NHTSA issues Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to implement laws from Congress. These regulations allow us to fulfill our mission to prevent and reduce vehicle crashes.
|FMVSS Number||Part Sort descending||Subject||Actions|
|138||Tire Pressure Monitoring System
|Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Tire Pressure Monitoring System|
|138||NPRM on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
|Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis|
|Rear Visibility NCAP Request for Comment
This document requests public comment on the agency’s planned update to the U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This update would enhance the program’s ability to recommend to motor vehicle consumers various vehicle models that contain rearview video systems that would substantially enhance the driver’s ability to avoid backover crashes.
|Request for Comment: New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)|
|111||NPRM to Require a Rear Detection System for Single-Unit Trucks
The agency estimates that approximately 79 fatalities per year (13 on-road and 66 off-road) and 148 injuries per year are attributable to straight trucks backing up. The agency believes that requiring a rear detection system will reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and property damage crashes by giving truck operators the ability to detect objects behind the truck. In this analysis, we examine two possible counter-measures: a cross-view mirror system and a camera system.
|Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation|
|202||Head Restraints for Passenger Vehicles
|Preliminary Economic Assessment and Regulatory Flexibilty Analysis|
|Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems
|Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems|
|Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Program)
The Act establishes a new program under which the government will provide $3,500 or $4,500 to help consumers purchase or lease a new, more fuel efficient car, van, sport utility vehicle or pickup truck from a participating dealer when they trade in an old, less fuel efficient vehicle.
|Summary of the CARS Act of 2009 and Notice of Upcoming Rulemaking Proceeding, Amendment to Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program, Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program, Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009|
|Draft Environmental Assessment
The draft environmental assessment evaluates the potential environmental impacts associated with NHTSA’s proposed action to set Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for model year 2008-2011 light trucks. This document describes the environment and resources that might be affected by the proposed light truck CAFE standards for model years 2008-2011, and assesses estimated impacts of alternative actions.
|Draft of the Environmental Assessment Proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards for Model Year 2008-2011 Light Trucks|
|Nissan North America, Inc. Petition for Exemption from Two-Fleet Rule Affecting Compliance with Passenger Automobile Fuel Economy Standards
Nissan filed a petition requesting exemption from the two fleet rule for the 2006-2010 model years. The two fleet rule, which is contained in the CAFE statute, requires that a manufacturer divide its passenger automobiles into two fleets, a domestically-manufactured fleet and a non-domestically manufactured fleet, and ensure that each fleet separately meets the CAFE standards for passenger automobiles. The CAFE statute requires NHTSA to grant such a petition unless it finds that doing so would result in reduced employment in the U.S. related to motor vehicle manufacturing. NHTSA’s analysis does not support a finding that granting the petition would reduce automotive manufacturing employment in the United States. Accordingly, in this notice, NHTSA is granting Nissan’s petition.
|Grant of petition for exemption from two-fleet rule|
|49 CFR Part 139||New Pneumatic Tires for Light Vehicles
|Preliminary Economic Assessment|
|49 CFR Part 213||Child Restraint Anchorage Systems
|Final Economic Assessment, Proposed Amendment, Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation, Preliminary Economic Assessment, Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation|
|49 CFR Part 213, 225||Child Restraint Systems
Child restraint systems are the most effective way to protect young children involved in motor vehicle crashes.
|Final Economic Assessment|
|49 CFR Part 301||Fuel System Integrity
|Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation|
|49 CFR Part 512||TREAD: Confidential Business Information
|49 CFR Part 533||Reforming the Automobile Fuel Economy Standards Program
This document seeks comment on various issues relating to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) program. In particular, this document seeks comments relating to possible enhancements to the program that will assist in furthering fuel conservation while protecting motor vehicle safety and the economic vitality of the auto industry. The agency is particularly interested in improvements to the structure of the CAFE program authorized under current statutory authority. The focus of this document is to solicit comments on the structure of the CAFE program, not the stringency level for a future CAFE standard.
|Request for Comments, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|