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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL62 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: 49 CFR Part 512 Confidential Business Information 

This rulemaking would establish a procedure that NHTSA would only process requests for confidential treatment when it receives a FOIA request for the data, when a review and response are needed to ensure that requests are properly submitted, or when a review and response are in the public interest. The rule also would modify the existing requirements for submitting requests for confidential treatment in response to recent changes to the standard for withholding confidential materials under FOIA in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Food Mktg. Inst. v. Argus Leader Media. The rule would also provide a means for submitters to make their requests to NHTSA electronically.

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 512   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 30167    49 U.S.C. 322    49 U.S.C. 32307    49 U.S.C. 32505    49 U.S.C. 32708    49 U.S.C. 32910    49 U.S.C. 33116    5 U.S.C. 552    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 49 CFR 501.8   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/04/2016  81 FR 47   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/04/2016 
Final Rule  08/00/2022 
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:
Daniel Rabinovitz
Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8534