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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL58 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Upgrade of Rear Impact Guard Requirements for Trailers and Semitrailers (RRR) 

This rulemaking would consider upgrades to FMVSS No. 223, Rear impact guards, and FMVSS No. 224, Rear impact protection, for improving rear underride crash protection on trailers and semitrailers. This rulemaking would respond to a petition for rulemaking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) that requested a number of modifications to FMVSS Nos. 223 and 224 to improve rear underride protection for trailers and semitrailers. It would also respond, in part, to a petition for rulemaking from Mrs. Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition requesting improving rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers as outlined in the July 10, 2014 grant of the petition. The costs associated with this rulemaking are not expected to be significant. This rulemaking action is in accordance with the U.S. DOT´s plan, Retrospective Review and Analysis of Existing Rules, for the implementation of section 6 of the Executive Order 13563 (76 FR 3821, January 21, 2011) that urges agencies to conduct periodic retrospective evaluation of regulations and modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned from the evaluation.

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 571.223    49 CFR 571.224   
Legal Authority: 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  12/16/2015  80 FR 78417   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/16/2016 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Robert Mazurowski
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-1012