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Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XII. Manuscripts

Accession 20100108.ZTV.XII

Hagley Museum and Library: Published Collections Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera, Series XII. Manuscripts
Dates: 1967-2003
Accession Number: 20100108.ZTV.XII
Creator: Vinson, Z. Taylor
Extent: 26 linear feet
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Published Collections Department
Abstract: This series documents Z. Taylor Vinson's career as an attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Administrative Information


Provenance

Gift of the Z. Taylor Vinson Estate, 2010.

Processing Notes

The collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply.

The collection is housed in off-site storage. Please allow 24 hours notice to view the materials. Advance notice is not required for books and periodicals.

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Biographical Note

For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009) amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history transportation, particularly automobiles.

Born and raised in West Virginia, Vinson was a 1955 graduate of Princeton University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, then moved to New York City to work in advertising until he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1961. Vinson practiced law with O’Melveney & Meyers in Los Angeles, California and the International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C. until 1967 when he began working as a senior lawyer with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a position he held until his retirement in 2003. Vinson played a significant role in the drafting of federal safety regulations governing tires and those requiring high-mounted brake lights in the rear window of automobiles, which began with the 1986 model year.

At the age of four, Vinson was introduced to automobile literature when he was given a 1938 Ford trade catalog. Vinson began attending automobile shows to actively collect by the time he turned seven. He would ask that his parents drive him to Huntington’s “Automobile Row,” where Vinson would collect literature from the dealerships located there. By the age of fourteen, Vinson was writing to the British, French, Italian, and Czech embassies in Washington, D.C. to request the addresses of automakers in those countries from whom he could obtain literature.

As he grew older, Vinson collected trade literature from additional sources, including, but not limited to, automobile manufacturers, fellow collectors, memorabilia dealers, auto shows, and auctions. He eventually amassed so much material that he built an addition to his Virginia home to store it all, which he referred to as his “Autotorium.”

In addition to collecting, Vinson was an active member of automobile organizations. He was president of the Society of Automotive Historians from 1993 to 1995 and served as the editor of Automotive History Review from 1995 to 2009. Z. Taylor Vinson passed away at the age of 76 on October 25, 2009.

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Scope and Content

This series documents Z. Taylor Vinson's career as an attorney for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Records primarily consist of correspondence between NHTSA staff members and automobile manufacturers regarding compliance with Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Vinson did correspond directly with manufacturers, citizens, and co-workers to answer legal questions involving safety standards regulations, but the bulk of the material are copies of correspondence received by the Office of Chief Counsel and answered by other staff members. The series holds a large number of Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and amendment drafts, which document the legislative actions of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Financial reports and business histories for several domestic and foreign automobile manufacturers are also contained within these files. Also included are charts, brochures, photographs, clippings (from newspapers and magazines), meeting agendas, notes (handwritten and typed), magazines, and newsletters.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

A. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Code, 1966-2003, bulk 1967-2001
Scope and Contents note
This subseries concerns the regulations for passenger automobiles and other types of vehicles within the United States and its territories. The majority of these safety standards were implemented in the late 1960s after the passage of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act in 1966, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continuously developed and refined safety standards regulations throughout Vinson's tenure at the agency. Each safety standard provides minimum performance requirements for a specific aspect of the automobile, such as brakes, headlights, tires, warning devices, seat belts, and crash protection. Federal procedures for enforcing these safety standards and other regulations pertaining to vehicle registration, importation, safety standards exemptions, theft protection, and civil penalties are also included. The folders in this subseries are arranged by the different parts, sections, and safety standards that govern American automobiles. Many of the files contain detailed information about individual safety standard regulations and often include the Federal Register dockets and compliance correspondence associated with each requirement. They also document the development of the motor vehicle safety procedures that worked to address American automobile fatalities and injuries throughout the second half of the twentieth century.
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12-1 Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 1966 [Copies of the congressional bill to establish motor vehicle safety standards and the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.]
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12-1 "Motor Vehicle Safety Regulation: Genesis," 1968 [Contains an article by Crawford Morris concerning the creation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Published in Law and Contemporary Problems (Summer 1968).]
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12-1 Part 255, 1966-1967 [Contains Federal Register dockets and petitions for rulemaking. Regards regulatory procedures of Part 255: Initial Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.]
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12-1 Part 375, 1969-1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, a draft of Docket 28-7, and handwritten notes. Concerns consumer information regulations (Part 375), including vehicle stopping distances, vehicle handling, and brake hoses.]
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12-1 Parts 553 and 571, 1967-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes. Regards the Department of Transportation's rulemaking procedures (Part 553). Also concerns the recodification of Safety Standard 108 to include turn signal regulations.]
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12-1 Parts 556 and 557, 1975-1976 [Contains Federal Register dockets concerning policies for exemption (Part 556) and notification (Part 557) of inconsequential defects and noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-1 Part 568, 1971 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for rulemaking. Concerns regulation of Part 568: Vehicles Manufactured in Two or More Stages.]
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12-1 Part 568, 1972-1973 [Correspondence regarding compliance with regulations for Part 568: Vehicles Manufactured in Two or More Stages.]
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12-1 Part 568, 1976 [Correspondence concerning the noncompliance of 1977 Cadillac chassis manufactured by General Motors with Part 568: Vehicles Manufactured in Two or More Stages.]
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12-1 Part 571, 1994-2001 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and a Federal Register docket regarding safety standards for electric vehicles. Concerns windshield defrosting, braking requirements, and electrical shock protection.]
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12-1 Part 577, 1974-1978 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding Part 577: Defect and Noncompliance Notification. Concerns defect regulations, safety-related defect hearings, and recall campaigns.]
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12-1 Part 577, 1976-1987 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns hearings and rulings regarding automotive defects under Part 577: Defect and Noncompliance Notification.]
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12-1 Part 577: American Motors, 1977 [Correspondence and a Federal Register docket (75-10) regarding a petition by American Motors Corporation for reconsideration of the new regulations for defect and noncompliance notifications (Part 577).]
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12-1 Part 577: Volvo of America, 1977 [Correspondence concerning a fuel leak recall campaign by Volvo of America Corporation. Regards Part 577: Defect and Noncompliance Notification.]
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12-1 Part 581, 1999 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding headlamp bumper standards.]
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12-1 Regulations: Section 109, 1967 [Correspondence and memoranda concerning the procedures for civil penalty violations of Section 109 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.]
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12-1 Regulations: Section 110, 1967 [Contains memoranda and regulations drafts. Concerns procedures governing notification of contemplated injunction proceedings under Section 110 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.]
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12-1 Regulations: Section 110 (e), 1967-1969 [Correspondence regarding the designation of "agents for service of process" under Section 110(e). Concerns vehicle manufacturers designating a person of contact for all administrative and judicial communications with the National Highway Safety Bureau.]
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12-1 Regulations: Section 113, 1967-1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, memoranda, petitions for rulemaking, and notes. Regards enforcement of the motor vehicle defect regulations of Section 113.]
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12-1 Regulations: Section 113(e), 1967 [Correspondence regarding gasoline spillage from vents of passenger cars during sudden stops. Concerns enforcement of the defect regulations of Section 113(e).]
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12-2 Regulations: Section 114, 1967, 1969 [Correspondence, memoranda, and petitions for rulemaking. Regards amending the vehicle and equipment certification requirements of Section 114.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 101, 1969-1986 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a newspaper clipping. Regards Safety Standard 101: Control Location, Identification, and Illumination.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 102, 1970 [Correspondence concerning Safety Standard 102: Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 103, 1972-1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets. Regards Safety Standard 103: Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 104, 1971-1974 [Correspondence concerning clarification of Safety Standard 104: Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 105: Automatic Brakes, 1972-1974 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding enforcement of the automatic braking systems requirements of Safety Standard 105.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 105: Hydraulic Brakes, 1967-1979 [Correspondence, copies of Federal Register dockets, and newspaper clippings. Concerns manufacturer compliance with hydraulic brake systems regulations.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 105: Hydraulic Brakes, 1969-1976 [Correspondence and copies of Federal Register dockets regarding the interpretation, compliance, and regulation of the hydraulic brake systems regulations.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 105: Wet Brakes, 1969-1970 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets (70-5) concerning the wet brake recovery performance requirements of Safety Standard 105.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 106, 1970-1978 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets (1-5) regarding Safety Standard 106: Brake Hoses.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 107, 1972 [Correspondence concerning compliance with Safety Standard 107: Reflecting Surfaces.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1979 [Contains a copy of Safety Standard 108 regulations. Concerns amendments for lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment as of March 5, 1979.]
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12-2 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1980-1998 [Contains Federal Register dockets regarding petitions to amend Safety Standard 108: Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Concerns regulations for commercial vehicle visibility, headlamp beams, and replaceable light sources for headlamps.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1991-1993 [Correspondence and amendment drafts regarding Safety Standard 108: Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Concerns visibility of large commercial vehicles, headlamp beams, and replaceable light sources for headlamps.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1994 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and Federal Register dockets. Concerns the substitution of headlamp bulbs (Part 564: Replaceable Light Source Information) and the side and rear reflector requirements for trailers (Part 571).]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1994-1996 [Correspondence and amendment drafts regarding Safety Standard 108: Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Concerns lens haze, replaceable headlamp bulbs, and motorcycle headlamp regulations.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: Amendments, 1997-2001 [Correspondence and amendment drafts regarding Safety Standard 108: Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Concerns requirements for motorcycle headlamp locations, commercial vehicle visibility, stop lamp operation, and daytime running lights.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1967 [Correspondence and amendment drafts. Regards revisions to Safety Standard 108 regulations for lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1968 [Correspondence and handwritten notes. Concerns vehicle lighting requirements. Handwritten notes provide a chronology of boat trailer regulations from 1966-1968.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1969 [Correspondence regarding purposed amendments to Safety Standard 108. Concerns regulations for side marker and clearance lamps, rear stop and turn signal lamps, and reserve front lighting requirements.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1970 [Correspondence regarding the publication of Docket 69-19 requesting public comments on all aspects of motor vehicle lighting regulations.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1971 [Correspondence concerning petitions for reconsideration of Safety Standard 108 regulations. Regards requirements for flasher performance, back up lamps, school bus lighting, and mounting of identification lamps.]
