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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL98 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Updating the Petition Process for Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 
Abstract:

This action seeks public comment on whether NHTSA's proposed updates for the processing of petitions (49 CFR Parts 552 and 553) for FMVSS, would improve the process for reviewing innovative safety technologies. The existing regulations define a process for the receipt, review and processing of both the petitions for rulemaking and petitions for reconsideration. Because these regulations were developed prior to the introduction of complex technological innovations encompassing multiple regulations, it is appropriate to seek comment on the need for and the benefits of improving and streamlining existing requirements for the submission and review of these petitions.

 
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 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571   
Legal Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2018 
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:
Stephen Wood
Assistant Chief Counsel (Rulemaking)
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-2992
Email: steve.wood@dot.gov