Home Page About Us Contribute




Escort, Inc.



Tweets by @CrittendenAuto






By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Metric Conversion

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government Topics:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Metric Conversion

Barry Felrice
Federal Register
March 15, 1994

[Federal Register: March 15, 1994]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. 93-87; Notice 1]
RIN 2127-AF03

 
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Metric Conversion

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This notice proposes to revise selected Federal Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standards (FMVSS) by converting English measurements specified 
in those standards to metric measurements. This proposed rulemaking is 
the first of several that NHTSA will undertake to implement the Federal 
policy that the metric system of measurement is the preferred system of 
weights and measures for United States trade and commerce. The proposed 
conversions are not intended to make any changes in the stringency of 
the affected FMVSS.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 16, 1994.

ADDRESSES: All comments should refer to the docket number and notice 
number in the heading of this notice and be submitted, preferably in 
ten copies, to: Docket Section, room 5109, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. 
Docket hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin Cavey, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20590. Mr. Cavey's telephone number is: (202) 366-5271.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 5164 of the Omnibus Trade and 
Competitiveness Act (Pub. L. 100-418), makes it U.S. policy that the 
metric system of measurement is the preferred system of weights and 
measures for United States trade and commerce. Through Executive Order 
12770, Federal agencies are directed to comply with the Act by adopting 
a conversion schedule for their programs by September 30, 1992. In a 
Federal Register document of April 21, 1992 (57 FR 14691), NHTSA 
published its plan to use the metric system in NHTSA programs, and 
included an implementation schedule to convert the Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs).
    In the document, NHTSA stated its intent to review all the FMVSSs 
that the agency expects will be in effect between June 1992 and 1997, 
and to the fullest extent feasible, convert English system measurements 
in those FMVSSs to the metric system. In undertaking the conversion of 
the measurements in the FMVSSs, the agency identified the following 
steps to be taken for each standard:

    1. List the values to be converted.
    2. Determine whether to convert the values to an equivalent 
metric unit, or to use an exact conversion.
    3. For the equivalent metric unit conversions, determine any 
interrelationships with other values, and the effect of conversion 
on the interrelationships.
    4. Determine any impact that the conversion may have on changes 
in safety.
    5. Undertake rulemaking to revise the standard to reflect the 
converted values.

    With respect to the nature of the conversions to be made, the 
agency stated that NHTSA generally favored the use of equivalent 
conversions because using values stated in integers would facilitate 
making measurements during compliance testing. However, NHTSA indicated 
that it would not use equivalent conversions where there is a specific 
safety need or other reason to make an exact conversion. (To illustrate 
equivalent and exact conversions, an equivalent conversion of two 
inches would be 50 millimeters, while an exact conversion would be 50.8 
millimeters.)
    The agency anticipated that some standards will be easier to 
convert than others. Therefore, the agency established the following 
timetable: Simple conversions to be completed by June 1994, 
intermediate conversions by December 1996, and the most complex 
conversions by December 1997.
    NHTSA received comments on the plan from Ford Motor Company, 
General Motors Corporation, Volkswagen of America, the Association of 
International Automobile Manufacturers, and Mr. John T. Benedict, an 
interested citizen. All the comments supported NHTSA's approach to 
making the conversions. Some commenters cautioned the agency to be 
careful when rounding off metric conversions, so that the agency does 
not inadvertently make the standards more stringent. NHTSA agrees that 
the conversions should not inadvertently result in making the standards 
more stringent. In this first round of simple conversions, NHTSA has 
made the conversions using SAE guideline J916 May 1991, and Federal 
Standard 376B ``Preferred Metric Units for General Use by the Federal 
Government'' and then rounding the result. NHTSA acknowledges Mr. 
Benedict's comment that this approach may not be suitable for the more 
difficult conversions to be made in subsequent rulemkings.
    NHTSA generally agrees with Volkswagen's comments that measurements 
and performance requirements should be expressed in the same units in 
the FMVSS, the SAE recommended practices and standards, and the 
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. The agency will follow this 
practice unless adopting levels consistent with other standards would 
substantively change the existing requirements in the FMVSSs. With 
regard to the simple conversions proposed in this notice, the agency's 
approach of making a conversion and rounding to the nearest whole 
metric unit results in numbers that are consistent with voluntary 
industry guidelines, such as ASTM and SAE standards.
    This initial notice of proposed rulemaking identifies those 
standards for which the agency believes conversions would be simple and 
makes the appropriate conversions to the metric system. English 
measurements in the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 
(49 CFR 571 et seq.) are proposed to be converted to the metric system: 
Standard No. 102, Transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, 
and transmission braking effect; Standard No. 103, Windshield 
defrosting and defogging systems; Standard No. 104, Windshield wiping 
and washing systems; Standard No. 107, Reflecting surfaces; Standard 
No. 110, Tire selection and rims; Standard No. 112, Headlamp 
concealment devices; Standard No. 114, Theft protection; Standard No. 
115, Vehicle identification number basic requirements; Standard No. 
120, Tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger 
cars; Standard No. 124, Accelerator control systems; Standard No. 126, 
Truck-camper loading; Standard No. 205, Glazing materials; Standard No. 
206, Door locks and door retention components; Standard No. 207, 
Seating systems; Standard No. 212, Windshield, mounting, and Standard 
No. 216, Roof crush resistance.

