National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Advisory Committee National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-28147
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) to be held at DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public, as well as provide opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Years 2017 Through 2019 Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 Pullman Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-28140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2017-2019 Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 Pullman passenger cars (PCs) 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 are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2017-2019 Mercedes Benz Maybach S600 PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2015 Porsche 918 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-28139
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2015 Porsche 918 passenger cars (PCs) 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 are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2015 Porsche 918 PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2018-2019 Swift Sprite Alpine 4 Single Axle Camper Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-28138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2018-2019 Swift Sprite Alpine 4 single axle camper 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 are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices, HIII 5th Percentile Female Test Dummy; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2019-27210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to revise the chest jacket and spine box specifications for the Hybrid III 5th Percentile Female Test Dummy (HIII-5F) set forth in Part 572, Anthropomorphic Test Devices. The proposed jacket revisions would resolve discrepancies between the jacket specifications in Subpart O and jackets available in the field, and ensure a sufficiently low level of variation between jackets fabricated by different manufacturers. The spine box revisions would eliminate a source of signal noise caused by fasteners within the box that may become loose. This rulemaking responds to a petition for rulemaking from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tires
Document Number: 2019-27209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is issuing this ANPRM to seek comment on provisions contained in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for tires. NHTSA is reviewing existing regulations to determine if updates are necessary to keep pace with new technology. This notice focuses on tire-related comments received to the DOT's regulatory review and request for public comment notice issued on October 2, 2017. NHTSA seeks comment on matters related to the existing strength test, the bead unseating resistance test, and the tire endurance test. Lastly, the agency seeks comment on the current use and relevance of some tire marking regulations and other matters related to new tire technologies. Comments to this notice will inform NHTSA as it considers regulatory reform aimed at reducing regulatory burden while maintaining existing safety levels for motor vehicle tires.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Effects of Education on Speeding Behavior
Document Number: 2019-26823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
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 will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on August 30, 2019. NHTSA received one comment, from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), that was critical of the proposed information collection.
Mack Trucks, Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America, Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-26685
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mack Trucks Inc., (Mack) and Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) have determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2019 Mack Trucks and certain MY 2014-2019 Volvo Trucks do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 101, Controls and Displays. Both Mack and Volvo filed noncompliance reports dated August 16, 2018, and later amended them on August 23, 2018, and June 2, 2019. Both Mack and Volvo subsequently petitioned NHTSA on October 9, 2018, and later amended their respective petitions on May 29, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces grant of both Mack and Volvo's petitions.
Spartan Motors USA, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-26527
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Spartan Motors USA, Inc. (Spartan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2019 Spartan Emergency Response Gladiator and Metro Star chassis do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Spartan filed a noncompliance report dated December 26, 2018, subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 12, 2018, and amended on July 31, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of petition and offers the opportunity for public comment.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-26086
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., (Toyota) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2019 Toyota RAV4 and MY 2014-2019 Toyota Highlander motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. Toyota filed a noncompliance report dated June 19, 2019. Toyota subsequently petitioned NHTSA on July 12, 2019, and later amended that petition on August 13, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Toyota's petition.
Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25657
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration regarding NHTSA's October 2, 2019, final rule amending NHTSA's odometer disclosure requirements to allow States to adopt electronic odometer disclosure systems and changing the time when vehicles become exempt from federal odometer disclosure requirements from ten years to twenty years. NHTSA received petitions for reconsideration from the America Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the State of Delaware Department of Transportation requesting that the agency delay the effective date of the changes to the exemption from odometer disclosure requirements for one year. After consideration of the petitions, NHTSA has decided to grant the petition. The change to the exemption from the odometer disclosure requirements will take effect on January 1, 2021 and will apply to model year 2011 and newer vehicles. The amendments in the October 2, 2019, final rule allowing States to adopt electronic odometer disclosure systems will still take effect as scheduled on December 31, 2019.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2003 Elddis Omega Compass Liberte Caravan Single Axle Camper Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-25482
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2003 Elddis Omega Compass Liberte Caravan single axle camper 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 are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 to 2018 Bentley GT Continental Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-25481
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2014 to 2018 Bentley GT Continental passenger cars (PCs) 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 are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2014 to 2018 Bentley GT Continental PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Yokohama Tire Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-25223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) has determined that certain Yokohama RY023 brand replacement commercial tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 lbs) and Motorcycles. YTC filed a noncompliance report dated July 12, 2018. YTC subsequently petitioned NHTSA on July 31, 2018, and submitted a supplemental petition on February 6, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of YTC's petition.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Draft Research Test Procedures
Document Number: 2019-25217
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks public comment on a series of nine draft research test procedures developed by the agency to assess the performance of certain types of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) available to consumers. NHTSA is specifically requesting comment on whether these draft research test procedures adequately, objectively, and practically assess the system performance of the underlying ADAS in a test track environment. NHTSA intends to use these draft research test procedures to further its research goals by using the output from clearly defined test methods to help better understand system operation, performance, and potential limitations.
