National Highway Traffic Safety Administration April 6, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

JLG Industries, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-07872
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
JLG Industries, Inc. (JLG) has determined that certain JLG Triple-L utility trailers do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3.5 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. JLG filed a report dated July 16, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. JLG then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2016-07828
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies petitions for reconsideration submitted by bus manufacturers IC Bus, LLC (IC Bus), Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler Trucks) and Prevost, concerning a November 25, 2013 final rule requiring seat belts on large buses. IC Bus and Daimler Trucks petitioned to modify the definition of ``over-the-road bus'' specified in the final rule. NHTSA is denying these petitions because any change to the definition may serve to reduce the standard's applicability, contrary to Congressional and NHTSA intent, and the definition of ``over-the-road bus'' is sufficiently clear. Prevost petitioned to revise the seat belt anchorage strength requirements for last row seats having no passenger seating behind them. NHTSA is denying this petition primarily because the requested force level reduction may set strength levels below an acceptable level for a dynamic environment.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2016-07827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a rulemaking petition submitted by Mr. James E. Hofferberth on April 1, 2013. His petition includes two requests: (1) To regulate the performance of supplementary automotive restraint systems that are marketed specifically for pregnant women; and (2) to require prominent warning labels in all vehicles with the intent of informing pregnant women that ``seat belts could injure or kill their unborn child,'' specifically by crushing the unborn baby in a frontal crash. NHTSA is denying the petition to regulate the performance of these systems because the agency does not have sufficient information at this time to state whether there is an additional net safety benefit/disbenefit to be derived from their use or whether one type of device is superior to another. NHTSA is denying the petition for labeling because this would provide advice that, if followed, would threaten the safety of both the mother and the unborn child in a crash.