The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities.
As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, it is attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. It is also requesting comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.
Comments should be submitted early enough to ensure that Docket Management receives them not later than January 22.
Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96- 354), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121), requires agencies to conduct periodic reviews of final rules that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small business entities. The purpose of the reviews is to determine whether such rules should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded, consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes, to minimize any significant economic impact of the rules on a substantial number of such small entities.