March 27, 2017


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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 January 3, 2017, the CPSC Published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Amend the CPSC Procedures for Disclosure or Production of Information (16 CFR 1015) Under the June Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Public Law 114–185 (2016).

DATES: Submit Comments by March 20, 2017.   EXCERPTS: The 2016 FOIA amends the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552, requiring an agency to review its FOIA regulations and issue regulations on procedures for the disclosure of records under the new amendments. Specifically, the 2016 FOIA requires: Certain records be available for public inspection in an electronic format; agencies to make available for public inspection in an electronic format records that have been requested three … [Read More...]

On December 14, 2016, NHTSA Published a Final Rule on Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FMVSS 141; 49 CFR 571.141)

DATES: The rule becomes effective on February 13, 2017.  Initial compliance according to a phase in schedule begins September 2018.  Full compliance must exist by September 2019.  Petitions for Reconsideration must be filed by January 30, 2017.   PURPOSE: Hybrid and electric vehicles are more prone to get into crashes with pedestrians and cyclists than vehicles with internal combustion engines.  At least some of the cause is based upon the hybrid and electric vehicles having lower … [Read More...]

On November 29, 2016, NHTSA Announced a Public Meeting on the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy

DATES: Registration must be completed on or before December 9, 2016.  The meeting will be held December 12, 2016 in Arlington Virginia. PURPOSE: The morning portion of the meeting will be to look at the Section II of the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy--Model State Policy.  The afternoon session will discuss Section IV of the Policy—Modern Regulatory Tools.  The meeting will be available by webcast  at http://   … [Read More...]

On November 21, 2016, the CPSC Published a NPR on Portable Generators—(16 CFR 1241)

DATES:  Comments must be filed by February 6, 2017.  A December 13, 2016 notice extended the date for comments until April 24, 2017. Purpose: Commission is proposing a rule to help reduce the injuries and deaths resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by Portable Generators.  The proposed rule specifies different limits on weighted carbon monoxide emission rates for different classes of generators in recognition of the effects of factors such as engine size and other engine … [Read More...]

On July 22, 2016 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Published a Final Rule Implementing Several Provisions of the FAST Act in 49 CFR PARTS 365, 381, 383, 390, 391, 392, 393, 395, and 396.

DATES: This Final Rule is Effective July 22, 2016.  Petitions for Reconsideration must be received by August 22, 2016. EXCERPTS:  V. Section-by-Section Analysis Part 365--In §365.101, paragraph (j) is added to exempt pipeline welding trucks from the rules of part 365. Part 381--In §381.300, paragraph (b) is revised, changing the timeframe from 2 years to 5 years. Section 381.317 is added to allow an application for exemption to be resubmitted if it has been denied. Part 383--In … [Read More...]