Rear Impact Guards for Single Unit Trucks: Public Comment Period Reopened for 30 days

NHTSA has re-opened the Public Comments period on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Underride Protection on Single Unit Trucks. For 30 days until 11/5/2015.

So, if you have not yet made a Public Comment on this important issue, you now have an opportunity to do so.

“This document reopens the comment period for a July 23, 2015 advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that NHTSA issued in response to a petition for rulemaking from Ms. Marianne Karth and the Truck Safety Coalition relating to rear impact (underride) guards. The original comment period closed September 21, 2015. The agency is reopening the comment period for 30 days.”

Reopening of Comment Period

NHTSA is reopening the comment period for the ANPRM for 30 days. (2) NHTSA believes that a 30 day period is sufficient and balances the interests of encouraging public participation in the rulemaking process with the desire to not unnecessarily delay key decisions by NHTSA about the rulemaking and attainment of the potential societal benefits associated with a final rule.

Accordingly, the public comment closing dates for DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0070 (RIN 2127-AL57) is reopened for 30 days as indicated in theDATESsection of this document. NHTSA notes that the 30 day period is in addition to the time that has passed since the original September 21 comment closing date until today. Thus, all in all, more than 30 days has been provided. It is further noted that the agency will consider late comments to the extent possible.


49 U.S.C. 322, 30111, 30115, 30117 and 30166; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95.

Raymond R. Posten,
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-25377 Filed 10-5-15; 8:45 am]


(1) As noted in the ANPRM (80 FR at 43664), in the near future NHTSA will be issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking on improving the standards’ performance requirements for guards on all vehicles subject to the standards.”

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Comments on the Federal Register can be seen here:!docketDetail;dct=FR+PR+N+O+SR;rpp=10;po=0;D=NHTSA-2015-0070

You can also see the Public Comments on these posts:


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