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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL36 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Advanced Glazing and Anti-Ejection Countermeasures 
Abstract:

In accordance with section 32703(b)(2) of MAP-21, this rulemaking would require motorcoach advanced glazing and anti-ejection safety countermeasures. NHTSA is considering portal improvements, such as advanced glazing, to prevent partial and complete ejection of motorcoach passengers, including children. In prescribing such standards, NHTSA will consider the impact of such standards on the use of motorcoach portals as a means of emergency egress. In 2007, NHTSA published its Approach to Motorcoach Safety describing the agency´s comprehensive strategy to improve motorcoach safety. NHTSA´s approach to motorcoach safety included four priority areas: reducing the risk of passenger ejection by requiring seat belts, improving rollover structural integrity, enhancing emergency evacuation, and upgrading fire safety. The U.S. Department of Transportation´s (DOT) Motor Coach Safety Action Plan, issued in 2009 and updated in 2012, reasserted NHTSA´s 2007 plan to reduce the risk of motorcoach passenger ejection by implementing new test procedures and more stringent window retention performance requirements for passenger ejection mitigation.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.205   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30101    Pub. L. 112-141, sec. 32703    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule or Letter to Congress  10/01/2014 

Overall Description of Deadline: Subtitle G of MAP-21 titled "Motorcoach Enhanced Safety Act of 2012," includes section 32703(b)(2), which directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations that address anti-ejection safety countermeasures, including advanced glazing within two years of the enactment of MAP-21, if such a standard meets the requirements and considerations set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of section 30111 of title 49, United States Code.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/06/2016  81 FR 27903   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/05/2016 
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: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
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
Email: shashi.kuppa@dot.gov