National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.
This document contains a correction to the final early warning reporting rule, which initially was published on July 10, 2002 (67 FR 45822).
This final rule is effective August 12, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jonathan White, Office of Defects Investigation, NHTSA (phone: 202-366-5226).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On July 10, 2002, NHTSA published a final rule Start Printed Page 49823implementing the early warning reporting (EWR) provisions of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act, 49 U.S.C. 30166(m) (67 FR 45822). At the same time, we reorganized 49 CFR part 573. As a result of that reorganization, 49 CFR 573.5 was renumbered as 49 CFR 573.6.
One section of the EWR regulations, 49 CFR 579.5(a), currently references 49 CFR 573.5(c)(9). In view of the reorganization of part 573, this reference was incorrect. The correct reference is 49 CFR 573.6(c)(9) because, as noted above, section 573.5 was renumbered as section 573.6 in 2002.
Today's amendment corrects this error.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 579End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 579—REPORTING OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS ABOUT POTENTIAL DEFECTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 579 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Subpart A—GeneralStart Amendment Part
2. Revise paragraph (a) of § 579.5 to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(a) Each manufacturer shall furnish to NHTSA a copy of all notices, bulletins, and other communications (including those transmitted by computer, telefax, or other electronic means and including warranty and policy extension communiques and product improvement bulletins) other than those required to be submitted pursuant to § 573.6(c)(9) of this chapter, sent to more than one manufacturer, distributor, dealer, lessor, lessee, owner, or purchaser, in the United States, regarding any defect in its vehicles or items of equipment (including any failure or malfunction beyond normal deterioration in use, or any failure of performance, or any flaw or unintended deviation from design specifications), whether or not such defect is safety-related.
Issued on: August 6, 2004.
Kenneth N. Weinstein,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 04-18353 Filed 8-11-04; 8:45 am]
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