I. Exact Versus Equivalent Conversions

    In the majority of cases, the proposed conversions are equivalent 
conversions. It is the agency's intent that, if made final, these 
equivalent conversions have no substantive effect on specifications or 
requirements in the affected standard. Public comment is sought on 
whether each equivalent conversion would substantively affect the 
regulatory text. If there would be a substantive effect, comment is 
requested on the appropriate exact conversion.
    In certain cases, exact conversions are proposed. Most of the exact 
conversions specify the height of lettering, the minimum depth to which 
the lettering must be impressed, or the maximum height to which it must 
be embossed. In such situations, manufacturers typically have invested 
in molds and other materials that produce lettering of very precise 
sizes. NHTSA does not want the conversion of the required lettering to 
have the effect of requiring manufacturers to have to change molds and 
materials.
    NHTSA also proposes to use exact conversions for certain other 
measurements, to avoid a possibility that the standard would become 
more stringent after the conversion. For each of these proposed 
conversions, the agency seeks comment on whether use of the equivalent, 
rather than the exact conversion, would make a substantive difference:

1. Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWRs)

    When the standards proposed to be converted in this notice refer to 
GVWR, the agency proposes to convert those GVWRs to the exact 
conversion. GVWRs of 10,000 pounds are proposed to be converted to 4536 
kilograms and GVWRs of 6,000 pounds are proposed to be converted to 
2,722 kilograms. NHTSA is aware that some of the Canadian Motor Vehicle 
Safety Standards use the equivalent conversions of 4500 kilograms for 
the 10,000 pound GVWR and 2700 kilograms for the 6000 pound GVWR.
    The GVWR conversion may affect the applicability of some of the 
FMVSS's to particular vehicles. In the case of standards that apply to 
vehicles with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or less, rounding to 4500 
kilograms would affect any vehicles between 4501 and 4536 kilograms 
GVWR. Such vehicles may be excluded from FMVSS's that had applied to 
them (e.g., Standards 118, Power-operated window, partition, and roof 
panel systems, and 212, Windshield mounting, which apply to vehicles 
with GVWR's of 10,000 pounds or less), or be subject to requirements 
that had previously not applied to them (e.g, Standard No. 222, School 
Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection which applies to vehicles 
with GVWR's of more than 10,000 pounds).
    Since the number of vehicles in the 4501 to 4536 kilogram or 2700 
to 2722 kilogram ranges is likely to be very small, NHTSA requests 
comments on whether the greater ease of using equivalent conversions 
would outweigh the benefits of exact conversion.

2. Standard No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims

    Standard No. 110 specifies at S4.4.1(b) that tire rims shall, in 
the event of rapid loss of inflation pressure at a speed of 60 miles 
per hour, retain the deflated tire until the vehicle can be stopped. In 
this NPRM, the agency proposes that 60 miles per hour be converted to 
97 kilometers per hour, the exact conversion. The Canadian Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standards currently specify the requirement be met at 
100 kilometers per hour, which is the equivalent conversion. The agency 
seeks comment on whether there is a substantive difference whether the 
conversion of 60 miles per hour is made to 97 or to 100 kilometers per 
hour.

3. Standard No. 212, Windshield Mounting

    Under the test conditions of S6.1(b) in Standard No. 212, certain 
tested vehicles must be loaded to their unloaded vehicle weight plus 
300 pounds. In this NPRM, the agency proposes to convert 300 pounds to 
136 kilograms, the exact conversion. The Canadian standards have 
converted 300 pounds to the equivalent conversion of 140 kilograms. In 
the conversion of 300 pounds, the concern about stringency is 
particularly relevant because the manufacturers' certification testing 
for Standards Nos. 208, Occupant crash protection; 212, Windshield 
mounting; 219, Windshield zone intrusion; and 301, Fuel system 
integrity can be conducted in a single crash test. A slight increase in 
the load required for Standard No. 212 testing (resulting from a 
conversion to 140 kilograms) may necessitate the manufacturers 
conducting a separate crash test for Standard No. 212 certification. To 
avoid this situation, the agency proposes to convert 300 pounds to the 
exact conversion of 136 kilograms, rather than the equivalent 
conversion of 140 kilograms.

II. Labeling Information

    The agency also seeks comment on proposed metric conversions of 
labels providing information to consumers. Certain FMVSSs specify 
labels or wording to be placed on vehicles to provide safety 
information to the consumer. At present, the FMVSSs generally specify 
that labels provide units measurement in the English measurement 
system. When converting the FMVSSs to the metric system, the agency is 
not certain that labels incorporating metric measurements would be 
informative for American consumers. Therefore, in cases where labels or 
other information must be provided for the consumer's benefit, it is 
proposed that the information provide both the English and metric 
systems of measurement. Specifically, in converting Standard No. 120, 
Tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars, 
it is proposed that in the ``TRUCK EXAMPLE,'' the GVWR and GAWRs of a 
vehicle be provided in kilograms and pounds, and the inflation pressure 
of the tires be provided in kilopascals and in pounds per square inch 
(psi). In Standards Nos. 120 and 110, Tire selection and rims, it is 
proposed that information about the maximum speed for spare tire be 
provided as ``MAXIMUM 80 KM/H (50 M.P.H.)''. In converting Standard No. 
126, Truck-camper loading, it is proposed that the maximum camper 
weight be provided in terms of kilograms and pounds, the capacity of 
the camper be stated in terms of liters and gallons of water, the 
weight of bottled gas and ice in terms of kilograms and pounds, and 
refrigerator capacity (for determining vehicle weight) in terms of 
cubic meters and cubic feet.
    If the proposed use of dual measurements is adopted as final, the 
agency anticipates, at some future date, phasing out the English units 
of measurement in the consumer information labels. Public comment is 
sought generally on this proposed use of dual measurements for consumer 
information labels, and on the period of time after which the English 
units of measurement should be phased out.

III. Force Measurements

    Standards Nos. 207 and 216 establish strength requirements for 
occupant seats and for the passenger compartment roof, respectively. 
Standard No. 207 specifies that occupant seats shall be subjected to a 
force 20 times the weight of the seat. Standard No. 216 specifies that 
the vehicle roof shall be subjected to a force 1\1/2\ times the vehicle 
weight. These force measurements are straightforward enough when using 
units of English measurement, since both weight and force are expressed 
in pounds. However, the metric system expresses mass in kilograms and 
force in Newtons. Thus, in converting forces to the metric system, 
there will no longer be a simple one-to-one conversion when calculating 
the force that should be applied. Instead, persons conducting tests 
will need to measure the weight of the seat or vehicle mass in 
kilograms and multiply each figure by 9.8 to convert the figure to 
Newtons. In making the metric conversion of the force measurements in 
Standards Nos. 207 and 216, NHTSA proposes to specify the steps of the 
conversion in the regulatory language, to minimize the chance of the 
wrong metric system conversion being made. Specifically, for Standard 
No. 207, NHTSA proposes to amend the force measurement language to 
provide that the seat shall be subjected to a force in Newtons equal to 
20 times the weight of the seat, measured in kilograms and multiplied 
by 9.8. For Standard No. 216, NHTSA proposes to amend the force 
measurement language to provide that the vehicle roof shall be 
subjected to a force in Newtons equal to 1\1/2\ times the vehicle 
weight, measured in kilograms and multiplied by 9.8. Comment is sought 
on this proposal to specify the calculation of the metric force 
measurement for Standards Nos. 207 and 216.

