National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2024 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; FMVSS No. 305a Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electric Powertrain Integrity Global Technical Regulation No. 20, Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-11404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the DATES and ADDRESSES sections to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on April 15, 2024, regarding Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 305a Electric- Powered Vehicles: Electric Powertrain Integrity. The proposed rule included establishing new reporting and record retention requirements and, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), NHTSA sought public comment on these new proposed information collections. The corrections add text under the DATES and ADDRESSES sections to include instructions for submitting comments regarding the new information collection requirements proposed in the NPRM.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; National Traffic Safety Survey
Document Number: 2024-10851
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-17
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 six collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval that would be conducted as part of the National Traffic Safety Survey.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Automatic Emergency Braking Systems for Light Vehicles
Document Number: 2024-09054
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule adopts a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard to require automatic emergency braking (AEB), including pedestrian AEB (PAEB), systems on light vehicles. An AEB system uses various sensor technologies and sub-systems that work together to detect when the vehicle is in a crash imminent situation, to automatically apply the vehicle brakes if the driver has not done so, or to apply more braking force to supplement the driver's braking. This final rule specifies that an AEB system must detect and react to an imminent crash with both a lead vehicle or a pedestrian. This final rule fulfills a mandate under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) directing the Department to promulgate a rule to require that all passenger vehicles be equipped with an AEB system. The purpose of this final rule is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries that result from crashes in which drivers do not apply the brakes or fail to apply sufficient braking power to avoid or mitigate a crash, and to reduce the consequences of such crashes.
Volvo Bus Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-10062
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volvo Bus Corporation (VBC) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2009-2023 Volvo 9700 buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. VBC filed a noncompliance report dated November 15, 2022, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the "Agency") on December 13, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of VBC's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Examining Distraction and Driver Monitoring Systems To Improve Driver Safety
Document Number: 2024-09776
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-06
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. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This document describes a new collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval titled Examining Distraction and Driver Monitoring Systems to Improve Driver Safety. A Federal Register Notice with a 60- day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 14, 2023. Four comments were received during the comment period. This 30-day notice includes a summary of those comments, responses to the comments (no changes to the study are expected as a result of the comments), and an update to the estimated burden hours from the 60-day notice.
Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs
Document Number: 2024-09732
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This final rule amends the uniform procedures implementing the State Highway Safety Grant Program to waive, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025, the requirement that targets for the common performance measures be identical to targets in the State Highway Safety Improvement Program. This final rule makes a corresponding change to a similar requirement in the FHWA's performance management regulation.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Fuel System Integrity of Hydrogen Vehicles; Compressed Hydrogen Storage System Integrity; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-07116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish two new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) specifying performance requirements for all motor vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source. The proposed standards are based on Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 13. FMVSS No. 307, "Fuel system integrity of hydrogen vehicles," which would specify requirements for the integrity of the fuel system in hydrogen vehicles during normal vehicle operations and after crashes. FMVSS No. 308, "Compressed hydrogen storage system integrity," would specify requirements for the compressed hydrogen storage system to ensure the safe storage of hydrogen onboard vehicles. The two proposed standards would reduce deaths and injuries that could occur as a result of fires due to hydrogen fuel leakages and/or explosion of the hydrogen storage system.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-07837
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; FMVSS No. 305a Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electric Powertrain Integrity Global Technical Regulation No. 20, Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2024-07646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Consistent with a Global Technical Regulation on electric vehicle safety, NHTSA proposes to establish Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305a to replace FMVSS No. 305, "Electric- powered vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection." Among other improvements, FMVSS No. 305a would apply to light and heavy vehicles and would have performance and risk mitigation requirements for the propulsion battery. Relating to a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation, FMVSS No. 305a would also require manufacturers to submit standardized emergency response information for inclusion on NHTSA's website that would assist first and second responders handling electric vehicles.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; First Responder Incident Advanced Reporting Program
Document Number: 2024-07824
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-12
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. First Responder Incident Advanced Reporting Program (FRIAR) in which first responders (e.g., law enforcement, fire department, and emergency medical services) may submit information about fatalities, injuries, or crashes that may have been caused due to a motor vehicle or equipment defect. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 12, 2023. No comments were received.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-06670
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin X Works D 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, Speciality Tires, and Tires for Motorcycles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated December 16, 2022, and January 11, 2023, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the "Agency") on January 10, 2023, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of MNA's petition.
FCA US LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-06653
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (FCA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2022-2023 Ram ProMaster vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. FCA filed a noncompliance report dated April 13, 2023, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the "Agency") on May 5, 2023, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of FCA's petition.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-06423
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin LTX AT2 tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires For Light Vehicles. MNA filed an original noncompliance report dated April 14, 2023, and later amended the report on July 3, 2023. MNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on April 17, 2023, and later amended the petition on July 6, 2023, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of MNA's petition.
