New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling

Docket ID: NHTSA-2010-0025
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking would amend the NCAP safety ratings portion of the Monroney label to include a new overall vehicle score that is based on the frontal crash, side crash, and rollover resistance ratings for each vehicle. On July 11, 2008, NHTSA published a notice announcing the enhancements to the agency´s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). This rulemaking would incorporate changes in the NCAP programs, including the creation of an overall vehicle score in the vehicle safety ratings labeling program. A vehicle safety ratings labeling program was created in September 2007 as a result of a mandate in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This law, passed by Congress in August 2005, requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration´s New Car Assessment Program as part of the Monroney label. NHTSA implemented this labeling program in a final rule published on September 12, 2006.
RIN: 2127-AK51
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 575
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 1232 (g) and (h), PL 109-59 sec 10307(b)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/09/201075 FR 10740
NPRM Comment Period End04/08/2010
Final Rule07/29/201176 FR 45453
Final Rule Effective08/29/2011
Final Rule: Correcting Amendments12/01/201176 FR 74723
Final Rule: Correcting Amendments Effective01/03/2012
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Consumer Information

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Apr 08, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 03/09/2010
ID: NHTSA-2010-0025-0001
Posted: 12/01/2011
ID: NHTSA-2010-0025-0018
Posted: 07/29/2011
ID: NHTSA-2010-0025-0017
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/08/2011
ID: NHTSA-2010-0025-0015
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/08/2011
ID: NHTSA-2010-0025-0016

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Comments Received*
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Proposed Rule
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Final Rule
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Agency Contact
Jennifer Dang
Chief, New Car Assessment Program Division
202 493-0598
202-493-2997 (Fax)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
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