[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 78321]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30669]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 573, 577, and 579

[Docket No. NHTSA--2012-0068; Notice 3]
RIN 2127-AK72


Early Warning Reporting, Foreign Defect Reporting, and Motor 
Vehicle and Equipment Recall Regulations; Meeting

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

ACTION: Meeting Notice--Technical Specification for Vehicle 
Identification Number (VIN) Look-up Interface.

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SUMMARY: On August 20, 2013, NHTSA published a final rule requiring 
certain vehicle manufacturers to allow the secure electronic transfer 
of manufacturer recall data to NHTSA when a consumer submits VIN 
information to the agency's Web site for purposes of learning recall 
information about the vehicle. NHTSA will host a public meeting on the 
technical specifications that vehicle manufacturers will` need in order 
to support the VIN-based safety recalls look-up tool that will be 
housed on the NHTSA Web site www.safercar.gov. The purpose of this 
meeting is to discuss the details of the technical specifications, 
answer any technical concerns or questions, and hear feedback on the 
technical specifications.

DATES: The meeting will be held on January 22, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 3 
p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be an online web meeting available at 
https://www.teleconference.att.com/servlet/AWMlogin. Attendees must 
register by C.O.B. January 17, 2014. To register please send an email 
to alexander.ansley@dot.gov with the names of your participants and how 
many web meeting connections you require (e.g. 5 participants logging 
in between 2 computers). In order to permit sufficient access to all 
those that wish to attend, we request that each manufacturer, company, 
or group, as applicable, limit the number of its meeting connections to 
three.
    Login instructions will be provided to registered attendees on or 
about January 21, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Timian, Chief, Recall 
Management Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
telephone 202-366-0209, email jennifer.timian@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 20, 2013, NHTSA published a final 
rule requiring certain vehicle manufacturers to allow the secure 
electronic transfer of manufacturer recall data to NHTSA when a 
consumer submits VIN information to the agency's Web site for purposes 
of learning vehicle recall information. See 78 FR 51382, 51401. This 
requirement applies to manufacturers who manufacture 25,000 light 
vehicles annually or 5,000 motorcycles annually. Further information 
about the requirement to transfer recall data to NHTSA based upon a 
consumer's VIN may be found in the August 20, 2013 final rule. Id.
    Manufacturers with early warning reporting (EWR) accounts may 
obtain a copy of the VIN look-up interface technical specifications 
through the agency's Web site. To obtain the technical specifications, 
these manufacturers should use their EWR account credentials to access 
the secure Web page at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ewr/login.cfm. 
After logging in to the EWR system, the document labeled ``NEW--
Technical Specifications for VIN Lookup Interface'' can be found on the 
next page. For any manufacturer, company, or group that does not have 
an EWR account, please contact Alex Ansley at alexander.ansley@dot.gov 
to receive a copy of the technical specification.
    The public meeting will be hosted online at https://www.teleconference. att.com/servlet/AWMlogin. However, if there is 
sufficient interest, we may also host meeting at the DOT headquarters 
in Washington, DC in tandem with the online web meeting. When 
registering for the meeting on January 22nd, attendees should indicate 
if they plan to attend in-person.
    Meeting access instructions will be sent to registered participants 
on or about January 21, 2014.
    Please note this meeting will not include discussion or review of 
the web-based recalls portal manufacturers will soon utilize to manage 
safety recalls. We will publish another public notice in the Federal 
Register once the recalls portal is developed and we are able to offer 
the requisite training.

 Frank S. Borris II,
Director, Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA.
[FR Doc. 2013-30669 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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