[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 4 (Friday, January 6, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 751-769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33682]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 571

[Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0185]
RIN 2127-AK89


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Matters Incorporated by 
Reference

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

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.

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SUMMARY: This final rule updates and consolidates all of the references 
to the many standards and practices that are incorporated by reference 
into the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs). Although this 
part already contains a section regarding publications incorporated by 
reference, the list in that section is incomplete and has not been 
updated regularly. Instead, in many cases, materials have been 
incorporated piecemeal into individual FMVSSs. This final rule moves 
those scattered references into the centralized list so that it 
contains all of the references. Additionally, this final rule removes 
one obsolete FMVSS, No. 208a, as well as various obsolete provisions in 
other FMVSSs. Those provisions are applicable to vehicles and equipment 
manufactured before dates that have already passed and are no longer 
needed in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

DATES: The effective date of this final rule is February 6, 2012, 
except for the amendments to 49 CFR 571.108, which are effective 
December 1, 2012. The incorporation by reference of certain 
publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the 
Federal Register as of February 6, 2012. The incorporation by reference 
of certain publications listed in 49 CFR 571.108 is approved by the 
Director of the Federal Register as of December 1, 2012.
    Petitions for reconsideration must be received by February 21, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Petitions for reconsideration must be submitted to: 
Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may contact William H. Shakely of 
the NHTSA Office of Chief Counsel, NCC-110, National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590. Telephone: (202) 366-2992; Facsimile: (202) 366-3820.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Discussion

    Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR Part 51, when NHTSA wishes to 
incorporate the standards and practices of other standardizing bodies 
into its FMVSSs, it may incorporate those materials by reference 
instead of reproducing them verbatim in the FMVSS. It must, however, 
obtain the approval of the Director of the Federal Register for each 
such incorporation. This final rule updates and consolidates all of the 
references to the many standards and practices that are incorporated by 
reference into the FMVSSs in Part 571. Although this part already 
contains a section devoted to materials incorporated by reference, 
Sec.  571.5, Matter Incorporated by Reference, the list is incomplete 
in that section and has not been updated regularly. Instead, in many 
cases, materials have been incorporated piecemeal into individual 
FMVSSs throughout Part 571.
    This final rule moves those scattered references into the 
centralized list and moves the individual ``incorporation by 
reference'' paragraphs contained in some of the sections of Part 571 
into Sec.  571.5 so that all of the incorporations appear in one 
location in that part. Additionally, we are revising other paragraphs 
in the sections of Part 571 in order to include citations to Sec.  
571.5 when incorporated materials are referenced and to correct 
grammatical errors. This rule does not substantively alter or remove 
from Part 571 any of the existing incorporations by reference, except 
for those publications that are only referenced in the obsolete 
standard and provisions that, as discussed below, are being removed 
from the CFR. However, this rule does make minor textual changes to the 
citations to the publications incorporated by reference.
    Specifically, this rule standardizes the format used to reference 
the various materials incorporated by reference and makes minor 
corrections to reflect the accurate titles of these materials. 
Additionally this rule incorporates the most recently reapproved 
versions of several ASTM International standards.\1\ These versions are 
identical to the versions of the standards currently incorporated by 
reference. This rule also amends the title of the American Association 
of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) ``Geometric Gray Scale,'' 
referenced in FMVSS Nos. 209 and 213, to its current title, ``Gray 
Scale for Evaluating Change in Color.'' \2\ These amendments do not 
alter the substance of any of the sections of Part 571 nor do they 
alter the requirements of the FMVSSs contained therein.
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    \1\ These standards are ASTM E1337-90 and ASTM E1136-93. Various 
reapproval years are cited in the FMVSSs in which these two 
standards are referenced. Additionally, several FMVSSs inadvertently 
omit the version designation in the citations to ASTM E1136-93. This 
document incorporates by reference ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008), 
and ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003). When ASTM International 
reapproves a standard, it merely renews the standard as is and makes 
no revisions. These versions are identical to those currently 
referenced in the various sections of Part 571.
    \2\ Grades 1 through 5 on the scale, including No. 2, which is 
the only grade referenced in the FMVSSs, have not been changed since 
the scale was adopted in 1954. The only substantive change since 
that time is the addition of half-grades (e.g., 1-2, 2-3). However, 
this change does not alter the requirements of the FMVSSs that 
incorporate the scale.
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    In addition to consolidating the list of materials incorporated by 
reference, this rule amends Sec.  571.5 to include updated language 
regarding how the public may obtain copies of the incorporated 
materials, including new procedures for

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retrieving materials from the National Archives and Records 
Administration and a new format indicating the sections where 
incorporated materials are referenced. Today's document also updates 
the contact information for all sources of the incorporated materials, 
including phone numbers and Web sites, where possible, to assist 
members of the public in acquiring the incorporated materials.
    As indicated in the DATES section above, the amendments to FMVSS 
No. 108 (Sec.  571.108) are not effective until December 1, 2012. The 
reason for this delay is that on December 4, 2007, NHTSA published a 
final rule amending FMVSS No. 108 (72 FR 68234). The purpose of the 
2007 rule was to reorganize the standard and provide a more 
straightforward and logical presentation of the applicable regulatory 
requirements. In response to several petitions for reconsideration, the 
agency delayed the effective date of the 2007 rule until December 1, 
2012 (73 FR 50730; 74 FR 58213). Accordingly, the technical amendments 
made to the amended version of FMVSS No. 108 by today's final rule are 
likewise not effective until December 1, 2012. Additionally, the agency 
notes that the updated table of incorporated materials created by this 
document in Sec.  571.5 only includes the publications referenced by 
the amended version of FMVSS No. 108, and does not include all of the 
publications cited in the version of the standard currently in effect. 
However, this final rule does not substantively alter or remove any of 
the references to the incorporated materials in the version of FMVSS 
No. 108 currently in effect.
    This final rule removes the text of one obsolete FMVSS, No. 208a 
(571.208a). FMVSS No. 208a only applies to vehicles manufactured 
between January 27, 2004, and August 31, 2004. Given the limited period 
of applicability of this FMVSS and the fact that those dates are well 
in the past, this standard is no longer needed in the text of the CFR. 
This final rule also removes references to FMVSS No. 208a contained in 
other FMVSSs.
    Likewise, this final rule removes outdated provisions contained in 
other FMVSSs. These provisions are applicable to vehicles and equipment 
manufactured before dates that have already passed. Accordingly, like 
FMVSS No. 208a, these provisions are no longer needed in the text of 
the CFR.
    Finally, this final rule makes two technical amendments to Part 571 
to correct inaccurate references. First, the authority citation of Part 
571 incorrectly cites 49 U.S.C. 30177. This section does not exist. The 
correct citation is 49 U.S.C. 30117. Second, paragraph S7.2.1 of FMVSS 
No. 202a incorrectly references paragraph S6.1 of that standard. 
Paragraph S7.2.1 describes the calculation of annual vehicle production 
for the purposes of the September 1, 2010, to September 1, 2011, phase-
in of the rear seat requirements of the new standard. However, 
paragraph S7.2.1 references S6.1, which describes the percentage of 
vehicles manufactured between September 1, 2009, and September 1, 2010, 
that must comply with the new standard as opposed to the old standard. 
The correct reference is paragraph S7.1, which describes the percentage 
of vehicles manufactured between September 1, 2010, and September 1, 
2011, that must comply with the rear seat requirements of the new 
standard.

II. Rulemaking Analyses and Notices

    Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553) 
provides that when an agency, for good cause, finds that notice and 
public procedure are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the 
public interest, the agency may issue a final rule without providing 
notice and an opportunity for public comment (5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B)). 
NHTSA has determined that there is good cause for making these 
technical amendments final without notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. These amendments consolidate the references to materials 
currently incorporated by reference in the individual sections of Part 
571 and correct the syntax of the references to these publications 
within each section. The amendments also correct grammatical errors and 
incorrect references in Part 571. Finally, the amendments delete the 
text of one obsolete FMVSS as well as various obsolete provisions in 
other sections of Part 571. The amendments do not alter the substance 
of the amended sections nor do they alter the requirements of the 
FMVSSs contained therein. Accordingly, notice and public comment are 
unnecessary.
    We are making the amendments effective 30 days after publication of 
this document, with the exception of the amendments to FMVSS No. 108, 
which are effective December 1, 2012. Given that the amendments do not 
make any substantive changes, we find good cause for making the 
amendments effective within this timeframe.
    The agency has discussed the relevant requirements of Executive 
Order 12866, Executive Order 13563, DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act, Executive Order 13132 (Federalism), Executive Order 
12988 (Civil Justice Reform), the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, the 
Paperwork Reduction Act, Executive Order 13045 (Protection of Children 
from Environmental Health and Safety Risks), the National Technology 
Transfer and Advancement Act, and Executive Order 13211 (Energy 
Effects), as applicable, in the underlying substantive rules 
establishing and amending the various sections of Part 571. Those 
discussions are not affected by these amendments.

Regulatory Identifier Number (RIN)

    The Department of Transportation assigns a regulation identifier 
number (RIN) to each regulatory action listed in the Unified Agenda of 
Federal Regulations. The Regulatory Information Service Center 
publishes the Unified Agenda in April and October of each year. You may 
use the RIN contained in the heading at the beginning of this document 
to find this action in the Unified Agenda.

Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 
http://www.regulations.gov.

III. Regulatory Text

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Parts 571

    Imports, Incorporation by reference, Motor vehicle safety, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Tires.

    In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA amends 49 CFR Part 571 as 
follows:

PART 571--FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

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1. The authority citation for part 571 of Title 49 is amended by 
revising the citation to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 322, 30111, 30115, 30117, and 30166; 
delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

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2. Revise Sec.  571.5 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.5  Matter incorporated by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal Register under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition other than that 
specified in this section,

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the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) must publish 
notice of change in the Federal Register and the material must be 
available to the public. All approved material is available for 
inspection at NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
and at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NHTSA, or if you 
experience difficulty obtaining the standards referenced below, contact 
NHTSA Office of Technical Information Services, phone number (202) 366-
2588. For information on the availability of this material at NARA, 
call (202) 741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    (b) American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), 
1 Davis Dr., P.O. Box 12215, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Web 
site: http://www.aatcc.org.
    (1) AATCC Test Method 30-1981, ``Fungicides, Evaluation on 
Textiles: Mildew and Rot Resistance of Textiles,'' into Sec.  571.209.
    (2) AATCC Gray Scale for Evaluating Change in Color into Sec. Sec.  
571.209; 571.213.
    (c) American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 1899 L St., NW., 
11th floor, Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: (202) 293-8020; Fax: (202) 
293-9287; Web site: http://www.ansi.org. Copies of ANSI/RESNA Standard 
WC/Vol.1-1998 Section 13 may also be obtained from Rehabilitation 
Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), 
1700 North Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209-1903. Telephone: 
(703) 524-6686; Web site http://www.resna.org.
    (1) ANSI Z26.1-1977, ``Safety Code for Safety Glazing Materials for 
Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highways,'' approved January 
26, 1977, into Sec.  571.205(a).
    (2) ANSI Z26.1a-1980, ``Safety Code for Safety Glazing Materials 
for Glazing Motor Vehicles Operating on Land Highways,'' approved July 
3, 1980, into Sec.  571.205(a).
    (3) ANSI/SAE Z26.1-1996, ``American National Standard for Safety 
Glazing Materials for Glazing Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle 
Equipment Operating on Land Highways-Safety Standard,'' approved August 
11, 1997, into Sec.  571.205.
    (4) ANSI/RESNA Standard WC/Vol. 1-1998, Section 13, ``Wheelchairs: 
Determination of Coefficient of Friction of Test Surfaces,'' into Sec.  
571.403.
    (d) ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, PO Box C700, West 
Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959. Telephone: (610) 832-9500; Fax (610) 832-
9555; Web site: http://www.astm.org.
    (1) 1985 Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Vol. 05.04, ``Test Methods 
for Rating Motor, Diesel, Aviation Fuels, A2. Reference Materials and 
Blending Accessories, (``ASTM Motor Fuels section''),'' A2.3.2, A2.3.3, 
and A2.7, into Sec. Sec.  571.108; 571.205(a).
    (2) ASTM B117-64, ``Standard Method of Salt Spray (Fog) Testing,'' 
revised 1964, into Sec.  571.125.
    (3) ASTM B117-73 (Reapproved 1979), ``Standard Method of Salt Spray 
(Fog) Testing,'' approved March 29, 1973, into Sec. Sec.  571.108; 
571.209.
    (4) ASTM B117-97, ``Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray 
(Fog) Apparatus,'' approved April 10, 1997, into Sec.  571.403.
    (5) ASTM B117-03, ``Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray 
(Fog) Apparatus,'' approved October 1, 2003, into Sec.  571.106.
    (6) ASTM B456-79, ``Standard Specification for Electrodeposited 
Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus 
Chromium,'' approved January 26, 1979, into Sec.  571.209.
    (7) ASTM B456-95, ``Standard Specification for Electrodeposited 
Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus 
Chromium,'' approved October 10, 1995, into Sec.  571.403.
    (8) ASTM C150-56, ``Standard Specification for Portland Cement,'' 
approved 1956, into Sec.  571.108.
    (9) ASTM C150-77, ``Standard Specification for Portland Cement,'' 
approved February 26, 1977, into Sec.  571.108.
    (10) ASTM D362-84, ``Standard Specification for Industrial Grade 
Toluene,'' approved March 30, 1984, into Sec. Sec.  571.108; 
571.205(a).
    (11) ASTM D445-65, ``Standard Method of Test for Viscosity of 
Transparent and Opaque Liquids (Kinematic and Dynamic Viscosities),'' 
approved August 31, 1965, into Sec.  571.116.
    (12) ASTM D471-98, ``Standard Test Method for Rubber Property--
Effect of Liquids,'' approved November 10, 1998, into Sec.  571.106.
    (13) ASTM D484-71, ``Standard Specification for Hydrocarbon 
Drycleaning Solvents,'' effective September 15, 1971, into Sec.  
571.301.
    (14) ASTM D756-78, ``Standard Practice for Determination of Weight 
and Shape Changes of Plastics under Accelerated Service Conditions,'' 
approved July 28, 1978, into Sec.  571.209.
    (15) ASTM D1003-92, ``Standard Test Method for Haze and Luminous 
Transmittance of Transparent Plastics,'' approved October 15, 1992, 
into Sec.  571.108.
    (16) ASTM D1121-67, ``Standard Method of Test for Reserve 
Alkalinity of Engine Antifreezes and Antirusts,'' accepted June 12, 
1967, into Sec.  571.116.
    (17) ASTM D1123-59, ``Standard Method of Test for Water in 
Concentrated Engine Antifreezes by the Iodine Reagent Method,'' revised 
1959, into Sec.  571.116.
    (18) ASTM D1193-70, ``Standard Specification for Reagent Water,'' 
effective October 2, 1970, into Sec.  571.116.
    (19) ASTM D1415-68, ``Standard Method of Test for International 
Hardness of Vulcanized Natural and Synthetic Rubbers,'' accepted 
February 14, 1968, into Sec.  571.116.
    (20) ASTM D2515-66, ``Standard Specification for Kinematic Glass 
Viscometers,'' adopted 1966, into Sec.  571.116.
    (21) ASTM D4329-99, ``Standard Practice for Fluorescent UV Exposure 
of Plastics,'' approved January 10, 1999, into Sec.  571.106.
    (22) ASTM D4956-90, ``Standard Specification for Retroreflective 
Sheeting for Traffic Control,'' approved October 26, 1990, into Sec.  
571.108.
    (23) ASTM E1-68, ``Standard Specifications for ASTM Thermometers'' 
(including tentative revisions), accepted September 13, 1968, into 
Sec.  571.116.
    (24) ASTM E4-79, ``Standard Methods of Load Verification of Testing 
Machines,'' approved June 11, 1979, into Sec.  571.209.
    (25) ASTM E4-03, ``Standard Practices for Force Verification of 
Testing Machines,'' approved August 10, 2003, into Sec.  571.106.
    (26) ASTM E8-89, ``Standard Test Methods of Tension Testing of 
Metallic Materials,'' approved May 15, 1989, into Sec.  571.221.
    (27) ASTM E77-66, ``Standard Method for Inspection, Test, and 
Standardization of Etched-Stem Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers,'' revised 
1966, into Sec.  571.116.
    (28) ASTM E274-65T, ``Tentative Method of Test for Skid Resistance 
of Pavements Using a Two-Wheel Trailer,'' issued 1965, into Sec.  
571.208.
    (29) ASTM E274-70, ``Standard Method of Test for Skid Resistance of 
Paved Surfaces Using a Full-Scale Tire,'' effective October 2, 1970, 
into Sec. Sec.  571.105; 571.122.
    (30) ASTM E298-68, ``Standard Methods for Assay of Organic 
Peroxides,'' effective September 13, 1968, into Sec.  571.116.
    (31) ASTM E308-66, ``Standard Practice for Spectrophotometry and

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Description of Color in CIE 1931 System,'' reapproved 1981, into Sec.  
571.108.
    (32) ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003), ``Standard Specification for 
a Radial Standard Reference Test Tire,'' approved March 15, 1993, into 
Sec. Sec.  571.105; 571.121; 571.126; 571.135; 571.139; 571.500.
    (33) ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008), ``Standard Test Method for 
Determining Longitudinal Peak Braking Coefficient of Paved Surfaces 
Using a Standard Reference Test Tire,'' approved June 1, 2008, into 
Sec. Sec.  571.105; 571.121; 571.126; 571.135; 571.500.
    (34) ASTM F1805-00, ``Standard Test Method for Single Wheel Driving 
Traction in a Straight Line on Snow- and Ice-Covered Surfaces,'' 
approved November 10, 2000, into Sec.  571.139.
    (35) ASTM G23-81, ``Standard Practice for Generating Light-Exposure 
Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of 
Nonmetallic Materials,'' approved March 26, 1981, into Sec.  571.209.
    (36) ASTM G151-97, ``Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic 
Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light 
Sources,'' approved July 10, 1997, into Sec.  571.106.
    (37) ASTM G154-00, ``Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent 
Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials,'' approved 
February 10, 2000, into Sec.  571.106.
    (e) Department of Defense, DODSSP Standardization Document Order 
Desk, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5098. Web site: http://dodssp.daps.dla.mil/.
    (1) MIL-S-13192, ``Military Specification, Shoes, Men's, Dress, 
Oxford,'' October 30, 1976, into Sec.  571.214.
    (2) MIL-S-13192P, ``Military Specification, Shoes, Men's, Dress, 
Oxford,'' 1988, including Amendment 1, October 14, 1994, into Sec.  
571.208.
    (3) MIL-S-21711E, ``Military Specification, Shoes, Women's,'' 3 
December 1982, including Amendment 2, October 14, 1994, into Sec. Sec.  
571.208; 571.214.
    (f) General Services Administration (GSA), Superintendent of 
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. 
Telephone: (202) 512-1800; Web site: http://www.gsa.gov.
    (1) GSA Federal Specification L-S-300, ``Sheeting and Tape, 
Reflective; Nonexposed Lens, Adhesive Backing,'' September 7, 1965, 
into Sec.  571.108.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (g) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), 120 
Wall St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10005-4001. Telephone: (212) 248-
5000; Web site: http://www.iesna.org.
    (1) IES LM 45, ``IES Approved Method for Electrical and Photometric 
Measurements of General Service Incandescent Filament Lamps,'' approved 
April 1980, into Sec.  571.108.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (h) International Commission on Illumination (CIE), CIE Central 
Bureau, Kegelgasse 27, A-1030 Vienna, Austria. http://www.cie.co.at.
    (1) CIE 1931 Chromaticity Diagram, developed 1931, into Sec.  
571.108.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (i) National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease 
Control (CDC), National Division for Health Statistics, Division of 
Data Services, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Telephone: 1 (800) 232-4636. Web 
site: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs.
    (1) DHEW Publication No. (HRA) 76-1074, ``Weight, Height, and 
Selected Body Dimensions of Adults: United States--1960-1962,'' first 
published as Public Health Service Publication No. 1000 Series 11-No. 
8, June 1965, into Sec.  571.3.
    (2) [Reserved]
    (j) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1200 
New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Web site: http://www.nhtsa.gov.
    (1) Drawing Package, ``NHTSA Standard Seat Assembly; FMVSS No. 213, 
No. NHTSA-213-2003,'' (consisting of drawings and a bill of materials), 
June 3, 2003, into Sec.  571.213.
    (2) Drawing Package, SAS-100-1000, Standard Seat Belt Assembly with 
Addendum A, Seat Base Weldment (consisting of drawings and a bill of 
materials), October 23, 1998, into Sec.  571.213.
    (3) ``Parts List; Ejection Mitigation Headform Drawing Package,'' 
December 2010, into Sec.  571.226.
    (4) ``Parts List and Drawings; Ejection Mitigation Headform Drawing 
Package'' December 2010, into Sec.  571.226.
    (k) SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 
15096. Telephone: (724) 776-4841; Web site: http://www.sae.org.
    (1) SAE Recommended Practice J100-1995, ``Class `A' Vehicle Glazing 
Shade Bands,'' revised June 1995, into Sec.  571.205.
    (2) SAE Recommended Practice J211a, ``Instrumentation for Impact 
Tests,'' revised December 1971, into Sec.  571.222.
    (3) SAE Recommended Practice J211, ``Instrumentation for Impact 
Tests,'' revised June 1980, into Sec. Sec.  571.213; 571.218.
    (4) SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95, ``Instrumentation for 
Impact Test--Part 1--Electronic Instrumentation,'' revised March 1995, 
into Sec. Sec.  571.202a; 571.208; 571.403.
    (5) SAE Recommended Practice J211-1 DEC2003, ``Instrumentation for 
Impact Test--Part 1--Electronic Instrumentation,'' revised December 
2003, into Sec. Sec.  571.206; 571.209.
    (6) SAE Recommended Practice J227a, ``Electric Vehicle Test 
Procedure,'' revised February 1976, into Sec. Sec.  571.105; 571.135.
    (7) SAE Standard J527a, ``Brazed Double Wall Low Carbon Steel 
Tubing,'' revised May 1967, into Sec.  571.116.
    (8) SAE Recommended Practice J567b, ``Bulb Sockets,'' revised April 
1964, into Sec.  571.108.
    (9) SAE Recommended Practice J573d, ``Lamp Bulbs and Sealed 
Units,'' revised December 1968, into Sec.  571.108.
    (10) SAE Recommended Practice J575-1983, ``Tests for Motor Vehicle 
Lighting Devices and Components,'' revised July 1983, into Sec.  
571.131.
    (11) SAE Recommended Practice J578, ``Color Specification,'' 
revised May 1988, into Sec.  571.131.
    (12) SAE Recommended Practice J578-1995, ``Color Specification,'' 
revised June 1995, into Sec.  571.403.
    (13) SAE Recommended Practice J592 JUN92, ``Clearance, Side Marker, 
and Identification Lamps,'' revised June 1992, into Sec.  571.121.
    (14) SAE Recommended Practice J592e-1972, ``Clearance, Side Marker, 
and Identification Lamps,'' revised July 1972, into Sec.  571.121.
    (15) SAE Recommended Practice J602-1963, ``Headlamp Aiming Device 
for Mechanically Aimable Sealed Beam Headlamp Units,'' reaffirmed 
August 1963, into Sec.  571.108.
    (16) SAE Recommended Practice J602-1980, ``Headlamp Aiming Device 
for Mechanically Aimable Sealed Beam Headlamp Units,'' revised October 
1980, into Sec.  571.108.
    (17) SAE Recommended Practice J673a, ``Automotive Glazing,'' 
revised August 1967, into Sec.  571.205(a).
    (18) SAE Recommended Practice J673, ``Automotive Safety Glasses,'' 
revised April 1993, into Sec.  571.205.
    (19) SAE Recommended Practice J726 SEP79, ``Air Cleaner Test 
Code,'' revised April 1979, into Sec.  571.209.
    (20) SAE Recommended Practice J759 JAN95, ``Lighting Identification 
Code,'' revised January 1995, into Sec.  571.121.
    (21) SAE Standard J787b, ``Motor Vehicle Seat Belt Anchorage,'' 
revised September 1966, into Sec.  571.3.
    (22) SAE Recommended Practice J800c, ``Motor Vehicle Seat Belt 
Assembly Installations,'' revised November 1973, into Sec.  571.209.
    (23) SAE Standard J826-1980, ``Devices for Use in Defining and

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Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation,'' revised April 1980, into 
Sec. Sec.  571.208; 571.214.
    (24) SAE Standard J826 MAY87, ``Devices for Use in Defining and 
Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation,'' revised May 1987, into 
Sec. Sec.  571.3; 571.210.
    (25) SAE Standard J826-1992, ``Devices for Use in Defining and 
Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation,'' revised June 1992, into 
Sec.  571.225.
    (26) SAE Standard J826 JUL95, ``Devices for Use in Defining and 
Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation,'' revised July 1995, into 
Sec. Sec.  571.10; 571.202; 571.202a; 571.216a.
    (27) SAE Recommended Practice J839b, ``Passenger Car Side Door 
Latch Systems,'' revised May 1965, into Sec.  571.201.
    (28) SAE Recommended Practice J839-1991, ``Passenger Car Side Door 
Latch Systems,'' revised June 1991, into Sec.  571.206.
    (29) SAE Recommended Practice J902, ``Passenger Car Windshield 
Defrosting Systems,'' revised August 1964, into Sec.  571.103.
    (30) SAE Recommended Practice J902a, ``Passenger Car Windshield 
Defrosting Systems,'' revised March 1967 (Editorial change June 1967), 
into Sec.  571.103.
    (31) SAE Recommended Practice J903a, ``Passenger Car Windshield 
Wiper Systems,'' revised May 1966, into Sec.  571.104.
    (32) SAE Recommended Practice J921, ``Instrument Panel Laboratory 
Impact Test Procedure,'' approved June 1965, into Sec.  571.201.
    (33) SAE Recommended Practice J941, ``Passenger Car Driver's Eye 
Range,'' approved November 1965, into Sec.  571.104.
    (34) SAE Recommended Practice J941b, ``Motor Vehicle Driver's Eye 
Range,'' revised February 1969, into Sec.  571.108.
    (35) SAE Recommended Practice J942, ``Passenger Car Windshield 
Washer Systems,'' approved November 1965, into Sec.  571.104.
    (36) SAE Recommended Practice J944 JUN80, ``Steering Control 
System--Passenger Car--Laboratory Test Procedure,'' revised June 1980, 
into Sec.  571.203.
    (37) SAE Standard J964 OCT84, ``Test Procedure for Determining 
Reflectivity of Rear View Mirrors,'' reaffirmed October 1984, into 
Sec.  571.111.
    (38) SAE Recommended Practice J972, ``Moving Rigid Barrier 
Collision Tests,'' revised May 2000, into Sec.  571.105.
    (39) SAE Recommended Practice J977, ``Instrumentation for 
Laboratory Impact Tests,'' approved November 1966, into Sec.  571.201.
    (40) SAE Recommended Practice J1100a, ``Motor Vehicle Dimensions,'' 
revised September 1975, into Sec.  571.3.
    (41) SAE Recommended Practice J1100 JUN84, ``Motor Vehicle 
Dimensions,'' revised June 1984, into Sec. Sec.  571.3; 571.210.
    (42) SAE Recommended Practice J1100-1993, ``Motor Vehicle 
Dimensions,'' revised June 1993, into Sec.  571.225.
    (43) SAE Recommended Practice J1100, ``Motor Vehicle Dimensions,'' 
revised February 2001, into Sec.  571.3.
    (44) SAE Recommended Practice J1133, ``School Bus Stop Arm,'' 
revised April 1984, into Sec.  571.131.
    (45) SAE Standard J1703b, ``Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid,'' revised 
July 1970, into Sec.  571.116.
    (46) SAE Standard J1703 NOV83, ``Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid,'' 
revised November 1983, into Sec.  571.116.
    (47) SAE RM-66-04, ``Compatibility Fluid,'' Appendix B to SAE 
Standard J1703 JAN95, ``Motor Vehicle Brake Fluid,'' revised January 
1995, into Sec. Sec.  571.106; 571.116.
    (48) SAE Recommended Practice J2009, ``Discharge Forward Lighting 
Systems,'' revised February 1993, into Sec.  571.108.
    (49) SAE Aerospace-Automotive Drawing Standards, issued September 
1963, into Sec. Sec.  571.104; 571.202.
    (l) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United 
Nations, Conference Services Division, Distribution and Sales Section, 
Office C.115-1, Palais des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 10, Switzerland. 
Web site: www.unece.org/trans/main/wp29/wp29regs.html.
    (1) UNECE Regulation 17 ``Uniform Provisions Concerning the 
Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Seats, their Anchorages and Any 
Head Restraints'': ECE 17 Rev. 1/Add. 16/Rev. 4 (July 31, 2002), into 
Sec.  571.202.
    (2) UNECE Regulation 48 ``Uniform Provisions Concerning the 
Approval of Vehicles With Regard to the Installation of Lighting and 
Light-Signaling Devices,'' E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505, Rev.1/Add.47/
Rev.1/Corr.2 (February 26, 1996), into Sec.  571.108.

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3. Section 571.103 is amended by revising S4.2 and the introductory 
text of S4.3 to read as follows:


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

* * * * *
    S4.2 Each passenger car windshield defrosting and defogging system 
shall meet the requirements of section 3 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J902 (1964) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) when tested in 
accordance with S4.3, except that ``the critical area'' specified in 
paragraph 3.1 of SAE Recommended Practice J902 (1964) shall be that 
established as Area C in accordance with Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 
No. 104, ``Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems,'' and ``the entire 
windshield'' specified in paragraph 3.3 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J902 (1964) shall be that established as Area A in accordance with 
Sec.  571.104.
    S4.3 Demonstration procedure. The passenger car windshield 
defrosting and defogging system shall be tested in accordance with the 
portions of paragraphs 4.1 through 4.4.7 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J902 (1964) or SAE Recommended Practice J902a (1967) (both incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5) applicable to that system, except that--
* * * * *

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4. Section 571.104 is amended:
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a. In S3 by revising the definitions of ``Daylight opening,'' ``Glazing 
surface reference line,'' ``Overall width,'' paragraph (a) in the 
definition of ``Plan view reference line,'' ``Shoulder room dimension'' 
and ``95 percent eye range contour;''
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b. By revising S4.1.1.4;
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c. By revising S4.1.2;
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d. By revising the first sentence of S4.1.2.1; and
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e. By revising S4.2.1 and S4.2.2.
    The revisions read as follows:


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

* * * * *
    S3. Definitions. * * *
    Daylight opening means the maximum unobstructed opening through the 
glazing surface, as defined in paragraph 2.3.12 of section E, ``Ground 
Vehicle Practice,'' of SAE Aerospace-Automotive Drawing Standards 
(1963) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
    Glazing surface reference line means the line resulting from the 
intersection of the glazing surface and a horizontal plane 635 
millimeters above the seating reference point, as shown in Figure 1 of 
SAE Recommended Practice J903a (1966) (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5).
    Overall width means the maximum overall body width dimension 
``W116'', as defined in section E, ``Ground Vehicle Practice,'' of SAE 
Aerospace-Automotive Drawing Standards (1963) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
    Plan view reference line means--
    (a) For vehicles with bench-type seats, a line parallel to the 
vehicle longitudinal centerline outboard of the

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steering wheel centerline 0.15 times the difference between one-half of 
the shoulder room dimension and the steering wheel centerline-to-car-
centerline dimension as shown in Figure 2 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J903a (1966) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5); or
* * * * *
    Shoulder room dimension means the front shoulder room dimension 
``W3'' as defined in section E, ``Ground Vehicle Practice,'' of SAE 
Aerospace-Automotive Drawing Standards (1963) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
    95 percent eye range contour means the 95th percentile tangential 
cutoff specified in SAE Recommended Practice J941 (1965) (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S4.1.1.4 Compliance with subparagraphs S4.1.1.2 and S4.1.1.3 may be 
demonstrated by testing under the conditions specified in sections 
4.1.1 and 4.1.2 of SAE Recommended Practice J903a (1966) (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
    S4.1.2 Wiped area. When tested wet in accordance with SAE 
Recommended Practice J903a (1966) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5), 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 subparagraph 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.
    S4.1.2.1 Areas A, B, and C shall be established as shown in Figures 
1 and 2 of SAE Recommended Practice J903a (1966) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) using the angles specified in Columns 3 
through 6 of Table I, II, III, or IV, as applicable.* * *
* * * * *
    S4.2.1 Each passenger car shall have a windshield washing system 
that meets the requirements of SAE Recommended Practice J942 (1965) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that the reference 
to ``the effective wipe pattern defined in SAE J903, paragraph 3.1.2'' 
in paragraph 3.1 of SAE Recommended Practice J942 (1965) shall be 
deleted and ``the areas established in accordance with subparagraph 
S4.1.2.1 of Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 104'' shall be inserted 
in lieu thereof.
    S4.2.2 Each multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, and bus shall 
have a windshield washing system that meets the requirements of SAE 
Recommended Practice J942 (1965) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5), except that the reference to ``the effective wipe pattern 
defined in SAE J903, paragraph 3.1.2'' in paragraph 3.1 of SAE 
Recommended Practice J942 (1965) shall be deleted and ``the pattern 
designed by the manufacturer for the windshield wiping system on the 
exterior surface of the windshield glazing'' shall be inserted in lieu 
thereof.

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5. Section 571.105 is amended by revising the definition of ``skid 
number'' in paragraph S4, and revising paragraphs S6.2.1, S6.9.2(a), 
S6.9.2(b), and S7.19 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.105  Standard No. 105; Hydraulic and electric brake systems.

* * * * *
    S4 * * *
    Skid number means the frictional resistance of a pavement measured 
in accordance with ASTM E274-70 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) at 40 mph, omitting water delivery as specified in paragraphs 
7.1 and 7.2 of that method.
* * * * *
    S6.2.1 The state of charge of the propulsion batteries is 
determined in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J227a (1976) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The applicable sections 
of SAE J227a (1976) are 3.2.1 through 3.2.4, 3.3.1 through 3.3.2.2, 
3.4.1 and 3.4.2, 4.2.1, 5.2, 5.2.1, and 5.3.
* * * * *
    S6.9.2(a) For vehicles with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds, road 
tests (excluding stability and control during braking tests) are 
conducted on a 12-foot-wide, level roadway, having a peak friction 
coefficient of 0.9 when measured using an ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 
2003) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), standard reference 
test tire, in accordance with ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), at a speed of 40 mph, 
without water delivery. Burnish stops are conducted on any surface. The 
parking brake test surface is clean, dry, smooth, Portland cement 
concrete.
    S6.9.2(b) For vehicles with a GVWR greater than 10,000 pounds, 
stability and control during braking tests are conducted on a 500-foot-
radius curved roadway with a wet level surface having a peak friction 
coefficient of 0.5 when measured on a straight or curved section of the 
curved roadway using an ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003) standard 
reference tire, in accordance with ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008) at a 
speed of 40 mph, with water delivery.
* * * * *
    S7.19 Moving barrier test. (Only for vehicles that have been tested 
according to S7.7.2.) Load the vehicle to GVWR, release parking brake, 
and place the transmission selector control to engage the parking 
mechanism. With a moving barrier as described in paragraph 4.3 of SAE 
Recommended Practice J972 (2000) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5), impact the vehicle from the front at 2\1/2\ mph. Keep the 
longitudinal axis of the barrier parallel with the longitudinal axis of 
the vehicle. Repeat the test, impacting the vehicle from the rear.

    Note: The vehicle used for this test need not be the same 
vehicle that has been used for the braking tests.

* * * * *

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6. Section 571.106 is amended by:
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a. Revising S5.3.9;
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b. Revising S6.4;
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c. Revising in S6.7.1, paragraph (a);
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d. Removing the first of two paragraphs S6.9 (``End fitting corrosion 
resistance test'');
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e. Revising in S6.10.2, paragraph (a);
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f. Revising S6.11;
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g. Revising in S8.9, the introductory text;
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h. Revising in S9.2.8, the first sentence;
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i. Revising in S10.7, paragraph (a) and;
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j. Revising in S12.7, paragraph (b).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.106  Standard No. 106; Brake hoses.

* * * * *
    S5.3.9 Brake fluid compatibility, constriction, and burst strength. 
Except for brake hose assemblies designed for use with mineral or 
petroleum-based brake fluids, a hydraulic brake hose assembly shall 
meet the constriction requirement of S5.3.1 after having been subjected 
to a temperature of 248 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius) for 70 
hours while filled with SAE RM-66-04 ``Compatibility Fluid,'' as 
described in Appendix B of SAE Standard J1703 JAN95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5). It shall then withstand water pressure of 
4,000 psi for 2 minutes and thereafter shall not rupture at less than 
5,000 psi (S6.2 except all sizes of hose are tested at 5,000 psi).
* * * * *
    S6.4 Tensile strength test. Utilize a tension testing machine 
conforming to the requirements of ASTM E4-03 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) and provided with a recording device to 
measure the force applied.
* * * * *
    S6.7.1 Preparation. (a) Attach a hose assembly below a 1-pint 
reservoir filled with 100 ml. of SAE RM-66-04

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Compatibility Fluid as shown in Figure 2.
* * * * *
    S6.10.2 Preparation. (a) Connect one end of the hose assembly to 
the pressure cycling machine and plug the other end of the hose. Fill 
the pressure cycling machine and hose assembly with SAE RM-66-04 
``Compatibility Fluid,'' as described in Appendix B of SAE Standard 
J1703 JAN95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) and bleed all 
gases from the system.
* * * * *
    S6.11 End fitting corrosion test. Utilize the apparatus described 
in ASTM B117-03 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S8.9 Tensile strength test. Utilize a tension testing machine 
conforming to the requirements of ASTM E4-03 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) and provided with a recording device to 
measure the force applied.
* * * * *
    S9.2.8 Swell and adhesion. Following exposure to Reference Fuel B 
(as described in ASTM D471-98 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5)), every inside diameter of any section of a vacuum brake hose 
shall not be less than 75 percent of the nominal inside diameter of the 
hose if for heavy duty, or 70 percent of the nominal inside diameter of 
the hose if for light duty. * * *
* * * * *
    S10.7 Swell and adhesion test. (a) Fill a specimen of vacuum brake 
hose 12 inches long with ASTM Reference Fuel B as described in ASTM 
D471-98 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S12.7 * * *
    (b) Test standards. The testing is in accordance with ASTM G154-00, 
ASTM G151-97, and ASTM D4329-99 (all incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *

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7. Effective December 1, 2012, Sec.  571.108, as amended at 72 FR 
68234, December 4, 2007, delayed at 73 FR 50730, August 28, 2008, 
further delayed at 74 FR 58213, November 12, 2009, and further amended 
at 76 FR 48009, August 8, 2011, is further amended by:
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a. Revising the definition of ``Color'' in S4;
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b. Revising S5;
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c. Removing S5.1;
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d. Removing S5.2;
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e. Revising S6.4.5;
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f. Revising S8.1.13;
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g. Revising S8.2.1.2;
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h. Revising S9.3.5;
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i. Revising S10.14.7.7;
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j. Revising S10.15.7.6
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k. Revising S10.18.7;
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l. Revising S10.18.7.2;
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m. Revising S12.6;
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n. Revising S14.2.1.6;
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o. Revising S14.2.1.6.1;
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p. Revising S14.2.1.6.2;
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q. Revising S14.2.5.7.3;
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r. Revising the introductory sentence of S14.4.2.2.4.1,;
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s. Revising S14.4.2.2.4.4;
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t. Revising S14.5.3.2;
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u. Revising S14.5.4.1,
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v. Revising S14.6.2.1.1(a);
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w. Revising S14.6.3.1;
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x. Revising S14.6.4.1.2;
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y. Revising S14.6.5.1.2;
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z. Revising S14.7.3.1.2; and
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aa. Revising S14.7.3.3.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.108  Standard No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and 
associated equipment.

