National Highway Traffic Safety Administration January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Uniform Criteria for State Observational Surveys of Seat Belt Use
Document Number: 2010-1613
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes amendments to the regulations establishing the criteria for designing and conducting State seat belt use observational surveys, procedures for obtaining NHTSA approval of survey designs, and a new form for reporting seat belt use rates to NHTSA. NHTSA proposes these amendments so that future surveys will give States more accurate data to guide their occupant protection programs.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-1588
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
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 an existing collection of information for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106, for which NHTSA intends to seek renewed OMB approval.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Chrysler
Document Number: 2010-732
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Chrysler LLC, (Chrysler) petition for exemption of the Jeep Patriot vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from Vehicle 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 49 CFR Part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2001 and 2002 Ducati MH900e Motorcycles are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-331
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2001 and 2002 Ducati MH900e motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required To File Reports
Document Number: 2010-268
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the Insurer Reporting Requirements. The regulations specify the requirements for annual insurer reports and lists in appendices those passenger motor vehicle insurers that are required to file reports on their motor vehicle theft loss experiences. An insurer included in any of these appendices must file three copies of its report for the 2006 calendar year before October 25, 2009 as specified by law, but we acknowledge this notice has not been published by that date. Therefore, NHTSA will not take enforcement actions against any insurer that file the 2006 insurer reports after October 25, 2009, but not later than December 31, 2009. This is a one-time exception, based on the unique circumstances for 2009. All subsequent reports must be filed not later than October 25th of the year in which the reports are due. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25th.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundia-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: 2010-236
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Hyundai-Kia Motors Corporation (HATCI) in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Kia Amanti 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. HATCI requested confidential treatment for its information and attachments submitted in support of its petition. In a letter dated January 30, 2008, the agency denied HATCI's request for confidential treatment. Subsequently, HATCI requested reconsideration of the determination. In a letter dated September 25, 2008, the agency granted the petitioner's request for reconsideration of confidential treatment of the indicated areas of its petition.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 and 2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006, Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-56
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2005 and 2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006, that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.- certified version of the 2005 and 2006 Mercedes Benz S-Class passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006,) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Dorel Juvenile Group; Denial of Appeal of Decision on Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-31334
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation