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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL28 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: New FMVSS, Lamps and Reflective Devices for Agricultural Equipment (MAP-21) 

This rulemaking would revise regulations in order to meet the requirements of the congressional directive provided through the MAP-21 Act, subtitle F, section 31601, Rulemaking on Visibility of Agricultural Equipment. This is a statutory mandate. The costs and benefits have not yet been determined. The purpose of this rule would be to improve the daytime and nighttime visibility of agricultural equipment that may be operated on a public road. Agricultural equipment has the meaning given the term "agricultural field equipment" in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Standard 390.4: "Agricultural tractors, self-propelled machines, implements, and combinations thereof designed primarily for agricultural field operations." The rule would establish minimum lighting and marking standards for applicable agricultural equipment according to the directive in MAP-21. According to section 31505 of the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act of 2012, if the Secretary determines that any deadline for issuing a final rule under this act cannot be met, a new deadline may be established, and a letter must be submitted to Congress explaining why the deadline cannot be met.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-141    sec 31601    126 Stat 775 and 776   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/01/2014 
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  04/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Markus Price
Safety Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590