National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 11, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2014-13587
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on June 6, 2013 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 109/pp. 34152-34154).
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From an Electrical Safety Requirement of FMVSS No. 305
Document Number: 2014-13540
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Toyota) has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from one requirement of FMVSS No. 305. That portion of FMVSS No. 305 requires manufacturers to maintain a certain level of electrical isolation (or reduce the voltage below specified levels) of high voltage electrical components of an electric vehicle (EV) in the event of a crash in order to protect the vehicle's occupants and first responders. Toyota states that a forthcoming fuel cell vehicle (FCV) model cannot meet this requirement due to certain design characteristics of their FCVs. Instead, Toyota states that it is using alternative strategies to help ensure that occupants and first responders are protected in the event of a crash. NHTSA has made no judgment on the merits of the application. This notice of receipt of an application for a temporary exemption is published in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions.