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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL01 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: +FMVSS No. 218 and Enforcement Policy Concerning Novelty Helmets 
Abstract: This rulemaking would clarify which helmets are motor vehicle equipment subject to the minimum requirements of FMVSS No. 218. In addition, this rulemaking would employ certain criteria to more readily identify helmets that do not comply. The rulemaking would provide an alternative compliance process to provide manufacturers employing innovative technologies with an opportunity to establish compliance with FMVSS No. 218 if their products do not meet the aforementioned criteria. This rulemaking would be responsive to requirements of MAP-21 legislation. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.218   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30102    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:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/21/2015  80 FR 29457   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/20/2015 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
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:
Shashi Kuppa
Chief, Special Vehicles and Systems Division
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-3827
Fax:202 493-7002