NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. LABORATORY TEST PROCEDURE. FOR. FMVSS Compressed Natural Gas. FMVSS ; Compressed natural gas fuel container integrity. ▫ Published September ▫ Set additional life cycle requirements for CNG. A report that recommends specific changes to the FMCSRs, FMVSS , North American Standard Inspection Procedures, and OOS criteria.

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Summary By initiating rulemaking to consider enhancing related safety standards, this notice grants the part of the petition for rulemaking submitted by Ms.

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The Agencies have also received a letter opposing any extension of the comment period. This final rule is a deregulatory action. The most commonly available alternative fuel for commercial vehicles is natural gas either compressed or liquefied. If the certification label is missing, the motor carrier must obtain, and a driver upon demand present, a letter issued by the vehicle manufacturer stating that the vehicle met all applicable FMVSS in effect at the time of manufacture.

Today’s proposal would facilitate the introduction of new technologies including hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and 48 volt mild hybrid technologies, and responds not only to GTR No. You should submit your comments early enough to ensure gmvss the docket receives them not later than November 7, The compliance date for the amendments in this final rule is September 27, The section you are viewing is cited by the following CFR sections. The meeting will start at 10 a. The agency will continue to conduct research and to fmvxs real-world performance of these systems through track testing and field operational testing.

Each CNG fuel container shall be equipped with a pressure relief device. The effective date of this final rule fmvs September 26, Each CNG fuel container shall be permanently labeled with the information specified in paragraphs a through h fmves this section.

Natural Gas Systems | Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Cornell Law School Search Cornell. Thompson has not identified a safety need to justify making changes he requested, and Mr. The purpose of this standard fmmvss to reduce deaths and injuries occurring from fires that result from fuel leakage during and after motor vehicle crashes.


The data available to the agency shows there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the actual number of occupants that may have died due solely to drowning while trapped in an immersed vehicle. The petitioner claims that the recommended changes to the relevant safety standards would allow vehicle manufacturers to better utilize the regenerator technology to increase vehicle efficiency.

Previously, the maximum allowable upward mounting angle was 15 degrees beyond vertical. One exemption will allow ArcelorMittal’s employee-drivers with commercial driver’s licenses CDLs who transport steel coils between their production and shipping locations on public roads to work up to 16 hours per day and return to work with less than the mandatory 10 consecutive hours off duty.

49 CFR 393.68 – Compressed natural gas fuel containers.

Optional early compliance is permitted. Summary This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. Toyota and the Auto Alliance Alliance. This standard applies to each passenger carmultipurpose passenger vehicletruckand bus that uses CNG as a motor fuel and to each container designed to store CNG as motor fuel on-board any motor vehicle. This rule does not make any substantive changes to the affected regulations, except to remove one obsolete provision.

NHTSA will determine whether to issue a rule in the course of the rulemaking proceeding, in accordance with statutory criteria. The agency is proposing performance requirements that new large buses of these types must meet in a test in which the vehicle is tipped over from an millimeter mm raised platform onto a level ground surface.

This correction removes language relating to the incorporation by reference of certain publications that was inadvertently and inappropriately included in the preamble to the proposed rule. ArcelorMittal also requests exemptions in parts of our regulations for its coil carriers that do not meet all of the vehicle requirements in sections of our regulations.

Research Project

Summary This NPRM proposes to upgrade the Federal motor vehicle safety standards that address rear underride protection in crashes into trailers and semitrailers. This notification announces the docketing and availability of this research.


NHTSA and FMCSA have received requests to extend the comment period for their proposal that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 11, It is the pressure for which the container has been constructed under normal conditions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 24, The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.

The comment period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, This document grants the petition for rulemaking submitted by the Truck Safety Coalition, the Center for Auto Safety, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Road Safe America on February 19,to establish a safety standard to require automatic forward collision avoidance and mitigation systems on certain heavy vehicles.

You should submit your comments early enough to ensure that the docket receives them not later than February 16, These amendments will restore the side marker photometry requirements for motor vehicles under thirty feet in length that were in place prior to the final rule that reorganized the standard.

The report also explores technical, legal, security, and privacy issues related to the implementation of V2V. After a careful technical review of the petition and the issues raised by the petitioner, the agency has decided to grant the petition because there is sufficient evidence to indicate fvmss a larger lane width is needed for testing of long wheelbase truck tractors. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the proposed rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 22, Record time, temperature, and pressure readings at 30 second intervals, beginning when the fire is ignited and continuing until the pressure release device releases.