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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL34 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Upgrade FMVSS No. 213 for Improved Child Occupant Protection 

In accordance with MAP-21 section 31501(b)(1), this notice proposes to upgrade FMVSS No. 213 seat assembly and test parameters. NHTSA is considering updates to the standard seat geometry, seat cushion stiffness, and seat belt assembly that could better replicate real world conditions. In addition, revision to the frontal crash sled pulse is being considered to be more representative of crash pulses of the current vehicle fleet.

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 571.213   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30101    Pub. L. 112-141, sec. 31501    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  10/01/2016 
NPRM  Statutory  Initiate Rulemaking  10/01/2014 

Overall Description of Deadline: MAP-21 requires a final rule by October 1, 2016.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/02/2020  85 FR 69388   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/04/2021 
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:
Cristina Echemendia
Safety Standards Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-6345