On January 6th 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule that introduces technical amendments surrounding standards and practices incorporated by reference. See 77FR 751.
- Consolidates all references in the FMVSS’s and lists them in Part 571.5. This list was previously incomplete.
- Updates all FMVSS’s where a standard has been incorporated by reference by including a citation to Part 571.5.
- Removes provisions from numerous standards that are no longer applicable as they had a limited applicability in the past.. I.e. FMVSS 208a
The effective date for this final rule is 6th February 2012. The changes to FMVSS 108 are applicable from 1st December 2012 to coincide with the reorganisation final rule.
Petitions for reconsideration are to be submitted to the docket by 21st February 2012.