* * * * *
    S4 * * *
    Color Fundamental definitions of color are expressed by 
Chromaticity Coordinates according to the CIE 1931 Standard 
Colorimetric System, as described in the CIE 1931 Chromaticity Diagram 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S5 References to SAE publications. Each required lamp, reflective 
device, and item of associated equipment must be designed to conform to 
the requirements of applicable SAE publications as referenced and 
subreferenced in this standard. The words ``it is recommended that,'' 
``recommendations,'' or ``should be'' appearing in any SAE publication 
referenced or subreferenced in this standard must be read as setting 
forth mandatory requirements.
* * * * *
    S6.4.5 School bus signal lamp aiming. Each school bus signal lamp 
must be mounted on the vehicle with its aiming plane vertical and 
normal to the vehicle longitudinal axis. Aim tolerance must be no more 
than 5 in vertically and 10 in horizontally at 25 ft from the lamp. If 
the lamps are aimed or inspected by use of SAE Recommended Practice 
J602-1963 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), the graduation 
settings for aim must be 2[deg] D and 0[deg] sideways for aiming and 
the limits must be 3[deg] U to 7[deg] D and from 10[deg] R to 10[deg] L 
for inspection.
* * * * *
    S8.1.13 Alternative side reflex reflector material. Reflective 
material conforming to GSA Federal Specification L-S-300 (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5), may be used for side reflex reflectors 
if this material as used on the vehicle, meets the performance 
requirements of Table XVI-a.
* * * * *
    S8.2.1.2 Retroreflective sheeting material. Retroreflective 
sheeting must meet the requirements, except photometry, of ASTM D 4956-
90 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) for Type V Sheeting. 
Sheeting of Grade DOT-C2 of no less than 50 mm wide, Grade DOT-C3 of no 
less than 75 mm wide, or Grade DOT-C4 of no less than 100 mm wide may 
be used.
* * * * *
    S9.3.5 The minimum required illuminated area of the indicator must 
be visible to any tangent on the 95th eyellipse as defined in SAE 
Recommended Practice J941b (1969) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5), with the steering wheel turned to a straight ahead driving 
position and in the design location for an adjustable wheel or column.
* * * * *
    S10.14.7.7 Each integral beam headlamp capable of being 
mechanically aimed by externally applied headlamp aiming devices 
specified in SAE Recommended Practice J602-1980 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), must be designed to conform to the 
performance requirements of the torque deflection test of S14.6.
* * * * *
    S10.15.7.6 Each replaceable bulb headlamp capable of being 
mechanically aimed by externally applied headlamp aiming devices 
specified in SAE Recommended Practice J602-1980 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), must be designed to conform to the 
performance requirements of the torque deflection test of S14.6.
* * * * *
    S10.18.7 External aiming. Each headlighting system that is capable 
of being mechanically aimed by externally applied headlamp aiming 
devices must be mechanically aimable using the equipment specified in 
SAE Recommended Practice J602-1980 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), without the removal of any ornamental trim rings, covers, 
wipers or other vehicle parts.
* * * * *
    S10.18.7.2 Nonadjustable headlamp aiming device locating plates. 
Each headlamp may be designed to use the nonadjustable Headlamp Aiming 
Device

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Locating Plate for the 100 x 165 mm unit, the 142 x 200 mm unit, the 
146 mm diameter unit, or the 178 mm diameter unit of SAE Recommended 
Practice J602-1980 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), or the 
92 x 150 mm Type F unit, and incorporate lens-mounted aiming pads as 
specified for those units pursuant to Appendix C of part 564 of this 
chapter. If so designed, no additional lens marking is necessary to 
designate the type of plate or dimensions.
* * * * *
    S12.6 As an alternative to complying with the requirements of S12.1 
through S12.5, a vehicle with headlamps incorporating VHAD or visual/
optical aiming in accordance with this standard may meet the 
requirements for Concealable lamps in paragraph 5.14 of UNECE 
Regulation 48 page 17 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), in 
the English language version.
* * * * *
    S14.2.1.6 Bulbs. Except for a lamp having a sealed-in bulb, a lamp 
must meet the applicable requirements of this standard when tested with 
a bulb whose filament is positioned within  .010 in of the 
nominal design position specified in SAE Recommended Practice J573d 
(1968) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) or specified by the 
bulb manufacturer and operated at the bulb's rated mean spherical 
candela.
    S14.2.1.6.1 Each lamp designed to use a type of bulb that has not 
been assigned a mean spherical candela rating by its manufacturer and 
is not listed in SAE Recommended Practice J573d (1968) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), must meet the applicable requirements of 
this standard when used with any bulb of the type specified by the lamp 
manufacturer, operated at the bulb's design voltage. A lamp that 
contains a sealed-in bulb must meet these requirements with the bulb 
operated at the bulb's design voltage.
    S14.2.1.6.2 A bulb that is not listed in SAE Recommended Practice 
J573d (1968) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) is not 
required to use a socket that conforms to the requirements of SAE 
Recommended Practice J567b (1964) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5).
* * * * *
    S14.2.5.7.3 The color response of the photometer must be corrected 
to that of the 1931 CIE Standard Observer (2-degree) Photopic Response 
Curve, as shown in the CIE 1931 Chromaticity Diagram (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S14.4.2.2.4.1 After completion of the outdoor exposure test the 
haze and loss of surface luster as measured by ASTM D1003-92 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) must not be greater than:
* * * * *
    S14.4.2.2.4.4 After completion of the outdoor exposure test all 
materials, when compared with the unexposed control samples, must not 
have their luminous transmittance changed by more than 25% when tested 
in accordance with ASTM E308-66 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) using CIE Illuminant A (2856K).
* * * * *
    S14.5.3.2 Procedure. The sample device with any drain hole closed 
must be mounted in its normal operating position, at least 6 in from 
the wall in a cubical box with inside measurements of 3 ft on each side 
containing 10 lb of fine powered cement in accordance with ASTM C150-56 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). At intervals of 15 
minutes during a test period of 5 hours, the dust must be agitated by 
compressed air or fan blower by projecting blasts of air for a 2 second 
period in a downward direction into the dust in such a way that the 
dust is completely and uniformly diffused throughout the entire cube 
and allowed to settle. After the completion of the dust test the 
exterior surface of the device must be cleaned.
* * * * *
    S14.5.4.1 Procedure. The sample device must be subjected to a salt 
spray (fog) test in accordance with the latest version of ASTM B117-73 
(Reapproved 1979) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), for a 
period of 50 hours, consisting of two periods of 24 hour exposure 
followed by a 1 hr drying time.
* * * * *
    S14.6.2.1.1 * * *
    (a) ASTM Reference Fuel C, which is composed of Isooctane 50% 
volume and Toluene 50% volume. Isooctane must conform to A2.7 in the 
ASTM Motor Fuels section (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), 
and Toluene must conform to ASTM D362-84 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5). ASTM Reference Fuel C must be used as specified in: 
Paragraph A2.3.2 and A2.3.3 of the ASTM Motor Fuels section 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5); and OSHA Standard 29 CFR 
1910.106--Handling Storage and Use of Flammable Combustible Liquids;
* * * * *
    S14.6.3.1 Procedure. A sample headlamp, mounted on a headlamp test 
fixture in designed operating position and including all accessory 
equipment necessary to operate in its normal manner, is subjected to a 
salt spray (fog) test in accordance with ASTM B117-73 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), for 50 total hours, consisting of two 
periods of 24 hours exposure followed by a 1 hour drying period. If a 
portion of the device is completely protected in service, that portion 
is covered to prevent salt fog entry during exposure. After removal 
from the salt spray and the final 1 hour drying period the sample 
headlamp is examined for corrosion that affects any other applicable 
tests contained in S14.6. If such corrosion is found, the affected 
test(s) must be performed on the corrosion sample and the results 
recorded.
* * * * *
    S14.6.4.1.2 The headlamp, with connector attached to the terminals, 
unfixtured and in its designed operating attitude with all drain holes, 
breathing devices or other designed openings in their normal operating 
positions, is subjected to a salt spray (fog) test in accordance with 
ASTM B117-73 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), for 240 
hours, consisting of ten successive 24-hour periods.
* * * * *
    S14.6.5.1.2 The box contains 4.5 kg of fine powdered cement which 
conforms to the ASTM C150-77 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). Every 15 minutes, the cement is agitated by compressed air or 
fan blower(s) by projecting blasts of air for a two-second period in a 
downward direction so that the cement is diffused as uniformly as 
possible throughout the entire box.
* * * * *
    S14.7.3.1.2 Discharge source. For a light source using excited gas 
mixtures as a filament or discharge arc, seasoning of the light source 
system, including any ballast required for its operation, is made in 
accordance with section 4.0 of SAE Recommended Practice J2009 (1993) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S14.7.3.3 Luminous flux measurement. The measurement of luminous 
flux is made in accordance with IES LM 45 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *

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8. Section 571.111 is amended by revising the first sentence of S11 to 
read as follows:


Sec.  571.111  Standard No. 111; Rearview mirrors.

* * * * *
    S11. Mirror Construction. The average reflectance of any mirror 
required by this standard shall be determined in

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accordance with SAE Standard J964 OCT84 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5). * * *
* * * * *

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9. Section 571.116 is amended by:
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a. Revising the first sentence of S6.2.1;
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b. Revising S6.2.3(b);
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c. Revising the first sentence of S6.3.2(a);
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d. Revising the first sentence of S6.3.2(d);
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e. Revising the first sentence of S6.3.3(a);
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f. Revising the fourth sentence of S6.3.3(b);
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g. Revising the second sentence of S6.3.6(a);
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h. Revising the first sentence of S6.4.2;
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i. Revising S6.5.4.1;
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j. Revising the first sentence of S6.6.3(a);
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k. Revising S6.10.2(e);
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l. Revising the second sentence of S6.11.3(a);
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m. Revising S6.11.3(b);
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n. Revising the first sentence of S6.13.2;
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o. Revising the first sentence of S6.13.3(b);
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p. Revising S7.1;
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q. Revising the first two sentences of S7.2;
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r. Revising S7.4.1(b); and
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s. Revising the second sentence (after the table) of S7.6.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.116  Standard No. 116; Motor vehicle brake fluids.

* * * * *
    S6.2.1. Summary of procedure. A 350 ml. sample of the brake fluid 
is humidified under controlled conditions; 350 ml. of SAE triethylene 
glycol monomethyl ether, brake fluid grade, referee material (TEGME) as 
described in appendix E of SAE Standard J1703 NOV83 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), is used to establish the end point for 
humidification. * * *
* * * * *
    S6.2.3 * * *
    (b) SAE TEGME referee material (see Appendix E of SAE Standard 
J1703 NOV83 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5)).
* * * * *
    S6.3.2 Apparatus.
    (a) Viscometers. Calibrated glass capillary-type viscometers, ASTM 
D2515-66 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), measuring 
viscosity within the precision limits of S6.4.7. * * *
* * * * *
    (d) Thermometers. Liquid-in-Glass Kinematic Viscosity Test 
Thermometers, covering the range of test temperatures indicated in 
Table IV and conforming to ASTM E1-68 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), and in the IP requirements for IP Standard Thermometers. 
* * *
* * * * *
    S6.3.3 Standardization.
    (a) Viscometers. Use viscometers calibrated in accordance with 
appendix 1 of ASTM D445-65 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). * * *
    (b) Thermometers. * * * (See ASTM E77-66 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5)).
* * * * *
    S6.3.6 Calculation. (a) * * * To calculate C at test temperatures 
other than the calibration temperature for these viscometers, see ASTM 
D2515-66 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) or follow 
instructions given on the manufacturer's certificate of calibration.
* * * * *
    S6.4.2 Apparatus. The pH assembly consists of the pH meter, glass 
electrode, and calomel electrode, as specified in Appendices A1.1, 
A1.2, and A1.3 of ASTM D1121-67 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S6.5.4.1 Materials. SAE RM-66-04 Compatibility Fluid as described 
in appendix B of SAE Standard J1703 JAN95 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S6.6.3 Materials. (a) Corrosion test strips. Two sets of strips 
from each of the metals listed in Appendix C of SAE Standard J1703b 
(1970) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S6.10.2 * * *
    (e) SAE RM-66-04 Compatibility Fluid. As described in appendix B of 
SAE Standard J1703 JAN95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S6.11.3 * * *
    (a) Benzoyl peroxide, reagent grade, 96 percent. * * * Reagent 
strength may be evaluated by ASTM E298-68 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5).
    (b) Corrosion test strips. Two sets of cast iron and aluminum metal 
test strips as described in appendix C of SAE Standard J1703b (1970) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S6.13.2 Apparatus and equipment.
    Either the drum and shoe type of stroking apparatus (see Figure 1 
of SAE Standard J1703b (1970) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5)), except using only three sets of drum and shoe assemblies, or 
the stroking fixture type apparatus as shown in Figure 2 of SAE 
Standard J1703 NOV83 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) with 
the components arranged as shown in Figure 1 of SAE Standard J1703 
NOV83. * * *
* * * * *
    S6.13.3 Materials.
* * * * *
    (b) Steel tubing. Double wall steel tubing meeting SAE Standard 
J527a (1967) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S7.1 Distilled water. Nonreferee reagent water as specified in ASTM 
D1193-70 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) or water of equal 
purity.
    S7.2 Water content of motor vehicle brake fluids. Use analytical 
methods based on ASTM D1123-59 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) for determining the water content of brake fluids, or other 
methods of analysis yielding comparable results. To be acceptable for 
use, such other method must measure the weight of water added to 
samples of the SAE RM-66-04 (see Appendix A of SAE Standard J1703 NOV83 
(incorporated by reference in Sec.  571.5)) and TEGME Compatibility 
Fluids (see Appendix B of SAE Standard J1703 JAN95 (incorporated by 
reference in Sec.  571.5)) within  15 percent of the water 
added for additions up to 0.8 percent by weight, and within  5 percent of the water added for additions greater than 0.8 
percent by weight. * * *
* * * * *
    S7.4.1 * * *
    (b) Hardness tester. A hardness tester meeting the requirements for 
the standard instrument as described in ASTM D1415-68 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) and graduated directly in IRHD units.
* * * * *
    S7.6 * * *
    Compounding, vulcanization, physical properties, size of the 
finished cups, and other details shall be as specified in appendix B of 
SAE Standard J1703b (1970) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). * * *
* * * * *

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10. Section 571.121 is amended by revising S5.2.3.3(b)(1) and S6.1.7 to 
read:


Sec.  571.121  Standard No. 121; Air brake systems.

