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

Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-09051
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ricon Corporation (Ricon), has determined that certain S- Series and K-Series Classic wheelchair lifts do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 403, Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles. Because of Ricon's determination, Navistar, Inc., on behalf of IC Bus, LLC (Navistar), who installed the S-Series and K-Series Classic wheelchair lifts in their buses, determined that model year (MY) 2013-2019 IC buses do not comply with FMVSS No. 404, Platform Lift Installation in Motor Vehicles. Ricon and Navistar, collectively referred to as the ``the petitioners,'' filed the appropriate noncompliance reports and subsequently petitioned NHTSA for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of the petitioner's petitions.
Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-09050
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ricon Corporation (Ricon), has determined that certain S- Series and K-Series Titanium wheelchair lifts do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 403, Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles. Due to Ricon's determination, Navistar, Inc. on behalf of IC Bus, LLC (Navistar), and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), who installed the S-Series and K-Series Titanium wheelchair lifts in their buses, determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2019 IC and Thomas Built buses do not comply with FMVSS No. 404, Platform Lift Installation in Motor Vehicles. Ricon, Navistar, and DTNA, collectively referred to as the ``the petitioners,'' filed the appropriate noncompliance reports and petitioned NHTSA for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of the petitioners' petitions.
Receipt of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-09049
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ricon Corporation (Ricon), has determined that certain Mirage, S-Series, and K-Series wheelchair lifts do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 403, Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles. Because of Ricon's determination, various vehicle manufacturers who installed the S-Series, and K-Series wheelchair lifts in their motor vehicles determined that their motor vehicles do not comply with FMVSS No. 404, Platform Lift Installation in Motor Vehicles. Ricon and the various vehicle manufacturers, collectively referred to as the ``the petitioners,'' filed the appropriate noncompliance reports and subsequently petitioned NHTSA for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of the petitioners' petitions.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08456
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
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 model year (MY) 2020-2021 Toyota C-HR 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. Toyota filed a noncompliance report dated February 3, 2021, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 26, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Toyota's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08453
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG (MBAG) and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA), (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz''), have determined that certain model year (MY) 2020-2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS Class 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. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated October 30, 2020. Mercedes-Benz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on November 16, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08451
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2020-2012;2021 Kawasaki ZR900F and ZRT00K motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 123, Motorcycle Controls and Displays. KMC filed a noncompliance report dated November 16, 2020. KMC simultaneously petitioned NHTSA on November 16, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of KMC's petition.
BMW of North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08450
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW), a subsidiary of BMW AG, Munich, Germany, has determined that certain (MY) 2019-2012; BMW and 2020-2021 Toyota motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 104, Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems. BMW filed a noncompliance report dated September 11, 2020. BMW subsequently petitioned NHTSA on October 9, 2020, and submitted a supplement to the petition on February 23, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of BMW's petition.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08447
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) (``FCA US'') has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2020 Dodge Charger Pursuit motor vehicles with Officer Protection Package (``OPP'') modules do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect and FMVSS No. 118, Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated November 13, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 4, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of FCA US's petition.
Combi USA, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-08329
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Combi USA (Combi), has determined that certain Combi USA BabyRide rear-facing child restraint systems manufactured between March 1, 2016, and September 2, 2019, do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. Combi filed an original noncompliance report dated March 8, 2021, and later amended it on March 10, 2021, and March 11, 2021. Subsequently, Combi petitioned NHTSA on March 30, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Combi's petition.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Trucks Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2021-08207
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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) 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD Trucks (TKs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 6,105-6,950 lbs., 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 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD Trucks Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2021-08206
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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) 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD Trucks (TKs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 6,231-7,059 lbs, 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 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2021-08204
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-21
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) 2020-2021 GMC Sierra Trucks (TKs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 4,520-5,270 lbs, 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 2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National 911 Profile Database
Document Number: 2021-08003
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
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 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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on the National 911 Profile Database.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National 911 Profile Database
Document Number: 2021-06974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-15
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 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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on the National 911 Profile Database.
Petitions for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-07570
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.'s (Volkswagen) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its Taos vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2022.
Petitions for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors, LLC
Document Number: 2021-07569
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the General Motors, LLC's (GM) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard) for its Chevrolet Trax line beginning in model year (MY) 2022. 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.
Nissan North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-07507
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) has determined that certain replacement windshield glass panes manufactured by Central Glass Co., Ltd., outsourced to Japan Tempered & Laminated Glass Co., Ltd., and sold to Nissan as replacement parts for use in certain Nissan motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Nissan filed a noncompliance report dated June 29, 2020. Nissan subsequently petitioned NHTSA on July 29, 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.
Administrative Rulemaking, Guidance, and Enforcement Procedures
Document Number: 2021-06416
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-04-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule removes the Department's internal policies and procedures relating to the issuance of rulemaking and guidance documents from the Code of Federal Regulations. In addition, this final rule removes regulations concerning the initiation and conduct of enforcement actions, including administrative enforcement proceedings and judicial enforcement actions brought in Federal court.