Daimler Coaches North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-06281
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Coaches North America, LLC, (DCNA), a subsidiary of Daimler AG, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012-2019 Setra S407 and MY 2009-2020 Setra S417 buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. DCNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 15, 2020, and amended it on July 16, 2020, and March 24, 2021. DCNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on August 4, 2020, later amended it on October 1, 2020, and provided supplemental information on February 5, 2021, March 5, 2021, and March 25, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of DCNA's petition and supplemental information.
Improvements for Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Test Procedures, and Other Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2024-05010
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is finalizing 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 amendments increase compliance flexibility, harmonize with other requirements, add clarity, correct errors, and streamline the regulations. Given the nature of these changes, NHTSA does not expect either significant environmental impacts or significant economic impacts for any sector.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213 Test Procedure (TP-213-11)
Document Number: 2024-03591
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks public comment on the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (OVSC) laboratory test procedure (TP) number TP-213-11, specifically relating to FMVSS No. 213a, Child restraint systemsside impact protection. This TP, prepared for the limited purpose of use by contracted independent laboratories conducting tests for NHTSA, is an agency guidance document intended for use by NHTSA test contractors. TPs are not rules, regulations, or agency interpretations regarding the meaning of a Federal motor vehicle safety standard. The TP serves as a contractual document between NHTSA and its contract test laboratories. The updated OVSC laboratory test procedure, TP-213-11, includes new instructions for how labs should test for compliance with the recently created FMVSS No. 213a, Child restraint systemsside impact protection.
Exemptions From Average Fuel Economy Standards; Passenger Automobile Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: 2024-03119
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final decision responds to petitions filed by several low volume manufacturers requesting exemption from the generally applicable corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for several model years (MYs). The low volume manufacturers and MYs are as follows: Aston Martin Lagonda Limited for MYs 2008-2023, Ferrari N.V. for MYs 2016- 2018 and 2020, Koenigsegg Automotive AB for MYs 2015 and 2018-2023, McLaren Automotive for MYs 2012-2023, Mobility Ventures LLC for MYs 2014-2016, Pagani Automobili S.p.A for MYs 2014 and 2016-2023, and Spyker Automobielen B.V. for MYs 2008-2010. NHTSA is exempting these manufacturers from the generally applicable CAFE standards for the model years listed and establishing alternative standards for each manufacturer at the levels stated below, which the agency has determined to be maximum feasible for each of those manufacturers for the model years in question.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mazda Motor Corporation
Document Number: 2024-03105
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-15
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 CX-90 vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2025. 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.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Document Number: 2024-02866
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Toyota Motor North America, Inc.'s (Toyota) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its Subaru Solterra vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2025. 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. Toyota 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; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Document Number: 2024-02865
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-13
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 ID.7 vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2025. 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. Volkswagen also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. Therefore, no confidential information provided for purposes of this notice has been disclosed.
Polaris Group of America, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-01736
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Polaris Group of America, Inc., (Polaris), has determined that certain motorcycles manufactured by Indian Motorcycle Company do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Indian Motorcycle Company, on behalf of Polaris, filed an original noncompliance report dated April 13, 2022, and later amended the report on September 9, 2022. Polaris petitioned NHTSA on May 13, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of Polaris's petition.
Advisory Committee on Underride Protection; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2024-00733
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces multiple meetings of the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection (ACUP). This notice announces the date, time, and location of these meetings, which will be open the public. The purpose of ACUP is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on safety regulations to reduce underride crashes and fatalities relating to underride crashes.
Consolidated Glass & Mirror, LLC, Denial of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-00391
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Consolidated Glass & Mirror, LLC (CGM), a subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corporation (Guardian), has determined that certain laminated glass parts do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. CGM filed two separate noncompliance reports dated December 14, 2018, and April 15, 2020, and petitioned NHTSA on December 20, 2018 and May 23, 2018, respectively, for decisions that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of the petitions.
Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2024-00392
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ford Motor Company (Ford), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018-2020 Ford F-150 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Ford filed a noncompliance report dated July 22, 2022, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 12, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Ford's petition.
Advanced Impaired Driving Prevention Technology
Document Number: 2023-27665
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-01-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document initiates rulemaking that would gather the information necessary to develop performance requirements and require that new passenger motor vehicles be equipped with advanced drunk and impaired driving prevention technology through a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS). In this document, NHTSA presents its various activities related to preventing drunk and impaired driving and discusses the current state of advanced impaired driving technology. NHTSA also asks many questions to gather the information necessary to develop a notice of proposed rulemaking on advanced drunk and impaired driving technology.
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