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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.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts, 2024
Document Number: 2023-28066
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule provides the statutorily prescribed 2024 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-28378
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC).
Request for Comment: NHTSA's Nondiscrimination Compliance Program; Extension of Written Submission Deadline
Document Number: 2023-27391
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA has received requests to extend the period during which commenters may submit written comments in response to the Request for Comment: NHTSA's Nondiscrimination Compliance Program published on November 16, 2023. The original written submission deadline was January 16, 2024. NHTSA is extending the deadline by 30 days to February 15, 2024.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Human Interaction With Driving Automation Systems
Document Number: 2023-27197
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-12
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 (the PRA), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. The proposed collection of information described below supports research addressing safety-related aspects of drivers' interactions with driving automation systems.
Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-26960
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
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 September 8, 2022, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on September 30, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network Data Collection
Document Number: 2023-27006
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
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 NHTSA's Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) investigation-based crash data study for which it is seeking OMB approval.
Initial Decision That Certain Frontal Driver and Passenger Air Bag Inflators Manufactured by ARC Automotive Inc. and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC Contain a Safety Defect; Second Extension of Written Submission Deadline
Document Number: 2023-26797
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The original deadline for the submission of written information in response to the agency's Initial Decision was October 20, 2024. NHTSA previously extended the deadline to December 4, 2023, and is now extending the deadline a second time. The new deadline is December 18, 2023.
Blue Bird Body Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-26733
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Blue Bird Body Company (Blue Bird) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2024 Blue Bird Vision and MY 2020-2024 Blue Bird All American school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 217, Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release. Blue Bird filed two noncompliance reports, both dated August 9, 2023, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on September 13, 2023, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Blue Bird's petition.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2023-26082
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) regarding child restraint systems. The amendments, mandatory in one year, modernize the standard by, among other things, updating CRS owner registration program requirements, labeling requirements on correctly using child restraints, requirements for add-on school bus- specific child restraint systems, and provisions for NHTSA's use of test dummies in NHTSA compliance tests. Amendments mandatory in three years include adding a new FMVSS that updates to standard seat assemblies on which NHTSA tests child restraint systems for compliance with frontal crash performance requirements. This final rule fulfills a mandate of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP- 21) that directs NHTSA to update the standard seat assembly. The purpose of this final rule is to ensure continued effectiveness of child restraint systems in current and future vehicles.
FCA US, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-26604
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group LLC) (FCA) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Chrysler Pacifica 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. FCA filed a noncompliance report dated August 27, 2019. FCA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on September 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of FCA's petition.
Emergency Medical Services Education Agenda 2050: Request for Information
Document Number: 2023-25551
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA published a request for information on October 13, 2023, seeking comments from all sources (public, private, government, academic, professional, public interest groups, and other interested parties) on the planned re-envisioning of the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. Due to the limited comments received and some informal feedback indicating that the initial comment period was too short, NHTSA is announcing the reopening of the comment period for the RFI in order to solicit additional comments and request responses to specific questions provided in the document. The comment period for the RFI was originally scheduled to end on October 31, 2023. It will now be reopened and will end on March 31, 2024.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; V2V Communications
Document Number: 2023-25519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration withdraws a previous proposal to create a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requiring vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications in new light vehicles. After the advent of new V2V communications protocol, and after a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision regarding the regulations governing the 5.850-5.895 gigahertz (5.9 GHz) band, the agency has decided to withdraw its V2V proposed rule.
Beat the Street Interiors, Inc.-Grant of Petition for Temporary Exemption From Shoulder Belt Requirement for Side-Facing Seats on Motorcoaches
Document Number: 2023-25073
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the petition of Beat the Street Interiors, Inc. (``BTS'') for a temporary exemption from a shoulder belt requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' for side-facing seats on motorcoaches. This grant permits the petitioner to install Type 1 seat belts (lap belt only) at side-facing seating positions instead of the Type 2 seat belts (lap and shoulder belts) required by FMVSS No. 208. After reviewing the petition, the agency has determined that the requested exemption is warranted to enable the petitioner to sell a vehicle whose overall level of safety or impact protection is at least equal to that of a nonexempted vehicle.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Bus Rollover Structural Integrity
Document Number: 2023-24381
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants parts of petitions for reconsideration of a December 29, 2021, final rule that established Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 227, ``Bus Rollover Structural Integrity.'' The standard is intended to enhance rollover structural integrity and reduce the likelihood of ejection from over-the-road buses (motorcoaches), and other buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 11,793 kilograms (kg) (26,000 pounds (lb)). This final rule adjusts the definition of ``transit bus'' and revises the maximum allowable weight of objects intruding into the survival space during the rollover test. This document denies other requests in the petitions, including petitions to expand the applicability of the standard to other bus types and extend the compliance date by 2 years.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2021 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2021
Document Number: 2023-24611
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2021 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. Lastly, this final rule identifies vehicle lines that have not been manufactured for the United States market in over 5 years.
Nissan North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-24140
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-02
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 grant of Nissan's petition.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23868
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Toyota) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2020 Toyota Tundra 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 September 18, 2019. Toyota subsequently petitioned NHTSA on October 7, 2019, and later amended its petition on January 3, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of Toyota's petition.
Advisory Committee on Underride Protection; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2023-23697
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection (ACUP). This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to 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.
Defect and Noncompliance Notification and Reporting
Document Number: 2023-23639
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-26
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 the reinstatement of a previously 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.
BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23529
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Munich, Germany, (collectively ``BMW''), has determined that certain Model Year (MY) 2018-2021 BMW K 1600 motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 123, Motorcycle Controls and Displays. BMW filed an original noncompliance report dated March 18, 2021, and, subsequently, BMW petitioned NHTSA on April 9, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the grant of BMW's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23528
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz'' or ``Petitioner'') have determined that certain model year (MY) 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, Power- operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated May 11, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 3, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the denial of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
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) 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated August 14, 2020. Mercedes-Benz subsequently petitioned NHTSA on September 4, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces denial of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Initial Decision That Certain Frontal Driver and Passenger Air Bag Inflators Manufactured by ARC Automotive Inc. and Delphi Automotive Systems LLC Contain a Safety Defect; Extension of Written Submission Deadline
Document Number: 2023-23474
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 22, 2023, NHTSA received a request to extend the period during which manufacturers and any interested person may submit written information in response to the agency's Initial Decision published on September 8, 2023. The original written submission deadline was October 20, 2023. NHTSA is extending the deadline to December 4, 2023.
Gillig, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23330
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Gillig, LLC, (Gillig) has determined that certain model year (MY) 1998-2022 Gillig Low Floor buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Gillig filed a noncompliance report dated July 6, 2022, and later amended the report on July 22, 2022. Gillig subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on July 21, 2022, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Gillig's petition.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2023-23341
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes-Benz) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays, and FMVSS No. 102, Transmission Shift Position. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated September 24, 2021, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA (the ``Agency'') on October 25, 2021, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Alcohol-Impaired Driving Segmentation Study
Document Number: 2023-23076
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-19
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 information collection for consumer research purposes regarding a one-time online voluntary study to better understand attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol-impaired driving that will enhance and refine communication strategy and tactics. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 7, 2023, Document 2023-12102. Two (2) comments were received before the closing date of August 7, 2023.
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