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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AK56 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Require Installation of Seat Belts on Motorcoaches, FMVSS No. 208 (MAP-21) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would require the installation of lap/shoulder belts in newly-manufactured motorcoaches. Specifically, this rulemaking would establish a new definition for motorcoaches in 49 CFR part 571.3. It would also amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, to require the installation of lap/shoulder belts at all driver and passenger seating positions. It would also require the installation of lap/shoulder belts at driver seating positions of large school buses in FMVSS No. 208. This rulemaking responds, in part, to recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board for improving bus safety and to a newly enacted statutory mandate in MAP-21 to require seat belts in certain buses. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.208    49 CFR 571.3   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111    49 USC 30115    49 USC 30117    49 USC 30166    49 USC 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  07/05/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/18/2010  75 FR 50958   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/18/2010 
Final Rule  07/00/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Sutula
Chief, Vehicle and Roadside Operations Division
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-3273
Fax:202 366-4329