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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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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 255.12 KB
138 NPRM on Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

Preliminary Regulatory Impact Analysis
138 Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Tire Pressure Monitoring System 3.92 MB
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) 75.01 KB
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
Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems

Request for comments: Consumer Information; Program for Child Restraint Systems 1.61 MB
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
202 Head Restraints for Passenger Vehicles

Preliminary Economic Assessment and Regulatory Flexibilty Analysis
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 200.44 KB Amendment to Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program 1.3 MB Final Rule: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program 494.22 KB Final Regulatory Impact Analysis: Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 105.9 KB
49 CFR Part 139 New Pneumatic Tires for Light Vehicles

Preliminary Economic Assessment
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

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