May 26, 2019


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Stephen Selander retired from General Motors Legal Staff as Senior Counsel in 2002 after 29 years of service. The Selander Law Office, PLLC began in 2006 and specializes in providing legal advice to companies with product safety or pass-by noise issues. Stephen Selander represents clients in investigations and proceedings conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC).

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On December 21, 2018 the FMCSA Published a Final Rule Relating to State Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permit Validity (49 CFR 583).

DATE: The Rule is Effective on February 19, 2019. DISCUSSION:  This rule is intended to make it easier and more cost effective for State Driver Licensing Agencies to issue Commercial Learner’s Permits.  It provides an alternative to the current regulation and the states do not need to use the alternative unless it is more cost effective than the than the current procedures, which remain in effect. … [Read More...]

On December 4, 2018, the CPSC Requested Comments on a 2017 a Staff Special Report on Table Saw Blade-Contact Injuries

DATES: Comments are due on or before February 4, 2019 Background:  On May 12, 2017, the CPSC published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to blade-contact injuries on table saws, (16 CFR 1245).  The subject of this rule has been under consideration since 2011 and in fact comments should be filed in Docket Number CPSC-2011-0074. … [Read More...]

On October 4, 2018 the Department of Transportation Published “Automated Vehicles 3.0—Preparing For The Future of Transportation”–THE FIRST JOINT, MULTI-MODAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FOR ON-ROAD SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AUTOMATION

OUTLINE: ROLES IN AUTOMATION—This is a DOT Document and not a NHTSA only Document It is a supplement to Automated Driving Systems 2.0—A Vision for Safety, which was really a NHTSA document—It affirms that Automated Driving Systems 2.0 is still appropriate guidance for vehicle and system manufacturers and encourages manufacturers to use Voluntary Safety Self-Assessments (VSSA) and to make the non-confidential information in the assessments public.3.0 looks at the various agencies within DOT … [Read More...]

On December 3, 2018, the CPSC Raised the less than Customs Valuation or Ex-Factory Price for Disposable Lighters to $2.75(16 CFR 1210)

DATES: The rule becomes effective on December 3, 2018 Background:  The definition of disposable lighter included the Customs Valuation or ex-factory price of less than $2.00 in 1993 to be adjusted to the nearest $0.25 every 5 years.  This notice raises the price to $2.75. … [Read More...]

On October 12, 2018, NHTSA Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend FMVSS 108 to Allow Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) Technology to be Introduced into the United States (49 CFR 571.108)

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before December 11, 2018 Adaptive driving beam (‘‘ADB’’) headlamps use advanced technology that actively modifies the headlamp beams to provide more illumination while not glaring other vehicles. The proposed requirements would amend the existing regulations to permit this technology and ensure that it operates safely. ADB is not supplemental lighting, but is part of the required headlamp system.  It would not comply with some of the current FMVSS … [Read More...]