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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.

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NHTSA: 49 CFR Parts 531, 533, and 537; EPA: 40 CFR Parts 86 and 600 Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and CAFE Standards

EPA and NHTSA are issuing this joint proposal to establish a National Program consisting of new standards for light-duty vehicles that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve fuel economy. EPA is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and NHTSA is proposing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended. These standards apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, covering model years 2012 through 2016, and represent a harmonized and consistent National Program. Under the National Program, automobile manufacturers would be able to build a single light-duty national fleet that satisfies all requirements under both programs while ensuring that consumers still have a full range of vehicle choices.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement: Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Model Years 2012-2016 5.66 MB Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking to Establish Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards 343.9 KB Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis: Corporate Average Fuel Economy for MY 2012-MY 2016 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 2.51 MB Draft Joint Technical Support Document: Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 1.96 MB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Proposed Rulemaking to Establish Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 3.55 MB
214 595 Exemption From the Make Inoperative

Exemption From the Make Inoperative Prohibition; Final Rule 2.38 MB
214 595 Make Inoperative Exemptions

Final Rule: Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities, Side Impact Protection 189.06 KB
108, 226 595 Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities; Ejection Mitigation

Final Rule: Make Inoperative Exemptions; Vehicle Modifications To Accommodate People With Disabilities; Ejection Mitigation; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment 228.48 KB
403, 404 571 Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installation in Motor Vehicles

Final Rule: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lift Systems for Accessible Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installation on Motor Vehicles 750.69 KB
403, 404 571 Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles

Final Regulatory Evaluation and Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, Platform Lift Systems for Motor Vehicles FMVSS Nos. 403 and 404 4.52 MB
403, 404 571 Interpretations

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403, 404 571 Delay of Compliance date

Interim Final Rule; Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles 75.14 KB
403, 404 571 Response to Petitions for Reconsideration

Final Rule: Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles 104.45 KB
111 49 CFR, Parts 571 & 585 FMVSS, Rearview Mirrors

The Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act of 2007 directs NHTSA issue a final rule amending the agency’s Federal motor vehicle safety standard on rearview mirrors to improve the ability of a driver to detect pedestrians in the area immediately behind his or her vehicle and thereby minimize the likelihood of a vehicle’s striking a pedestrian while its driver is backing the vehicle. Pursuant to this mandate, NHTSA is proposing to expand the required field of view for all passenger cars, trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, buses, and low-speed vehicles rated at 10,000 pounds or less, gross vehicle weight. NHTSA is proposing to specify an area immediately behind each vehicle that the driver must be able to see when the vehicle’s transmission is in reverse. It appears that, in the near term, the only technology available with the ability to comply with this proposal would be a rear visibility system that includes a rear-mounted video camera and an in-vehicle visual display. Adoption of this proposal would significantly reduce fatalities and injuries caused by backover crashes involving children, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and other pedestrians.

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; Rearview Mirrors 1.27 MB Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Rearview Mirrors; Low-Speed Vehicles Phase-in Reporting Requirements 1.71 MB
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