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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL34 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Upgrade FMVSS No. 213 for Improved Child Occupant Protection 

In accordance with section 31501(b) of MAP-21, this rulemaking would upgrade FMVSS No. 213 seat assembly and test parameters. NHTSA is considering updates to the standard seat geometry, seat cushion stiffness, and seat belt assembly that better replicate real world conditions. In addition, revision to the frontal crash sled pulse is being considered to be more representative of crash pulses of the current vehicle fleet. Prior to MAP-21, the agency had expressed its intention of examining potential upgrades to the frontal sled test in FMVSS No. 213 in its 2009-2011 Priority Plan (76 FR 17808 Docket NHTSA-2009-0108).

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.213   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30101    Pub.L. 112-141, sec. 31501    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/01/2016 
NPRM  Statutory  Initiate Rulemaking  10/01/2014 

Overall Description of Deadline: MAP-21 requires a final rule by October 1, 2016.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
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:
Cristina Echemendia
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-6345