NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. LABORATORY TEST PROCEDURE. FOR. FMVSS Compressed Natural Gas. FMVSS ; Compressed natural gas fuel container integrity. ▫ Published September ▫ Set additional life cycle requirements for CNG. A report that recommends specific changes to the FMCSRs, FMVSS , North American Standard Inspection Procedures, and OOS criteria.

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NHTSA also seeks comments on the research that would be needed to determine how to amend the FMVSS in order to remove such barriers, while retaining those existing safety requirements that will be needed f,vss appropriate for those vehicles.

This final f,vss increases harmonization with existing requirements in Vmvss regulations. First, NHTSA seeks comments on potential factors that should be considered in designing a pilot program for the safe on-road testing and deployment of vehicles with high and full driving automation and associated equipment.

You should submit comments early enough to ensure that Docket Fmvsss receives them not later than July 30, The agency is reopening the comment period for 30 days. The Agency seeks these comments from interested stakeholders, including State and local authorities, companies, researchers, safety advocates and other experts interested in, engaged in or planning to become engaged in the design, development, testing, and deployment of motor vehicles with high and full driving automation.

The effective date of this final rule is November 29, Summary This notice makes corrections to a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 22,regarding amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in response to several petitions for rulemaking and NTSB recommendations.

This rule fmgss effective February 13, Summary This document responds to a petition for reconsideration of the agency’s November final rule making amendments to the procedures for determining which areas of a vehicle are designated seating positions and the procedure for determining the number of seating positions.

NHTSA is still evaluating the Petitioners’ request to improve side guards and front override guards and will issue a separate decision on those aspects of the petition at a later date.

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This correction removes language relating to the incorporation by reference of certain publications that was inadvertently and inappropriately included in the preamble to the proposed rule. NHTSA has granted Toyota’s petition and proposes to establish appropriate performance requirements to ensure the safe introduction of adaptive driving beam headlighting systems if equipped on newly manufactured vehicles.

As of March 21,the effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 81 FRdelayed on February 6, 82 FRis further delayed until May 22, Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than February 1, The requirements of S7. Effective June 14,with optional early compliance as discussed below.


Currently, there are about fmvsss, heavy-duty trucks, 5, medium-duty trucks, and over 20, transit buses operating on natural gas. Department of Energy in is targeting urban commercial delivery and single-unit trucks, as well 340 more buses, to use natural gas as an alternative fuel.

The Agencies have also received a letter opposing any extension of the comment period. The potential effectiveness of such a tool to successfully aid an occupant’s safe exit from an immersed vehicle is also not known.

49 CFR 571.304 – Standard No. 304; Compressed natural gas fuel container integrity.

Background Many regions in the U. The petitioner fmvsx that the recommended changes to the relevant safety standards would allow vehicle manufacturers to better utilize the regenerator technology to increase vehicle efficiency. A review of incidents involving natural gas commercial vehicles has also been completed based on data from the Master List of Natural Gas Vehicles Incidents maintained by the Department of Energy and from the National Fire Incident Reporting System.

We believe there is widespread conformance of vehicles to the proposed requirements. This document is the result of the agency’s assessment of other actions that could be taken to increase further the percentage of motorcyclists who wear helmets that comply with the helmet standard.

49 CFR 393.68 – Compressed natural gas fuel containers.

The effective date of this final rule is September 26, ArcelorMittal also requests exemptions in parts of our regulations for its coil carriers that do not meet all of the rmvss requirements in sections of our regulations. NHTSA seeks comment on the research report, and solicits f,vss information, data, and analysis that will aid the agency in developing an effective proposal to require new light vehicles to be V2V-capable.

The effective date of the final rule published at 81 FRDecember 14,is delayed until March 21, NHTSA is denying the petition for labeling because this would provide advice that, if followed, would threaten the safety of both the mother and the unborn child in a crash.

You should submit your comments early enough to ensure that the docket receives them not later than February 16, The Agency is making minor editorial changes to correct errors and omissions, ensure conformity with Office of the Federal Register style, and improve clarity.

The new standard would specify impactor testing of glazing material. The Agency makes several minor clerical corrections regarding the rear license plate lamp requirements and the periodic inspection requirements for antilock brake systems ABS. The most commonly available alternative fuel for commercial vehicles is natural gas either compressed or liquefied.


The impactor and impact speed would simulate the loading from an average size unrestrained adult male impacting a window on the opposite side of a large bus in a rollover. Summary Currently, there are about 4, heavy-duty trucks, 5, medium-duty trucks, and over 20, transit buses operating on natural gas.

NHTSA will determine whether to issue a rule in the course of the rulemaking proceeding, in accordance with statutory criteria. Optional early compliance is permitted. Cornell Law School Search Cornell. Third, we are incorporating an optional alternative compliance process for manufacturers whose helmets do not comply with the proposed dimensional and compression requirements, but do comply with the performance requirements and all other aspects of FMVSS No. To ensure that all interested parties have a sufficient amount of time to fully develop their comments, the Agencies are extending the deadline for the submission of written comments on the proposal, including comments on the Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis and Draft Environmental Assessment accompanying the proposal, by 30 days.

The data available to the agency shows there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the actual number of occupants that may have died due solely to drowning while trapped in an immersed vehicle. After a careful technical review of the petition and the issues raised by the petitioner, the agency has decided to grant the petition because there is sufficient evidence to indicate that a larger lane width is needed for testing of long wheelbase truck tractors.

The proposed FMVSS would also require each vehicle, as manufactured and sold, to have its device set to a speed not greater than a specified speed and to be equipped with means of reading the vehicle’s current speed setting and the two previous speed settings including the time and date the settings were changed through its On-Board Diagnostic connection.

The effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 81 FRis delayed until September 5, If the pressure relief device releases before the end of the fifth minute after ignition, then the minimum temperature requirement does not apply. Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than November 13,