based on concern expressed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that the December 29 closing date does not provide sufficient time to review and provide comprehensive comments on the notice. The FHWA and NHTSA recognize that others interested in commenting may have similar concerns and agrees that the comment period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for comments is changed to February 15, 2015, which will provide stakeholders interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30487
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) has determined that the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) low tire pressure warning for certain model year (MY) 2011 and 2012 Acura TSX passenger cars equipped with accessory 18-inch diameter wheels sold at Honda dealerships do not comply with paragraph S4.2(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Honda has filed an appropriate report dated September 27, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30486
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC (CMA) and Double Coin Holdings, Ltd (DCHL) have determined that certain Double Coin and Dynatrac brand truck & bus radial replacement tires that were imported by CMA and manufactured by DCHL do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles. CMA and DCHL filed an appropriate report dated June 17, 2014, 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: 2014-30310
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the docket number in a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, that announced a request for public comment on proposed collection of information.
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30241
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin Pilot Street Radial replacement motorcycle tires, do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. MNA has filed an appropriate report dated July 3, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Chrysler Group, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-30240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Chrysler Group, LLC, (Chrysler), now known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014 Jeep Cherokee multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV), and MY 2013-2014 Dodge Dart passenger cars (PC) do not fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays and paragraph S5.5.5 of FMVSS No. 135,\1\ Light Vehicle Brake Systems. Chrysler has filed an appropriate report dated March 4, 2014 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: 2014-30239
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-30
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 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 September 26, 2014, at 79 FR 58029.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-30100
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
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 will be 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.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-29680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and two regulations, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain description, instructions and safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-29404
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to a request from the Texas Department of Transpiration, Traffic Safety Section (TxDOT) to waive the requirements of Buy America. NHTSA finds that a cost waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for TxDOT to purchase Light-Up Magnifier Loupes using Federal highway safety grant funds because the cost of domestically produced products is twenty-five percent more than the cost of the foreign-made products.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-29403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
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 Nania Baby Ride infant car seats by the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO), using Federal grant funds. NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of these infant car seats using Federal highway safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-29402
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to a request from the Hawaii Department of Transportation's Motor Vehicle Safety Office, Highway Safety Section (MVSO) to waive the requirements of Buy America. NHTSA finds that a cost waiver is appropriate for MVSO to purchase eight foreign-made training motorcycles using Federal grant funds because the cost of domestically produced products is twenty-five percent more than the cost of the foreign-made products.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-29300
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
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 collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 30, 2014 (79 FR 36865-36867).
Denial of Petition for Import Eligibility
Document Number: 2014-28725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). The petition, which was submitted by US SPECS of Havre de Grace, Maryland, a registered importer (RI) of motor vehicles, requested NHTSA to decide that what US SPECS described as a ``2012 Lita GLE-6 low-speed vehicle (LSV)'' that was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) is eligible for importation into the United States because it has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards. NHTSA is denying the petition because the 2012 Lita GLE-6 as originally manufactured would be classified as something other than an LSV, and could not be converted to an LSV through the RI process.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-28542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 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.