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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Incident Reporting for Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Document Number: 2021-21203
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes NHTSA's information collection for incident reporting requirements for Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). NHTSA recently requested emergency review of its request for approval of this information collection and received a six-month approval. NHTSA now intends to follow the normal clearance procedures and request OMB's approval for a three-year extension of this currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles, and Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2021-21198
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice (``30-day notice'') announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below is being forwarded 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 and is a request for a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection regarding Platform lift systems for motor vehicles, and Platform lift installations in motor vehicles. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on February 6, 2020 (85 FR 7008). No comments were received.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Nissan North America, Inc.
Document Number: 2021-21197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Nissan North America, Inc.'s (Nissan) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its ARIYA vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2023. 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 also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. Therefore, no confidential information provided for purposes of this notice has been disclosed.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Fatal Crash Seat Belt Use Reporting and Awareness
Document Number: 2021-21040
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-28
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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on Fatal Crash Seat Belt Use Reporting and Awareness.
Public Hearing for Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2024-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
Document Number: 2021-19799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing a virtual public hearing to be held October 13, 2021, on its proposal for the ``Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2024-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks,'' which was signed on August 5, 2021, and published in the Federal Register on September 3, 2021. This hearing also allows the public to provide oral comments regarding the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that accompanies the proposal. An additional session will be held on October 14, if necessary, to accommodate the number of people who sign up to provide oral comments. NHTSA is proposing to revise the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2024 through 2026 to make the standards more stringent.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-19626
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin CrossClimate SUV replacement tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 31, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 21, 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.
NHTSA Safety Research Portfolio Public Meeting: Fall 2021
Document Number: 2021-19577
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing its 2021 safety research portfolio public meeting where the agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to the agency's safety research programs. Representatives from across the research offices will present the information in a virtual panel format. Questions from the audience will be accepted following presentations in a format to be determined.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2024-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
Document Number: 2021-17496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA, on behalf of the Department of Transportation, is proposing revised fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2024-2026. On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive order (E.O.) entitled, ``Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science To Tackle the Climate Crisis.'' In it, the President directed that ``The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks'' (hereafter, ``the 2020 final rule'') be immediately reviewed for consistency with our Nation's abiding commitment to empower our workers and communities; promote and protect our public health and the environment; and conserve our national treasures and monuments, places that secure our national memory. President Biden further directed that the 2020 final rule be reviewed at once and that (in this case) the Secretary of Transportation consider ``suspending, revising, or rescinding'' it, via a new proposal, by July 2021. Because of the President's direction in the E.O., NHTSA reexamined the 2020 final rule under its authority to set corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. In doing so, NHTSA tentatively concluded that the fuel economy standards set in 2020 should be revised so that they increase at a rate of 8 percent year over year for each model year from 2024 through 2026, for both passenger cars and light trucks. This responds to the agency's statutory mandate to improve energy conservation. This proposal also makes certain minor changes to fuel economy reporting requirements.
Hankook Tire America Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-18953
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire America Corporation (Hankook) has determined that certain Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 tires manufactured by Hankook's indirect subsidiary, Hankook Tire Manufacturing Tennessee, LP, do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Hankook filed a noncompliance report dated November 19, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 5, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces and explains the grant of Hankook's petition.
Petition To Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America
Document Number: 2021-18801
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 2, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted in full Mitsubishi Motors R&D (Mitsubishi) of America's petition for an exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its Mitsubishi Outlander vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2011. On November 12, 2012, the agency granted Mitsubishi's first petition to modify its previously approved exemption for the Outlander vehicle line beginning with MY 2014. On August 1, 2019, Mitsubishi submitted a second petition to modify its previously approved exemption for the Outlander vehicle line beginning with MY 2022. On February 17, 2021, Mitsubishi submitted a third petition to modify its previously approved exemption for a confidential variant of the Outlander vehicle line beginning with MY 2023. Mitsubishi also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. Therefore, no confidential information provided for purposes of this notice has been disclosed.