Hemphill Brothers Leasing Company; Grant of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Shoulder Belt Requirement for Side-Facing Seats on Motorcoaches
Document Number: 2019-24490
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in our regulations, NHTSA is granting a petition from Hemphill Brothers Leasing Company, LLC (Hemphill), for a temporary exemption from a shoulder belt requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' for side-facing seats on motorcoaches. The grant permits Hemphill to install Type 1 seat belts (lap belt only) at side- facing seating positions, instead of Type 2 seat belts (lap and shoulder belts). After reviewing the petition and the comments received, the agency has determined that the requested exemption is warranted to enable the petitioner to sell a vehicle whose overall level of safety or impact protection is at least equal to that of a nonexempted vehicle.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-24303
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., (Toyota) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2019 Lexus motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Toyota filed a noncompliance report dated May 30, 2019. Toyota subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 21, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Toyota's petition.
Great Dane, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-24302
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Great Dane, LLC (Great Dane) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Great Dane Freedom Platform trailers do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No. 223, Rear Impact Guards, and FMVSS No. 224, Rear Impact Protection. Great Dane filed a noncompliance report dated January 2, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 2, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Great Dane's petition.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: C1-2019-14101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Office of the Secretary
Automobili Lamborghini, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-23189
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Automobili Lamborghini has determined that certain 2019-2020 Lamborghini Urus 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. Automobili Lamborghini filed a noncompliance report dated April 10, 2019, and also petitioned NHTSA on May 9, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Automobili Lamborghini's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Crash Report Sampling System
Document Number: 2019-23179
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-24
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 requests comments on the ICR. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 12, 2019. NHTSA received one comment on the 60-day notice, stating the importance of gathering crash data, leveraging technology, and engaging in analysis to find commonalities in crashes and better protect the public. NHTSA has concluded that it is not necessary to make any changes to the information collection based on this comment.
Audi of America; Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 111
Document Number: 2019-22769
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, Audi of America (``Audi'') has petitioned NHTSA for a temporary exemption of vehicles from the requirements in FMVSS No. 111 that passenger cars, MPVs, and light trucks be equipped with an outside mirror on the driver's side that meets certain field-of-view and mounting requirements. Instead of being equipped with FMVSS No. 111-compliant outside mirrors that would provide the required view to the rear, the vehicles, if exempted, would be equipped with a Camera Monitor System (CMS) that, according to Audi, provides the driver with a video- generated image on a monitor. Audi states that the video-generated image meets the standard's field-of-view requirements that apply to outside mirrors on the driver's side. Audi submitted its petition on the basis that an exemption is needed to facilitate the development and field evaluation of a new motor vehicle safety feature (the CMS) and that that feature provides a level of safety at least equal to the level of safety would be provided if the vehicle were equipped with FMVSS-compliant outside mirrors. NHTSA is publishing this document in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions, and requests comments on the petition. NHTSA has made no judgment on the merits of the petition.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-22347
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2008-2019 Porsche Cayenne and Macan motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 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. Porsche filed a noncompliance report dated March 28, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Porsche's petition.
