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

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Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-05449
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
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 reinstate 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.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Nissan North America, Inc
Document Number: 2019-05448
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full Nissan North America, Inc.'s, (Nissan) petition for exemption of the model year 2020 Versa vehicle line from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2019-05447
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for exemption of the model year 2020 Lincoln Corsair vehicle line from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-05446
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Porsche Cars North America, Inc.'s (Porsche) petition for exemption of the 2020 model year Taycan vehicle line from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). The petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-05445
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full Toyota Motor North America, Inc.'s, (Toyota) petition for an exemption of the model year 2020 C-HR vehicle line from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). The petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Nuro, Inc.; Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption for an Electric Vehicle With an Automated Driving System
Document Number: 2019-05121
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nuro, Inc. (Nuro) has petitioned NHTSA for a temporary exemption from certain requirements in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 500, which establishes standards for ``Low-speed vehicles,'' on the basis that an exemption would make the development or field evaluation of a low-emission vehicle easier without unreasonably lowering the safety of that vehicle. The vehicle for which Nuro requests an exemption is a low-speed, highly automated delivery vehicle intended to be operated without any human occupants and thus designed without any seating. Specifically, Nuro requests exemptions from the requirements in FMVSS No. 500 that its vehicle be equipped with rearview mirrors, a windshield that complies with FMVSS No. 205, and a rear visibility (backup camera) system that complies with FMVSS No. 111. Nuro states that the absence of human occupants, combined with the vehicle's various safety design features, including the vehicle's Automated Driving System (ADS), make compliance with these provisions of FMVSS No. 500 either unnecessary for, or detrimental to, the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. NHTSA is publishing this document in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions, and requests comments on this document and the petition submitted by Nuro. NHTSA will assess the merits of the petition and decide whether to grant or deny it after receiving and considering the public comments on this notice, the petition, public responses to the questions in this notice and such additional information as Nuro may provide.
General Motors, LLC-Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Various Requirements of the Safety Standards for an All-Electric Vehicle With an Automated Driving System
Document Number: 2019-05119
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in the Temporary Exemption from Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards, General Motors, LLC, (GM) has applied for a temporary exemption for its driverless ``Zero- Emission Autonomous Vehicle'' (ZEAV), an all-electric vehicle with an Automated Driving System (ADS), from part of each of 16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The ZEAVs would not be equipped with a steering wheel, manually-operated gear selection mechanism, or foot pedals for braking and accelerating. If the requested exemption were granted, GM would use the ZEAVs to provide on-demand mobility services in GM-controlled fleets. GM requests the exemption be granted on either or both of two statutory bases: That it would facilitate the development or field evaluation of a new motor vehicle safety feature providing a level of safety at least equal to those of FMVSS from which exemption is requested, or that it would facilitate the development or field evaluation of a low-emission vehicle without unreasonably lowering the safety performance of the vehicle. NHTSA seeks comment on the merits of and most appropriate statutory basis for GM's exemption petition and whether the petition satisfies the substantive requirements for an exemption. NHTSA will assess the merits of the petition after receiving and considering the public comments on this notice, the petition, public responses to the questions in this notice, and any additional information that might be forthcoming from GM.
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-04371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles 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 originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-03574
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012-2017 Volkswagen motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated March 1, 2017, and later revised it on December 21, 2017. Volkswagen also petitioned NHTSA on March 2, 2017, and amended the petition on December 21, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of this petition.
Forest River, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-03573
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-01
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. This notice announces the grant of this petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2019-03181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, ``Electric-powered vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection,'' to clarify the direct contact protection requirements that apply to high voltage connectors, and to explicitly permit the use of high voltage connectors that cannot be separated without the use of tools. The proposed changes to these requirements would harmonize FMVSS No. 305 with Global Technical Regulations (GTRs) No. 13 and No. 20, which explicitly permit such connectors. In addition, it would make three minor technical corrections to the standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2019-02753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s (Honda) petition for exemption of the 2020 Acura TLX vehicle line in accordance with Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: 2019-02752
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the General Motors Corporation's (GM) petition for exemption of the Buick Encore vehicle line in accordance with Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC
Document Number: 2019-02724
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC's, (FCA) petition for exemption of the Jeep Gladiator vehicle line in accordance with Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. (Theft Prevention Standard).
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Document Number: 2019-02723
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s (Honda) petition for exemption of the 2019 Model Year (MY) Passport vehicle line in accordance with Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. NHTSA is granting this petition because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the vehicle line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Gillig, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-01920
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Gillig LLC (Gillig) has determined that certain model year (MY) 1997-2016 Gillig Low Floor buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Gillig filed a noncompliance report dated February 24, 2017. Gillig also petitioned NHTSA on March 24, 2017, and supplemented its petition on May 10, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Event Data Recorders
Document Number: 2019-01651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA withdraws its December 13, 2012 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) mandating installation of an Event Data Recorder (EDR) that meets NHTSA's current EDR standard in most light vehicles. At the time NHTSA published the NPRM, the agency noted that a significant number of light vehicles were being sold without EDRs, and said it believed a mandate was needed. Today, EDRs are installed on nearly all new light vehicles. In light of these changed circumstances, NHTSA believes that a mandate for today's EDRs is no longer necessary and withdrawal of the NPRM is therefore warranted.
Transfer and Sanction Programs
Document Number: 2019-01647
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This final rule responds to comments received on the interim final rule published September 30, 2016, and makes minor clarifications to the Federal implementing regulations for the Section 154 (Open Container) and Section 164 (Repeat Intoxicated Driver) programs.
Paperwork Reduction Act 30-Day Notice; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-01057
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
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 23, 2018. NHTSA received three comments on the 60-day notice. One supported the information collection, another addressed an issue unrelated to information collection, and a third stated that the research is a waste of money without providing any support for the statement. NHTSA has concluded that it is not necessary to make any changes to the information collection based on those comments.
Paperwork Reduction Act 60-Day Notice; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-00744
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
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 renew an 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.
Paperwork Reduction Act 60-Day Notice; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-00742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an 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 extension and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-00623
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-01
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 renew an 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.