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12-3 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1972 [Correspondence and amendment drafts concerning compliance with the vehicle lighting regulations.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1973 [Correspondence and amendment drafts regarding compliance with the vehicle lighting regulations.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1974 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns petitions for reconsideration of vehicle lighting requirements.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1975 [Correspondence and a Federal Register docket (75-15) regarding compliance with vehicle lighting safety standards. Concerns motorcycle headlamp, turn signal, boat trailer, and front identification lamp requirements.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1976 [Correspondence concerning compliance with vehicle lighting standards and proposed amendments to Safety Standard 108.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1977 [Correspondence regarding compliance with vehicle lighting standards and proposed amendments to Safety Standard 108.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1978 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Regards amending requirements for side marker lamps on trailers, motorcycle headlamps, headlamp brightness, and school bus lamp systems.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1979 [Correspondence and a report. Regards enforcement of vehicle lighting regulations.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1980 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns safety standard requirements for headlamps, school bus signal lamps, center high-mounted stop lamps, and reflectors on trucks and trailers.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1981 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Regards requirements for high-mounted stop lamps, motorcycle headlamps, identification lamps on boat trailers, and the use of unsealed headlamps on passenger cars.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1982 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and a Request for OMB Review form. Regards regulations for stop lamps, reflector designs, signal lamps, headlight lens components, and motorcycle headlamps.]
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12-4 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1983 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding requirements for sealed and semi-sealed beam systems. Also concerns school bus warning light systems.]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1984 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns safety standard requirements for headlamps and high-mounted stop lamps.]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1985 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking concerning requirements for high-mounted stop lamps, motorcycle headlamps, and turn signals.]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1985-1987 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and Request for OMB Review forms. Concerns regulations for headlamps, high-mounted stop lamps, and aftermarket lighting equipment.]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1987 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, meeting minutes, and typed notes. Regards vehicle lighting requirements. Also concerns flasher tests conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1988 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking concerning vehicle lighting regulations. Regards Federal requirements for daytime running lamps, sealed beam headlamps, high-mounted stop lamps, aftermarket lighting equipment, and turn signals.]
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12-5 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1989 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and a chart. Regards lighting inventions, denied amendment petitions, HB5 replaceable light source regulations, high-mounted stop lamps, and signal coloration.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1990 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Regards Federal requirements for high-mounted stop lamps, motorcycle headlamps, coloration of reflectors and lamps, school bus warning lamps, and bulb replacements for headlamps and flashers.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1991 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking (Docket 85-15), and handwritten notes. Concerns daytime running lights, headlamp reforms, lighting inventions, location of identification lamps, and trailer clearing lights requirements.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1991-1993 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, charts, and typed notes. Regards high-mounted stop lamps, headlamp requirements, signaling devices, and aftermarket lighting devices. The typed notes outline amendment drafts and rulemaking.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1993-1994 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns lighting inventions, truck and trailer lamps, reflectors, aftermarket lighting devices, and headlamp regulations.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1995-1996 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding truck lighting, daytime running lights, stop lamp requirements, and lighting inventions.]
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12-6 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1997-1998 [Correspondence regarding lighting device inventions, trailer visibility, headlamp requirements, reflectors, motorcycle headlamps, and daytime running lamps.]
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12-7 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 1999-2000 [Correspondence regarding motorcycle headlamps, replacement headlamp bulbs, high-mounted stop lamps, trailer visibility, and lighting device inventions.]
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12-7 Safety Standard 108: General correspondence, 2001-2002 [Correspondence, printed emails and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns police vehicle lamps, reflectors, lighting inventions, replacement headlamps, and stop lamps.]
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12-7 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1977 [Correspondence, newspaper clipping, and a newsletter. Concerns Federal requirements for quartz-halogen bulbs.]
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12-7 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, January-February 1978 [Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and amendment drafts. Regards quartz-halogen bulb importation and regulation.]
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12-7 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, March 1978 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, petitions for rulemaking, notes, and articles. Regards legalizing and regulating quartz-halogen headlamps. Also contains the article, "A Collision Course over Brighter Headlights," from Business Week (March 13, 1978).]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, April 1978 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, newspaper article, and notes. Concerns legalizing and regulating quartz-halogen headlamps in the United States.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, May-June 1978 [Correspondence and a Massachusetts House of Representatives bill. Concerns quartz-halogen headlamps. Also regards amending headlamp regulations to allow higher candlepower output on the upper beam of headlamps.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, July-December 1978 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket (78-5), a newspaper article, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amending headlamp regulations to allow higher candlepower output on the upper beam of headlamps.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1979 [Correspondence regarding quartz-halogen headlamp regulations.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1983 [Correspondence to the editor of Autocar magazine. Concerns the legalization of metal and plastic headlamp covers in the United States.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1989-1995 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, amendment drafts, and petitions for rulemaking concerning headlamp regulations.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1991-1995 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and Federal Register dockets. Concerns requirements for daytime running lights, replaceable light sources, headlamp lens marking, and commercial vehicle reflectors.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1992-1997 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding headlamp inventions, the placement of motorcycle headlamps, and brake lights.]
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12-8 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1993-1995 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and Federal Register dockets regarding headlamp regulations of reflex reflectors, fog lamps, and day running lights.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1994-1996 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets. Concerns headlamp regulations and efforts to standardize headlamp requirements with the Economic Commission of Europe.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1995-1997 [Correspondence and notes. Concerns motorcycle headlamps, license plate lamps, trailer visibility, headlamp inventions, and manufacturers' petitions for rulemaking.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1996-1997 [Correspondence regarding rear lighting configurations, headlamp placement, daytime running lights, and manufacturers' petitions for rulemaking.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1998 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and Federal Register dockets. Concerns headlamp compliance and regulation.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding headlamp compliance and regulation.]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 2001-2003 [Correspondence and reports. Concerns replaceable light sources and bulbs for motor vehicles. Also regards light emitting diodes (LEDs) and the legality of coated or colored replaceable light sources referred to as "blue bulbs."]