* * * * *
    S5.2.3.3 * * *
    (b)(1) The lamp shall be designed to conform to the performance 
requirements of SAE Recommended Practice J592 JUN92 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), or SAE Recommended Practice J592e (1972)

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(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), for combination, 
clearance, and side marker lamps, which are marked with a ``PC'' or 
``P2'' on the lens or housing, in accordance with SAE Recommended 
Practice J759 JAN95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S6.1.7 Unless otherwise specified, stopping tests are conducted on 
a 12-foot wide level, straight roadway having a peak friction 
coefficient of 0.9. For road tests in S5.3, the vehicle is aligned in 
the center of the roadway at the beginning of a stop. Peak friction 
coefficient is measured using an ASTM E1136 standard reference test 
tire (see ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003) (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5)) in accordance with ASTM Method E1337-90 (Reapproved 
2008) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), at a speed of 40 
mph, without water delivery for the surface with PFC of 0.9, and with 
water delivery for the surface with PFC of 0.5.
* * * * *

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11. Section 571.122 is amended by revising the definition of ``Skid 
number'' in S4 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.122  Standard No. 122; Motorcycle brake systems.

* * * * *
    S4 * * *
    Skid number means the frictional resistance of a pavement measured 
in accordance with ASTM E274-70 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) at 40 mph, omitting water delivery as specified in paragraphs 
7.1 and 7.2 of that method.
* * * * *

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12. Section 571.125 is amended by revising S6.1.1(d) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  571.125  Standard No. 125; Warning devices.

* * * * *
    S6.1.1 * * *
    (d) Salt spray (fog) test in accordance with ASTM B117-64 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that the test 
shall be for 4 hours rather than 40 hours; and
* * * * *

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13. Section 571.126 is amended by revising S3, removing S3.1 and S3.2, 
and revising S6.2.2 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.126  Standard No. 126; Electronic stability control systems.

* * * * *
    S3 Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a gross vehicle 
weight rating of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less, according to 
the phase-in schedule specified in S8 of this standard.
* * * * *
    S6.2.2 The road test surface must produce a peak friction 
coefficient (PFC) of 0.9 when measured using an ASTM E1136-93 
(Reapproved 2003) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) standard 
reference test tire, in accordance with ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) at a speed of 64.4 km/h 
(40 mph), without water delivery.
* * * * *

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14. Section 571.131 is amended by revising S6.2.1 and revising S6.2.3 
to read as follows:


Sec.  571.131  Standard No. 131; School bus pedestrian safety devices.

* * * * *
    S6.2.1 Color. The procedure shall be done in accordance with SAE 
Recommended Practice J578-1988 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). When visually compared to the light emitted from a filter/
source with a combination of chromaticity coordinates as explained in 
SAE Recommended Practice J578-1988 within specific boundaries [y=0.33 
(yellow boundary) and y=0.98--x(purple boundary)] the color of light 
emitted from the test object shall not be less saturated (paler), 
yellower, or purpler. The test object shall be placed perpendicular to 
the light source to simulate lamps on stop signal arms. In making 
visual comparisons, the light from the test object shall light one 
portion of a comparison field and the light from the filter/source 
standard shall light an adjacent area. To make a valid visual 
comparison, the two fields to be viewed shall be of near equal 
luminance.
* * * * *
    S6.2.3 Vibration, Moisture, Dust, Corrosion, Photometry, and 
Warpage Tests. The procedure shall be done in accordance with SAE 
Recommended Practice J575-1983 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) and SAE Recommended Practice J1133 (1984) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5). Lamps and lighting components shall meet 
the criteria for vibration, moisture, dust, corrosion, photometry, and 
warpage in SAE Recommended Practice J575-1983 and SAE Recommended 
Practice J1133 (1984) under the test conditions specified herein.

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15. Section 571.135 is amended by revising S6.2.1 and S6.3.11.1 to read 
as follows:


Sec.  571.135  Standard No. 135; Light vehicle brake systems.

* * * * *
    S6.2.1. Pavement friction. Unless otherwise specified, the road 
test surface produces a peak friction coefficient (PFC) of 0.9 when 
measured using an ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) standard reference test tire, in accordance 
with ASTM E1337-90 (Reapproved 2008) (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), at a speed of 64.4 km/h (40 mph), without water delivery.
* * * * *
    S6.3.11.1 The state of charge of the propulsion batteries is 
determined in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J227a (1976) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The applicable sections 
of J227a (1976) are 3.2.1 through 3.2.4, 3.3.1 through 3.3.2.2, 3.4.1 
and 3.4.2, 4.2.1, 5.2, 5.2.1 and 5.3.
* * * * *

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16. Section 571.139 is amended by revising S2, removing S2.1 and S2.2, 
and revising the definition of ``Snow tire'' in S3 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.139  Standard No. 139; New pneumatic radial tires for light 
vehicles.

* * * * *
    S2 Application. This standard applies to new pneumatic radial tires 
for use on motor vehicles (other than motorcycles and low speed 
vehicles) that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 
pounds or less and that were manufactured after 1975. This standard 
does not apply to special tires (ST) for trailers in highway service, 
tires for use on farm implements (FI) in agricultural service with 
intermittent highway use, tires with rim diameters of 8 inches and 
below, or T-type temporary use spare tires with radial construction.
    S3 * * *
    Snow tire means a tire that attains a traction index equal to or 
greater than 110, compared to the ASTM E1136-93 (Reapproved 2003) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) Standard Reference Test 
Tire when using the snow traction test as described in ASTM F1805-00 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), and that is marked with 
an Alpine Symbol specified in S5.5(i) on at least one sidewall.
* * * * *

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17. Section 571.201 is amended by revising the introductory sentence of 
S5.1.2, the introductory sentence of S5.2.2, and S5.3.1 to read as 
follows:


Sec.  571.201  Standard No. 201; Occupant protection in interior 
impact.

* * * * *
    S5.1.2 Demonstration procedures. Tests shall be performed as 
described in SAE Recommended Practice J921 (1965) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5),

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using the specified instrumentation or instrumentation that meets the 
performance requirements specified in SAE Recommended Practice J977 
(1966) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that:
* * * * *
    S5.2.2 Demonstration procedures. Tests shall be performed as 
described in SAE Recommended Practice J921 (1965) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), using the specified instrumentation or 
instrumentation that meets the performance requirements specified in 
SAE Recommended Practice J977 (1966) (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), except that:
* * * * *
    S5.3.1 Demonstration procedures.
    (a) Subject the interior compartment door latch system to an 
inertia load of 10g in a horizontal transverse direction and an inertia 
load of 10g in a vertical direction in accordance with the procedure 
described in section 5 of SAE Recommended Practice J839b (1965) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), or an approved 
equivalent.
    (b) Impact the vehicle perpendicularly into a fixed collision 
barrier at a forward longitudinal velocity of 48 kilometers per hour.
    (c) Subject the interior compartment door latch system to a 
horizontal inertia load of 30g in a longitudinal direction in 
accordance with the procedure described in section 5 of SAE Recommended 
Practice J839b (1965) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), or 
an approved equivalent.
* * * * *

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18. Section 571.202 is amended by revising the definition of ``Height'' 
in S3, removing and reserving S4.3, revising S4.4(a), revising 
S5.1(a)(3), revising S5.1(a)(4), and revising S5.2(a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  571.202  Standard No. 202; Head restraints; Applicable at the 
manufacturer's option until September 1, 2009.

* * * * *
    S3 * * *
    Height means, when used in reference to a head restraint, the 
distance from the H-point, measured parallel to the torso reference 
line defined by the three dimensional SAE Standard J826 JUL95 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin, to a plane normal 
to the torso reference line.
* * * * *
    S4.4 * * *
    (a) The head restraint must comply with Paragraphs 5.1.1, 5.1.3, 
5.3.1, 5.5 through 5.13, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, and 6.4 through 6.8 of the 
English language version of the UNECE Regulation 17 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S5.1 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (3) Position the SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) two-dimensional manikin's back against the 
flat surface specified in S5.1(a)(1) of this section, alongside the 
dummy with the H-point of the manikin aligned with the H-point of the 
dummy.
    (4) Establish the torso line of the manikin as defined in SAE 
Aerospace-Automotive Drawing Standards (1963) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), sec. 2.3.6, P.E1.01.
* * * * *
    S5.2 * * *
    (a) Place a test device, having the back plan dimensions and torso 
line (centerline of the head room probe in full back position), of the 
three dimensional SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5) manikin, at the manufacturer's recommended design 
seated position.
* * * * *

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19. Section 571.202a is amended by:
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a. Revising S2;
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b. Removing S2.1;
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c. Removing S2.2;
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d. Revising the definitions of ``Head Restraint Measurement Device 
(HRMD)'' and ``Height'' in S3;
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e. Revising S5;
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f. Revising S5.1;
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g. Revising S5.1.1;
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h. Revising S5.2;
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i. Revising the introductory text of S5.2.1;
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j. Revising S5.2.2;
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k. Revising S5.2.5(b);
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l. Revising S5.2.7(a)(3);
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m. Revising the first sentence of S5.3.4;
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n. Revising S5.3.8;
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o. Revising S5.3.9;
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p. Revising S5.3.10;
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q. Revising S5.4(b)(2);
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r. Revising S5.4(b)(4); and
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s. Revising S7.2.1.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.202a  Standard No. 202a; Head restraints; Mandatory 
applicability begins on September 1, 2009.

* * * * *
    S2 Application. This standard applies to passenger cars, and to 
multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 
kg or less, manufactured on or after September 1, 2009. However, the 
standard's requirements for rear head restraints do not apply to 
vehicles manufactured before September 1, 2010, and, for vehicles 
manufactured between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011, the 
requirements for rear head restraints apply only to the extent provided 
in S7. Until September 1, 2009, manufacturers may comply with the 
standard in this Sec.  571.202a, with the standard in Sec.  571.202, or 
with the European regulations referenced in S4.3(a) of Sec.  571.202. 
For vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2009 and before 
September 1, 2010, manufacturers may comply with the standard in Sec.  
571.202 or with the European regulations referenced in S4.3(a) of Sec.  
571.202, instead of the standard in this Sec.  571.202a, only to the 
extent consistent with the phase-in specified in this Sec.  571.202a.
    S3 * * *
    Head restraint measurement device (HRMD) means the three 
dimensional SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) manikin with a head form attached, representing the head 
position of a seated 50th percentile male, with sliding scale at the 
back of the head for the purpose of measuring backset. The head form is 
designed by and available from the ICBC, 151 West Esplanade, North 
Vancouver, BC V7M 3H9, Canada (www.icbc.com).
    Height means, when used in reference to a head restraint, the 
distance from the H-point, measured parallel to the torso reference 
line defined by the three dimensional SAE Standard J826 JUL95 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin, to a plane normal 
to the torso reference line.
* * * * *
    S5. Procedures. Demonstrate compliance with S4.2 through S4.4 of 
this section with any adjustable lumbar support adjusted to its most 
posterior nominal design position. If the seat cushion adjusts 
independently of the seat back, position the seat cushion such that the 
highest H-point position is achieved with respect to the seat back, as 
measured by SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) manikin, with leg length specified in S10.4.2.1 of Sec.  
571.208 of this part. If the specified position of the H-point can be 
achieved with a range of seat cushion inclination angles, adjust the 
seat inclination such that the most forward part of the seat cushion is 
at its lowest position with respect to the most rearward part. All 
tests specified by this standard are conducted with the ambient 
temperature between 18 degrees C. and 28 degrees C.
    S5.1 Except as specified in S5.2.3 and S5.3 of this section, if the 
seat back is adjustable, it is set at an initial inclination position 
closest to the manufacturer's design seat back angle,

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as measured by SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) manikin. If there is more than one inclination position 
closest to the design angle, set the seat back inclination to the 
position closest to and rearward of the design angle.
    S5.1.1 Procedure for determining presence of head restraints in 
rear outboard seats. Measure the height of the top of a rear seat back 
or the top of any independently adjustable seat component attached to 
or adjacent to the rear seat back in its highest position of adjustment 
using the scale incorporated into the SAE Standard J826 JUL95 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin or an equivalent 
scale, which is positioned laterally within 15 mm of the centerline of 
the rear seat back or any independently adjustable seat component 
attached to or adjacent to the rear seat back.
    S5.2 Dimensional and static performance procedures. Demonstrate 
compliance with S4.2 of this section in accordance with S5.2.1 through 
S5.2.7 of this section. Position the SAE Standard J826 JUL95 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin according to the 
seating procedure found in SAE Standard J826 JUL95.
    S5.2.1 Procedure for height measurement. Demonstrate compliance 
with S4.2.1 of this section in accordance with S5.2.1 (a) and (b) of 
this section, using the headroom probe scale incorporated into the SAE 
Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
manikin with the appropriate offset for the H-point position or an 
equivalent scale, which is positioned laterally within 15 mm of the 
head restraint centerline. If the head restraint position is 
independent of the seat back inclination position, compliance is 
determined at a seat back inclination position closest to the design 
seat back angle, and each seat back inclination position less than the 
design seat back angle.
* * * * *
    S5.2.2 Procedure for width measurement. Demonstrate compliance with 
S4.2.2 of this section using calipers to measure the maximum dimension 
perpendicular to the vehicle vertical longitudinal plane of the 
intersection of the head restraint with a plane that is normal to the 
torso reference line of SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin and 65  3 mm below the 
top of the head restraint.
* * * * *
    S5.2.5 * * *
    (b) Instrument the impactor with an acceleration sensing device 
whose output is recorded in a data channel that conforms to the 
requirements for a 600 Hz channel class as specified in SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The 
axis of the acceleration-sensing device coincides with the geometric 
center of the head form and the direction of impact.
* * * * *
    S5.2.7 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (3) In the seat, place a test device having the back pan dimensions 
and torso reference line (vertical center line), when viewed laterally, 
with the head room probe in the full back position, of the three 
dimensional SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) manikin;
* * * * *
    S5.3.4 Seat Adjustment. At each outboard designated seating 
position, if the seat back is adjustable, it is set at an initial 
inclination position closest to 25 degrees from the vertical, as 
measured by SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) manikin. * * *
* * * * *
    S5.3.8 Accelerate the dynamic test platform to 17.3  
0.6 km/h. All of the points on the acceleration vs. time curve fall 
within the corridor described in Figure 1 and Table 1 when filtered to 
channel class 60, as specified in the SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 
MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). Measure the maximum 
posterior angular displacement.
    S5.3.9 Calculate the angular displacement from the output of 
instrumentation placed in the torso and head of the test dummy and an 
algorithm capable of determining the relative angular displacement to 
within one degree and conforming to the requirements of a 600 Hz 
channel class, as specified in SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). No data generated after 
200 ms from the beginning of the forward acceleration are used in 
determining angular displacement of the head with respect to the torso.
    S5.3.10 Calculate the HIC15 from the output of 
instrumentation placed in the head of the test dummy, using the 
equation in S4.3.1(b) of this section and conforming to the 
requirements for a 1000 Hz channel class as specified in SAE 
Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). No data generated after 200 ms from the beginning of the 
forward acceleration are used in determining HIC.
* * * * *
    S5.4 * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) Strike a line on the head restraint. Measure the angle or range 
of angles of the head restraint reference line as projected onto a 
vertical longitudinal vehicle plane. Alternatively, measure the torso 
reference line angle with the SAE Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) manikin;
* * * * *
    (4) Determine the minimum change in the head restraint reference 
line angle as projected onto a vertical longitudinal vehicle plane from 
the angle or range of angles measured in 5.4(b)(2). Alternatively, 
determine the change in the torso reference line angle with the SAE 
Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
manikin.
* * * * *
    S7.2.1 For the purpose of calculating average annual production of 
vehicles for each manufacturer and the number of vehicles manufactured 
by each manufacturer under S7.1, a vehicle produced by more than one 
manufacturer shall be attributed to a single manufacturer as follows, 
subject to S7.2.2.
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20. Section 571.203 is amended by revising the introductory text of 
S5.1, revising S5.1(a), and removing and reserving S5.1(b) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  571.203  Standard No. 203; Impact protection for the driver from 
the steering control system.