IV. Documents Incorporated by Reference

    Certain standards proposed to be converted in this notice 
incorporate documents that express measurements in the English system. 
An example of an incorporated document is SAE Recommended Practice 
J902, ``Passenger Car Windshield Defrosting Systems,'' August 1964, 
parts of which are incorporated into Standard No. 103, Windshield 
defrosting and defogging systems. If incorporated documents are to be 
consistent with rest of the standard, some conversion of the 
incorporated documents might be desirable. However, since many of the 
incorporated documents are documents that are published by groups other 
than NHTSA, converting these documents is an exacting and time 
consuming process. The agency has decided to consider converting 
incorporated documents on a case by case basis at a later date.

Regulatory Impacts

1. Executive Order 12866 and DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
    NHTSA has examined the impact of this rulemaking action under 
Executive Order 12866 and the Department of Transportation's regulatory 
policies and procedures. This rulemaking document was not reviewed 
under Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review.'' This 
action has been determined to be not ``significant'' under DOT's 
regulatory policies and procedures. In converting the Federal Motor 
Vehicle Safety Standards from the English to the metric measurement 
system, the agency proposes conversions that would not substantively 
change the performance requirements of the FMVSS's. If this rule is 
made final, manufacturers now providing consumer information (e.g., 
labeling) may incur minimal additional costs since they would have to 
change their information to add the metric units. However, the agency 
believes additional costs would be minuscule, since manufacturers 
currently label and provide consumer information in English units. The 
impacts of this action would be so minor that a full regulatory 
evaluation for this proposed rule has not been prepared.
2. Small Entity Impacts
    The agency has also considered the effects of this rulemaking 
action under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). I 
certify that this proposed rule would not, if promulgated, have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 
The rationale for this certification is that no substantive change 
resulting from converting the FMVSS from the English system to the 
metric system will be made to the performance requirements of any of 
the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Manufacturers that qualify 
as small businesses that do not now label their products in metric 
units or provide consumer information in metric units would incur some 
costs to include metric labeling. However, the agency believes such 
costs should be minimal, given these manufacturers are currently 
labeling and providing the consumer information in English units.
3. Environmental Impacts
    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 
the agency has considered the environmental impacts of this proposed 
rule and determined that, if adopted as a final rule, it would not have 
a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
4. Federalism
    This action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and 
criteria contained in Executive Order 12612, and it has been determined 
that the proposed rulemaking does not have sufficient federalism 
implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism Assessment.
5. Civil Justice Reform
    This proposed rule would not have a retroactive effect. Under 
section 103(d) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (15 
U.S.C. 1392(D)), whenever a Federal motor vehicle safety standard is in 
effect, a state may not adopt or maintain a safety standard applicable 
to the same aspect of performance which is not identical to the Federal 
standard. Section 105 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 1394) sets forth a 
procedure for judicial review of final rules establishing, amending or 
revoking Federal motor vehicle safety standards. That section does not 
require submission of a petition for reconsideration or other 
administrative proceedings before parties may file suit in court.

Public Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposal. 
It is requested, but not required, that 10 copies be submitted.
    All comments must not exceed 15 pages in length. (49 CFR 553.21). 
Necessary attachments may be appended to these submissions without 
regard to the 15-page limit. This limitation is intended to encourage 
commenters to detail their primary arguments in a concise fashion.
    If a commenter wishes to submit certain information under a claim 
of confidentiality, three copies of a complete submission, including 
purportedly confidential business information, should be submitted to 
the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the street address given above, and seven 
copies from which the purportedly confidential information has been 
deleted should be submitted to the Docket Section. A request for 
confidentiality should be accompanied by a cover letter setting forth 
the information specified in the agency's confidential business 
information regulation. 49 CFR part 512.
    All comments received before the close of business on the comment 
closing date indicated above for the proposal will be considered, and 
will be available for examination in the docket at the above address 
both before and after the date. To the extent possible, comments filed 
after the closing date will also be considered. Comments received too 
late for consideration in regard to the final rule will be considered 
as suggestions for further rulemaking action. Comments on the proposal 
will be available for inspection in the docket. The NHTSA will continue 
to file relevant information as it becomes available in the docket 
after the closing date, and it is recommended that interested persons 
continue to examine the docket for new material.
    Those persons desiring to be notified upon receipt of their 
comments in the rules docket should enclose a self-addressed, stamped 
postcard in the envelope with their comments. Upon receiving the 
comments, the docket supervisor will return the postcard by mail.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 571

    Imports, Motor vehicle safety, Motor vehicles, Rubber and rubber 
products, Tires.

    In consideration of the foregoing, it is proposed that the Federal 
Motor Vehicle Standards (49 CFR part 571 be amended as set forth below.

PART 571--FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

    1. The authority citation for part 571 would continue to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 1392, 1401, 1403, 1407; delegation of 
authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

    2. Section 571.102 would be amended by revising S1, and revising 
S3.1.2, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.102  Standard No. 102, Transmission shift lever sequence, 
starter interlock, and transmission braking effect.

    S1. Purpose and scope. This standard specifies the requirements for 
the transmission shift lever sequence, a starter interlock, and for a 
braking effect of automatic transmissions, to reduce the likelihood of 
shifting errors, starter engagement with vehicle in drive position, and 
to provide supplemental braking at speeds below 40 kilometers per hour.
* * * * *
    S3.1.2  Transmission braking effect. In vehicles having more than 
one forward transmission gear ratio, one forward drive position shall 
provide a greater degree of engine braking than the highest speed 
transmission ratio at vehicle speeds below 40 kilometers per hour.
* * * * *
    3. Section 571.103 would be amended by revising S3; and, in S4.3, 
revising paragraphs (b)(ii), (e), (g), and (h), to read as follows:


Sec. 571.103  Standard No. 103, Windshield defrosting and defogging 
systems.