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12-9 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 2001-2003 [Contains pamphlets and Federal Register dockets pertaining to replaceable light sources for motor vehicles.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 2002-2006 [Correspondence and amendment draft regarding vehicle lighting requirements. Concerns light-emitting diodes (LED) and high intensity discharge (HID) conversion kits.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps, 2003 [Correspondence and amendment draft regarding vehicle lighting requirements. Concerns efforts to standardize vehicle lamp requirements with the requirements used by the Economic Commission of Europe to increase trade.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Headlamps-Beam Patterns, 1994-1995 [Contains reports, newsletters, and articles regarding headlamp beam performance. Contains studies of low-beam patterns conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Center and the Society of Automotive Engineers.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Regulatory Negotiation Advisory Committee, 1995-1996 [Contains amendment drafts and petitions for rulemaking concerning the formation of the Regulatory Negotiation Advisory Committee. Regards amending the visual aimability performance requirements for low beam headlamps.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Regulatory Negotiation Advisory Committee, 1995-1996 [Correspondence, meeting agendas, handwritten notes, a sticker, and a business card. Concerns Committee meetings about lower beam headlamp pattern requirements.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Regulatory Negotiation Advisory Committee, 1995-1997 [Contains a charter, Federal Register dockets, meeting agendas, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns Committee objectives and proposed amendments to the lower beam headlamp pattern requirements.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 108: Trailer Lighting, 1996 [Contains a poster regarding Federal lighting equipment requirements for trailers with diagrams that outline the placement of trailer lamps and reflectors.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 111, 1970-1979 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding driver visibility and amendments to Safety Standard 111: Rearview Mirrors.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 112, 1968-1987 [Correspondence and drafts of amendments to Safety Standard 112: Headlamp Concealment Devices. Contains an article by Karl Ludvigsen entitled, "Hidden Headlights Not an Open and Shut Case," from Car Life (June 1968).]
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12-10 Safety Standard 114, 1973 [Correspondence concerning vehicle theft regulations.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 115, 1989 [Contains a draft of an amendment regarding Safety Standard 115: Vehicle Identification Number. Concerns regulations for importers of nonconforming motor vehicles.]
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12-10 Safety Standard 116, 1968-1976 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning Safety Standard 116: Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 118, 1970-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and amendment drafts regarding Safety Standard 118: Power Operated Window Systems for Passenger Cars.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 121, 1970-1984 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and amendment drafts concerning air brake regulations for trucks.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 122, 1971-1983 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets proposing amendments to Safety Standard 122: Motorcycle Brake Systems.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 123, 1970-1991 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets (70-26) regarding motorcycle controls and displays requirements.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 123, 1981-1984 [Correspondence and Request for OMB Review forms. Concerns Federal requirements for the location of motorcycle headlamps, the use of ISO symbols on motorcycles, and alternative locations for motorcycle fuel shut off controls.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 126, 1972-1984 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets (71-7) regarding petitions of reconsideration for truck and camper loading regulations.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 201, 1978 [Correspondence concerning testing and enforcing Safety Standard 201: Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 203, 1993 [Correspondence regarding placement of reference reports with Safety Standard 203 (Impact Protection for Driver from Steering Control System) documents at the National Archives.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 205, 1981 [Correspondence concerning the windshield glazing requirements of Safety Standard 205: Glazing Materials.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 206, 1971 [Correspondence regarding consumer compliance with the automobile door latch requirements of Safety Standard 206: Door Locks.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 209, 1969, 1977 [Correspondence and an amendment draft regarding Safety Standard 209: Seat Belts Assemblies.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 210, 1967-1968 [Correspondence and reports. Concerns a Petition for Review filed by The Rover Company, Limited regarding the impracticality of seat belt assemblage anchor regulations.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 211, 1969-1972 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and amendment drafts regarding Safety Standard 211: Wheel Discs, Wheel Nuts, and Hub Caps.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 213, 1977 [Contains a copy of Small World magazine from July 1977. The magazine contains an article about child restraint safety standards regulated by Safety Standard 213.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 214, 1972 [Correspondence and a petition of rulemaking concerning the extension of side impact protection regulations to multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 217, 1982 [Correspondence regarding Safety Standard 217: Bus Emergency Exits.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 218, 1981, 1984 [Correspondence concerning Safety Standard 218: Motorcycle Helmets.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 221, 1985-1988 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding Safety Standard 221: School Bus Body Joint Strength.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 301, 1968-1979 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a newspaper clipping. Concerns fuel tank requirements and the extension of Safety Standard 301 (Fuel System Integrity) regulations to all self-propelled motor vehicles except motorcycles.]
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12-11 Safety Standard 302, 1976 [Correspondence regarding Safety Standard 302: Flammability of Interior Materials. Concerns manufacturer compliance with fabric flammability regulations in passenger trucks.]
B. Federal Safety Standards by Subject, 1967-2006, bulk 1968-2003
Scope and Contents note
Thhis subseries focuses on specific aspects of motor vehicle safety regulations. It is arranged alphabetically by topic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received correspondence about the applicability of existing safety regulations to various types of motorized vehicles and automotive equipment. The materials in this subseries consist mainly of correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding types of motorized vehicles that did not initially fall under Federal definitions for passenger automobiles, like motorcycles, low speed vehicles, kit cars, electric vehicles, and snowmobiles. The contents of these files also concern Federal investigations of automotive equipment and products suspected of being hazardous to consumer safety. Efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to extend their regulatory powers beyond that which was initially conceived by the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 are documented in these files as well.
Correspondence and memoranda concerning the procedures for civil penalty violations of Section 109 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
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12-11 American Automobile Manufacturers Association, 1994 [Correspondence concerning the sale of vehicles manufactured in the United States and exported to Russia.]
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12-11 Annual Report Digest, 1978 [Correspondence regarding the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's publication of Traffic Safety '77.]
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12-11 Auto Information Disclosure Act, 1970 [Correspondence concerning dealer pricing of motor vehicles.]
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12-11 Auto Situation, 1980 [Contains a pamphlet prepared by the Subcommittee on Trade about the American automobile industry, consumer motoring, and U.S. highways.]
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12-11 Brake Lining Identification, undated [Contains typed notes concerning brake lining identification requirements.]
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12-11 Definition of Motor Vehicle, 1968-1978 [Correspondence regarding the applicability of Federal safety standards regulations to competition motorcycles, race cars, off road vehicles, and various types of mobile machinery.]
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12-11 Electric Bicycles, 1993-2001 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding the applicability of Federal safety standards regulations to electric bicycles.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: correspondence, 1970-1992 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets (77-04), meeting agendas, newsletters, a newspaper clipping, and reports. Regards the importation, distribution, and regulation of electric vehicles.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: correspondence, 1992-1993 [Correspondence, newspaper clippings, a newsletter, a Federal Register docket (91-49), petitions for rulemaking, and handwritten notes. Regards electric vehicle regulations.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: correspondence, 1993-1999 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking. Regards testing of prototype vehicles, electrical shock protection, and Federal regulatory power over electric vehicles.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: Development, 1991 [Correspondence, a Congressional bill, drafts of petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, and a report. Regards electric passenger vehicles. Also concerns the 1992 Solar & Electric 500 automobile race at Phoenix International Raceway. Also contains a report on the Clean Air Act amendments.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: Development, 1991-1992 [Contains newspaper clippings, newsletters, and magazine articles concerning the development of electric passenger vehicles. Also contains a program from the 1991 Solar & Electric 500 automobile race at Phoenix International Raceway.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: General Motors, 1992 [Correspondence regarding a request by General Motors for clarification of Safety Standards 101 (Controls and Displays) and 105 (Hydraulic Brake Systems) for electric vehicles.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: Newspaper Clippings, 1991-1993 [Contains newspaper and magazine clippings. Concerns electric vehicle development programs, clean air legislation, and electric car battery regulations.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicle: Publications, 1978-1992 [Contains handwritten notes, a sign-in sheet, brochures, and reports. Concerns the applicability of safety standards to electric, hybrid, and solar vehicles. Also contains a report to Congress outlining Federal amendments needed to stimulate electric vehicle sales.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: Publicity Materials, 1992-1993 [Contains pamphlets and reports from various electric vehicle manufacturers. Also concerns the 1992 Transportation Alternatives conference.]
