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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL68 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Add New Electrical Safety Requirements During Normal Vehicle Use and Optional Post-Crash Requirements to FMVSS No. 305 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would update FMVSS No. 305 in response to petitions for reconsideration from Toyota Motor Company and the Auto Alliance to facilitate the introduction of fuel cell vehicles and 48 volt mild hybrid technologies (vehicles with zero/low emissions and high fuel efficiency) in the United States. The rule would provide an additional optional method of meeting post-crash electrical safety requirements in FMVSS No. 305 that would involve physical barriers of high voltage sources and add electrical safety requirements during normal use of electric powered vehicles. The rule would align the electrical safety requirements in FMVSS No. 305 with those in current industry standards and other international regulations.

 
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 571.305   
Legal Authority: 49 CFR 30111    49 CFR 30115    49 CFR 30117    49 CFR 30166    49 CFR 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/10/2016  81 FR 12647   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/09/2016 
Final Rule  01/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Sanchez
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-0248
Email: william.sanchez@dot.gov