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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM53 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Seatback Safety Standards 

Pursuant to a statutory mandate in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, this notice seeks public comment on whether and how to update Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 207, Seating Systems. This standard establishes requirements for seats, their attachment assemblies, and their installation to minimize the possibility of their failure by forces acting on them as a result of vehicle impact.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.207   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30111    49 U.S.C. 30115    49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30166    49 U.S.C. 322    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Issue advance notice of proposed rulemaking.  11/15/2023 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 24204 of the BIL mandates an advance notice of proposed rulemaking not later than November 2023.

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  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:
Tyler Brosten
General Engineer
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590