National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 7, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Columbia Body Manufacturing Co.; Grant of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 224
Document Number: 2016-04971
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30113 and 49 CFR part 555, NHTSA is granting a petition from Columbia Body Manufacturing Co. (``Columbia Body'' or ``petitioner''), a small volume manufacturer, for a temporary exemption from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 224, Rear impact protection, for certain gravity feed dump body trailers (``dump body trailers''). This exemption is based on the agency's determination that compliance with FMVSS No. 224 would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried to comply in good faith with the standard, and that such an exemption is consistent with the public interest. Columbia Body must affix certification labels to the exempted trailers stating they have been exempted from FMVSS No. 224.