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

Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2019-14101
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-31
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
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, this final rule provides the 2019 inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-16040
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request from the public, NHTSA is announcing a 30-day extension of the comment period on the ANPRM on Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems. The comment period for the ANPRM was originally scheduled to end on July 29, 2019. It will now end on August 28, 2019.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2019-15259
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-07-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule confirms the determination NHTSA announced in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act or 2015 Act) does not apply to the 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. In addition, this final rule is finalizing the agency's determination that even if the Inflation Adjustment Act applies, increasing the CAFE civil penalty rate would have a negative economic impact, and therefore, in accordance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the current CAFE civil penalty rate of $5.50 should be retained, instead of increasing to $14 in model year 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; State Notification to Consumers of Motor Vehicle Recall Status
Document Number: 2019-15759
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-25
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. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 7, 2019. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Prevalence of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Motor Vehicle Crash Victims Admitted to Select Trauma Centers.
Document Number: 2019-15033
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-16
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 submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection was published on April 24, 2019. NHTSA received one comment, from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), that was supportive of the proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Crash Report Sampling System
Document Number: 2019-14785
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to extend an existing information collection. 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.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-14484
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain Model year (MY) 2015-2016 Audi A3 and Audi S3 motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated January 28, 2019, and also petitioned NHTSA on January 28, 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.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-14139
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA), has determined that certain BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 replacement tires do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated November 13, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 10, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of MNA's petition.