National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Tireco, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-27612
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tireco, Inc., (Tireco) has determined that certain Tireco Traction tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(b) 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. Tireco has filed an appropriate report dated March 30, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-27611
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear), has determined that certain Goodyear G316 LHT commercial truck trailer tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. Goodyear has filed an appropriate report dated April 27, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-27610
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA), has determined that certain Continental Tire T-type spare tires do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 109, New Pneumatic and Certain Specialty Tires. CTA has filed an appropriate report dated August 25, 2015 and amended on October 1, 2015, 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: 2015-26804
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper), has determined that certain Cooper tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.1(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Tires Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Cooper has filed an appropriate report dated August 13, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Mack Trucks, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-26803
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2016 Mack LEU model incomplete vehicles do not fully comply with paragraphs S5.3.3 and S5.3.4 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Mack has filed an appropriate report dated April 27, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Ford Motor Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-26802
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ford Motor Company, (Ford) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014 Ford Focus passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S3.1.4.1(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. Ford has filed an appropriate report dated November 25, 2013 pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
General Motors, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-26400
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2014 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD compressed natural gas (CNG) multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) and trucks manufactured between May 20, 2012, and September 25, 2013, do not comply with the lettering height requirement in paragraph S5.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) FMVSS No. 303, Fuel System Integrity of Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles. GM has filed an appropriate report dated November 25, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; Automatic Emergency Braking
Document Number: 2015-26294
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants the petition for rulemaking submitted by the Truck Safety Coalition, the Center for Auto Safety, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Road Safe America on February 19, 2015, to establish a safety standard to require automatic forward collision avoidance and mitigation systems on certain heavy vehicles. For several years, NHTSA has researched forward collision avoidance and mitigation technology on heavy vehicles, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking systems. The agency will continue to conduct research and to evaluate real-world performance of these systems through track testing and field operational testing. NHTSA will determine whether to issue a rule in the course of the rulemaking proceeding, in accordance with statutory criteria.
BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-26062
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC, (BMW) a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014 BMW 7 series and 6 series vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated December 5, 2013 pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-25798
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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.
DRV, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-25641
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DRV, LLC (DRV), a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., has determined that certain model year (MY) 2003-2016 DRV trailers do not fully comply with paragraph S8.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. DRV filed a report dated July 31, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. On August 18, 2015, subsequent to filing the subject petition, DRV revised that report to include more complete information concerning the affected vehicles.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2016 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2016
Document Number: 2015-25369
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2016 light duty truck lines subject to the parts-marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high-theft or because they have major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger car or MPV lines. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rear Impact Protection, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment Single Unit Trucks
Document Number: 2015-25377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document reopens the comment period for a July 23, 2015 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that NHTSA issued in response to a petition for rulemaking from Ms. Marianne Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition relating to rear impact (underride) guards. The original comment period closed September 21, 2015. The agency is reopening the comment period for 30 days.
Asleep at the Wheel: A Nation of Drowsy Drivers
Document Number: 2015-25376
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing a meeting that will be held in Washington, DC on November 4- 5, 2015 to kick off a new national drowsy driving initiative. The NHTSA Drowsy Driving Forum will include presentations and discussions on a number of topics, including problem identification and measurement of drowsy driving, public awareness and education, public and corporate policy, vehicle technology, and balancing the needs for research and action. Attendance at the meeting is limited to invited participants because of space limitations of the DOT Conference Center. However, the meeting will be available for live public viewing on the NHTSA Web site (www.nhtsa.gov). Remote viewers will be able to submit questions online to the forum moderators.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2015-25202
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for an exemption of the MKC 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 for specific information in its petition that the agency will address by separate letter.
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-25067
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (BATO), has determined that certain Bridgestone bus tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(e) 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. BATO has filed an appropriate report dated July 7, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2015-24918
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of May 21, 2015, regarding Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard for Motorcycle Helmets. This correction removes language relating to the incorporation by reference of certain publications that was inadvertently and inappropriately included in the preamble to the proposed rule.