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

Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-09045
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
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 03/19/2018. No comments were received.
Request for Information: Improving Prehospital Trauma Care
Document Number: 2018-08504
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA, on behalf of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS), is seeking comments from all sources (public, private, governmental, academic, professional, public interest groups, and other interested parties) on improving prehospital trauma care. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments on improving prehospital trauma care, and to request responses to specific questions provided below. This is neither a request for proposals nor an invitation for bids.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-08753
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be 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 January 9, 2018.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 2018-08196
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Correction to Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2000 East Lancashire Coachbuilders Limited Double Decker Tri-Axle Buses (With Volvo B7L Chassis) Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-08060
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is correcting an error made in its decision that certain model year (MY) 2000 East Lancashire Coachbuilders Limited Double Decker Tri-Axle buses (with Volvo B7L Chassis) 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 applicable FMVSS. The correction is being made to properly identify the subject vehicles as MY 2001 models.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-07875
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information entitled ``Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling)'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-0518). 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.
FCA US, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07829
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US, LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group, LLC ``FCA US''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated October 10, 2017. FCA US also petitioned NHTSA on November 2, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Forest River, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07828
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Forest River buses and school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Forest River filed two separate noncompliance reports, both dated November 30, 2017. Forest River then petitioned NHTSA on December 12, 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: 2018-07827
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2016 GM motor vehicles do not fully comply with 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. GM filed a noncompliance Report dated December 6, 2016, and then amended their report on April 7, 2017. GM subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 5, 2017, and later revised it on April 7, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., on behalf of Toyota Motor Corporation (collectively referred to as ``Toyota''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lexus RX350 and RX450H motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. Toyota filed a noncompliance information report dated November 3, 2016. Toyota also petitioned NHTSA on November 23, 2016, and provided a supplement to their petition on December 12, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages
Document Number: 2018-07132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notification announces the availability of documents supplementing NHTSA's March 2015 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' The SNPRM proposed an alternative test procedure that would maintain the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks and specify zones for the placement of the blocks at preload. The agency has conducted additional research since the publication of the SNPRM. This notification announces the docketing and availability of this research.
AGC Glass Company North America, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07421
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
AGC Glass Company North America (d.b.a. AGC Automotive Americas Co. ``AGC''), has determined that certain rear privacy glass manufactured as replacement glass for certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles does not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. AGC filed a noncompliance report dated October 13, 2017. AGC also petitioned NHTSA on November 8, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-07420
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DOT invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate a currently approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the 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.
General Motors LLC, Receipt of Third Petition for Inconsequentiality and Notice of Consolidation
Document Number: 2018-07188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 2, 2018, TK Holdings Inc. (Takata) filed a defect information report (DIR), in which it determined that a defect existed in certain passenger-side air bag inflators that it manufactured, including passenger inflators that it supplied to General Motors, LLC (GM) for use in certain GMT900 vehicles. GM has petitioned the Agency for a decision that, because of differences in inflator design and vehicle integration, the equipment defect determined to exist by Takata is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety in the GMT900 vehicles, and that GM should therefore be relieved of its notification and remedy obligations. This notice serves to make the public aware of GM's pending request to the agency and the period for public comment. It does not address GM's substantive claims, nor legal arguments or interpretations asserted by GM.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2018-06550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes a civil penalty rate applicable to automobile manufacturers that fail to meet applicable corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and are unable to offset such a deficit with compliance credits. The agency is proposing this civil penalty rate based on a tentative determination regarding the applicability of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and in accordance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).