Regulatory Update – October 27, 2023

Update on Relevant U.S. Regulations

NHTSA Announces Upcoming ACUP Meeting
On Oct. 27, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  a virtual meeting of the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection (ACUP). The purpose of ACUP is to provide advice and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on safety regulations to reduce underride crashes and fatalities relating to underride crashes. The meeting will be held on Nov. 15.  is required to attend.

FMCSA Requests Comments on “Generic Clearance of Customer Satisfaction Surveys” ICR
On Oct. 27, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)  comments on the “Generic Clearance of Customer Service Satisfaction Surveys” information collection request (ICR). The ICR allows FMCSA to continue collecting feedback on its service delivery. The information provided will include insights on perceptions and opinions. Comments are due by Dec. 26.

NHTSA Requests Comments on “Defect and Noncompliance Notification and Reporting” ICR
On Oct. 26, NHTSA  comments on the “Defect and Noncompliance Notification and Reporting” ICR. The ICR covers the requirements for manufacturers to notify NHTSA of safety-related defects and failures to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) in motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, as well as to provide particular information related to the ensuing owner and dealer notifications and free remedy campaigns that follow those notifications. Comments are due by Dec. 26.

NHTSA Requests Comments on Gillig LLC Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
On Oct. 23, NHTSA  comments on a petition for decision of inconsequential noncompliance, in which Gillig LLC has determined that certain model year 1998-2022 Gillig Low Floor buses do not fully comply with FMVSS No. 205, Glazing Materials. Comments are due by Nov. 22.

FMCSA Extends Comment Period for SFD ANPRM
On Oct. 23, FMCSA  the comment period for the safety fitness determination (SFD)  (ANPRM). Comments are now due by Nov. 29.

PHMSA Publishes Updates on Special Permits
On Oct. 20, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published updates on special permit applications:

NHTSA Requests Comment on “Alcohol-Impaired Driving Segmentation Study” ICR
On Oct. 19, NHTSA  comments on the “Alcohol-Impaired Driving Segmentation Study” ICR. This is a one-time online voluntary study to better understand attitudes and behaviors related to alcohol-impaired driving that will enhance and refine communication strategy and tactics. Comments are due by Nov. 20.

Update on Exemptions

CVSA Active Exemption Tracker
CVSA maintains a  issued by FMCSA. The exemption tracker can be found at under the “Inspections” tab at the top of the page.