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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL88 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Amend the Labeling Requirement for Visual Inspection of Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Containers Specified in FMVSS No. 304, Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Container Integrity 
Abstract: This notice would amend the labeling requirement for periodic visual inspection of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel containers specified in FMVSS No. 304, Compressed natural gas fuel container integrity, in response to petitions for rulemaking from the American Trucking Association and Natural Gas Vehicle America. This rulemaking, with no reduction in safety, would alleviate the cost burden associated with multiple yearly inspections. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.304   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111    49 USC 30115    49 USC 30117    49 USC 30166    49 USC 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/21/2019  84 FR 29145   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/20/2019 
Final Rule  11/00/2021 
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:
Jim Myers
Chief, Special Vehicles and Systems Division
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 493-0031