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49 CFR Part 301 Fuel System Integrity  
208 49 CFR Part 552, 571, 585, 595 Occupant Crash Protection
The agency is proposing to upgrade the agency's occupant protection standard to require advanced air bags.  

Final rule; interim final rule.

49 CFR Part 563 Event Data Recorders (EDRs)  

Final Regulatory Evaluation

Final rule

Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information

49 CFR Part 565 Vehicle Identification Number Requirements  

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 571 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rearview Mirrors
In response to a petition for rulemaking, this document proposes to require straight trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of between 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and 11,793 kilograms (26,000 pounds) to be equipped with a rear object detection system.  
49 CFR Part 571 Fuel System Integrity  
222 49 CFR Part 571 School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection  

Final Rule

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

49 CFR Part 571 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention  

Extension of Comment Period on NPRM

108 49 CFR Part 571 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Issues related to glare produced by lamps mounted on the fronts of vehicles  

Final Rule (Notice 3) - delay of effective date.

49 CFR Part 571 Occupant Crash Protection  

Final Rule

118 49 CFR Part 571 FMVSS, Power-operated window, partition, and roof panel systems  

Withdrawal of NPRM

Notice of proposed rulemaking

208 49 CFR Part 571 Seat Belts on Motorcoaches
In accordance with NHTSA’s 2007 Motorcoach Safety Plan and DOT’s 2009 Departmental Motorcoach Safety Action Plan, NHTSA is issuing this NPRM to propose to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on occupant crash protection (FMVSS No. 208) to require lap/shoulder seat belts for each passenger seating position in new motorcoaches.This NPRM also proposes to require a lap/shoulder belt for the motorcoach and large school bus driver’s seating positions, which currently are required to have either a lap or a lap/shoulder belt.  

Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)

121 49 CFR Part 571 Air Brake Systems
Amends the FMVSS on air brake systems to improve the stopping distance performance of truck tractors. The rule requires the vast majority of new heavy truck tractors to achieve a 30 percent reduction in stopping distance compared to currently required levels. For these heavy truck tractors (approximately 99 percent of the fleet), the amended standard requires those vehicles to stop in not more than 250 feet when loaded to their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and tested at a speed of 60 miles per hour (mph). For a small number of very heavy severe service tractors, the stopping distance requirement will be 310 feet under these same conditions. In addition, this final rule requires that all heavy truck tractors must stop within 235 feet when loaded to their “lightly loaded vehicle weight” (LLVW).  

Final Rule

Final Rule - partial response to petitions for reconsideration.

49 CFR Part 571, 572, 589 Head Impact Protection  
49 CFR Part 571, 598 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Side Impact Protection; Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements  
49 CFR Part 573, 574, 576, 579 Reporting of Information and Documents About Potential Defects; Retention of Records That Could Indicate Defects  
49 CFR Part 575 Consumer Information; New Car Assessment Program; Rollover Resistance  

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

49 CFR Part 575 Stars on Cars: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Safety Labeling
A provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under its New Car Assessment Program. NHTSA is required to issue regulations to ensure that the labeling requirements “are implemented by September 1, 2007.” This final rule is issued to fulfill that mandate.  

Final Rule

49 CFR Part 575 Consumer Information Regulations; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Rollover Resistance  
49 CFR Part 576 Recordkeeping and Record Retention  
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