National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2021-06223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking from Jewkes Biomechanics (Jewkes) requesting that NHTSA amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ``Child restraint systems,'' to remove a requirement that child restraint systems (CRSs) must meet performance requirements without use of a top tether, or exclude from that requirement a new kind of CRS that the petitioner would like to develop called a ``hybrid CRS.'' Alternatively, the petitioner requests that the definition of a ``harness'' in FMVSS No. 213 be amended to include its hybrid CRS. NHTSA is denying the petition because the requested amendments would unreasonably reduce the child occupant protection provided by FMVSS No. 213.
Nissan North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-06025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2020 Nissan Sentra 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 August 26, 2020. Nissan subsequently petitioned NHTSA on September 18, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Nissan's petition.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-05922
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) ``FCA US'' has determined that certain Mopar rear brake hoses for use in model year (MY) 2019-2020 Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis motor vehicles and sold as replacement parts to FCA US dealers do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, Brake Hoses. FCA US filed two noncompliance reports, both dated October 22, 2020. FCA US subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 13, 2020, 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.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-05921
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) on behalf of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) (collectively referred to as ``Toyota'') has determined that certain replacement seat belt assemblies manufactured by Tokai Rika Mexico and Joyson Safety Systems and sold to Toyota dealerships as replacement equipment do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. Toyota filed two noncompliance reports, both dated May 4, 2020. Toyota subsequently submitted two petitions to NHTSA both dated May 28, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Toyota's petition.
Hankook Tire America Corp., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-05920
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire America Corp. (Hankook) has determined that certain Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2 passenger car tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, and part 574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping. Hankook filed a noncompliance report dated April 23, 2020. Hankook subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 19, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Hankook's petition.
Notice of Denial of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2017-2019 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 Pullman Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2021-05440
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. (G&K or Petitioner) has petitioned NHTSA for a decision that model year 2017-2019 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 Pullman vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States. In its petition, G&K claims that these vehicles are eligible for import because they are substantially similar to and of the same model year as vehicles originally manufactured for import into and certified for sale in the United States, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. This document announces the denial of G&K's petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Test Procedures; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-04933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-03-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request from the Alliance for Automotive Innovation (Auto Innovators), NHTSA is announcing a reopening of the comment period on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published December 10, 2020. The ANPRM requests public comment on whether any test procedure for any Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) may be a candidate for replacement, repeal, or modification, for reasons other than for considerations relevant only to automated driving systems (ADS). The comment period for the ANPRM was originally scheduled to end on February 8, 2021. It will now be reopened and will end on April 9, 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety
Document Number: 2021-04877
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-09
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 an extension of a currently-approved information collection. Before a Federal agency may 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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB extension approval, titled ``Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety'' and identified by OMB Control Number 2127-0723, which is currently approved through May 31, 2021. The burden hour calculations have been adjusted to reflect a reduction in burden as well as a reduction in the frequency of response resulting in a total annual burden hour reduction from 86,100 hours to 12,000 hours.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comments; Motorcycle Rider Segmentation Study
Document Number: 2021-04777
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA invites public comments about our 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 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) on a motorcycle rider segmentation study for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.