Nissan North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-22344
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc., (Nissan) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Nissan Armada motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Nissan filed a noncompliance report dated July 01, 2019. Nissan also petitioned NHTSA on July 24, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Nissan's petition.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-22164
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (also known as the Ferrari F150) passenger cars (PCs) 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 are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio
Document Number: 2019-22130
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting where the Agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to the Agency's research programs. Representatives from across the two research offices will present the information and accept questions from the audience after presentations.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, Rear Visibility
Document Number: 2019-22036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks public comment on permitting camera-based rear visibility systems, commonly referred to as ``Camera Monitor Systems'' or ``CMS,'' as an alternative to inside and outside rearview mirrors. Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 111, ``Rear Visibility,'' currently requires that vehicles be equipped with rearview mirrors to provide drivers with a view of objects that are to their side or to their side and rear. This notice responds to two rulemaking petitions from manufacturers seeking permission to install CMS, instead of outside rearview mirrors, on both light vehicles and heavy trucks. This ANPRM builds on the agency's prior efforts to obtain supporting technical information, data, and analysis on CMS so that the agency can determine whether these systems can provide the same level of safety as the rearview mirrors currently required under FMVSS No. 111.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-21892
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain MY 2017-2019 Audi A3 motor vehicles do not comply with Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated February 18, 2019, and later amend it on September 13, 2019. Volkswagen subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Volkswagen's petition.
Odometer Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2019-20360
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule is issued to fulfill a requirement in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21) that NHTSA establish regulations permitting states to adopt schemes that allow electronic odometer disclosure statements in conjunction with electronic titling systems associated with the transfer of interests in motor vehicles. Amendments in this final rule allow odometer disclosures in an electronic medium while maintaining and protecting the existing system(s) ensuring accurate odometer disclosures and aid law enforcement in prosecuting odometer fraud. To accomplish this goal, the final rule amends prior regulations governing transactions made on paper titles and similar documents allowing odometer disclosures to be made in a purely electronic environment or through using paper documents that are scanned and converted into electronic form and stored in a state data system. This final rule also adds new sections containing specific additional requirements only applying to electronic disclosures to ensure the secure creation and maintenance of electronic records. NHTSA is also amending the mileage disclosure exemption to vehicles that are 20 years old or older.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program
Document Number: 2019-20672
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 24, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ``The Safer Affordable Fuel- Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' In the NPRM, the agencies proposed new and amended greenhouse gas (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2021 to 2026 light duty vehicles. EPA also proposed to withdraw the waiver it had previously provided to California for that State's GHG and ZEV programs under section 209 of the Clean Air Act. NHTSA also proposed regulatory text implementing its statutory authority to set nationally applicable fuel economy standards that made explicit that those State programs would also be preempted under NHTSA's authorities. In this action, the agencies finalize the two actions related to the waiver and preemption. Accordingly, in this document: EPA announces its decision to withdraw the waiver; and NHTSA finalizes regulatory text related to preemption. The agencies anticipate issuing a final rule on standards proposed in the NPRM in the near future.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2019-20644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 directs NHTSA to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. NHTSA initiated a rulemaking proceeding in 2013, and as it continues with this proceeding NHTSA is seeking public comment on a variety of issues related to a requirement for a rear seat belt warning system. NHTSA seeks comment on, among other things, potential requirements for such systems, the vehicles to which they should apply, their effectiveness, the likely consumer acceptance, and the associated costs and benefits.
Electronic Motor Vehicle Transactions Systems
Document Number: 2019-20454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In a separate Federal Register document, NHTSA issued a final rule that will allow for state adoption of electronic odometer disclosure systems without having to petition the agency for approval. NHTSA believes that, with the promulgation of this final rule, there are no longer any Federal disclosure requirements that must be done through paper, rather than electronic, disclosures. Therefore, States now possess the necessary authority to adopt completely paperless vehicle transactions if they choose to do so, and experience in other sectors of the economy suggest that adopting paperless systems generally reduces unnecessary transaction costs and may yield additional efficiency gains as well. In this document, NHTSA requests comment on the nature and scope of these potential benefits for States, consumers, and other stakeholders such as dealers and insurance companies; any interest or plans among States in moving towards paperless systems; and what resources and guidance may be needed to assist States to transition to purely electronic systems.
Gillig, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20378
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Gillig LLC, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013- 2019 Gillig Low Floor buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. Gillig filed a noncompliance report dated April 1, 2019, and later amended their report on April 23, 2019. Gillig subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 8, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Gillig's petition.
