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

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List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided to be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2015-23187
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-16
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, 2014, 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.
Defect and Noncompliance Notification
Document Number: 2015-22922
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends NHTSA's regulation requiring motor vehicle manufacturers and replacement equipment manufacturers to notify owners and purchasers of a defect or noncompliance in vehicles or equipment that they produced. The amendments in this final rule will clarify that a manufacturer of replacement equipment providing a defect or noncompliance notification pursuant to this regulation can inform the purchaser of the replacement equipment of the manufacturer's intent to remedy the defect or noncompliance by refunding the purchase price of the replacement equipment. NHTSA is amending this regulation so that the regulation conforms to changes in the defect and noncompliance remedy provisions in the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Safety Act) contained in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles-Phase 2
Document Number: 2015-15500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-07-13
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
EPA and NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, are each proposing rules to establish a comprehensive Phase 2 Heavy- Duty (HD) National Program that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption for new on-road heavy-duty vehicles. This technology-advancing program would phase in over the long-term, beginning in the 2018 model year and culminating in standards for model year 2027, responding to the President's directive on February 18, 2014, to develop new standards that will take us well into the next decade. NHTSA's proposed fuel consumption standards and EPA's proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards are tailored to each of four regulatory categories of heavy-duty vehicles: Combination tractors; trailers used in combination with those tractors; heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans; and vocational vehicles. The proposal also includes separate standards for the engines that power combination tractors and vocational vehicles. Certain proposed requirements for control of GHG emissions are exclusive to EPA programs. These include EPA's proposed hydrofluorocarbon standards to control leakage from air conditioning systems in vocational vehicles, and EPA's proposed nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) standards for heavy-duty engines. Additionally, NHTSA is addressing misalignment in the Phase 1 standards between EPA and NHTSA to ensure there are no differences in compliance standards between the agencies. In an effort to promote efficiency, the agencies are also proposing to amend their rules to modify reporting requirements, such as the method by which manufacturers submit pre-model, mid-model, and supplemental reports. EPA's proposed HD Phase 2 GHG emission standards are authorized under the Clean Air Act and NHTSA's proposed HD Phase 2 fuel consumption standards authorized under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. These standards would begin with model year 2018 for trailers under EPA standards and 2021 for all of the other heavy-duty vehicle and engine categories. The agencies estimate that the combined standards would reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons and save 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the life of vehicles and engines sold during the Phase 2 program, providing over $200 billion in net societal benefits. As noted, the proposal also includes certain EPA-specific provisions relating to control of emissions of pollutants other than GHGs. EPA is seeking comment on non- GHG emission standards relating to the use of auxiliary power units installed in tractors. In addition, EPA is proposing to clarify the classification of natural gas engines and other gaseous-fueled heavy- duty engines, and is proposing closed crankcase standards for emissions of all pollutants from natural gas heavy-duty engines. EPA is also proposing technical amendments to EPA rules that apply to emissions of non-GHG pollutants from light-duty motor vehicles, marine diesel engines, and other nonroad engines and equipment. Finally, EPA is proposing to require that rebuilt engines installed in new incomplete vehicles meet the emission standards applicable in the year of assembly, including all applicable standards for criteria pollutants.
RECARO Child Safety, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-16936
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
RECARO Child Safety, LLC (Recaro) determined that certain Recaro child restraints do not fully comply with the system integrity requirements of paragraph S5.1.1(a) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. Recaro filed an appropriate report, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, that was received by NHTSA on July 30, 2014. Recaro also submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis of the petitioner's belief that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. NHTSA published a notice of receipt of the petition and requested comment on the petition. After consideration of Recaro's analysis and other information, NHTSA has decided to deny the petition.
