• January 31, 2019
  • WTO

US | Temporary Exemption From Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards

Title of document
Temporary Exemption From Motor Vehicle Safety and Bumper Standards (3 page(s), in English)

This document amends NHTSA's regulation on temporary exemption from the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and bumper standards to expedite the publishing of notices soliciting public comment on exemption petitions. It does so by eliminating the provision calling for the Agency to determine that a petition is complete before the Agency publishes a notice summarizing the petition and soliciting public comments on it. As amended, the regulation continues to provide that the Agency will, as it does now, determine whether a petition contains adequate justification in deciding whether to grant or deny the petition. The intended effect of these changes is to enable the Agency to solicit public comments more quickly.

Notifying member: United States of America


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety


Agency responsible
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) [1461]


  • Submission: 30/01/2019
  • Reception: 31/01/2019
  • Distribution: 31/01/2019
  • Final date for comments: 11/02/2019
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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