National Highway Traffic Safety Administration January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

U.S. DOT Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-1766
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-1758
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on November 26, 2007 (72 FR 66026-66028).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance
Document Number: 08-392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document supplements NHTSA's August 2005 proposal to upgrade the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on roof crush resistance. We issued that proposal as part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the serious risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes. In this document, we ask for public comment on a number of issues that may affect the content of the final rule, including possible variations in the proposed requirements. We are also announcing the release of the results of various vehicle tests conducted since the proposal and are inviting comments on how the agency should factor this new information into its final rule.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 08-377
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on November 15, 2007 [Vol. 72 FR 64275].
Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E8-1543
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Chrysler, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E8-1539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Tesla Motors, Inc.; Grant of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208
Document Number: E8-1359
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) application for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. The exemption applies to the Tesla Roadster vehicle. In accordance with 49 CFR part 555, the basis for the grant is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. The exemption will be effective for a period of three years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a notice of receipt of the application on July 31, 2007, and afforded an opportunity for comment.\1\
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: E8-1141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Hyundai-Kia Motors Corporation (Hyundai) in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Hyundai Genesis vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2009. This 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. Hyundai requested confidential treatment for its information and attachments submitted in support of its petition. The agency will address Hyundai's request for confidential treatment in a separate letter.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-1131
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 a previously approved collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval for an extension.
Tire Registration and Recordkeeping
Document Number: E8-1099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Our regulation for tire identification and recordkeeping requires manufacturer owned tire distributors and dealers to register the names and addresses of the people to whom they sell or lease new tires, and specifies the use of standardized paper forms for this purpose. It also requires independent distributors and dealers to provide purchasers with standardized registration forms they can complete and mail to the manufacturer or its designee. We propose to amend the regulation by codifying existing interpretations regarding opportunities under the regulation for electronic registration of tire sales and leases and by creating new opportunities. The names and addresses of purchasers and lessees are used by a tire manufacturer to contact those people in the event that the manufacturer must conduct a campaign to recall and remedy tires that either fail to comply with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard or have a safety-related defect.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, Child Restraint Systems; Anthropomorphic Test Devices (Hybrid III 10-Year-Old and Hybrid III 6-Year-Old Child Dummies)
Document Number: E8-856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document supplements NHTSA's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) of August 31, 2005 that proposed to: (a) Expand the applicability of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child restraint systems, to restraints recommended for children up to 80 pounds, and (b) require booster seats and other restraints to meet performance criteria when tested with a crash test dummy representative of a 10-year-old child. In Part 1 of this SNPRM, NHTSA is proposing a test procedure for positioning the 10-year-old child dummy in a child restraint, to reduce variation due to chin-to-lower neck contact that was exhibited by the dummy in sled tests conducted subsequent to the NPRM. Comments are also requested in Part 1 on some other changes or clarifications to the NPRM, proposed in response to the public comments. In Part 2 of this SNPRM, we likewise propose to add a seating procedure for positioning the Hybrid III 6-year-old dummy in a child restraint for FMVSS No. 213 compliance testing. Concerns about the variability in HIC measurements obtained by that test dummy have led NHTSA to postpone mandatory use of the dummy in agency compliance tests. The seating procedure will address this variability issue and facilitate the full use of the dummy as a compliance instrument.
U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2008-0007 Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-990
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Denial of Petition
Document Number: E8-951
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denials of two petitions submitted by Mr. Robin R. Harrill (petitioner). The first petition requested that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) order Polaris Industries, Inc. (Polaris) to assume all owner costs incurred to replace defective third gear assemblies on certain model year 1999 through 2001 Victory V92 motorcycles it manufactured. The second petition requested the NHTSA hold a hearing concerning the company's alleged failure to remedy the defective third gear assemblies on those motorcycles. Both petitions are denied as moot. Polaris has, since the filing of this petition, notified the affected motorcycle owners of the defect, and has made a free remedy available to those owners, including the petitioner, and has reimbursed all owners who had the recall repair work completed prior to the initiation of the recall.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-731
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the OMB Control Number of the notice published December 6, 2007 (72 FR 68955) for Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., OMB Control Number 2127-0506).
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-487
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on September 27, 2007 (72 FR 54974).
Event Data Recorders
Document Number: E8-407
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In August 2006, NHTSA published a final rule specifying uniform requirements for the accuracy, collection, storage, survivability, and retrievability of onboard motor vehicle crash event data in passenger cars and other light vehicles voluntarily equipped with event data recorders (EDRs). The final rule was intended to standardize the data collected through EDRs so that it could be put to the most effective future use. This document responds to several petitions for reconsideration of the August 2006 rule. After carefully considering the issues raised, the agency is granting some aspects of the petitions, and denying some aspects. This document amends the final rule accordingly.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-296
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 the collection of information associated with NHTSA's regulations in 49 CFR Part 566 Manufacturer Identification, which require manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment that is subject to the standards enforced by the agency to identify themselves and their products to NHTSA. The agency intends to seek OMB approval for this information collection.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-183
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 two collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.