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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL64 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Remove the Sunset Date for Retrofit Air Bag On-Off Switches 

This rulemaking would amend subpart B of 49 CFR part 595, Retrofit on-off switches for air bags, by removing the sunset date to permit motor vehicle dealers and repair businesses to install retrofit air bag on-off switches for frontal air bags in vehicles owned by, or used by, persons whose request for a switch has been approved by the agency; revising the retrofit air bag on-off switch criteria; updating and revising the informational brochure and forms; incorporating the request for retrofit air bag on-off switches for emergency service vehicles as an appendix to part 595; and specifying in subpart B the process for requesting deactivation of frontal air bags in certain, limited situations, which the agency has described in previous notices, but had not previously codified.

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 595   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2017 
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:
Carla Rush
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4583