* * * * *
    S3. Definitions. Road load means the power output required to move 
a given motor vehicle at curb weight plus 180 kilograms on level, 
clean, dry, smooth portland cement concrete pavement (or other surface 
with equivalent coefficient of surface friction) at a specified speed 
through still air at 20 degrees Celsius, and standard barometric 
pressure (101.3 kilopascals) and includes driveline friction, rolling 
friction, and air resistance.
* * * * *
    S4.3  * * *
    (b) * * *
    (ii) The engine speed and load shall not exceed the speed and load 
at 40 kilometers per hour in the manufacturer's recommended gear with 
road load.
* * * * *
    (e) One or two windows may be open a total of 25 millimeters:
    (g) The wind velocity is at any level from 0 to 3 kilometers per 
hour.
    (h) The test chamber temperature and the wind velocity shall be 
measured, after the engine has been started, at the forwardmost point 
of the vehicle or a point 914 millimeters from the base of the 
windshield, whichever is farther forward, at a level halfway between 
the top and bottom of the windshield on the vehicle centerline.
    4. Section 571.104 would be amended by revising, in S3, the 
definition ``Glazing surface reference line''; and revising S4.1.2, to 
read as follows:


Sec. 571.104  Standard No. 104, Windshield wiping and washing systems.

* * * * *
    S3  * * *
    Glazing surface reference line means the line resulting from the 
intersection of the glazing surface and a horizontal plane 625 
millimeters above the seating reference point, as shown in Figure 1 of 
SAE Recommended Practice J903a, ``Passenger Car Windshield Wiper 
Systems,'' May 1966.
* * * * *
    S4.1.2 Wiped area. When tested wet in accordance with SAE 
Recommended Practice J903a, May 1966, each passenger car windshield 
wiping system shall wipe the percentage of Areas A, B, and C of the 
windshield (established in accordance with S4.1.2.1) that (1) is 
specified in column 2 of the applicable table following paragraph 
S4.1.2.1 and (2) is within the area bounded by a perimeter line on the 
glazing surface 25 millimeters from the edge of the daylight opening.
* * * * *
    5. In Sec. 571.104, S4.1.2.1 would be amended by revising the title 
of Table I; the title of Table II; the title of Table III; and the 
title of Table IV, to read as follows:
* * * * *
Table I--Passenger Cars of Less Than 1520 Millimeters in Overall Width
* * * * *
Table II--Passenger Cars of 1520 or More But Less Than 1630 Millimeters 
in Overall Width
* * * * *
Table III--Passenger Cars of 1630 or More But Less Than 1730 
Millimeters in Overall Width
* * * * *
Table IV--Passenger Cars of 1730 or More Millimeters in Overall Width
* * * * *
    6. Section 571.110 would be amended by revising, in S3, the 
definitions ``Normal occupant weight,'' ``Production options weight,'' 
and ``Vehicle capacity weight''' in S4.4.1, revising paragraph (b); in 
S6, revising the introductory paragraph, and paragraph (b); and 
revising S7.1, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.110  Standard No. 110, Tire Selection and rims.

* * * * *
    S3  * * *
    Normal occupant weight means 68 kilograms times the number of 
occupants specified in the second column of Table I.
* * * * *
    Production options weight means the combined weight of those 
installed regular production options weighing over 2.3 kilograms in 
excess of those standard items which they replace, not previously 
considered in curb weight or accessory weight, including heavy duty 
brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty battery, and special trim.
* * * * *
    Vehicle capacity weight means the rated cargo and luggage load plus 
68 kilograms times the vehicle's designated seating capacity.
* * * * *
    S4.4.1  * * *
    (b) In the event of rapid loss of inflation pressure with the 
vehicle traveling in a straight line at a speed of 97 kilometers per 
hour, retain the deflated tire until the vehicle can be stopped with a 
controlled braking application.
* * * * *
    S6  Labeling Requirements for Non-Pneumatic Spare Tires or Tire 
Assemblies.
    Each non-pneumatic tire or, in the case of a non-pneumatic tire 
assembly in which the non-pneumatic tire is an integral part of the 
assembly, each non-pneumatic tire assembly shall include, in letters or 
numerals not less than 4 millimeters high, the information specified in 
paragraphs S6 (a) and (b). The information shall be permanently molded, 
stamped, or otherwise permanently marked into or onto the non-pneumatic 
tire or non-pneumatic tire assembly, or shall appear on a label that is 
permanently attached to the tire or tire assembly. If a label is used, 
it shall be subsurface printed, made of material that is resistant to 
fade, heat, moisture and abrasion, and attached in such a manner that 
it cannot be removed without destroying or defacing the label on the 
non-pneumatic tire or tire assembly. The information specified in 
paragraphs S6 (a) and (b) shall appear on both sides of the non-
pneumatic tire or tire assembly, except, in the case of a non-pneumatic 
tire assembly which has a particular side that must always face outward 
when mounted on a vehicle, in which case the information specified in 
paragraphs S6 (a) and (b) shall only be required on the outward facing 
side. The information shall be positioned on the tire or tire assembly 
such that it is not placed on the tread or the outermost edge of the 
tire and is not obstructed by any portion of any non-pneumatic rim or 
wheel center member designated for use with that tire in this standard 
or in Standard No. 129.
* * * * *
    (b) MAXIMUM 80 KM/H (50 M.P.H.)
* * * * *
    S7.1  Vehicle Placarding Requirements. A placard, permanently 
affixed to the inside of the vehicle trunk or an equally accessible 
location adjacent to the non-pneumatic spare tire assembly, shall 
display the information set forth in S6 in block capitals and numerals 
not less than 6 millimeters high preceded by the words ``IMPORTANT--USE 
OF SPARE TIRE'' in letters not less than 9 millimeters high.
* * * * *
    7. Section 571.112 would be amended by revising S4.5 to read as 
follows:


Sec. 571.112  Standard No. 112, Headlamp concealment devices.

* * * * *
    S4.5  Except for cases of malfunction covered by S4.2, each 
headlamp concealment device shall, within an ambient temperature range 
of -30 degrees Celsius to +50 degrees Celsius be capable of being fully 
opened in not more than 3 seconds after actuation of the mechanism 
described in S4.3.
    8. Section 571.114 would be amended by revising 32 and revising 
S4.1, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.114  Standard No. 114, Theft protection.