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12-12 Electric Vehicles: Rulemaking, 1991-1992 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, a floppy disk, amendment drafts, and a speech script. Concerns electric vehicle legislation, the California Clear Air Act of 1990, and zero-emission vehicles.]
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12-13 Electric Vehicles: Rulemaking, 1991-1992 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket (85-06), amendment drafts, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns electric vehicle safety regulations.]
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12-13 Electric Vehicles: Rulemaking, 1992-2001 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition of rulemaking drafts, and reports. Regards requirements for electric vehicle brakes and controls. Also concerns the passage of Safety Standard 305: Electric Powered Vehicles in 1998.]
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12-13 Electric Vehicles: Vanguard Vehicles, Inc., 1971 [Correspondence concerning the development of an electric utility car by Vanguard Vehicles.]
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12-13 Fire Equipment (Docket No. 24), 1968-1971 [Correspondence, a meeting report, and Federal Register dockets. Regards Federal safety regulations for fire trucks.]
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12-13 Grey Market Vehicles, 1969-1970 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding motor vehicle safety requirements for "grey market," remanufactured, and salvaged automobiles.]
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12-13 Incomplete Vehicles, 1972 [Correspondence with Truck Equipment and Body Distributors Association. Regards regulation of small school buses produced from modified vehicles.]
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12-13 Kit Cars, 1967-1980 [Correspondence concerning the applicability of Federal safety regulations to kit assembled motor vehicles.]
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12-13 Kit Cars, 1969-1992 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, and reports concerning the applicability of Federal safety regulations to dune buggies, home-built vehicles, and kit assembled vehicles.]
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12-13 LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), 1994-2003 [Contains Federal Register dockets and a petition for rulemaking concerning the legality of LEDs for use in vehicle lamps and signals.]
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12-13 Lightweight Vehicles, 1969-1977 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings. Concerns the applicability of Federal safety regulations to vehicles of 1,000 pounds or less. Also contains meeting minutes of the Motorcycle Coordinating Committee.]
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12-13 Low Speed Vehicles, undated [Contains a chart prepared by Feel Good Cars comparing safety standard regulations for low speed vehicles and light quadricycles.]
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12-13 Low Speed Vehicles, 1996 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, public meeting agendas, newspaper clippings, typed notes and reports. Regards the applicability of Federal safety regulations to golf carts and "Neighborhood Electric Vehicles" (NEVs).]
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12-13 Low Speed Vehicles, 1997 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets (96-65), typed notes and comments regarding the applicability of Federal safety regulations to golf carts and "Neighborhood Electric Vehicles" (NEVs).]
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12-14 Low Speed Vehicles, 1998-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, letter drafts, newspaper clippings, and typed notes. Regards the applicability of Federal safety standards to low speed vehicles and the formation of Safety Standard 500: Low Speed Vehicles.]
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12-14 Low Speed Vehicles, 2003 [Comments on a rulemaking draft regarding limiting the definition of "low speed vehicle" to small, emission-free vehicles, including trucks.]
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12-14 Mobile Homes, 1968-1972 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding the applicability of Federal safety standards regulations to mobile homes.]
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12-14 Modern Tire Dealer, 1969 [Contains a copy of Modern Tire Dealer magazine from September 30, 1969. Concerns articles about Federal motor vehicle safety standards regulations.]
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12-14 Montana Department of Justice, 2006 [Contains a list of definitions printed in the Title Manual for Montana's Title and Registration Bureau.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Braking Systems, 1971 [Contains a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning motorcycle braking requirements.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Controls and Displays, 1968, 1970 [Contains amendment drafts and docket drafts (2-17) regarding motorcycle rider safety and the location of motorcycle controls and displays.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Definition, 1968-1978 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and Federal Register dockets concerning the applicability of mini bikes and motorcycles to Federal safety standards.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Definition, 1973-1975 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and Federal Register dockets. Concerns defining and regulating motorcycles and enclosed three-wheeled vehicles.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Helmets, 1968-1991 [Correspondence, a newsletter, and staff memoranda regarding the constitutionality of motorcycle helmet laws made at the state level.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Miscellaneous, 1980-1991 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning safety regulations for motorcycles, three-wheeled vehicles, and motorcycle helmets.]
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12-14 Motorcycles: Safety Plan, 1973-1978 [Correspondence, memoranda, and an outline concerning the creation of a motorcycle safety program to address motorcycle fatalities.]
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12-14 Odometers, 1970 [Correspondence concerning rulemaking to prevent tampering of odometers in used motor vehicles.]
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12-14 Pupil Transportation, 1972 [Correspondence regarding school bus safety and the Pupil Transportation Highway Program.]
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12-14 Rebuilt Parts, 1968-1969 [Correspondence concerning the applicability of Federal safety standards regulations to rebuilt parts.]
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12-14 Safety: Chrysler Fuel Rails, 1998 [Correspondence, typed notes and a poem. Concerns a Federal investigation of fuel rail leakage and cracking in passenger cars manufactured by Chrysler Corporation.]
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12-14 Safety: Firestone Wide Oval Tires, 1968 [Correspondence and meeting notes concerning a Federal investigation of the performance and durability of Firestone wide oval tires.]
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12-14 Safety: Firestone Wide Oval Tires, 1969 [Contains memoranda and notes regarding manufacturer confidentiality relating to Firestone wide oval tire defects.]
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12-15 Safety: Ford Motor Company, 1968 [Correspondence, typed notes and product literature. Regards a Federal investigation of decreased windshield "A" pillar padding in Ford vehicles.]
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12-15 Safety: Military Jeeps, 1969-1993 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and newspaper clippings. Concerns efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to prevent the sale of M-151 Jeeps to the general public due to rollovers.]
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12-15 Safety: Military Vehicles, 1993-2001 [Correspondence regarding concerns over the safety and sale of used military Hummers and Jeeps to the general public.]
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12-15 Safety: Purchaser Information, 1967-1968 [Correspondence and notices of proposed rulemaking. Concerns purchaser information requirements for automobile dealers. Also regards the Federal investigation of an alleged defect in the front suspension drag struts of the 1967 Ford Mustang.]
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12-15 Safety: Small Car Crash Test Films, 1970 [Correspondence regarding the release of crash testing results and films of the 1969 Volkswagen Beetles to the public.]
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12-15 Small Business Paperwork Relief Act, 1996-2003 [Contains memoranda and Federal Register dockets. Concerns the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 and Federal exemptions to automobile manufacturers with fewer than 500 employees.]
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12-15 Snowmobiles, 1970-1971 [Correspondence regarding the applicability of Federal safety regulation to snowmobiles. SOciety of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 1968Contains reports concerning automotive safety tests and recommendations for motor vehicle safety standards conducted by the Society of Automotive Engineers and United States of American Standards Institute.]
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12-15 Three-Wheel Vehicles, 1972-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions of reconsideration regarding Federal classification of three-wheeled vehicles as motorcycles.]
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12-15 Tire Defects and Recalls, 1967-1968 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and handwritten notes. Concerns the creation of recall procedures for defective tires.]
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12-15 Trailer Weight Categories, 2003 [Correspondence regarding weight categories for trailers.]
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12-15 TREAD Act, 2000-2002 [Contains petitions for rulemaking and notes concerning the early warning reporting requirements mandated under the TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act).]
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12-15 TREAD Act, 2000-2003 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and a copy of Public Law 106-414. Regards the implementation of the TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act).]
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12-15 TREAD Act: Early Warning Reporting, 2001-2003 [Contains Federal Register dockets regarding implementation of the early warning reporting requirements of the TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act).]
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12-15 TREAD Act: Early Warning Reporting, 2003 [Correspondence concerning the interpretation and implementation of the early warning reporting requirements of the TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act).]