* * * * *
    S5.1 Except as provided in this paragraph, the steering control 
system of any vehicle to which this standard applies shall be impacted 
in accordance with S5.1(a).
    (a) When the steering control system is impacted by a body block in 
accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J944 JUN80 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), at a relative velocity of 24 km/h, the 
impact force developed on the chest of the body block transmitted to 
the steering control system shall not exceed 11,120 N, except for 
intervals whose cumulative duration is not more than 3 milliseconds.
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21. Section 571.205 is amended by removing S3, redesignating S3.1 as 
S3, removing S3.2, revising S5.1, revising S5.1.1, revising S5.1.3, 
revising S5.2, and revising S5.3.1 to read as follows:

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Sec.  571.205  Standard No. 205, Glazing materials.

* * * * *
    S5.1 Glazing materials for use in motor vehicles must conform to 
ANSI/SAE Z26.1-1996 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), 
unless this standard provides otherwise. SAE Recommended Practice J673 
(1993) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) is referenced in 
ANSI/SAE Z26.1-1996.
    S5.1.1 Multipurpose passenger vehicles. Except as otherwise 
specifically provided by this standard, glazing for use in multipurpose 
passenger vehicles shall conform to the requirements for glazing for 
use in trucks as specified in ANSI/SAE Z26.1-1996 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S5.1.3 Location of arrow within ``AS'' markings. In ANSI/SAE Z26.1-
1996 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) Section 7. ``Marking 
of Safety Glazing Materials,'' on page 33, in the right column, in the 
first complete sentence, the example markings ``AS[darr]1'', 
``AS[darr]14'' and ``AS[uarr]2'' are corrected to read ``A[darr]S1'', 
``A[darr]S14'' and ``A[uarr]S2''. Note that the arrow indicating the 
portion of the material that complies with Test 2 is placed with its 
base adjacent to a horizontal line.
    S5.2 Each of the test specimens described in ANSI/SAE Z26.1-1996 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) Section 5.7 (fracture 
test) must meet the fracture test requirements of that section when 
tested in accordance with the test procedure set forth in that section.
* * * * *
    S5.3.1 Shade bands for windshields shall comply with SAE 
Recommended Practice J100 (1995) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5).
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22. Section 571.205(a) is amended by revising:
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a. The first sentence of S5.1.1;
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b. The introductory text of S5.1.1.1;
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c. S5.1.1.1(d);
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d. The introductory text of S5.1.1.2;
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e. The introductory text of S5.1.1.3;
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f. The introductory sentence of S5.1.1.4;
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g. S5.1.1.5, S5.1.1.6, S5.1.1.7, and S5.1.2;
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h. The first sentence of S5.1.2.1;
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i. The introductory text of S5.1.2.2
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j. The introductory text of S5.1.2.3;
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k. The introductory sentence of S5.1.2.11, S5.2;
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l. The first sentence of S6.1; and
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m. S6.2 and S6.4.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.205(a)  Glazing equipment manufactured before September 1, 
2006 and glazing materials used in vehicles manufactured before 
November 1, 2006.

* * * * *
    S5.1.1 Glazing materials for use in motor vehicles, except as 
otherwise provided in this standard shall conform to ANSI Z26.1-1977, 
as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S5.1.1.1 The chemicals specified for testing chemical resistance in 
Tests Nos. 19 and 20 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 
(both incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) shall be:
* * * * *
    (d) Gasoline, ASTM Reference Fuel C, which is composed of Isooctane 
50 volume percentage and Toluene 50 volume percentage. Isooctane must 
conform to A2.7 in the ASTM Motor Fuels section (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), and Toluene must conform to ASTM D362-84 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), Standard Specification 
for Industrial Grade Toluene. ASTM Reference Fuel C must be used as 
specified in:
    (1) Paragraph A2.3.2 and A2.3.3 in the ASTM Motor Fuels section 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5); and
    (2) OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.106--``Handling Storage and Use of 
Flammable Combustible Liquids.''
    S5.1.1.2 The following locations are added to the lists specified 
in ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5) in which item 4, item 5, item 8, and 
item 9 safety glazing may be used:
* * * * *
    S5.1.1.3 The following locations are added to the lists specified 
in ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5) in which item 6 and item 7 safety 
glazing may be used:
* * * * *
    S5.1.1.4 The following locations are added to the lists specified 
in ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5) in which item 8 and item 9 safety 
glazing may be used:
* * * * *
    S5.1.1.5 The phrase ``readily removable'' windows as defined in 
ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), for the purposes of this standard, in 
buses having a GVWR of more than 4536 kilograms (10,000 pounds), 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.
    S5.1.1.6 Multipurpose passenger vehicles. Except as otherwise 
specifically provided by this standard, glazing for use in multipurpose 
passenger vehicles shall conform to the requirements for glazing for 
use in trucks as specified in ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI 
Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
    S5.1.1.7 Test No. 17 is deleted from the list of tests specified in 
ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) for Item 5 glazing material and Test No. 18 
is deleted from the lists of tests specified in ANSI Z26.1-1977, as 
amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980, for Item 3 and Item 9 glazing material.
    S5.1.2 In addition to the glazing materials specified in ANSI 
Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), materials conforming to S5.1.2.1, 
S5.1.2.2, S5.1.2.3, S5.1.2.4, S5.1.2.5, S5.1.2.6, S5.1.2.7, S5.1.2.8, 
and S5.1.2.11 may be used in the locations of motor vehicles specified 
in those sections.
    S5.1.2.1 Item 11C--Safety Glazing Material for Use in Bullet 
Resistant Shields. Bullet resistant glazing that complies with Tests 
Nos. 2, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 32 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, 
as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5) and the labeling requirements of S5.1.2.5 may be used only 
in bullet resistant shields that can be removed from the motor vehicle 
easily for cleaning and maintenance. * * *
    S5.1.2.2 Item 12--Rigid Plastics. Safety plastics materials that 
comply with Tests Nos. 10, 13, 16, 19, 20, 21, and 24 of ANSI Z26.1-
1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5), with the exception of the test for resistance to 
undiluted denatured alcohol Formula SD No. 30, and that comply with the 
labeling requirements of S5.1.2.5, may be used in a motor vehicle only 
in the following specified locations at levels not requisite for 
driving visibility.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2.3 Item 13--Flexible plastics. Safety plastic materials that 
comply with Tests Nos. 16, 19, 20, 22, and 23 or 24 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, 
as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5),

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with the exception of the test for resistance to undiluted denatured 
alcohol Formula SD No. 30, and that comply with the labeling 
requirements of S5.1.2.5 may be used in the following specific 
locations at levels not requisite for driving visibility.
* * * * *
    S5.1.2.11 Test Procedures for Item 4A--Rigid Plastic for Use in 
Side Windows Rearward of the ``C'' Pillar. (a) Glazing materials that 
comply with Tests Nos. 2, 10, 13, 16, 17, as that test is modified in 
S5.1.2.9(c) (on the interior side only), 17, as that test is modified 
in paragraph (b) of this section (on the exterior side only), 19, 20, 
21, and 24 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both 
incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), may be used in the 
following specific locations:
* * * * *
    S5.2 Edges. In vehicles except schoolbuses, exposed edges shall be 
treated in accordance with SAE Recommended Practice J673a (1967) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). In schoolbuses, exposed 
edges shall be banded.
* * * * *
    S6.1 Each prime glazing material manufacturer, except as specified 
below, shall mark the glazing materials it manufactures in accordance 
with section 6 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both 
incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S6.2 Each prime glazing material manufacturer shall certify each 
piece of glazing material to which this standard applies that is 
designed as a component of any specific motor vehicle or camper, 
pursuant to section 114 of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle 
Safety Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. Sec.  30115), by adding to the mark 
required by S6.1 in letters and numerals of the size specified in 
section 6 of ANSI Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both 
incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), the symbol ``DOT'' and a 
manufacturer's code mark, which will be assigned by NHTSA on the 
written request of the manufacturer.
* * * * *
    S6.4 Each manufacturer or distributor who cuts a section of glazing 
material to which this standard applies, for use in a motor vehicle or 
camper, shall mark that material in accordance with section 6 of ANSI 
Z26.1-1977, as amended by ANSI Z26.1a-1980 (both incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
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23. Section 571.206 is amended by revising S5.1.1.4(a) and 
S5.1.1.4(b)(3)(i) to read as follows:


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

* * * * *
    S5.1.1.4 * * *
    (a) Calculation. The calculation is performed in accordance with 
paragraph 6 of SAE Recommended Practice J839 (1991) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (i) The acceleration device platform shall be instrumented with an 
accelerometer and data processing system that conforms to the 
requirements specified in SAE Recommended Practice J211-1 DEC2003 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) Channel Class 60. The 
accelerometer sensitive axis is parallel to the direction of test 
platform travel.
* * * * *

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24. Section 571.208 is amended by removing and reserving S4.7, and 
revising S4.13, S6.6(a)(1), S8.1.8.2, S8.2.5, S8.3.2, S10.4.2.1, S13.1, 
S15.3.6(a)(1), S16.2.5, S19.4.4(a)(1), S21.5.5(a)(1), S23.5.5(a)(1), 
and S25.4(a)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  571.208  Standard No. 208; Occupant crash protection.

* * * * *
    S4.13 Data channels. For vehicles manufactured on or after 
September 1, 2001, all data channels used in injury criteria 
calculations shall be filtered using a phaseless digital filter, such 
as the Butterworth four-pole phaseless digital filter specified in 
appendix C of SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S6.6 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *
    S8.1.8.2 Each test dummy is clothed in a form fitting cotton 
stretch short sleeve shirt with above-the-elbow sleeves and above-the-
knee length pants. The weight of the shirt or pants shall not exceed 
0.25 pounds each. Each foot of the test dummy is equipped with a size 
11XW shoe which meets the configuration size, sole, and heel thickness 
specifications of MIL-S-13192P (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) change ``P'' and whose weight is 1.25  0.2 pounds.
* * * * *
    S8.2.5 The concrete surface upon which the vehicle is tested is 
level, rigid and of uniform construction, with a skid number of 75 when 
measured in accordance with ASTM E274-65T (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5) at 40 m.p.h., omitting water delivery as specified in 
paragraph 7.1 of that method.
* * * * *
    S8.3.2 The concrete surface on which the test is conducted is 
level, rigid, of uniform construction, and of a sufficient size that 
the vehicle remains on it throughout the entire rollover cycle. It has 
a skid number of 75 when measured in accordance with ASTM E274-65T 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) at 40 m.p.h. omitting 
water delivery as specified in paragraph 7.1 of that method.
* * * * *
    S10.4.2.1 H-point. The H-points of the driver and passenger test 
dummies shall coincide within \1/2\ inch in the vertical dimension and 
\1/2\ inch in the horizontal dimension of a point \1/4\ inch below the 
position of the H-point determined by using the equipment and 
procedures specified in SAE Standard J826-1980 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that the length of the lower leg 
and thigh segments of the H-point machine shall be adjusted to 16.3 and 
15.8 inches, respectively, instead of the 50th percentile values 
specified in Table 1 of SAE Standard J826-1980.
* * * * *
    S13.1 Instrumentation for Impact Test--Part 1--Electronic 
Instrumentation. Under the applicable conditions of S8, mount the 
vehicle on a dynamic test platform at the vehicle attitude set forth in 
S13.3, so that the longitudinal center line of the vehicle is parallel 
to the direction of the test platform travel and so that movement 
between the base of the vehicle and the test platform is prevented. The 
test platform is instrumented with an accelerometer and data processing 
system having a frequency response of 60 channel class as specified in 
SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5). The accelerometer sensitive axis is parallel to the 
direction of test platform travel. The test is conducted at a velocity 
change approximating 48 km/h (30 mph) with acceleration of the test

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platform such that all points on the crash pulse curve within the 
corridor identified in Figure 6 are covered. An inflatable restraint is 
to be activated at 20 ms  2 ms from the time that 0.5 g is 
measured on the dynamic test platform. The test dummy specified in 
S8.1.8, placed in each front outboard designated seating position as 
specified in S10, excluding S10.7, S10.8, and S10.9, shall meet the 
injury criteria of S6.1, S6.2(a), S6.3, S6.4(a), S6.5, and S13.2 of 
this standard.
* * * * *
    S15.3.6 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *
    S16.2.5 The dummy is clothed in form fitting cotton stretch 
garments with short sleeves and above the knee length pants. A size 
7\1/2\ W shoe which meets the configuration and size specifications of 
MIL-S-21711E (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) or its 
equivalent is placed on each foot of the test dummy.
* * * * *
    S19.4.4 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *
    S21.5.5 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *
    S23.5.5 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *
    S25.4 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (1) The shear force (Fx), axial force (Fz), and bending moment (My) 
shall be measured by the dummy upper neck load cell for the duration of 
the crash event as specified in S4.11. Shear force, axial force, and 
bending moment shall be filtered for Nij purposes at SAE Recommended 
Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) 
Channel Frequency Class 600.
* * * * *


Sec.  571.208a  [Removed]

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25. Section 571.208a is removed.

