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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL34 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Upgrade FMVSS No. 213 for Improved Child Occupant Protection 

In accordance with MAP-21 section 31501(b)(1), this rulemaking would upgrade FMVSS No. 213 seat assembly and test parameters. The rulemaking would update the standard seat geometry, seat cushion stiffness, and seat belt assembly to better replicate real world conditions.

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 571.213   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 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 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  01/04/2021  86 FR 47   
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
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