Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 305; Electric-powered vehicles: electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection.

Docket ID: NHTSA-2011-0107
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)
This rulemaking would respond to the petitions for reconsideration of the final rule to upgrade the requirements for electrical shock protection and electrical energy storage/conversion system retention. This rulemaking would make minor clarifications to the terms and definitions and would respond to petitions to make minor changes to the energy storage device retention requirements and the test condition state-of-charge. On June 14, 2010, NHTSA published a final rule upgrading Federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 305 to facilitate the development and introduction of fuel cell vehicles, a type of electric-powered vehicle, and the next generation of hybrid and battery electric powered vehicles. The final rule made a number of changes including specifying different isolation resistance requirements for alternating and direct currents.
RIN: 2127-AK80
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 571.305
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 15 USC 1392
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
Final Action07/29/201176 FR 45436
Final Rule Effective09/01/2011
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Final Rule

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Agency Contact
Shashi Kuppa
Chief, Special Vehicles and Systems Division
202 366-3827
202 493-7002 (Fax)
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590
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