School Bus Occupant Protection: Taking Safety to a New Level Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16892
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-10
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 July 23, 2015 to address the challenges and barriers that have prevented schools from taking action to install three-point seat belt systems in school buses. The workshop will include presentations and discussions on the topic. Information on the date, time, location, and framework for this public event is included in this notice. Attendance requires prior registration; there will be no registration at the door. There are no fees to register or to attend this event; however space is limited on a first-come basis. The meeting will also be webcast live at www.nhtsa.gov.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-16640
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, (CTA), has determined that certain Continental brand TKC80 diagonal (bias) motorcycle replacement tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(c) 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. CTA has filed an appropriate report dated February 18, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-16439
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited (AML) has determined that certain MY 2009-2013 Aston Martin passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4(c)(2), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. AML has filed an appropriate report dated November 4, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Request for Comments on a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2015-16402
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-06
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. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 26, 2015.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2015-16174
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of the 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).
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2015-16099
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides NHTSA's finding that a public interest waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for any manufactured product whose purchase price is $5,000 or less, excluding a motor vehicle, when such product is purchased using Federal grant funds administered under Chapter 4 of Title 23 of the United States Code; and requests public comment.
Direct Final Rulemaking Procedures
Document Number: 2015-15507
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is establishing direct final rulemaking (DFR) procedures for use in adopting amendments to its regulations on which the agency expects it would receive no adverse public comment were it to publish them as proposals in the Federal Register. This limitation means that NHTSA will not use direct final rule procedures for amendments involving complex or controversial issues. When the agency does not expect adverse public comments on draft amendments, it will issue a direct final rule adopting the amendments and stating that they will become effective in a specified number of days after the date of publication of the rule in the Federal Register, unless NHTSA receives written adverse comment(s) or written notice of intent to submit adverse comment(s) by the specified effective date. Adoption of these new procedures will expedite the promulgation of routine and noncontroversial rules by reducing the time and resources necessary to develop, review, clear and publish separate proposed and final rules.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2008 Cadillac Escalade Multipurpose Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2015-15426
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-24
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 2008 Cadillac Escalade multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) 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 2008 Cadillac Escalade) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Tireco, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-15425
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tireco, Inc. (Tireco) has determined that certain Milestar brand replacement medium truck tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(j), and in some cases also paragraph S6.5(d), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles. Tireco has filed an appropriate report dated February 5, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Tesla Motors, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-15424
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2008 Roadster 1.5 passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4(c)(2), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. TESLA has filed an appropriate report dated August 1, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Hybrid III 10-Year-Old Child Test Dummy; Corrections; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2015-15279
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA published a document in the Federal Register on February 27, 2012 (77 FR 11651), establishing specifications and qualification requirements for a Hybrid III 10-year-old child size test dummy. The regulatory text adopted by that document contained errors, as did some of the drawings of the test dummy and other materials incorporated by reference pertaining to the test dummy. This document corrects those errors by revising regulatory text and incorporating by reference a corrected drawing package. We have also made conforming changes to the parts list and users' manual for the dummy, which this document also incorporates by reference.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electronic Stability Control Systems for Heavy Vehicles
Document Number: 2015-14127
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document establishes a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 136 to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on truck tractors and certain buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 11,793 kilograms (26,000 pounds). ESC systems in truck tractors and large buses are designed to reduce untripped rollovers and mitigate severe understeer or oversteer conditions that lead to loss of control by using automatic computer-controlled braking and reducing engine torque output. In 2018, we expect that, without this rule, about 34 percent of new truck tractors and 80 percent of new buses affected by this final rule would be equipped with ESC systems. We believe that, by requiring that ESC systems be installed on the rest of truck tractors and large buses, this final rule will prevent 40 to 56 percent of untripped rollover crashes and 14 percent of loss-of-control crashes. As a result, we expect that this final rule will prevent 1,424 to 1,759 crashes, 505 to 649 injuries, and 40 to 49 fatalities at $0.1 to $0.6 million net cost per equivalent life saved, while generating positive net benefits.