* * * * *
    S2 Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, and to 
trucks and multipurpose passenger vehicles having a GVWR of 4536 
kilograms or less. However, it does not apply to walk-in van-type 
vehicles.
* * * * *
    S4.1  Each truck and multipurpose passenger vehicle having a GVWR 
of 4536 kilograms or less manufactured on or after September 1, 1983 
and each passenger car shall meet the requirements of S4.2, S4.3, S4.4, 
and S4.5. However, open-body type vehicles that are manufactured for 
operation without doors and that either have no doors or have doors 
that are designed to be easily attached to and removed from the vehicle 
by the vehicle owner are not required to comply with S4.5.
* * * * *
    9. Section 571.115 would be amended by revising S4.6 to read as 
follows:


Sec. 571.115  Standard No. 115, Vehicle identification number--basic 
requirements.

* * * * *
    S4.6  This VIN for passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
and trucks of 4536 kilograms or less GVWR shall be located inside the 
passenger compartment. It shall be readable, without moving any part of 
the vehicle, through the vehicle glazing under daylight lighting 
conditions by an observer having 20/20 vision (Snellen) whose eye-point 
is located outside the vehicle adjacent to the left windshield pillar. 
Each character in the VIN subject to this paragraph shall have a 
minimum height of 4 mm.
* * * * *
    10. Section 571.118 would be amended by revising S2. to read as 
follows:


Sec. 571.118  Standard No. 118, Power-operated window, partition, and 
roof panel systems.

* * * * *
    S2. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, and trucks with a gross vehicle weight 
rating of 4536 kilograms or less. The standard's requirements for 
power-operated roof panel systems need not be met for vehicles 
manufactured before September 1, 1993.
* * * * *
    11. Section 571.120 would be amended by revising the first sentence 
in S5.1.2; revising in S5.2, the introductory paragraph; revising in 
S5.3, the introductory paragraph; revising S5.3.2; revising in S7, the 
introductory paragraph and paragraph (b); and revising S8.1, to read as 
follows:


Sec. 571.120  Standard No. 120, Tire selection and rims for motor 
vehicles other than passenger cars.

* * * * *
    S5.1.2  Except in the case of a vehicle which has a speed 
attainable in 3.2 kilometers of 80 kilometers per hour or less, the sum 
of the maximum load ratings of the tires fitted to an axle shall be not 
less than the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of the axle system as 
specified on the vehicle's certification label required by 49 CFR part 
567. * * *
* * * * *
    S5.2  Rim marking. On and after August 1, 1977, each rim or, at the 
option of the manufacturer in the case of a singlepiece wheel, wheel 
disc shall be marked with the information listed in paragraphs (a) 
through (e) of this paragraph, in lettering not less than 3 millimeters 
high, impressed to a depth or, at the option of the manufacturer, 
embossed to a height of not less than 0.125 millimeters. The 
information listed in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this paragraph 
shall appear on the weather side. In the case of rims of multipiece 
construction, the information listed in paragraphs (a) through (e) of 
this paragraph shall appear on the rim base and the information listed 
in paragraphs (b) and (d) of this paragraph shall also appear on each 
other part of the rim.
* * * * *
    S5.3  Label information. Each vehicle manufactured on or after 
December 1, 1984, shall show the information specified in S5.3.1 and 
S5.3.2, and in the case of a vehicle equipped with a non-pneumatic 
spare tire, the information specified in S5.3.3, in the English 
language, lettered in block capitals and numerals not less than 2.4 
millimeters high and in the format set forth following this section. 
This information shall appear either--
* * * * *
    S5.3.2. Rims. The size designation and, if applicable, the type 
designation of Rims (not necessarily those on the vehicle) appropriate 
for those tires.

Truck Example

SUITABLE TIRE-RIM CHOICE
GVWR: 7,840 kilograms (17,280 pounds)
GAWR: Front--2,850 kilograms (6,280 pounds) with 7.50--20(D) tires, 
20 x 6.00 rims at 520 kPa (75 psi) cold single
GAWR: Rear--4,990 kilograms (11,000 pounds) with 7.50--29-(D) tires, 
20 x 6.00 rims, at 450 kPa (65 psi) cold dual
GAWR: 13,280 kilograms (29,279 pounds)
GAWR: Front--4,826 kilograms (10,640 pounds) with 10.00--20(F) tires, 
20 x 7.50 rims, at 620 kPa (90 psi) cold single
GAWR: Rear--8,454 kilograms (18,639 pounds) with 10.00--20(F) tires, 
20 x 7.50 rims, at 550 kPa (80 psi) cold dual
* * * * *
    S7  Labeling Requirements for Non-Pneumatic Spare Tires or Tire 
Assemblies. Each non-pneumatic tire or, in the case of a non-pneumatic 
tire assembly in which the non-pneumatic tire is an integral part of 
the assembly, each non-pneumatic tire assembly shall include, in 
letters or numerals not less than 4 millimeters high, the information 
specified in paragraphs S7 (a) and (b). The information shall be 
permanently molded, stamped, or otherwise permanently marked into or 
onto the non-pneumatic tire or non-pneumatic tire assembly, or shall 
appear on a label that is permanently attached to the tire or tire 
assembly. If a label is used, it shall be subsurface printed, made of 
material that is resistant to fade, heat, moisture and abrasion, and 
attached in such a manner that it cannot be removed without destroying 
or defacing the label on the non-pneumatic tire or tire assembly. The 
information specified in paragraphs S7 (a) and (b) shall appear on both 
sides of the non-pneumatic tire or tire assembly, except, in the case 
of a non-pneumatic tire-assembly which has a particular side that must 
always face outward when mounted on a vehicle, in which case the 
information specified in paragraphs S7 (a) and (b) shall only be 
required on the outward facing side. The information shall be 
positioned on the tire or tire assembly such that it is not placed on 
the tread or the outermost edge of the tire and is not obstructed by 
any portion of any non-pneumatic rim or wheel center member designated 
for use with that tire in this standard or in Standard No. 129.
* * * * *
    (b) MAXIMUM 80 KM/H (50 M.P.H.).
* * * * *
    S8.1  Vehicle Placarding Requirements. A placard, permanently 
affixed to the inside of the space tire stowage area or equally 
accessible location adjacent to the non-pneumatic spare tire assembly, 
shall display the information set forth in S7 in block capitals and 
numerals not less than 6 millimeters high preceded by the words 
``IMPORTANT--USE OF SPARE TIRE'' in letters not less than 9 millimeters 
high.
* * * * *
    12. Section 571.124 is amended by revising S5 and revising S5.3 to 
read as follows:


Sec. 571.124  Standard No. 124, Accelerator control systems.

