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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AK15 Publication ID: Fall 2008 
Title: FMVSS No. 218, Motorcycle Helmets Upgrade 
Abstract: This rulemaking would upgrade FMVSS No. 218 to revise the labeling requirements to reduce the use of counterfeit certification labels for novelty helmets. Various other standards maintenance and improvements for enforceability of the existing requirements would also be included in the upgrade. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.218   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 30111    49 USC 30115    49 USC 30117    49 USC 30166    49 USC 322   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/02/2008  73 FR 57297   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/01/2008    
Final Rule  12/00/2009    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sean Doyle
Engineer, Office of Crashworthiness Standards
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-1740
Fax:202 366-4329