National Highway Traffic Safety Administration July 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Maserati North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-16336
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Maserati North America, Inc., (MNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2020 Maserati Quattroporte, MY 2014-2020 Maserati Ghibli, and MY 2017-2020 Maserati Levante motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems, FMVSS No.138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, FMVSS No. 202a, Head restraints, and FMVSS No. 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2020. MNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 6, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of MNA's petition.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-15674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Reducing the Illegal Passing of School Buses
Document Number: 2020-15445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA invites public comments about its intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new collection of information. 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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Automobili Lamborghini Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Automobili Lamborghini has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2020 Lamborghini Huracan motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equimpment. Automobili Lamborghini filed a noncompliance report dated March 4, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on March 25, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Automobili Lamborghini's petition.
Weldon, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15227
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Weldon, a Division of Akron Brass Company, has determined that certain LED backup lamps do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Weldon filed a noncompliance report dated November 7, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 30, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Weldon's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; National Survey of Drowsy Driving Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors
Document Number: 2020-15184
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new 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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-15006
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) ``FCA'' has determined that certain model year (MY) 2004-2020 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. FCA filed a noncompliance report dated November 15, 2019, and later amended it on December 9, 2019. FAC US subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 9, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA's petition.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14847
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (Volkswagen) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 2020 Volkswagen and Audi motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated May 6, 2020, and later amended it on May 15, 2020. Volkswagen subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 20, 2020, and later amended it on June 8, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Volkswagen's petition.
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14642
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects technical errors in the final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on April 30, 2020, entitled ``The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' That document promulgated final standards for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and carbon dioxide emissions for passenger cars and light trucks (collectively, light-duty vehicles) to be manufactured in model years 2021-2026.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Compliance Labeling of Retroreflective Materials for Heavy Trailer Conspicuity
Document Number: 2020-14570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
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 on the reinstatement of a previously approved collection of information on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. 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. This document describes a collection of labeling information on FMVSS No. 108, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval (OMB Control number 2127-0569). The labeling requirement is for retroreflective sheeting material.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Vehicle Information for the General Public
Document Number: 2020-14569
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's approval on the reinstatement of a previously approved 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. This document describes one collection of information concerning vehicle safety features for consumer information purposes for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval (OMB Control number 2127-0629).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative
Document Number: 2020-14227
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new 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. This document describes a collection of information for NHTSA's planned Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The AV TEST Initiative involves the voluntary collection of information from entities testing vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS) and from States and local authorities involved in the regulation of ADS testing. The purpose of this collection is to provide information to the public about ADS testing operations in the U.S. and applicable State and local laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Hyundai Motor America, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14217
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012-2016 Hyundai Accent motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. Hyundai filed a noncompliance report dated December 12, 2016. Hyundai also petitioned NHTSA on December 16, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Hyundai's petition.
Nissan North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14215
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 1, 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 the grant of Nissan's petition.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14214
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 the grant of Toyota's petition.
Kia Motors America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14213
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 the grant of Kia's petition.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 amended 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 the grant of Volkswagen's petition.
FCA US, LLC and AGC Glass Company North America, Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-14211
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US, LLC, f/k/a Chrysler Group, LLC (FCA) has determined that the rear liftgate privacy glass equipped in certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass and certain MY 2018 Jeep Wrangler motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Similarly, AGC Glass Company North America, d.b.a. AGC Automotive Americas Co. (AGC) determined that the same liftgate privacy glass sold as replacement parts for MY 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles do not fully comply with FMVSS No. 205. The petitioners have requested that NHTSA deem the subject noncompliance inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. As the issues involved in both petitions are identical, NHTSA is addressing both petitions in this single notice, which announces the grant of both petitions.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP19-003
Document Number: 2020-14157
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition, DP19-003, submitted by Mr. Kevin O'Brien to the Administrator of NHTSA (the ``Agency'') by a letter dated August 12, 2019. The petition requests that the agency initiate a safety defect investigation into an alleged ``excessive stalling problem'' experienced by operators of 2019 Model Year (MY) Volkswagen GTI, Jetta GLI, and Golf GTI manual transmission vehicles (the ``subject vehicles'') ``as the vehicles slow to a stop or prepare to make a turn across traffic with the clutch pressed in and the car in neutral.'' After conducting a technical review of: (1) Consumer complaints submitted by the petitioner; (2) consumer complaint information in NHTSA's databases; and (3) information provided by Volkswagen in response to our information requests regarding vehicle stalling and complaints received by Volkswagen, NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigations (ODI) has concluded that it is unlikely that additional investigation would result in a finding that a defect related to motor vehicle safety exists. As a result, no further investigation of the issue raised by the petition is warranted and the agency, accordingly, has denied the petition.