National Highway Traffic Safety Administration February 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-04063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request, NHTSA is extending the comment period on the Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Request for Comment (RFC) to March 20, 2018. The RFC was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The comment period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, 2018.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-03987
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
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. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2018-03721
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration regarding NHTSA's December 2016 final rule which established new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 141, ``Minimum sound for hybrid and electric vehicles.'' The agency received submissions from three petitioners requesting six discrete changes to the final rule, and also received technical questions from the petitioners. After consideration of the petitions and all supporting information, NHTSA has decided to grant the petitions for four of the discrete changes, deny one, and request comment in a separate document for the sixth proposed change.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate an information collection. 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 and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03681
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
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 to renew an 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.
Hino Motors, Ltd., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03678
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hino Motors Sales USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (collectively referred to as ``Hino''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Hino heavy duty trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Hino filed a noncompliance report dated December 11, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 21, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM has filed a noncompliance report dated November 5, 2014. GM also petitioned NHTSA on November 26, 2014, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-03515
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
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). In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the OMB for review and comment. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on November 27, 2017.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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. This document describes a 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: 2018-03028
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 October 20, 2017 (82 FR 48891). Two comments were received. The content of neither comment related to the proposed data collection.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2018-02895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting as part of the Agency's effort to seek public comments to identify any regulatory barriers in the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the testing, compliance certification, and compliance verification of vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) and certain unconventional interior designs. The Agency published a Federal Register Notice of Request for Comments (RFC) titled Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems on January 18, 2018, that included specific questions for which the Agency seeks comment (83 FR 2607, Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0009). NHTSA is holding this public meeting to present to the public a summary of the RFC and activities underway at NHTSA and across the industry regarding the identification and removal of barriers that might impede safe deployment of ADSs. This material is intended to better inform the public as they prepare comments in response to the RFC. Public comments are welcome at this meeting, but all should be oral, and any supporting presentations or materials should be submitted to the docket for consideration.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2017 UKANG FT-200 Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-02674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by NHTSA of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2017 UKANG FT-200 trailers 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2006 Penman Lightweight GS Cargo Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-02673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by NHTSA of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2006 Penman Lightweight GS cargo trailers 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.