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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AK93 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Sound for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 

This rulemaking would respond to The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which directs the Secretary of Transportation to study and establish a motor vehicle safety standard that provides for a means of alerting blind and other pedestrians of motor vehicle operation for hybrid and electric vehicles. The PRIA contains an estimate of 2800 fewer injured pedestrians and pedalcyclists (35 equivalent lives saved) at a total estimated cost of $23.5M at the 3% discount rate and $22.9M at the 7% discount rate should the requirements of the NPRM be made final.

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 571.141   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule   01/03/2014 
NPRM  Statutory  Initiate rulemaking  07/05/2012 

Overall Description of Deadline: Legislation requires the Secretary of Transportation to initiate rulemaking by July 2012, and issue a final rule not later than January 2014.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/14/2013  78 FR 2797   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/15/2013 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mike Pyne
Office of Crash Avoidance Standards
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4931