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26. Section 571.209 is amended by removing and reserving S4.1(a), and 
revising S4.1(f), S4.1(k), S4.2(e), S4.3(a)(1), S5.1(b), S5.1(e), 
S5.1(f), S5.2(a), S5.2(b), S5.2(j)(2)(iii) introductory text, and 
S5.2(k) to read as follows:


Sec.  571.209  Standard No. 209; Seat belt assemblies.

* * * * *
    (f) Attachment hardware. A seat belt assembly shall include all 
hardware necessary for installation in a motor vehicle in accordance 
with SAE Recommended Practice J800c (1973) (incorporated by reference, 
see Sec.  571.5). However, seat belt assemblies designed for 
installation in motor vehicles equipped with seat belt assembly 
anchorages that do not require anchorage nuts, plates, or washers, need 
not have such hardware, but shall have 7/16-20 UNF-2A or 1/2-13 UNC-2A 
attachment bolts or equivalent metric hardware. The hardware shall be 
designed to prevent attachment bolts and other parts from becoming 
disengaged from the vehicle while in service. Reinforcing plates or 
washers furnished for universal floor, installations shall be of steel, 
free from burrs and sharp edges on the peripheral edges adjacent to the 
vehicle, at least 1.5 mm in thickness and at least 2580 mm\2\ in 
projected area. The distance between any edge of the plate and the edge 
of the bolt hole shall be at least 15 mm. Any corner shall be rounded 
to a radius of not less than 6 mm or cut so that no corner angle is 
less than 135[deg] and no side is less than 6 mm in length.
* * * * *
    (k) Installation instructions. A seat belt assembly, other than a 
seat belt assembly installed in a motor vehicle by an automobile 
manufacturer, shall be accompanied by an instruction sheet providing 
sufficient information for installing the assembly in a motor vehicle. 
The installation instructions shall state whether the assembly is for 
universal installation or for installation only in specifically stated 
motor vehicles, and shall include at least those items specified in SAE 
Recommended Practice J800c (1973) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). If the assembly is for use only in specifically stated motor 
vehicles, the assembly shall either be permanently and legibly marked 
or labeled with the following statement, or the instruction sheet shall 
include the following statement:
    This seat belt assembly is for use only in [insert specific seating 
position(s), e.g., ``front right''] in [insert specific vehicle make(s) 
and model(s)].
* * * * *
    S4.2 * * *
    (e) Resistance to light. The webbing in a seat belt assembly after 
exposure to the light of a carbon arc and tested by the procedure 
specified in S5.1(e) shall have a breaking strength not less than 60 
percent of the strength before exposure to the carbon arc and shall 
have a color retention not less than No. 2 on the AATCC Gray Scale for 
Evaluating Change in Color (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5).
* * * * *
    S4.3 * * *
    (a) Corrosion resistance. (1) Attachment hardware of a seat belt 
assembly after being subjected to the conditions specified in S5.2(a) 
shall be free of ferrous corrosion on significant surfaces except for 
permissible ferrous corrosion at peripheral edges or edges of holes on 
underfloor reinforcing plates and washers. Alternatively, such hardware 
at or near the floor shall be protected against corrosion by at least 
an electrodeposited coating of nickel, or copper and nickel with at 
least a service condition number of SC2, and other attachment hardware 
shall be protected by an electrodeposited coating of nickel, or copper 
and nickel with a service condition number of SC1, in accordance with 
ASTM B456-79 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), but such 
hardware shall not be racked for electroplating in locations subjected 
to maximum stress.
* * * * *
    S5.1 * * *
    (b) Breaking strength. Webbing from three seat belt assemblies 
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paragraph (a) of this section and tested for breaking strength in a 
testing machine of capacity verified to have an error of not more than 
one percent in the range of the breaking strength of the webbing in 
accordance with ASTM E4-79 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). The machine shall be equipped with split drum grips illustrated 
in Figure 1, having a diameter between 51 and 102 mm. The rate of grip 
separation shall be between 51 and 102 mm per minute. The distance 
between the centers of the grips at the start of the test shall be 
between 102 and 254 mm. After placing the specimen in the grips, the 
webbing shall be stretched continuously at a uniform rate to failure. 
Each value shall be not less than the applicable breaking strength 
requirement in S4.2(b), but the median value shall be used for 
determining the retention of breaking strength in paragraphs (d), (e) 
and (f) of this section.
* * * * *
    (e) Resistance to light. Webbing at least 508 mm in length from 
three seat belt assemblies shall be suspended vertically on the inside 
of the specimen track in a Type E carbon-arc light exposure apparatus 
described in ASTM G23-81 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), 
except that the filter used for 100 percent polyester yarns shall be 
chemically strengthened soda-lime glass with a transmittance of less 
than 5 percent for wave lengths equal to or less than 305 nanometers 
and 90 percent or greater transmittance for wave lengths of 375 to 800 
nanometers. The apparatus shall be operated without water spray at an 
air temperature of 60[deg]  2 [deg]Celsius ([deg]C) 
measured at a point 25  5 mm outside the specimen rack and 
midway in height. The temperature sensing element shall be shielded 
from radiation. The specimens shall be exposed to light from the 
carbon-arc for 100 hours and then conditioned as prescribed in 
paragraph (a) of this section. The colorfastness of the exposed and 
conditioned specimens shall be determined on the AATCC Gray Scale for 
Evaluating Change in Color (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). The breaking strength of the specimens shall be determined by 
the procedure prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section. The median 
values for the breaking strengths determined on exposed and unexposed 
specimens shall be used to calculate the percentage of breaking 
strength retained.
    (f) Resistance to micro-organisms. Webbing at least 508 millimeters 
(mm) in length from three seat belt assemblies shall first be 
preconditioned in accordance with appendix A(1) and (2) of AATCC Test 
Method 30-1981 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), and then 
subjected to Test I, ``Soil Burial Test'' of that test method. After 
soil-burial for a period of 2 weeks, the specimen shall be washed in 
water, dried and conditioned as prescribed in paragraph (a) of this 
section. The breaking strengths of the specimens shall be determined by 
the procedure prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section. The median 
values for the breaking strengths determined on exposed and unexposed 
specimens shall be used to calculate the percentage of breaking 
strength retained.

    Note: This test shall not be required on webbing made from 
material which is inherently resistant to micro-organisms.

    S5.2 * * *
    (a) Corrosion resistance. Three seat belt assemblies shall be 
tested in accordance with ASTM B117-73 (Reapproved 1979) (incorporated 
by reference, see Sec.  571.5). Any surface coating or material not 
intended for permanent retention on the metal parts during service life 
shall be removed prior to preparation of the test specimens for 
testing. The period of test shall be 50 hours for all attachment 
hardware at or near the floor, consisting of two periods of 24 hours 
exposure to salt spray followed by 1 hour drying and 25 hours for all 
other hardware, consisting of one period of 24 hours exposure to salt 
spray followed by 1 hour drying. In the salt spray test chamber, the 
parts from the three assemblies shall be oriented differently, 
selecting those orientations most likely to develop corrosion on the 
larger areas. At the end of test, the seat belt assembly shall be 
washed thoroughly with water to remove the salt. After drying for at 
least 24 hours under standard laboratory conditions specified in 
S5.1(a) attachment hardware shall be examined for ferrous corrosion on 
significant surfaces, that is, all surfaces that can be contacted by a 
sphere 19 mm in diameter, and other hardware shall be examined for 
ferrous and nonferrous corrosion which may be transferred, either 
directly or by means of the webbing, to a person or his clothing during 
use of a seat belt assembly incorporating the hardware.

    Note: When attachment and other hardware are permanently 
fastened, by sewing or other means, to the same piece of webbing, 
separate assemblies shall be used to test the two types of hardware. 
The test for corrosion resistance shall not be required for 
attachment hardware made from corrosion-resistant steel containing 
at least 11.5 percent chromium or for attachment hardware protected 
with an electrodeposited coating of nickel, or copper and nickel, as 
prescribed in S4.3(a). The assembly that has been used to test the 
corrosion resistance of the buckle shall be used to measure 
adjustment force, tilt-lock adjustment, and buckle latch in 
paragraphs (e), (f), and (g), respectively, of this section, 
assembly performance in S5.3 and buckle release force in paragraph 
(d) of this section.

    (b) Temperature resistance. Three seat belt assemblies having 
plastic or nonmetallic hardware or having retractors shall be subjected 
to the conditions prescribed in Procedure D of ASTM D756-78 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The dimension and weight 
measurement shall be omitted. Buckles shall be unlatched and retractors 
shall be fully retracted during conditioning. The hardware parts after 
conditioning shall be used for all applicable tests in S4.3 and S4.4.
* * * * *
    (j) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iii) Dynamic tests: Each acceleration pulse shall be recorded 
using an accelerometer having a full scale range of 10 g 
and processed according to the practices set forth in SAE Recommended 
Practice J211-1 DEC2003 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). 
Channel Frequency Class 60. The webbing shall be positioned at 75 
percent extension, and the displacement shall be measured using a 
displacement transducer. For tests specified in S5.2(j)(2)(iii)(A) and 
(B), the 0.7 g acceleration pulse shall be within the acceleration-time 
corridor shown in Figure 8 of this standard.
* * * * *
    (k) Performance of retractor. After completion of the corrosion-
resistance test described in paragraph (a) of this section, the webbing 
shall be fully extended and allowed to dry for at least 24 hours under 
standard laboratory conditions specified in S5.1(a). The retractor 
shall be examined for ferrous and nonferrous corrosion which may be 
transferred, either directly or by means of the webbing, to a person or 
his clothing during use of a seat belt assembly incorporating the 
retractor, and for ferrous corrosion on significant surfaces if the 
retractor is part of the attachment hardware. The webbing shall be 
withdrawn manually and allowed to retract for 25 cycles. The retractor 
shall be mounted in an apparatus capable of extending the webbing 
fully, applying a force of 89 N at full extension, and allowing the 
webbing to retract freely and completely. The webbing shall be 
withdrawn from the retractor and allowed to retract repeatedly in this 
apparatus until 2,500 cycles are completed. The retractor and webbing

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shall then be subjected to the temperature resistance test prescribed 
in paragraph (b) of this section. The retractor shall be subjected to 
2,500 additional cycles of webbing withdrawal and retraction. Then, the 
retractor and webbing shall be subjected to dust in a chamber similar 
to one illustrated in Figure 8 containing about 0.9 kg of coarse grade 
dust conforming to the specification given in SAE Recommended Practice 
J726 SEP79 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The dust shall 
be agitated every 20 minutes for 5 seconds by compressed air, free of 
oil and moisture, at a gage pressure of 550  55 kPa 
entering through an orifice 1.5  0.1 mm in diameter. The 
webbing shall be extended to the top of the chamber and kept extended 
at all times except that the webbing shall be subjected to 10 cycles of 
complete retraction and extension within 1 to 2 minutes after each 
agitation of the dust. At the end of 5 hours, the assembly shall be 
removed from the chamber. The webbing shall be fully withdrawn from the 
retractor manually and allowed to retract completely for 25 cycles. An 
automatic-locking retractor or a nonlocking retractor attached to 
pelvic restraint shall be subjected to 5,000 additional cycles of 
webbing withdrawal and retraction. An emergency locking retractor or a 
nonlocking retractor attached to upper torso restraint shall be 
subjected to 45,000 additional cycles of webbing withdrawal and 
retraction between 50 and 100 percent extension. The locking mechanism 
of an emergency locking retractor shall be actuated at least 10,000 
times within 50 to 100 percent extension of webbing during the 50,000 
cycles. At the end of test, compliance of the retractors with 
applicable requirements in S4.3 (h), (i), and (j) shall be determined. 
Three retractors shall be tested for performance.
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27. Section 571.210 is amended by revising the introductory text of 
S4.3.2 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.210  Standard No. 210; Seat belt assembly anchorages.

* * * * *
    S4.3.2 Seat belt anchorages for the upper torso portion of Type 2 
seat belt assemblies. Adjust the seat to its full rearward and downward 
position and adjust the seat back to its most upright position. Except 
a small occupant seating position as defined in 49 CFR 571.222, with 
the seat and seat back so positioned, as specified by subsection (a) or 
(b) of this section, the upper end of the upper torso restraint shall 
be located within the acceptable range shown in Figure 1, with 
reference to a two-dimensional drafting template described in SAE 
Standard J826 MAY87 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The 
template's ``H'' point shall be at the design ``H'' point of the seat 
for its full rearward and full downward position, as defined in SAE 
Recommended Practice J1100 JUN84 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5), and the template's torso line shall be at the same angle from 
the vertical as the seat back.
* * * * *

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28. Section 571.213 is amended by:
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a. Revising S5.4.1.2(c)(1),
0
b. Revising S5.9(a);
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c. Removing and reserving S6.1.1(a)(1)(i);
0
d. Revising S6.1.1(a)(2)(i)(B); and
0
e. Revising S6.1.1(a)(2)(ii)(G).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.213  Standard No. 213; Child restraint systems.

