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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects
Document Number: 2021-23248
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted 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. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an extension of a currently approved information collection for reporting of information and documents about potential defects. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on December 29, 2020. No comments were received.
Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-22975
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996-2014 RTDI Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 113, Hood Latch System, and FMVSS No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of RTDI's petition.
Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-22974
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996-2014 Ride the Ducks International Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 104, Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-22972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996-2014 Ride the Ducks International Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; State Data Transfer for Vehicle Crash Information
Document Number: 2021-22824
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted 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. The State Data Transfer (SDT) program is a voluntary collection of motor vehicle crash data that State agencies collect for their own needs. NHTSA received emergency clearance to conduct the information collection until December 31, 2021. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 1, 2021. One comment from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) was received supporting NHTSA's SDT data collection and the request for emergency clearance to expedite this effort.
Notice of Grant of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2019 Schuler Spezialfahrzeuge GmbH Trailer Is Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2021-22481
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) grant of a petition for a decision that a model year (MY) 2019 Schuler Spezialfahrzeuge GmbH trailer that was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) is eligible for importation into the United States because it is capable of being readily altered to conform with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
Forest River, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2021-22003
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012-2016 Starcraft and 2014-2016 StarTrans buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release. Forest River filed two separate noncompliance reports on April 14, 2016, and revised them both on June 7, 2016. Forest River also petitioned NHTSA on May 31, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2021-21416
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on September 17, 2019, by Mr. Edward Chen (the petitioner), requesting that the Agency ``initiate a Defect Investigation into the recent set of software updates, including software updates 2019.16.1 and 2019.16.2 and all subsequent updates issued by Tesla, Inc. to its Model S and Model X vehicles, which have been alleged to be issued by Tesla in response to the alarming number of car fires that have occurred worldwide.'' On October 1, 2019, ODI opened Defect Petition DP19-005 to evaluate the petitioner's request. After reviewing the information provided by the petitioner, information provided by Tesla in response to an information request letter from NHTSA, and field data regarding non-crash vehicle fires in model year (MY) 2012 through 2019 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles, NHTSA has concluded that the issues raised by the petition do not warrant a defect investigation at this time. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.