TAP Worldwide, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
TAP Worldwide, LLC, (TAP) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2019 Smittybilt SCOUT Trailer Kits 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. TAP filed a noncompliance report dated June 26, 2019. Tap also petitioned NHTSA on July 8, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of TAP's petition.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., (EMV) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018 ElectraMeccanica SOLO motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds). EMV filed a noncompliance report dated July 30, 2019. EMV subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 12, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of EMV's petition.
Mobility Ventures, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20006
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mobility Ventures, LLC (Mobility), a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General, LLC, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015- 2016 Mobility Ventures MV-1 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles. Mobility filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2018. Mobility subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Mobility's petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2019-19874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, to allow manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) to install a number of driver-selectable pedestrian alert sounds in each HEV they manufacture. This proposal responds to a petition for reconsideration of the FMVSS No. 141 final rule published December 14, 2016. NHTSA is proposing to remove the limit to the number of compliant sounds that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. Drivers would be able to select the sound they prefer from the set of sounds installed in the vehicle. NHTSA is also seeking comment on whether interested parties believe that the agency should establish a limit to the number of compliant sounds from which a driver may select that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. This document also makes technical changes.
Daimler Vans USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-19918
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Vans USA, LLC, (Daimler Vans) on behalf of Daimler AG (DAG) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2018 Mercedes- Benz Metris vans 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. Daimler Vans filed a noncompliance report dated October 24, 2018, and later amended it on November 9, 2018. Daimler Vans also petitioned NHTSA on November 9, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of the Daimler Vans petition.
FCA US, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-19724
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
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) 2018 Jeep Wrangler motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Material. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated April 25, 2019. FCA also petitioned NHTSA on May 15, 2019, and later submitted a supplemental petition on May 31, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA US's petition.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-19723
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) (``FCA US''), has determined that certain MY 2014-2019 Fiat 500 motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated April 11, 2019 and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 3, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA US's petition.
Arai Helmet, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-19722
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Arai Helmet, Inc. (Arai), has determined that certain Arai Corsair X Mamola Edge motorcycle helmets, do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets. Arai filed a noncompliance report dated March 6, 2019, and later amended it on March 28, 2019. Arai subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 28, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Arai's petition.
Federal Advisory Committee National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-18878
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) to be held at DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public, as well as provide opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Defect and Noncompliance Reporting and Notification
Document Number: 2019-18820
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
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 comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 12, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; Effects of Education on Speeding Behavior
Document Number: 2019-18782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
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 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS)
Document Number: 2019-18781
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-30
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 February 1, 2019. One comment was received during the 60-day comment period. The comment was submitted by a national EMS organization and was supportive of the National Emergency Medical Services Information System and NHTSA's continued collection of emergency medical services data from U.S. States and Territories.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; State Notification to Consumers of Motor Vehicle Recall Status
Document Number: 2019-18705
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-29
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 will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, and requests comments on the ICR. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 7, 2019. Three comments were received and a summary of those comments, and NHTSA's response, can be found in the Abstract portion of this notice.
Pirelli Tire, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-18522
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pirelli Tire, LLC (Pirelli), has determined that certain Pirelli P Zero replacement tires do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Pirelli filed a noncompliance report dated November 19, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 14, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Pirelli's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Drivers' Use of Camera-Based Rear Visibility Systems Versus Traditional Mirrors
Document Number: 2019-18487
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Procedures established under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) require Federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. The proposed collection of information supports research addressing safety-related aspects of drivers' use of camera-based rear visibility systems intended to serve as a replacement for traditional outside rearview mirrors.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2019-17814
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule clarifies the direct contact protection requirements for high voltage connectors in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, ``Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.'' It amends the standard to make clear the allowance of high voltage connectors that require the use of a tool to separate from their mating component. This final rule also makes three minor technical corrections to FMVSS No. 305.
Kia Motors America, Inc, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-18030
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Kia Motors America, Inc., and Kia Motors Corporation (collectively ``Kia''), has determined that certain Model year (MY) 2020 Kia Telluride 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. Kia filed a noncompliance report dated April 12, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 18, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Kia's petition.