Supplemental Notice of Public Hearing To Determine Whether Fiat Chrysler Has Reasonably Met Its Obligations To Remedy Recalled Vehicles and To Notify NHTSA, Owners, and Purchasers of Recalls
Document Number: 2015-15246
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) has reasonably met its obligations to remedy recalled vehicles and to notify NHTSA, owners, and purchasers of recalls. This notice provides supplemental information on the subject matter of the hearing.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2015-14922
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The DOT invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for new information collection. 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 reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14856
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Automobili Lamborghini SpA (Lamborghini), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2008-2014 Lamborghini Aventador, Gallardo and Muricielago Coupe, Roadster and Spyder model passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4(c)(2), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Lamborghini has filed an appropriate report dated May 23, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Ferrari North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14779
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ferrari North America, Inc. (FNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2007-2009 Ferrari F430 passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4(c)(2), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. FNA has filed an appropriate report dated July 16, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
McLaren Automotive, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14258
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
McLaren Automotive, Inc. ``McLaren'' has determined that certain MY 2012-2015 McLaren MP4 12-C Spider and Coupe passenger vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S4.4(c)(2), of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. McLaren has filed an appropriate report dated February 18, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14257
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear), has determined that certain Goodyear G316 LHT commercial truck trailer replacement 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.
Tireco, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tireco, Inc., (Tireco) has determined that certain Tireco replacement 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.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14255
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC, (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015 GMC multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) do not fully comply with paragraph S7.8.5 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. GM has filed an appropriate report dated November 5, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
BMW of North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14254
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
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) 2013 BMW 5 Series sedan passenger vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S8.1.11 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated March 26, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, (CTA), has determined that certain Continental replacement passenger car tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. CTA has filed an appropriate report dated January 7, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Notice of Coordinated Remedy Program Proceeding for the Replacement of Certain Takata Air Bag Inflators
Document Number: 2015-13756
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In order to prioritize, organize, and phase multiple recalls to remedy defective Takata frontal air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') is opening proceedings, including a public docket..NHTSA is considering issuing one or more administrative orders that would coordinate remedy programs associated with defective Takata air bag inflators. Coordination of the remedy programs may include, among other things, ``acceleration,'' prioritization, organization, and/or phasing of some or all such air bag inflator remedy programs. It may further include coordination as to air bag inflator sourcing, production, allocation, delivery, installation, and adequacy of the remedy. This notice explains events leading to today's action and NHTSA's authority to open such a proceeding. It also describes some of the issues that the agency anticipates considering in the proceeding and information the agency requests from commenters as part of such a proceeding.
BMW of North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-13600
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-04
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) 2014-2015 BMW R nineT motorcycles do not fully comply with paragraph S6.4.3(a) (Table V-b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated February 20, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Graco Children's Products, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-13599
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Graco Children's Products, Inc., (Graco) has determined that certain Graco child restraints do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.2(g)(1)(iii) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. Graco has filed an appropriate report dated March 13, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-13109
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) has determined that certain Continental General Altimax RT43 replacement tires do not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5(c) and (f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. CTA has filed an appropriate report dated August 19, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 1991 BMW M3 Convertible Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2015-12967
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-29
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 model year (MY) 1991 BMW M3 convertible 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.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-12679
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-27
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.
Notice of Intent To Open a Coordinated Remedy Program Proceeding for the Replacement of Certain Takata Air Bag Inflators
Document Number: 2015-12449
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In order to organize and prioritize vehicle manufacturer's recall and remedy programs to address defective Takata frontal air bag inflators, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'') is providing notice of NHTSA's intent to open proceedings pursuant to its authority under 49 U.S.C. 30120(c)(3) and other authority. NHTSA is considering implementing these remedy programs for all manufacturers and suppliers involved in the recalls of defective Takata air bag inflators. This notice explains NHTSA's authority to open such a proceeding and describes some of the issues that the agency would consider, and information the agency would request from commenters, as part of such a proceeding.