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12-15 TREAD Act: Foreign Safety Recalls, 2001-2003 [Contains Federal Register dockets (Part 579) and an amendment draft. Concerns implementation of the foreign safety recall and safety campaign reporting procedures of the TREAD Act (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation Act).]
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12-15 TREAD Act: Newspaper Clipping, 2003 [Contains the newspaper clipping, "GOP Lawmakers Seek Safety-Rule Exemption for Trailers," from the Washington Post (October 13, 2003).]
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12-15 Vehicles in Use, 1967-1973 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, and Federal Register dockets. Concerns the establishment of Federal safety standards for vehicles in use/used vehicles.]
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12-15 Vehicles in Use, 1968-1970 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, a chart, and Federal Register dockets. Regards the establishment of Federal safety standards for vehicles in use/used vehicles.]
C. Rulemaking and Regulation, 1967-2003, bulk 1968-1990
Scope and Contents note
This subseries concerns the efforts of the NHTSA's legal staff to clarify existing motor vehicle safety regulations. The subseries mainly consists of correspondence sent by employees of the Office of Assistant Counsel and Office of Chief Counsel to automobile manufacturers and consumers answering questions about specific safety standards and requirements. These files also document discussions among the legal staff regarding the need for additional legislation to protect the public from automobile related injuries and risks. Several editions of the Motor Vehicle Safety Code with yearly amendments and additions are included within this subseries.
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12-16 Amendments to the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 1967, 1974 [Contains proposals before the Committee on Commerce to amend the National Traffic Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.]
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12-16 Code of Federal Regulations Booklets, 1968-1993 [Copies of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act with yearly revisions and updates.]
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12-16 Common Law Tort Liability, 1967-1968 [Contains memoranda and court briefs examining Section 108 violations. Concerns functions of the Secretary of Transportation to establish safety standards and prosecute manufacturers for safety related defects.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1967 [Correspondence, memoranda, drafts, and typed notes. Concerns requests for safety standards information. Also regards Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1968 [Correspondence, memoranda, work schedules, and a newspaper clipping. Regards requests for safety standard information. Also contains Z. Taylor Vinson's casework schedules from 1967.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1969 [Correspondence and memoranda concerning requests for safety standard information. Also concerns Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1970 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes regarding requests for safety standard information. Also concerns Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1971 [Correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and drafts. Concerns requests for safety standard information. Also regards Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1971-1978 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes regarding requests for safety standard information. Also concerns Office of Chief Counsel enforcement casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1972 [Correspondence, memoranda, and drafts concerning requests for safety standard information. Also regards Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework and Federal Trail Riders meetings.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1973 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1974 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information. Also concerns Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1975 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information and clarification.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1976 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information. Also concerns Office of Assistant Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1977 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information. Also concerns Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1978 [Correspondence regarding requests for safety standards information and clarification.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1979 [Correspondence, handwritten notes, and a Christmas card. Regards requests for safety standards information. Also concerns Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1980 [Correspondence, memoranda, and petitions for rulemaking concerning requests for safety standard information and enforcement casework.]
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12-16 Correspondence, 1980-1991 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes regarding requests for safety standard information and enforcement casework.]
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12-17 Correspondence, 1993-2002 [Correspondence concerning requests for safety standards information and enforcement casework.]
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12-17 Memorandum of Law, 1967-1968 [Correspondence, memoranda, and case summaries. Regards Supreme Court rulings, the Interstate Commerce Act, and United States mail carrier regulations.]
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12-17 National Transportation Safety Board, 1988 [Correspondence regarding a report about school bus joint strength compiled by the National Transportation Safety Board.]
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12-17 Rulemaking, 1967 [Correspondence, memoranda, amendment drafts, typed notes, and a rulemaking action chart. Concerns rulemaking priorities and implementation of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.]
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12-17 Rulemaking, 1985-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and memoranda. Concerns requests for safety standard information and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel.]
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12-17 Rulemaking, 1991-2000 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, memoranda, and typed notes. Concerns Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-17 Rulemaking, 1995-1997 [Correspondence and typed notes regarding the casework of the Office of Chief Counsel.]
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12-17 Rulemaking: Status Report, 2003 [Contains a report concerning the casework of the Office of Chief Counsel's Litigation Division.]
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12-17 Safety Standards, 2000 [Contains booklets of Chapters 301, 321, 323, 325, 327, 329, and 331 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Code. Concerns consumer information, bumper standards, odometers, automobile fuel economy, imports, and theft prevention regulations.-CO]
D. NHTSA Enforcement Cases, 1970-2001, bulk 1972-1987
Scope and Contents note
This subseries contains correspondence pertaining to Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations. Enforcement casework details how the NHTSA handled cases of manufacturer noncompliance. This subseries includes letters of notification for safety standards violations, decision letters describing Federal actions taken against violators, civil penalty notices outlining fees for safety violations, and settlement notices documenting the conclusion of each noncompliance case. The files in this subseries provide important insight into the history of American automobile design by tracing how Federal safety standard regulations shaped the technical development and aesthetic features of American automobiles.
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12-17 Certification Application, 1975 [Contains an application for certification by Lamborghini concerning compliance of the Lamborghini Countach LP400 with Federal safety standards. Also contains an exemption petition.]
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12-17 Civil Penalties, 1971 [Correspondence regarding safety standards violations and the civil penalty notices. Also contains a promissory note form for installment payment of civil penalty fines.]
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12-17 Civil Penalties, 1971-1974 [Correspondence concerning Office of Chief Counsel civil penalty cases for safety standards violations.]
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12-17 Civil Penalties, 1972-1977 [Correspondence regarding Office of Chief Counsel civil penalty cases for tire noncompliance. Concerns Armor Tread Tire Company, Armstrong Rubber Company, B.F. Goodrich, Dunlop Tire and Rubber, Firestone, Ford, Mohawk Rubber, Roadsafe Emergency Vehicles, and Uniroyal Tire Company.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1972-1978 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, a petition of rulemaking draft, and typed notes. Concerns civil penalty and settlement notices for vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1978-1980 [Correspondence regarding civil penalty and settlement cases for noncompliance with Federal motor vehicle safety standards requirements.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1979 [Correspondence and typed notes regarding civil penalty and settlement cases for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1979-1980 [Correspondence regarding civil penalty and settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1981 [Correspondence regarding civil penalty and settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1988-1989 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1989 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-18 Civil Penalties, 1990 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1991 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes. Regards civil penalties for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1992 [Correspondence, memoranda, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes. Regards civil penalty notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1992-1999 [Correspondence, memoranda, and rulemaking petition drafts regarding civil penalties for safety standards violations and other Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1993-1994 [Correspondence and memoranda concerning civil penalty settlement cases for safety standards violations. Also regards Office of Chief Counsel casework for 1978.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1993-1996 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes concerning civil penalties for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1993-1996 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes concerning civil penalties for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1995-1997 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes concerning civil penalty settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-19 Civil Penalties, 1995-2001 [Correspondence, memoranda, and a newspaper clipping regarding civil penalty notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-20 Civil Penalties, 2002 [Contains a list of settlements and civil penalties collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from September 1969 through September 2002.]
