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

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2010-15773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document requests public comments on a petition for rulemaking submitted by Public Citizen and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on occupant crash protection to require automobile manufacturers to install seat belt reminder systems for rear designated seating positions in light passenger vehicles. The document discusses the agency's research and findings as well as our knowledge of the different types of rear seat belt reminder systems. In general, we are encouraged by new methods to increase seat belt use. NHTSA requests comments and information to assist the agency in determining whether to grant or deny the petition.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 2000 East Lancs Lolyne Double Decker Bus Mounted on Volvo B7L Chassis is Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-15552
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
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 2000 East Lancs Lolyne double decker buses mounted on Volvo B7L chasses 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 have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-15431
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-15292
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-24
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 its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on July 20, 2009 (74 FR 35227).
Bentley Motors Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required To File Reports
Document Number: 2010-14841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend appendices to NHTSA regulations on Insurer Reporting Requirements. The appendices list 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 would be required to file three copies of its report for the 2007 calendar year before October 25, 2010. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25. We are proposing to add and remove several insurers from relevant appendices.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2011 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-14840
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2011 light duty truck lines subject to the parts-marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high-theft or because they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria.
Volkswagen Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Correction
Document Number: 2010-14575
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a document in the Federal Register of May 27, 2010, granting in full Volkswagen Group of America's (Volkswagen) petition for an exemption of a new [confidential nameplate] vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This document corrects the model year of the new Volkswagen vehicle line published in the ``Summary'' section. All previous information associated with the published notice remains the same.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-14573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
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.
Ford Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Correction
Document Number: 2010-14570
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a document in the Federal Register of May 28, 2010, granting in full Ford Motor Company's (Ford) petition for an exemption of its new Explorer vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This document corrects certain aspects of the new Explorer vehicle line published in the ``Summary'' and ``Supplemental Information'' section. All previous information associated with the published notice remains the same.
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2010-14565
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles 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 originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards or because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS.
Meeting Notice-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
Document Number: 2010-14482
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
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 area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fuel Efficiency Improvement Program
Document Number: 2010-14167
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NHTSA plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the agency's new fuel efficiency improvement program for commercial medium- and heavy-duty on-highway vehicles and work trucks (referred to hereinafter as MD/HD vehicles). The EIS will consider the potential environmental impacts of new standards starting with model year (MY) 2016 MD/HD vehicles, and voluntary compliance standards for MY 2014-2015 MD/HD vehicles, that NHTSA will be proposing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles; Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2010-14131
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a petition for rulemaking from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, NHTSA is issuing this final rule to facilitate the development and introduction of fuel cell vehicles, a type of electric-powered vehicle, and the next generation of hybrid and battery electric powered vehicles. It does so by revising the agency's standard regulating electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection for electric-powered vehicles to align it more closely with the April 2005 version of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practice for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Systems Crash Integrity Testing (SAE J1766).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2010-13857
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-13612
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mercedes-Benz
Document Number: 2010-13466
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) petition for an exemption of the SL-Class Line Chassis 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).
Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2010-13402
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fisker Automotive; Receipt of Application for Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: 2010-13122
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, Fisker Automotive Corporation 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\