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

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Tires; Correction, Occupant Crash Protection; Correction
Document Number: E8-28096
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles, which specifies tire dimensions, test requirements, and labeling requirements and which defines tire load ratings for certain types of light vehicle tires. The corrections relate to a definition for snow tires and tire marking requirements, which were inadvertently removed. This document also corrects FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, with respect to specifying a test tolerance for a procedure used to test air bag suppression systems and low risk deployment systems.
Tire Registration and Recordkeeping
Document Number: E8-28094
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, we are amending our tire identification and recordkeeping regulation to codify existing interpretations regarding opportunities for electronic registration of tire sales and leases and to create new opportunities for the public to use electronic means to register new tires. This regulation 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 currently specifies the use of standardized paper forms for this purpose. It also requires independent distributors and dealers to provide purchasers with standardized registration forms, with the tire identification number filled in, that they can complete and mail to the manufacturer or its designee. Today's rule accommodates and facilitates Internet and other electronic registration of tires, including voluntary registration of tires by independent dealers.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Fuji Heavy Industries U.S.A., Inc.
Document Number: E8-28084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Fuji Heavy Industries U.S.A., Inc.'s (FUSA) petition for exemption of the Subaru Outback vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. 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 (49 CFR part 541). FUSA requested confidential treatment for the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. The agency will address FUSA's request for confidential treatment by separate letter.
Dorel Juvenile Group [Cosco] (DJG); Notice of Appeal of Denials of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E8-28083
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice asks for public comments on DJG's appeal of NHTSA's denial of its petitions for two inconsequential noncompliances with the Federal safety standard for child restraint systems. This notice simply summarizes DJG's appealit does not represent NHTSA's judgment or findings on the appeal. All public comments will be considered along with the information in DJG's appeal and other relevant information as the agency makes its final decision on these petitions for inconsequential noncompliance.
Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E8-27963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Modena Design SpA has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: E8-27962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Ford Motor Company (Ford) in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Ford Mercury Mariner vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2010. 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.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S.A. LLC; Receipt of Application for Extension of a Temporary Exemption From Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108
Document Number: E8-27961
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR 555.6(b), Mercedes-Benz, U.S.A. LLC (``MBUSA''), on behalf of its parent corporation Daimler AG (``Daimler'') has applied for a renewal of a temporary exemption from S5.5.10 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. The basis of the application is to continue the development and field evaluation of new motor vehicle safety feature providing a level of safety at least equal to that of the standard. We are publishing this notice of receipt of the application in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 555.7(a), and have made no judgment on the merits of the application.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-27320
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
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 phase-in information on the Appendix A-1 phase-in requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection'' for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-27314
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in Washington, DC. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E8-27239
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Medical Coaches, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E8-27235
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-27013
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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: E8-27012
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E8-26812
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to update many of the child restraint systems (CRSs) listed in Appendix A of the standard. The CRSs in Appendix A are used by NHTSA to test advanced air bag suppression or low risk deployment systems, to ensure that the air bag systems pose no reasonable safety risk to infants and small children in the real world. The amendments replace the CRSs listed in Appendix A with CRSs that are more available and more representative of the CRS fleet currently on the market.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E8-26421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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: E8-26096
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 on eight Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and one regulation, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.