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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM34 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: +Passenger Car and Light Truck Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would reconsider Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and light trucks that were established in the agency's April 30,2020 final rule. This rulemaking would respond to requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), title 1, subtitle A, section 102, as it amends 49 USC 32902. The statute requires that corporate average fuel economy standards be prescribed separately for passenger automobiles and non-passenger automobiles. For model years 2021 to 2030, the average fuel economy required to be attained by each fleet of passenger and non-passenger automobiles shall be the maximum feasible for each model year. The law requires the standards be set at least 18 months prior to the start of the model year.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 533   
Legal Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

This action is directed under Executive Order 13990.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

This rulemaking would respond to requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), Title 1, Subtitle A, Section 102, as it amends 49 USC § 32902, which was signed into law December 19, 2007. The statute requires that corporate average fuel economy standards be prescribed separately for passenger automobiles and non-passenger automobiles. The law requires the standards be set at least 18 months prior to the start of the model year.

Alternatives:

NHTSA considered alternatives in its September 2021 NPRM. NHTSA will update the regulatory alternatives in the final rule as appropriate.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

NHTSA estimated costs and benefits in its September 2021 NPRM. NHTSA will update the costs and benefits in the final rule as appropriate.

Risks:

The agency believes there are no substantial risks to this rulemaking.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/03/2021  86 FR 49602   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/26/2021 
Final Action  03/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gregory Powell
Program Analyst
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5206
Email: gregory.powell@dot.gov