* * * * *
    S5. Requirements. The vehicle shall meet the following requirements 
when the engine is running under any load condition, and at any ambient 
temperature between -40 degrees Celsius and +52 degrees Celsius after 
12 hours of conditioning at any temperature within that range.
* * * * *
    S5.3  (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), maximum time to 
return to idle position shall be 1 second for vehicles of 4536 
kilograms or less GVWR, and 2 seconds for vehicles of more than 4536 
kilograms GVWR. (b) Maximum time to return to idle position shall be 3 
seconds for any vehicle that is exposed to ambient air at -18 degrees 
Celsius to -40 degrees Celsius during the test or for any portion of 
the 12-hour conditioning period.
    13. Section 571.126 is amended by revising in S4, the paragraph 
titled ``Cargo weight rating''; revising in S5.1.1, the introductory 
paragraph and paragraph (d); and revising in S5.1.2, paragraphs (b) and 
(e), to read as follows:


Sec. 571.126  Standard No. 126, Truck-camper loading.

* * * * *
    S4. * * *
    Cargo weight rating means the value specified by the manufacturer 
as the cargo-carrying capacity, in pounds and kilograms, of a vehicle, 
exclusive of the weight of occupants in designated seating positions.
* * * * *
    S5.1.1  Labels. Each slide-in camper shall have permanently affixed 
to it, in a manner that it cannot be removed without defacing or 
destroying it, in a plainly visible location on an exterior rear 
surface other than the roof, steps, or bumper extension, a label 
containing the following information in the English language lettered 
in block capitals and numerals not less than 2.4 millimeters high, or a 
color contrasting with the background, and in the order shown below and 
in the form illustrated in Figure 1.
* * * * *
    (d) The following statement completed as appropriate:
    ``Camper weight is ____ Kgs. (____ Lbs.) Maximum When it Contains 
Standard Equipment, ____ Liters (____ Gal.) of Water, ____ Kgs. (____ 
Lbs.) of Bottled Gas, and ____ Cubic Meters (____ Ft.) Refrigerator (or 
Icebox with ____ Kgs. (____ Lbs.) of Ice, as applicable). Consult 
Owner's Manual (or Data Sheet as applicable) for Weights of Additional 
or Optional Equipment.''
    ``Liters and Gals. of water'' refer to the volume of water 
necessary to fill the camper's fresh water tanks to capacity. ``Kgs. 
and Lbs. of Bottled Gas'' refer to the weight of the gas necessary to 
fill the camper's bottled gas tanks to capacity. The statement 
regarding a ``Refrigerator'' or Icebox'' refers to the capacity of the 
refrigerator with which the vehicle is equipped or the weight of the 
ice with which the icebox may be filled. Any of these items may be 
omitted from the statement, if the corresponding accessories are not 
included with the camper, provided that the omission is noted in the 
camper owner's manual as required in paragraph S5.1.2(a).
* * * * *
    S5.1.2  * * *
    (b) A list of other additional or optional equipment that the 
camper is designed to carry, and the maximum weight of each if its 
weight is more than 9 kilograms when installed.
* * * * *
    (e) A picture showing the location of the longitudinal center of 
gravity of the camper within an accuracy of 50 millimeters under the 
loaded condition specified in paragraph S5.1.1(d), in the manner 
illustrated in Figure 2. Until October 1, 1973, the phrase ``Mount at 
Aft End of Truck Cargo Area'' may be used in Figure 2 instead of 
``Point That Contacts Rear End of Truck Bed.''
* * * * * *
    14. Section 571.126 would be amended by revising Figure 1 at the 
end of the introductory paragraph in S5.1.1 to read as follows:

MFD. BY: (CAMPER MANUFACTURER'S NAME)

(MONTH AND YEAR OF MANUFACTURE)

THIS CAMPER CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY 
STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE

CAMPER WEIGHT IS ____KG (____LBS.) MAXIMUM WHEN IT CONTAINS STANDARD 
EQUIPMENT, ____LTRS. (____GAL.) OF WATER, ____KG. (____LBS.) OF 
BOTTLED GAS, AND ____ CUBIC METERS (____ CUBIC FT.) REFRIGERATOR (OR 
ICEBOX WITH ____KG (____LBS.) OF ICE, AS APPLICABLE). CONSULT 
OWNER'S MANUAL (OR DATA SHEET AS APPLICABLE) FOR WEIGHTS OF 
ADDITIONAL OR OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT.

(VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)

Figure 1. Label for Campers

    15. In Sec. 571.126, Figure 2 at S5.1.1, after the introductory 
paragraph, would be revised to read as follows:





    16. Section 571.205 would be amended by revising in S5.1.1.2, 
paragraph (m); revising S5.1.1.5; revising in S5.1.2.2, paragraph (b); 
revising in S5.1.2.3, paragraph (b); revising in S5.1.2.9, paragraph 
(b); and revising in S5.1.2.10, paragraph (b), to read as follows:


Sec. 571.205  Standard No. 205, Glazing materials.

