Delegation to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator is delegated authority to:
Carry out the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, as amended (15 U.S.C. 1381
et seq. ).
Carry out the Highway Safety Act of 1966, as amended (23 U.S.C. 401
et seq. ), except for highway safety programs, research and development relating to highway design, construction and maintenance, traffic control devices, identification and surveillance of accident locations, and highway-related aspects of pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Exercise the authority vested in the Secretary by section 210(2) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7544(2) ).
Exercise the authority vested in the Secretary by section 204(b) of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970 (45 U.S.C. 433(b)) with respect to laws administered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator pertaining to highway, traffic and motor vehicle safety.
Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1972, as amended (15 U.S.C. 1901
et seq. ), except section 512.
Administer the following sections of title 23, United States Code, with the concurrence of the Federal Highway Administrator:
141, as it relates to certification of the enforcement of speed limits;
154 (a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h); and
Carry out the consultation functions vested in the Secretary by Executive Order 11912, as amended.
Carry out section 209 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1978, as amended (23 U.S.C. 401 note) and section 165 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended (23 U.S.C. 101 note), with respect to matters within the primary responsibility of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator.
Administer section 414(b)(1) of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 2314) with the concurrence of the Federal Highway Administrator, and section 414(b)(2).
Carry out section 204(b) of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, Public Law 100-17 (101 Stat. 132) with the coordination of the Federal Highway Administrator.
Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by section 15(f) of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-500; 104 Stat. 1213).
Carry out, in coordination with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator, the authority vested in the Secretary by subchapter III of chapter 311 and section 31502 of title 49, U.S.C., to promulgate safety standards for commercial motor vehicles and equipment subsequent to initial manufacture when the standards are based upon and similar to a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard promulgated, either simultaneously or previously, under chapter 301 of title 49, U.S.C.
Carry out the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary under 23 U.S.C. 406 (e)(3), as added by section 2005(a) of SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-59, to engage in activities with States and State legislators to consider proposals related to safety belt use laws. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator may further delegate this authority, including to other modal Administrators within the Department of Transportation.
Carry out the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary under the “Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users” or “SAFETEA-LU” (Pub. L. 109-59; August 10, 2005), as it relates to:
Section 1906, the grant program to prohibit racial profiling;
Section 2001(d), transfers;
Section 2003(c), on-scene motor vehicle collision causation;
Section 2003(d), research on distracted, inattentive, and fatigued drivers;
Section 2003(f), refusal of intoxication testing;
Section 2003(g), impaired motorcycle driving;
Section 2003(h), reducing impaired driving recidivism;
Section 2009(f), annual evaluation, in regard to high visibility enforcement program;
Section 2010, motorcyclist safety;
Section 2011, child safety and child booster seat incentive grants;
Section 2012, safety data;
Section 2013, drug-impaired driving enforcement;
Section 2014, first responder vehicle safety program;
Section 2015, driver performance study;
Section 2016, rural state emergency medical services optimization pilot program;
Section 2017, older driver safety; law enforcement training;
Section 5513(e), automobile accident injury research;
Section 5513(m) as it relates to section 513(e) ;
Section 10202, emergency medical services;
Section 10302, side-impact crash protection rulemaking;
Section 10303, tire research;
Section 10305(b), publication of nontraffic incident data collection;
Section 10306, study of safety belt use technologies;
Section 10307(b), regulations, in regard to safety labeling requirements;
Section 10308, power window switches; and
Section 10309(a), testing, in regard to 15-passenger van safety.
Carry out the functions and exercise the authority vested in the Secretary under the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007” (Public Law 110-140; December 19, 2007), as it relates to:
Section 106, Continued Applicability of Existing Standards;
Section 107, National Academy of Sciences Studies;
Section 108, National Academy of Sciences Study of Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel Economy;
Section 110, Periodic Review of Accuracy of Fuel Economy Labeling;
Section 113, Exemption from Separate Calculation Requirement;
Section 131(b)(2) and (c)(1), Plug-in Electric Drive Vehicle Program;
Section 225(a), Study of Optimization of Flexible Fueled Vehicles to Use E-85 Fuel;
Section 227(a), Study of Optimization of Biogas Used in Natural Gas Vehicles;
Section 242(a), Renewable Fuel Dispenser Requirements; and
Section 248(a), Biofuels Distribution and Advanced Biofuels Infrastructure.
[Amdt. 1-226, 53 FR 23122, June 20, 1988, as amended by Amdt. 1-239, 56 FR 6810, Feb. 20, 1991; 65 FR 41015, July 3, 2000; 71 FR 11541, Mar. 8, 2006; 71 FR 30832, May 31, 2006; 73 FR 20001, Apr. 14, 2008]