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12-20 Decision Letters, 1970-1973 [Correspondence regarding notice and decision letters for violations of Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also concerns payment of civil penalties.]
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12-20 Decision Letters, 1971-1976 [Correspondence regarding notice and decision letters for violations of Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also concerns other Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-20 Decision Letters, 1971-1976 [Correspondence regarding notice and decision letters for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also concerns other Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-20 Decision Letters, 1973-1978 [Correspondence regarding decision letters for violations of Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also concerns payment of civil penalties and settlement cases.]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Avanti, 1970 [Correspondence concerning the noncompliance of Avanti II automobiles with Safety Standard 108 (Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment).]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Headlamps, 1978 [Correspondence regarding a Federal investigation pertaining to the importation, distribution, and sale of unsealed quartz-halogen headlamps.]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Headlamps, 1978 [Court briefs regarding a civil law suit filed against B & B Auto Sport, Limited for importing headlamps that violated Safety Standard 108 regulations.]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Headlamps, 1979 [Correspondence and court briefs regarding a Federal investigation pertaining to the importation, distribution, and sale of unsealed quartz-halogen headlamps.]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Motorcycle Helmets, 1976 [Contains memoranda regarding the noncompliance of 25 manufacturers with the motorcycle helmet requirements of Safety Standard 218.]
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12-20 Noncompliance: Pelvic Restraints, 1977 [Correspondence regarding lap belt regulations. Also concerns requirements that tire manufacturers maintain purchaser records of all sales.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1973-1979 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes regarding safety standards violations. Concerns civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1973-1979 [Correspondence, memoranda, and typed notes regarding safety standards violations. Concerns civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1974-1977 [Correspondence regarding Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations. Concerns payment of civil penalty claims, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1974-1977 [Correspondence regarding Federal motor vehicle safety standard violations. Concerns payment of civil penalty claims, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1976-1977 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and typed notes regarding payment of civil penalty claims, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1976-1978 [Correspondence, typed notes and handwritten notes. Concerns payment of civil penalty claims, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters for safety standards violations.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1977-1979 [Correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and a litigation calendar. Regards civil penalties, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters for safety standards violations.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1978 [Correspondence regarding payment of civil penalty claims, noncompliance notices, and settlement letters for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-21 Noncompliance, 1978-1981 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking and a court brief concerning civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and enforcement casework for safety standard violations.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1980-1981 [Correspondence, typed notes, memoranda, and a court brief. Concerns civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and enforcement casework for safety standards violations.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1980-1982 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns motor home, school bus, headlamp, and air brake regulations.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1981 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, and court briefs. Regards civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1982 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1982 [Correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, a chart, and court briefs. Regards civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1983 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1983 [Correspondence, typed notes and court briefs regarding civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-22 Noncompliance, 1984 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-23 Noncompliance, 1985 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes. Regards civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-23 Noncompliance, 1985 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, and newspaper clippings. Regards civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-23 Noncompliance, 1986 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, and a transcript of proceedings regarding civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework.]
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12-23 Noncompliance, 1987 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning civil penalty notices, settlement letters, and other enforcement casework for safety standards violations.]
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12-23 Noncompliance, 1993-2001 [Correspondence, rulemaking petition drafts, typed notes, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. Regards civil penalty notices and noncompliance investigations for safety standards violations.]
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12-23 Settlement Letters, 1971-1976 [Correspondence concerning violation and settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety violations.]
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12-23 Settlement Letters, 1972-1978 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety violations.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1972-1977 [Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning settlement notices for safety standard violations.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1974, 1978 [Correspondence concerning civil penalty and settlement notices for Federal motor vehicle safety standards violations.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1976-1977 [Correspondence regarding Federal motor vehicle safety violation notices, civil penalties, and settlement notices.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1979 [Correspondence and typed notes concerning settlement notices for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1979-1980 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking drafts regarding settlement notices for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1979-1980 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding settlement notices for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1980 [Correspondence regarding settlement and civil penalty notices for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Also concerns recall casework from May 1978.]
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12-24 Settlement Letters, 1980 [Correspondence regarding settlement and civil penalty notices for violation of Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
E. LPM Interim Exemptions, 1965-1996, bulk 1967-1971
Scope and Contents note
This subseries regards interim exemption petitions made by limited production automobile manufacturers. The files in this LPM Interim Exemptions subseries contain correspondence by several automobile manufacturers who requested exemptions from Federal motor vehicle safety standards in the years immediately following the passage of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. During this interim period from roughly 1968 to 1972, the Department of Transportation began processing petitions for temporary exemption before the enactment of specific legislation to regulate such requests. The majority of these petitions involved limited production manufacturers who sought exemptions on the basis of the small quantity of vehicles they produced. Most of the folders within this subseries are labeled with "Section 123: Limited Production Manufacturers," which reflects Vinson's original file labels and organizational scheme.
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12-25 Amendment S. 2029 Congressional Reports, 1967-1968 [Correspondence, reports, and a chart concerning the creation of a small volume manufacturer task force. Regards safety standard exemptions for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Amendment S. 2029 correspondence, 1967-1968 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and amendment drafts. Concerns safety standard exemptions for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Amendment S. 2029 correspondence, 1967-1971 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, published amendments, and a newspaper clipping. Concerns reports given before the House Commerce Committee proposing legislation (S. 2029) for safety standards exemptions for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Amendment S. 2029 correspondence, 1967-1971 [Correspondence, handwritten notes, a petition for temporary exemption, and charts. Concerns requests for interim temporary exemption from safety regulations made by limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Amendment S. 2029 correspondence, 1968, 1972 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and amendment drafts regarding the creation of exemption procedures for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Exemption Petitions Procedures, 1968 [Correspondence regarding the establishment of procedures for processing exemption requests made by limited production manufacturers.]
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12-25 Extensions of Section 123, 1969 [Correspondence, charts, questionnaires, and a report. Concerns the creation of a questionnaire sent to various limited production manufacturers regarding safety exemption procedures.]
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12-25 Extensions of Section 123, 1970 [Correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, and a court brief. Concerns procedures for limited production manufacturer exemptions (Section 123). The court brief regards a lawsuit involving Checker Motors Corporation.]