* * * * *
    S5.1.1.2  * * *
    (m) For Item 5 safety glazing only: Motorcycle windscreens below 
the intersection of a horizontal plane 380 millimeters vertically above 
the lowest seating position.
* * * * *
    S5.1.1.5  The phrase ``readily removable'' windows as defined in 
ANS Z26, for the purposes of this standard, in buses having a GVWR of 
more than 4536 kilograms, shall include pushout windows and windows 
mounted in emergency exits that can be manually pushed out of their 
location in the vehicle without the use of tools, regardless of whether 
such windows remain hinged at one side to the vehicle.
    S5.1.2.2  * * *
    (b) Motorcycle windscreens below the intersection of a horizontal 
plane 380 millimeters vertically above the lowest seating position.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2.3  * * *
    (b) Motorcycle windscreens below the intersection of a horizontal 
plane 380 millimeters vertically above the lowest seating position.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2.9  * * *
    (b) Glass-plastic specimens shall be exposed to an ambient air 
temperature of -40 degrees Celsius (plus or minus 5 degrees Celsius), 
for a period of 6 hours at the commencement of Test No. 28, rather than 
at the initial temperature specified in that test. After testing, the 
glass-plastic specimens shall show no evidence of cracking, clouding, 
delaminating, or other evidence of deterioration.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2.10  * * *
    (b) Each manufacturer of glazing materials designed to meet the 
requirements of paragraphs S5.1.2.4, S5.1.2.5, S5.1.2.6, S5.1.2.7, or 
S5.1.2.8 may permanently and indelibly mark the lower center of each 
item of such glazing material, in letters not less than 4.5 millimeters 
nor more than 6 millimeters high, the following words, GLASS PLASTIC 
MATERIAL--SEE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR CARE INSTRUCTIONS.
* * * * *
    17. Section 571.206 would be amended by revising S4.1.1.1; revising 
S4.1.1.2; revising S4.1.2; revising S4.2.1.1; revising S4.2.1.2; 
revising S4.2.2; revising S4.3; and revising S5.3, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.206  Standard No. 206, Door locks and door retention 
components.

* * * * *
    S4.1.1.1  Longitudinal Load. The door latch and striker assembly, 
when in the fully latched position, shall not separate when a 
longitudinal load of 11,120 Newtons is applied. When in the secondary 
latch position, the door latch and striker assembly shall not separate 
when a longitudinal load of 4,450 Newtons is applied.
    S4.1.1.2  Transverse Load. The door latch and striker assembly, 
when in the fully latched position, shall not separate when a 
transverse load of 8,900 Newtons is applied. When in the secondary 
latched position, the door latch and striker assembly shall not 
separate when a transverse load of 4,450 Newtons is applied.
* * * * *
    S4.1.2.  Door Hinges. Each door hinge system shall support the door 
and shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11,120 Newtons is 
applied. Similarly, each door hinge system shall not separate when a 
transverse load of 8,900 Newtons is applied.
* * * * *
    S4.2.1.1  Longitudinal Load. Each latch system, when in the latched 
position, shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11,120 Newtons 
is applied.
    S4.2.1.2  Transverse Load. Each latch system, when in the latched 
position, shall not separate when a transverse load of 8,900 Newtons is 
applied. When more than one latch system is used on a single door, the 
load requirement may be divided among the total number of latch 
systems.
    S4.2.2  Door Hinges. Each door hinge system shall support the door 
and shall not separate when a longitudinal load of 11,120 Newtons is 
applied, and when a transverse load of 8,900 Newtons is applied.
    S4.3  Sliding Doors. The track and slide combination or other 
supporting means for each sliding door shall not separate when a total 
transverse load of 17,800 Newtons is applied, with the door in the 
closed position.
* * * * *
    S5.3  Sliding Doors. Compliance with S4.3 shall be demonstrated by 
applying an outward transverse load of 8,900 Newtons to the load 
bearing members at the opposite edges of the door (17,800 Newtons 
total). The demonstration may be performed either in the vehicle or 
with the door retention components in a bench test fixture.
    18. Section 571.207 would be amended by revising in S4.2, the 
introductory paragraph, paragraph (a), paragraph (b), and paragraph 
(d); revising S4.3.2.1; and revising S5.1.2, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.207   Standard No. 207, Seating systems.

* * * * *
    S.4.2  General performance requirements. When tested in accordance 
with S5., each occupant seat, other than a side-facing seat or a 
passenger seat on a bus, shall withstand the following forces, in 
Newtons.
    (a) In any position to which it can be adjusted--20 times the 
weight of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 applied in a forward 
longitudinal direction;
    (b) In any position to which it can be adjusted--20 times the 
weight of the seat applied in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 in a rearward 
longitudinal direction;
* * * * *
    (d) In its rearmost position--a force that produces a 373 Newton 
meters moment about the seating reference point for each designated 
seating position that the seat provides, applied to the upper cross-
member of the seat back or the upper seat back, in a rearward 
longitudinal direction for forward-facing seats and in a forward 
longitudinal direction for rearward-facing seats.
* * * * *
    S4.3.2.1  Static force.
    (a) Once engaged, the restraining device for a forward-facing seat 
shall not release or fail when a forward longitudinal force, in 
Newtons, equal to 20 times the weight of the hinged or folding portion 
of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 is applied through the 
center of gravity of that portion of the seat.
    (b) Once engaged, the restraining device for a forward-facing seat 
shall not release or fail when a forward longitudinal force, in 
Newtons, equal to 8 times the weight of the hinged or folding portion 
of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 is applied through the 
center of gravity of that portion of the seat.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2  If the seat back and the seat bench are attached to the 
vehicle by different attachments, attach to each component a fixture 
capable of transmitting a force to that component. Apply forces, in 
Newtons, equal to 20 times the weight of the seat in kilograms 
multiplied by 9.8 horizontally through the center of gravity of the 
seat back, as shown in Figure 2 and apply forces, in Newtons, equal to 
20 times the weight of the seat in kilograms multiplied by 9.8 
horizontally through the center of gravity of the seat bench, as shown 
in Figure 3.
* * * * *
    19. Section 571.212 would be amended by revising S3; revising S5; 
revising in S6.1, paragraph (b); and revising S6.5, to read as follows:


Sec. 571.212  Standard No. 212, Windshield mounting.

