National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 10, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2016-05371
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-10
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 Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MBHS). NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirement is appropriate for the purchase of a Leica total station using Federal highway traffic safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2016-05187
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, ``Electric-powered vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection,'' to adopt various electrical safety requirements in Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 13, ``Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles.'' To expand the standard's performance requirements beyond post-crash conditions, NHTSA proposes to adopt electrical safety requirements to protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during everyday operation of electric-powered vehicles. Also, NHTSA proposes to adopt an optional method of meeting post-crash electrical safety requirements consistent with that set forth in GTR No. 13 involving use of physical barriers to prevent direct or indirect contact (by occupants or emergency services personnel) with high voltage sources. Today's proposal would facilitate the introduction of new technologies including hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and 48 volt mild hybrid technologies, and responds not only to GTR No. 13 but also to petitions for rulemaking from Toyota Motor North America Inc. (Toyota) and the Auto Alliance (Alliance).
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.