* * * * *
    S5.4.1.2 * * *
    (c)(1) After exposure to the light of a carbon arc and tested by 
the procedure specified in S5.1(e) of FMVSS 209 (Sec.  571.209), have a 
breaking strength of not less than 60 percent of the new webbing, and 
shall have a color retention not less than No. 2 on the AATCC Gray 
Scale for Evaluating Change in Color (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *
    S5.9 * * *
    (a) Each add-on child restraint anchorage system manufactured on or 
after September 1, 2002, other than a car bed, harness and belt-
positioning seat, shall have components permanently attached to the 
system that enable the restraint to be securely fastened to the lower 
anchorages of the child restraint anchorage system specified in 
Standard No. 225 (Sec.  571.225) and depicted in Drawing Package SAS-
100-1000, Standard Seat Belt Assembly with Addendum A or in Drawing 
Package, ``NHTSA Standard Seat Assembly; FMVSS No. 213, No. NHTSA-213-
2003'' (both incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). The 
components must be attached by use of a tool, such as a screwdriver. In 
the case of rear-facing child restraints with detachable bases, only 
the base is required to have the components.
* * * * *
    S6.1.1 * * *
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) * * *
    (B) The platform is instrumented with an accelerometer and data 
processing system having a frequency response of 60 Hz channel class as 
specified in SAE Recommended Practice J211 (1980) (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5). The accelerometer sensitive axis is 
parallel to the direction of test platform travel.
    (ii) * * *
    (G) All instrumentation and data reduction is in conformance with 
SAE Recommended Practice J211 (1980) (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *

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29. Section 571.214 is amended by revising S11.1, S12.1.1(b)(1), 
S12.1.2(b)(1), and S12.1.3(b)(1) to read as follows:


Sec.  571.214  Standard No. 214; Side impact protection.

* * * * *
    S11.1 Clothing.
    (a) 50th percentile male. Each test dummy representing a 50th 
percentile male is clothed in formfitting cotton stretch garments with 
short sleeves and midcalf length pants. Each foot of the test dummy is 
equipped with a size 11EEE shoe, which meets the configuration size, 
sole, and heel thickness specifications of MIL-S-13192 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5) and weighs 0.68  0.09 kilograms 
(1.25  0.2 lb).
    (b) 5th percentile female. The 49 CFR Part 572 Subpart V test dummy 
representing a 5th percentile female is clothed in formfitting cotton 
stretch garments with short sleeves and about the knee length pants. 
Each foot has on a size 7.5W shoe that meets the configuration and size 
specifications of MIL-S-21711E (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) or its equivalent.
* * * * *
    S12.1.1 * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) H-point. The H-points of each test dummy coincide within 12.7 
mm (\1/2\ inch) in the vertical dimension and 12.7 mm (\1/2\ inch) in 
the horizontal dimension of a point that is located 6.4 mm (\1/4\ inch) 
below the position of the H-point determined by using the equipment for 
the 50th percentile and procedures specified in SAE Standard J826-1980 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that Table 1 of 
SAE Standard J826-1980 is not applicable. The length of the lower leg 
and thigh segments of the H-point machine are adjusted to 414 and 401 
mm (16.3 and 15.8 inches), respectively.
* * * * *
    S12.1.2 * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) H-point. The H-points of each test dummy coincide within 12.7 
mm (\1/2\

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inch) in the vertical dimension and 12.7 mm (\1/2\ inch) in the 
horizontal dimension of a point that is located 6.4 mm (\1/4\ inch) 
below the position of the H-point determined by using the equipment for 
the 50th percentile and procedures specified in SAE Standard J826-1980 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that Table 1 of 
SAE J826-1980 is not applicable. The length of the lower leg and thigh 
segments of the H-point machine are adjusted to 414 and 401 mm (16.3 
and 15.8 inches), respectively.
* * * * *
    S12.1.3 * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) H-point. The H-points of each test dummy coincide within 12.7 
mm (\1/2\ inch) in the vertical dimension and 12.7 mm (\1/2\ inch) in 
the horizontal dimension of a point that is located 6.4 mm (\1/4\ inch) 
below the position of the H-point determined by using the equipment for 
the 50th percentile and procedures specified in SAE Standard J826-1980 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), except that Table 1 of 
SAE J826-1980 is not applicable. The length of the lower leg and thigh 
segments of the H-point machine are adjusted to 414 and 401 mm (16.3 
and 15.8 inches), respectively.
* * * * *

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30. Section 571.216a is amended by revising S3 introductory text, 
removing S3.2, redesignating S3.3 as S3.2, and revising S7.2(a) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  571.216a  Standard No. 216a; Roof crush resistance; Upgraded 
standard.

* * * * *
    S3 Application and selection of compliance options.
* * * * *
    S7.2 * * *
    (a) Position the three dimensional manikin specified in SAE 
Standard J826 JUL95 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), in 
accordance to the seating procedure specified in that document, except 
that the length of the lower leg and thigh segments of the H-point 
machine are adjusted to 414 and 401 millimeters, respectively, instead 
of the 50th percentile values specified in Table 1 of SAE J826 JUL95.
* * * * *

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31. Section 571.218 is amended by revising the second sentence of 
S7.1.9 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.218  Standard No. 218; Motorcycle helmets.

* * * * *
    S7.1.9 * * * The acceleration data channel complies with SAE 
Recommended Practice J211 (1980) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5) requirements for channel class 1,000.
* * * * *

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32. Section 571.221 is amended by revising S6.1.3, S6.2(a), S6.2(b), 
and S6.3.1 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.221  Standard No. 221; School bus body joint strength.

* * * * *
    S6.1.3 Prepare the test specimen in accordance with the preparation 
procedures specified in ASTM E8-89 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5).
    S6.2 Determination of minimum allowable strength. * * *
    (a) If the mechanical properties of a joint component material are 
specified in ASTM E8-89 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), 
the lowest value of that material's thickness and tensile strength per 
unit of area shown in that source shall be used.
    (b) If the mechanical properties of a material are not specified in 
ASTM E8-89 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), determine its 
tensile strength by cutting a sheet specimen from outside the joint 
region of the bus body in accordance with Figure 1 of ASTM E8-89, and 
by testing it in accordance with S6.3.
* * * * *
    S6.3.1 The joint specimen is gripped on opposite sides of the joint 
in a tension testing machine in accordance with ASTM E8-89 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *

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33. Section 571.222 is amended by revising the first sentence of S6.6.2 
and the first sentence of S6.7.2 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.222  Standard No. 222; School bus passenger seating and crash 
protection.

* * * * *
    S6.6.2 The head form is instrumented with an acceleration sensing 
device whose output is recorded in a data channel that conforms to the 
requirements for a 1,000 Hz channel class as specified in SAE 
Recommended Practice J211a (1971) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  
571.5). * * *
* * * * *
    S6.7.2 The knee form is instrumented with an acceleration sensing 
device whose output is recorded in a data channel that conforms to the 
requirements of a 600 Hz channel class as specified in SAE Recommended 
Practice J211a (1971) (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5). * * 
*
* * * * *

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34. Section 571.225 is amended by:
0
a. Revising the introductory text of S6.2.1.1;
0
b. Revising S6.2.1.1(a)(1);
0
c. Revising the introductory text of S6.2.2;
0
d. Revising S6.2.2(a)(1);
0
e. Revising the introductory text of S6.2.2.1; and
0
f. Revising S6.2.2.1(a)(1).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.225  Standard No. 225; Child restraint anchorage systems.

* * * * *
    S6.2.1.1 In the case of passenger cars and multipurpose passenger 
vehicles manufactured before September 1, 2004, the part of each user-
ready tether anchorage that attaches to a tether hook may, at the 
manufacturer's option (with said option selected prior to, or at the 
time of, certification of the vehicle), instead of complying with 
S6.2.1, be located within the shaded zone shown in Figures 8 to 11 of 
this standard of the designated seating position for which it is 
installed, relative to the shoulder reference point of the three 
dimensional H-point machine described in section 3.1 of SAE Standard 
J826-1992 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5) such that--
    (a) * * *
    (1) At the actual H-point of the seat, as defined in section 
2.2.11.3 of SAE Recommended Practice J1100-1993 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), at the full rearward and downward position 
of the seat; or
* * * * *
    S6.2.2 Subject to S6.2.2.1 and S6.2.2.2, the portion of each user-
ready tether anchorage that is designed to bind with a tether strap 
hook shall be located within the shaded zone shown in Figures 3 to 7 of 
this standard of the designated seating position for which it is 
installed, with reference to the H-point of a template described in 
section 3.1 of SAE Standard J826-1992 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), if:
    (a) * * *
    (1) At the unique Design H-point of the designated seating 
position, as defined in section 2.2.11.1 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J1100-1993 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), at the full 
downward and full rearward position of the seat, or--
* * * * *
    S6.2.2.1 In passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles 
manufactured before September 1, 2004, the portion of each user-ready 
tether anchorage to which a tether strap hook attaches may be located 
within the shaded zone shown in Figures 8 to 11 of the designated 
seating position for which it is installed, with reference to the 
shoulder reference point of a

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template described in section 3.1 of SAE Standard J826-1992 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), if:
    (a) * * *
    (1) At the unique Design H-point of the designated seating 
position, as defined in section 2.2.11.1 of SAE Recommended Practice 
J1100-1993 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), at the full 
downward and full rearward position of the seat, or--
* * * * *

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35. Section 571.301 is amended by revising S7.1.1 to read as follows:


Sec.  571.301  Standard No. 301; Fuel system integrity.

* * * * *
    S7.1.1 The fuel tank is filled to any level from 90 to 95 percent 
of capacity with Stoddard solvent, having the physical and chemical 
properties of type 1 solvent, Table I of ASTM D484-71 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5).
* * * * *

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36. Section 571.403 is amended by removing and reserving S5, removing 
S5.1 through S5.6, removing S5.6.1 through S5.6.3, revising S6.1.4, 
revising S6.2.3, revising S6.3.1, revising S7.2.2, and revising S7.3.2.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  571.403  Standard No. 403; Platform lift systems for motor 
vehicles.

* * * * *
    S6.1.4 The visual warning required by S6.1.2 and S6.1.3 must be a 
flashing red beacon as defined in SAE Recommended Practice J578 (1995) 
(incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), must have a minimum 
intensity of 20 candela, a frequency from 1 to 2 Hz, and must be 
installed such that it does not require more than 15 
degrees side-to-side head rotation as viewed by a passenger backing 
onto the platform from the interior of the vehicle. If a lift has only 
a visual alarm and the lift manufacturer specifies that the passenger 
must load onto the platform in a forward direction from the vehicle 
floor, the visual alarm must be located such that it does not require 
more than 15 degrees side-to-side head rotation as viewed 
by a passenger traversing forward onto the platform.
* * * * *
    S6.2.3 Maximum platform acceleration. Throughout the range of 
passenger operation specified in S7.9.4 through S7.9.7, both the 
horizontal and vertical acceleration of the platform must be less than 
or equal to 0.3 g after the accelerometer output is filtered with a 
channel frequency class (CFC) 3 filter. The filter must meet the 
requirements of SAE Recommended Practice J211/1 MAR95 (incorporated by 
reference, see Sec.  571.5), with FH = 3 Hz and 
FN = 5 Hz. The accelerometer is located at the geometric 
center of the platform and is mounted directly on the platform when it 
is unloaded and on the geometric center of the top, horizontal surface 
of the standard load specified in S7.1.1 when the platform is loaded.
* * * * *
    S6.3.1 Internally mounted platform lifts. On platform lifts and 
their components internal to the occupant compartment of the vehicle or 
internal to other compartments that provide protection from the 
elements when stowed, attachment hardware must be free of ferrous 
corrosion on significant surfaces except for permissible ferrous 
corrosion, as defined in Sec.  571.209, at peripheral surface edges or 
edges of holes on under-floor reinforcing plates and washers after 
being subjected to the conditions specified in S7.3. Alternatively, 
such hardware must be made from corrosion-resistant steel containing at 
least 11.5 percent chromium per Sec.  571.209, S5.2(a) or must be 
protected against corrosion by an electrodeposited coating of nickel, 
or copper and nickel with at least a service condition number of SC2, 
and other attachment hardware must be protected by an electrodeposited 
coating of nickel, or copper and nickel with a service condition number 
of SC1, in accordance with ASTM B456-95 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5), but such hardware may not be racked for electroplating in 
locations subjected to maximum stress. The manufacturer shall select 
the option by the time it certifies the lift and may not thereafter 
select a different option for the lift. The lift must be accompanied by 
all attachment hardware necessary for its installation on a vehicle.
* * * * *
    S7.2.2 Use the test procedure defined in ANSI/RESNA Standard WC/
Vol. 1-1998, Section 13 (incorporated by reference, see Sec.  571.5), 
except for clauses 5.3, Force Gage and 6, Test Procedure, on the wet 
section of platform. In lieu of clauses 5.3 and 6, implement the 
requirements of S7.2.2.1 and S7.2.2.2.
* * * * *
    S7.3.2 Attachment hardware, as specified in S6.3.1, and externally 
mounted platform lifts or components, as specified in S6.3.2, are 
tested in accordance with ASTM B117-97 (incorporated by reference, see 
Sec.  571.5). Any surface coating or material not intended for 
permanent retention on the metal parts during service life are removed 
prior to testing. Except as specified in S7.3.3, the period of the test 
is 50 hours, consisting of two periods of 24 hours exposure to salt 
spray followed by one hour drying.
* * * * *

    Issued: December 22, 2011.
Daniel C. Smith,
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety.
[FR Doc. 2011-33682 Filed 1-5-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P