Public Hearing To Determine Whether Fiat Chrysler Has Reasonably Met Its Obligations To Remedy Recalled Vehicles and To Notify NHTSA, Owners, and Purchasers of Recalls
Document Number: 2015-12386
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA will hold a public hearing on whether Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) has reasonably met its obligations to remedy recalled vehicles and to notify NHTSA, owners, and purchasers of recalls.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Motorcycle Helmets
Document Number: 2015-11756
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document sets forth an interpretation of the definition of ``motor vehicle equipment'' in the United States Code, as amended by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, and requests comments on two proposed changes to the motorcycle helmet safety standard, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218. Continued high levels of motorcycle related fatalities, the ongoing use of novelty helmets by motorcyclists and the poor performance of these helmets in tests and crashes have prompted the agency to clarify the status of such helmets under federal law to ensure that all relevant legal requirements are readily enforceable. All helmets that are sold to, and worn on the highway by, motorcyclists and that, based on their design and/or other factors, have the apparent purpose of protecting highway users are motorcycle helmets subject to the jurisdiction and standard of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (``NHTSA'' or ``agency''). NHTSA is simultaneously proposing to amend its helmet standard, FMVSS No. 218. First, NHTSA is proposing to add a definition of ``motorcycle helmet.'' Second, we are proposing to modify the existing performance requirements of the standard by adding a set of dimensional and compression requirements. These requirements and the associated test procedures would identify those helmets whose physical characteristics indicate that they likely cannot meet the existing performance requirements of the standard. Third, we are incorporating an optional alternative compliance process for manufacturers whose helmets do not comply with the proposed dimensional and compression requirements, but do comply with the performance requirements and all other aspects of FMVSS No. 218. NHTSA will publish a list of helmets that have complied with the alternative compliance process and can therefore be certified by their manufacturers. This document is the result of the agency's assessment of other actions that could be taken to increase further the percentage of motorcyclists who wear helmets that comply with the helmet standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
Document Number: 2015-12072
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC's, (Jaguar Land Rover) petition for an exemption of the Jaguar XF vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the 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 Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541).
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2015-11632
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for denying a petition (DP14-003) submitted to NHTSA 49 U.S.C. 30162, 49 CFR part 552, requesting that the agency open ``an investigation into low-speed surging in the 2006-2010 Toyota Corolla [vehicles] with ETCS-i, in which the brakes fail to stop the vehicle in time to prevent a crash.''
General Motors, LLC; Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-11395
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC, (GM) has determined that certain Model Year (MY) 2012-2015 Chevrolet Sonic passenger vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5.3.4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. GM has filed an appropriate report dated March 2, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2015-10609
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to a request from the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office (HSO) to waive the requirements of Buy America. NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver is appropriate for HSO to purchase twenty- three foreign-made training motorcycles using Federal grant funds because there are no suitable motorcycles produced in the United States for safety training purposes.
Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2010 European Market Ferrari California Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2015-10264
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that certain Model Year (MY) 2010 Ferrari California passenger cars (PCs) 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 originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S. certified version of the MY 2010 Ferrari California PC), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2015-10263
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, (CTA), has determined that certain Continental Tire brand TKC80 motorcycle replacement tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(c) 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. CTA has filed an appropriate report dated February 18, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-10009
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on an information collection supporting Driver Distraction Measurement Research.
Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2015-09991
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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 January 21, 2015 (80 FR 3010).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-09990
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-09989
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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 January 21, 2015 (Federal Register/Vol. 80, No. 13/pp. 3008-3010).
Anthropomorphic Test Devices
Document Number: 2015-09488
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2015-09081
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
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 on December 19, 2014 (79 FR 75859). No comments were received. This document describes a collection of information on nine Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and one regulation, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2015-08961
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-20
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.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2015-08955
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to a request to waive the requirements of Buy America from the New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC). NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirement is appropriate for the purchase of 205 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet packages using Federal highway traffic safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2015-08954
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides NHTSA's finding that a waiver of the Buy America requirement is appropriate for the purchase of Radian model 120 convertible car seats by the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, using Federal grant funds. NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirement is appropriate for the purchase of these car seats using Federal highway safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States.