* * * * *
    S3. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, and to 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses having a gross 
vehicle weight rating of 4536 kilograms or less. However, it does not 
apply to forward control vehicles, walk-in van-type vehicles, or to 
open-body type vehicles with fold-down or removable windshields.
* * * * *
    S5. Requirements. When the vehicle travelling longitudinally 
forward at any speed up to and including 48 kilometers per hour impacts 
a fixed collision barrier that is perpendicular to the line of travel 
of the vehicle, under the conditions of S6, the windshield mounting of 
the vehicle shall retain not less than the minimum portion of the 
windshield periphery specified in S5.1 and S5.2.
    S6.1 * * *
    (b) Except as specified in S6.2, a multipurpose passenger vehicle, 
truck or bus is loaded to its unloaded vehicle weight, plus 136 
kilograms or its rated cargo and luggage capacity, whichever is less, 
secured to the vehicle, plus a 50th-percentile test dummy as specified 
in part 572 of this chapter at each from outboard designated seating 
position and at any other position whose protection system is required 
to be tested by a dummy under the provisions of Standard No. 208. Each 
dummy is restrained only by means that are installed for protection at 
its seating position. The load is distributed so that the weight on 
each axle as measured at the tire-ground interface is in proportion to 
its GAWR. If the weight on any axle when the vehicle is loaded to its 
unloaded vehicle weight plus dummy weight exceeds the axle's 
proportional share of the test weight, the remaining weight is placed 
so that the weight on that axle remains the same. For the purposes of 
this section, unloaded vehicle weight does not include the weight of 
work-performing accessories. Vehicles are tested to a maximum unloaded 
vehicle weight of 2.495 kilograms.
* * * * *
    S6.5 The windshield mounting material and all vehicle components in 
direct contact with the mounting material are at any temperature 
between -93 degrees Celsius and +43 degrees Celsius.
    20. Section 571.216 would be amended by revising S3; revising S4; 
revising S5; revising in S6.2, paragraph (d); and revising S6.3 to read 
as follows:


Sec. 571.216  Standard No. 216, Roof crush resistance--passenger cars.

* * * * *
    S3. Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, and to 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 2722 
kilograms or less. However, it does not apply to--
    (a) School buses;
    (b) Vehicles that conform to the rollover test requirements (S5.3) 
of Standard No. 208 (Sec. 571.208) by means that require no action by 
vehicle occupants; or
    (c) Convertibles, except for optional compliance with the standard 
as an alternative to the rollover test requirements in S5.3 of Standard 
No. 208.
    S4. Requirements--(a) Passenger cars. A test device as described in 
S5 shall not move more than 125 millimeters, measured in accordance 
with S6.4, when it is used to apply a force in Newtons equal to 1\1/2\ 
times the unloaded vehicle weight of the vehicle, measured in kilograms 
and multiplied by 9.8 or 22,240 Newtons, whichever is less, to either 
side of the forward edge of a vehicle's roof in accordance with the 
procedures of S6. Both the left and right front portions of the 
vehicle's roof structure shall be capable of meeting the requirements, 
but a particular vehicle need not meet further requirements after being 
tested at one location.
    (b) Multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR 
of 2,722 kilograms or less, manufactured on or after September 1, 1994. 
For multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 
2,722 kilograms or less, manufactured on or after September 1, 1994, a 
test device as described in S5 shall not move more than 125 
millimeters, measured in accordance with S6.4, when it is used to apply 
a force in Newtons equal to 1 \1/2\ times the unloaded vehicle weight 
of the vehicle, measured in kilograms and multiplied by 9.8, to either 
side of the forward edge of a vehicle's roof in accordance with the 
procedures of S6. Both the left and right front portions of the 
vehicles's roof structure shall be capable of meeting the requirements, 
but a particular vehicle need not meet further requirements after being 
tested at one location.
    S5. Test device. The test device is a rigid unyielding block with 
its lower surface formed as a flat rectangle 762 millimeters x 1829 
millimeters.
* * * * *
    S6.2   * * *
    (d) The initial contact point, or center of the initial contact 
area, is on the longitudinal centerline of the lower surface of the 
test device and 254 millimeters from the forwardmost point of that 
centerline.
    6.3  (a) Passenger cars. Apply force in a downward direction 
perpendicular to the lower surface of the test device at a rate of not 
more than 13 millimeters per second until reaching a force in Newtons 
of 1\1/2\ times the unloaded vehicle weight of the tested vehicle, 
measured in kilograms and multiplied by 9.8 or 22,240 Newtons, 
whichever is less. Complete the test within 120 seconds. Guide the test 
device so that throughout the test it moves, without rotation, in a 
straight line with its lower surface oriented as specified in S6.2(a) 
through S6.2(d).
    (b) Multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR 
of 2,722 kilograms or less, manufactured on or after September 1, 1994. 
For multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 
2,722 kilograms or less, manufactured on or after September 1, 1994, 
apply force in a downward direction perpendicular to the lower surface 
of the test device at a rate of not more than 13 millimeters per second 
until reaching a force in Newtons of 1\1/2\ times the unloaded vehicle 
weight of the tested vehicle, measured in kilograms and multiplied by 
9.8. Complete the test within 120 seconds. Guide the test device so 
that throughout the test it moves, without rotation, in a straight line 
with its lower surface oriented as specified in S6.2(a) through 
S6.2(d).
* * * * *
    21. Section 571.216, would be amended by revising Figure 1 at the 
end of the S6.4 to read as follows:





    Issued on: March 4, 1994.
Barry Felrice,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 94-5486 Filed 3-14-94; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-M







[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 1994)]
[Unknown Section]
[Page 0]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: X94-40322]


[[Page Unknown]]

[Federal Register: March 22, 1994]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. 93-87; Notice 1]
RIN 2127-AF03

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Metric Conversion

Correction

    In proposed rule document 94-5486 beginning on page 11962, in the 
issue of Tuesday, March 15, 1994, make the following corrections:


Sec. 571.120  [Corrected]

    1.On page 11967, in the second column, in Sec. 571.120, in 
paragraph S5.3.2 Rim, under the heading Truck Example and subheading 
SUITABLE TIRE-RIM CHOICE, in the seventh line, ``with 7.50---29-(D) 
tires,'' should read ``with 7.50---20-(D) tires,''.
    2.On page 11968, in the 1st column, in Sec. 571.120, in paragraph 
S5.1.1 Labels., in the 11th line, ``or'' should read ``of''.
    3.On the same page, in the same column, in Sec. 571.120 (d), in the 
eighth line,`` (------ Ft.)'' should read ``(------ Cubic Ft.)''.


Sec. 571.207  [Corrected]

    4.On page 11969, in the third column, in Sec. 571.207 (b), in the 
eighth line, ``from'' should read ``front''; and in the second line 
from the bottom, ``2.495'' should read ``2,495''.

BILLING CODE 1505-01-D



Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute