National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Record Retention
Document Number: 2022-24032
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-04
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) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 20, 2022. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Drivers' Knowledge/Correct Use of New Technology Features in Passenger Vehicles
Document Number: 2022-23842
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-11-02
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) abstracted 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. This ICR is for a new collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval for a one-time voluntary experiment on drivers' understanding of and behaviors using vehicles equipped with adaptive cruise control and lane centering technologies. A Federal Register notice with a 60- day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 20, 2022 (86 FR 43374-76). NHTSA received comments from two organizations, which we address below.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-23598
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, (CTA) has determined that certain Continental motorcycle tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds), Specialty Tires, and Tires for Motorcycles. CTA filed a noncompliance report dated December 2, 2021, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 22, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the grant of CTA's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Influence of Drivers' Internal Reasoning on Speeding
Document Number: 2022-23086
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-25
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 proposed 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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on the Influence of Drivers' Internal Reasoning on Speeding.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-23020
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-24
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 the petition on June 8, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces and explains the denial of Volkswagen's petition.
Spartan Motors USA, Inc, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-22453
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Spartan Motors USA, Inc (Spartan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2019 Spartan Specialty MM and K2 motorhome chassis do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Spartan filed a noncompliance report dated December 18, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 15, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of Spartan's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Child Passenger Safety Perceptions and Practices in Ridesharing and Autonomous Vehicles
Document Number: 2022-22423
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-17
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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on Child Passenger Safety Perceptions and Practices in Ridesharing and Autonomous Vehicles.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP20-002
Document Number: 2022-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a defect petition, DP20-002, submitted by Mr. V.T. Wakefield (the Petitioner) to NHTSA (the Agency) by a letter dated December 12, 2019. The petition requested that the Agency initiate a safety defect investigation of passenger compartment fires attributed to HVAC blower motor connectors overheating in Model Year (MY) 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky vehicles (the ``subject vehicles''). After conducting a technical review of: (1) consumer complaints identified by the petitioner; (2) consumer complaint information in NHTSA's databases; and (3) information provided by General Motors (GM) in response to the Agency's information request regarding vehicle fires and complaints received by GM, NHTSA's Office of Defect Investigations (ODI) has concluded that the issues raised by the petition do not warrant a defect investigation. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Consolidated Vehicles' Owner's Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment
Document Number: 2022-22298
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-14
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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on Vehicle Owner's Manual Requirements for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Compliance Labeling Warning Devices
Document Number: 2022-22297
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below, regarding the reinstatement of a previously approved collection of information on Federal Motor vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 125, will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. The ICR describes the labeling requirement for warning devices and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 3, 2022. No comments were received.
NHTSA Safety Research Portfolio Public Meeting: Fall 2022
Document Number: 2022-22146
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA will hold a Public Meeting from November 1-3, 2022, as a joint effort between the Agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices to share information on activities within the Agency's research programs. The meeting will be held in a virtual format with representatives from across the two research offices presenting the information in a panel format. Questions from the audience will be accepted following presentations. Each presentation will include visual slides that will be available in a public docket after the Public Meeting. Video of the panels will also be available on the NHTSA website.
FCA US LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-11
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) 2019-2020 Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis motor vehicles equipped with Mopar rear brake hoses and replacement brake hoses sold 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 with NHTSA (the ``Agency''), 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 and explains the denial of FCA US's petition.
Specialty Tires of America, Inc., Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-21997
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Specialty Tires of America, Inc. (STA) has determined that certain STA light truck tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles, or FMVSS No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. STA filed noncompliance reports dated August 27, 2019, November 15, 2019, and November 18, 2019. STA also petitioned NHTSA on September 16, 2019, and December 13, 2019, and later amended the former on March 3, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of STA's petitions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Government 5-Star Safety Ratings Label Consumer Research
Document Number: 2022-21712
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-10-06
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. This document describes a new collection of information for consumer research purposes regarding the Government 5-Star Safety Ratings section of the Monroney label for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on November 19, 2021. Seven (7) public comments were received before the closing date of January 18, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration for Defect Notifications and Labeling
Document Number: 2022-21309
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-30
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. NHTSA is requesting comments on an extension of the currently approved collection of information titled ``Consolidated Child Restraint System Registration for Defect Notifications and Labeling.'' A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 26, 2022 (87 FR 44494). One comment from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) was received supporting this information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), Non-Traffic Surveillance (NTS) and Special Studies Data Collection
Document Number: 2022-21037
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension with modification of a currently 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 collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval that collect for NHTSA's Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), Non-Traffic Surveillance (NTS), and special studies.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-20749
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018-2020 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM filed an original noncompliance report dated March 31, 2022. GM subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 22, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of GM's petition.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications
Document Number: 2022-20534
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is soliciting applications for appointment/reappointment to the DOT's NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC is to serve as a nationally recognized council of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to DOT. Through NHTSA, NEMSAC's advice is provided to the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Years 2030 and Beyond New Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program Standards
Document Number: 2022-20211
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NHTSA intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new fuel efficiency (FE) standards for model years (MYs) 2030 and beyond medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and some work trucks (``HD vehicles'' that NHTSA will be proposing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). This notice initiates the process for determining the scope of considerations to be addressed in the EIS and for identifying any significant environmental issues related to the proposed action. NHTSA invites comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, stakeholders, and the public in this scoping process to help identify and focus any matters of environmental significance and reasonable alternatives to be examined in the EIS.
Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs
Document Number: 2022-18995
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes revised uniform procedures implementing State highway safety grant programs, as a result of enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, also referred to as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law or BIL). It also reorganizes, streamlines and updates some grant requirements. The agency requests comments on the proposed rule.
FCA US, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-19994
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US, LLC, (f/k/a Chrysler Group, LLC) ``FCA,'' has determined that certain Mopar branded headlamp assemblies sold as aftermarket equipment and installed as original equipment in certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Dodge Journey motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. FCA filed a noncompliance report for the replacement equipment dated March 14, 2019, and later amended it on April 9, 2019. FCA also filed a noncompliance report for the associated vehicles dated March 14, 2019, and later amended it on April 9, 2019, and April 25, 2019. FCA subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on April 5, 2019, and filed a supplemental petition on May 14, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of FCA's petition.
Schedule of Fees
Document Number: 2022-19560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 and future FYs relating to the registration of importers and the importation of motor vehicles not certified as conforming to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS). In addition to proposing new fee amounts, this document also proposes three modifications to existing provisions of part 594. The first seeks to modify our assessment of the administrative costs of registered importer (RI) renewals by authorizing collection of inspection costs as part of the inspected entity's monthly invoice instead of adding those costs to its annual renewal fee. The second proposal would seek to adjust how a vehicle inspection fee is determined in cases where an RI requests inspection of a vehicle subject to an eligibility petition. Finally, the third proposal would clarify circumstances in which NHTSA (the Agency) would charge additional fees for submission of conformity packages with errors or omissions. The fees in this update are mandated by statute and are necessary to maintain the RI program.
Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Test Procedures, and Other Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2022-17134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-09-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing minor technical amendments to the test procedures for heavy- duty engines and vehicles to improve accuracy and reduce testing burden. These amendments affect the certification procedures for fuel efficiency standards and related requirements. These proposed amendments increase compliance flexibility, harmonize with other requirements, add clarity, correct errors, and streamline the regulations. Given the nature of the proposed changes, NHTSA does not expect either significant environmental impacts or significant economic impacts for any sector.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Exemption for the Make Inoperative Prohibition To Accommodate People With Disabilities; OMB Control No. 2127-0635
Document Number: 2022-19561
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-13
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 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 and is a request for a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection regarding an exemption for the make inoperative prohibition to accommodate people with disabilities. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on January 12, 2022. NHTSA received one comment on the 60-day notice. The comment generally supported the information collection and further addressed broad issues not discussed in this ICR. Therefore, NHTSA has concluded that it is not necessary to make any changes to the information collection based on the comment received for the 60-day notice.
Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles
Document Number: 2022-19507
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 12, 2021, NHTSA released its draft Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles guidance (``Draft Best Practices'' or ``guidance'') in an effort to support industry-led efforts to improve the industry's cybersecurity posture as well as provide NHTSA's views on how the automotive industry can develop and apply sound, risk-based cybersecurity management processes during the vehicle's entire lifecycle. These guidelines are intended to be applicable to all individuals and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacture and assembly of a motor vehicle and its electronic systems and software. These entities include, but are not limited to, small and large-volume motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and modifiers. This document summarizes comments received in response to the draft guidance, responds to those comments, and describes changes made to the draft guidance in response to those comments. This document also announces the issuance of the final version of the Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles guidance. While this is the final version of this iteration of the Best Practices, NHTSA routinely assesses cybersecurity risks as well as emerging best practices and will consider future updates as motor vehicles and their cybersecurity evolve.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-19515
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, (Hercules), has determined that certain Ironman iMOVE PT specialty trailer tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Hercules filed an original noncompliance report dated May 10, 2022, and amended the report on May 12, 2022. Hercules petitioned NHTSA on June 21, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Hercules's petition.
Maserati North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-19234
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-09-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Maserati North America, Inc., (MNA), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2021 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated August 5, 2021. MNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 30, 2021, and amended its petition on January 13, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of MNA's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Strategies To Improve DRE Officers' Performance and Law Enforcement Agencies' DRE Programs
Document Number: 2022-18787
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-31
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 to study ways to help improve Officers' performance and Law Enforcement programs for Drug Recognition Experts (DRE). 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 Strategies to Improve DRE Officers' Performance and Law Enforcement Agencies' DRE Programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Field Study of Heavy Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems
Document Number: 2022-18711
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-30
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 ICR is titled ``Heavy Vehicle Crash Avoidance Systems'' and is identified by OMB Control Number 2127-0741. It is currently approved through August 31, 2022. This project was delayed due to COVID-19 shutdowns and precautions. The extension is necessary to continue the current data collection to completion. This extension request updates the burden hours to reflect the numbers of respondents that are needed to complete the study, updates to time estimates for responses, and mean hourly rates. Additionally, this notice provides clarification on the burden hours and the costs to the public. A Federal Register Notice with a 60- day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on May 10, 2022. Two comments were received, both in support of the data collection.
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-18628
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, (DTNA), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2022 Thomas Built school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release. DTNA filed an original noncompliance report dated February 9, 2022, and amended the report on April 13, 2022. DTNA petitioned NHTSA on March 1, 2022, and later amended the petition on April 13, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of DTNA's petition.
Insurance Cost Information Regulation
Document Number: 2022-18659
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of calendar year 2022 text and data for the Insurance Cost Information Booklet. This information is intended to assist prospective purchasers in comparing differences in passenger vehicle collision loss experience that could affect auto insurance costs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program
Document Number: 2022-18492
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-29
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) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes a new information collection to survey a national sample of law enforcement and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 29, 2022. NHTSA received two comments. As explained in this document, neither of the comments necessitates revisions to the information collection or burden estimates.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors, LLC
Document Number: 2022-18528
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-29
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 Buick Envision 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.
Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-18417
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Columbus Trading-Partners USA, Inc., (CTP), has determined that certain Cybex child restraint systems distributed by CTP do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child Restraint Systems. CTP filed an original noncompliance report dated June 30, 2022. CTP petitioned NHTSA on July 5, 2022, and amended the petition on August 4, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of CTP's petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2020 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2020
Document Number: 2022-18074
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-08-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year 2020 light duty truck lines subject to the parts- marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard. The agency determined no new models were high-theft or had major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger car or multipurpose passenger vehicle lines. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because they are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain criteria.
General Motors-Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Various Requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for an Automated Driving System-Equipped Vehicle; Request for Comments; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2022-18103
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA received five requests to extend the comment period for a notice NHTSA published on July 21, 2022, seeking comment on NHTSA's receipt of a petition for temporary exemption from General Motors (GM). GM's petition seeks a temporary exemption from various requirements of the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) for a vehicle equipped with an automated driving system (ADS). In accordance with statutory and administrative provisions, NHTSA published a notice announcing receipt of GM's petition and seeking public comment. The comment period for the notice was scheduled to end on August 22, 2022. NHTSA is extending the comment period for the July 21, 2022 notice by 30 days.
Ford Motor Company-Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Various Requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for an Automated Driving System-Equipped Vehicle; Request for Comments; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2022-18102
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA received six requests to extend the comment period for a notice NHTSA published on July 21, 2022, seeking comment on NHTSA's receipt of a petition for temporary exemption from Ford Motor Company (Ford). Ford's petition seeks a temporary exemption from various requirements of the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) for a vehicle equipped with an automated driving system (ADS). In accordance with statutory and administrative provisions, NHTSA published a notice announcing receipt of Ford's petition and seeking public comment. The comment period for the notice was scheduled to end on August 22, 2022. NHTSA is extending the comment period for the July 21, 2022 notice by 30 days.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Model Years 2027 and Beyond Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards and Model Years 2029 and Beyond Heavy-Duty Pickup Trucks and Vans Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program Standards
Document Number: 2022-17558
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NHTSA intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model years (MYs) 2027 and beyond passenger automobiles (referred to herein as ``passenger cars'') and non-passenger automobiles (referred to herein as ``light trucks'') and new fuel efficiency (FE) standards for MYs 2029 and beyond heavy- duty pickup trucks and vans that NHTSA will be proposing pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). This notice initiates the process for determining the scope of considerations to be addressed in the EIS and for identifying any significant environmental matters related to the proposed action. NHTSA invites comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, stakeholders, and the public in this scoping process to help identify and focus any matters of environmental significance and reasonable alternatives to be examined in the EIS.
Petition for Exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: 2022-17106
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Ford Motor Company (Ford) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its Bronco 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. Ford also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. Therefore, no confidential information provided for purposes of this notice has been disclosed.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mazda Motor Corporation
Document Number: 2022-17105
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its confidential vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2024. 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. Mazda also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. Therefore, no confidential information provided for purposes of this notice has been disclosed.
North America Subaru, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-17130
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
North America Subaru, Inc., (NASI) on behalf of Subaru Corporation and Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2020 Subaru Impreza motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Subaru filed a noncompliance report dated October 10, 2019. NASI, on behalf of Subaru, petitioned NHTSA on October 23, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces and explains the denial of NASI's petition.
Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-17131
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hercules Tire & Rubber Company, (Hercules), has determined that certain Hercules Power ST2 radial trailer tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds), Specialty Tires, and Tires for Motorcycles. Hercules filed an original noncompliance report dated December 9, 2021, and amended the report on December 14, 2021, and March 9, 2022. Hercules petitioned NHTSA on December 16, 2021, and amended the petition on March 9, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Hercules's petition.
Collins Bus Corporation, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-17135
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Collins Bus Corporation (Collins) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012 2020 Ford and Chevrolet school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release. Collins filed a noncompliance report dated April 15, 2020. Collins subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 30, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the denial of Collins's petition.
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2022-17132
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2011-2021 Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 222, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection. DTNA filed a noncompliance report dated December 17, 2019, and later amended the report on January 16, 2020. DTNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 16, 2020, (DTNA incorrectly dated their petition January 16, 2019) for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces and explains the denial of DTNA's petition.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP21-005
Document Number: 2022-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on September 27, 2021, by Mr. James Lamb to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the Agency initiate an investigation into alleged ``defects in the 2006 J1939 databus,'' citing a 2016 research paper published through the University of Michigan. On December 23, 2021, NHTSA opened Defect Petition DP21-005 to evaluate the petitioner's request. After reviewing the information provided by the petitioner regarding the alleged defect and conducting searches of complaints from vehicle owners, operators, and fleet supervisors, NHTSA has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to warrant further action at this time. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.
Occupant Protection for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2022-05426
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the occupant protection Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) to account for future vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver because they are equipped with Automated Driving Systems (ADS). This final rule makes clear that, despite their innovative designs, vehicles with ADS technology must continue to provide the same high levels of occupant protection that current passenger vehicles provide. The occupant protection standards are currently written for traditionally designed vehicles and use terms such as ``driver's seat'' and ``steering wheel,'' that are not meaningful to vehicle designs that, for example, lack a steering wheel or other driver controls. This final rule updates the standards in a manner that clarifies existing terminology while avoiding unnecessary terminology, and, in doing so, resolves ambiguities in applying the standards to ADS-equipped vehicles without traditional manual controls. In addition, this final rule amends the standards in a manner that maintains the existing regulatory text whenever possible, to make clear that this rule maintains the level of crash protection currently provided occupants in more traditionally designed vehicles. This final rule is limited to the crashworthiness standards to provide a unified set of regulatory text applicable to vehicles with and without ADS functionality.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Petitions for Hearings on Notification and Remedy of Defects
Document Number: 2022-06728
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
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. This ICR is for a request for extension of NHTSA's currently approved information collection for petitions for hearings on notification and remedy of defects. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the ICR was published on January 18, 2022. No comments were received.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program
Document Number: 2022-06496
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on an evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Procedures for Participating in and Receiving Information From the National Driver Register
Document Number: 2022-06467
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) 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 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 extension and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval titled ``National Driver Register (NDR).''
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP18-002
Document Number: 2022-06217
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on August 7, 2018, by Mr. Gary Weinreich (the petitioner) to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the Agency investigate alleged ``premature and excessive frame corrosion'' in model year (MY) 2002 through 2006 Toyota 4Runner vehicles. The petitioner bases his request upon his own experience with a MY 2005 Toyota 4Runner, a class action lawsuit settlement involving other Toyota products, and other complaints of underbody corrosion in Toyota 4Runner vehicles that he found in NHTSA's online complaint database. After reviewing the information provided by the petitioner regarding his vehicle, facts related to the class action lawsuit cited by the petitioner, and field data regarding underbody corrosion in Toyota 4Runner vehicles, NHTSA has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to pursue further action. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.