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12-25 Final Procedures correspondence, 1968 [Correspondence concerning notification of final procedures for limited production manufacturer exemption petitions.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: A.C. Limited, 1970 [Correspondence concerning Federal safety standard compliance and a request for temporary exemption by A.C. Limited.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Aston Martin, 1970 [Correspondence concerning safety standards exemption procedures for limited production manufacturers made by Aston Martin.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Avanti, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, a petition for reconsideration, handwritten notes, and newspaper clippings. Concerns requests by Avanti Motors for Federal safety standards exemptions.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Beiersdorf International, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a request for temporary safety standards exemptions made by Beiersdorf International.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Bristol, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, a chart, and handwritten notes. Regards a request by Bristol for exemption from several safety standards.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Carello, 1965-1968 [Contains reports and Certificates of Approval concerning Carello license plate lamps.]
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12-25 LPM Petition: Chaparral Cars, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a request by Chaparral Cars for temporary exemption from safety standards requirements.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Cord, 1967-1969 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, a newspaper clipping, and handwritten notes. Regards Cord and SAMCO Incorporated (Sports Automobile Manufacturing Company purchased Cord Automobile Company in 1969.)]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Crayford Engineering Company, 1969 [Correspondence and a photograph concerning a petition by Crayford Engineering Company for temporary exemption from Federal safety standards.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: De Tomaso, 1968-1970 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, and handwritten notes. Concerns a request by De Tomaso for safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: De Tomaso, 1969 [Correspondence and stickers regarding exemption labels for the De Tomaso Mangusta.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Excalibur, 1970 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Excalibur for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Fire Trucks, Incorporated, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Fire Trucks, Incorporated for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Ghia S.p.A., 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Ghia S.p.A for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Horseless Carriage, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Horseless Carriage for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Iffisa, 1969 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Iffisa for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Intermeccanica, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, handwritten notes and a product cost analysis report. Concerns a petition by Intermeccanica for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: ISO, 1968-1970 [Correspondence concerning a petition by ISO for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: John Fitch & Company, 1968 [Correspondence regarding an inquiry about exemption procedures for limited production manufacturers by John Fitch & Company.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: JW Auto, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition by JW Auto for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Lamborghini, 1968 [Correspondence, handwritten notes and a petition for temporary exemption from motor vehicle safety standards made by Lamborghini.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Lamborghini, 1969 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Lamborghini for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Lamborghini, 1970-1971 [Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning a petition for temporary exemption from Federal safety standards made by Lamborghini.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Lehman-Peterson, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, and handwritten notes concerning a request by Lehman-Peterson for safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Lucas Electrical Service, 1970 [Contains a certificate and a report regarding testing and approval of hydraulic brake hoses manufactured by Lucas Electrical.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Luigi Chinetti Motors, 1968 [Correspondence and a telegram regarding the applicability of limited production manufacture exemption requirements to Luigi Chinetti Motors.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Marcos Brothers, 1968-1969 [Correspondence and handwritten notes concerning a petition by Marcos Brothers for interim temporary exemption from Federal vehicle safety standards.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Marcos Brothers, 1970 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, a photograph, and a mailing receipt. Concerns a request by Marcos Brothers for safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Maserati, undated [Contains photographs of two Maserati automobiles with severe damage from automobile crashes.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Maserati, 1968 [Correspondence and a diagram concerning safety standard compliance and exemption. Diagram regards the position of steering wheels in Maserati vehicles.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Master Body Works, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Master Body Works for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Moretti, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, a report, and handwritten notes regarding a petition by Moretti for temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Morgan, 1968 [Correspondence and a photograph regarding a request for information made by Morgan Motors about exemption procedures for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Morgan, 1969-1971 [Correspondence concerning a petition by Morgan Motors for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Monteverdi, 1969-1971 [Correspondence and a petition by Monteverdi for interim temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Murena Motors, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, a report, and handwritten notes regarding a petition by Murena Motors for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: SS Automobiles, 1968 [Correspondence and a petition made by SS Automobiles for interim temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: SS Automobiles, 1969-1970 [Correspondence, a petition for permanent exemption, and an engineering report regarding a request by SS Automobiles for safety standards exemptions.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Stageway Coaches, 1968 [Correspondence regarding a petition by Stageway Coaches for temporary exemption from the impact protection and seating systems requirements of Safety Standards 203 and 207.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Sturm, Ruger, & Company, 1968-1969 [Correspondence regarding a petition for temporary exemption from the windshield wiping and washing systems requirements of Safety Standard 104 made by Sturm, Ruger, & Company.]
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12-26 LPM Petition: Suspension International, 1968 [Correspondence concerning a petition for temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards made by Suspension International.]
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12-27 LPM Petition: Truck Body, 1969 [Correspondence with Truck Body and Equipment Association regarding the establishment of vehicle safety standards laws in Canada.]
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12-27 LPM Petition: TVR Engineering, 1968 [Contains a boiler plate listing the Federal safety standards exemptions granted to TVR Engineering.]
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12-27 LPM Petition: TVR Engineering, 1968-1969 [Correspondence, an engineering report, and handwritten and typed notes. Concerns a request by TVR Engineering for exemption from Federal safety standards.]
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12-27 Miscellaneous LPM correspondence, 1966-1969 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, speech drafts, newspaper clippings, and a boiler plate. Regards amendment (S. 2029) and Federal safety standards exemptions for limited production manufacturers.]
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12-27 Miscellaneous LPM correspondence, 1967-1970 [Correspondence concerning petitions for interim temporary safety standards exemptions by limited production manufacturers.]
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12-27 Miscellaneous LPM correspondence, 1968-1969 [Correspondence and photographs concerning requests for information and petitions by limited production manufacturers for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-27 Miscellaneous LPM correspondence, 1968-1971 [Correspondence, amendment drafts, a newspaper clipping, and a chart. Regards requests for information and temporary safety standards exemptions by limited production manufacturers.]
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12-27 Miscellaneous LPM correspondence, 1968-1971 [Correspondence, handwritten notes, and a newspaper clipping concerning requests for information and temporary safety standards exemptions by limited production manufacturers.]
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12-27 Petitions for Temporary Exemption, 1968-1971 [Correspondence and petitions for temporary exemption by Avanti Motors, Bristol Cars, and De Tomaso. Also concerns exemption petition procedures.]
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12-27 Petitions for Temporary Exemption, 1968-1971 [Correspondence and petitions for temporary exemption by Intermeccanica, ISO, Lamborghini, Lehmann-Peterson, Marcos Brothers, and Moretti.]
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12-27 Petitions for Temporary Exemption, 1968-1971 [Correspondence and petitions for temporary exemption by Morgan Motors, Murena Motors, SS Automobiles, Sturm, Ruger, & Company, Stutz Motor Car Company, and TVR Engineering.]
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12-27 Small Volume Manufacturers, 1995-1996 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a meeting report, and a meeting sign in sheets regarding the regulatory problems of small volume manufacturers.]
F. Safety Standards Exemptions, 1970-2007, bulk 1972-1999
Scope and Contents note
This subseries concerns petitions for temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards. The majority of these requests were made after the creation of exemption petition procedures and regulations during 1972-1973. The files are arranged alphabetically by automobile manufacturer. The folders contain correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption. Automobile manufacturers often included detailed financial statements with their exemption petitions. They argued that the financial costs of complying with the newly enacted Federal safety standards would put them out of business. In addition to claims of economic hardship, the NHTSA also granted safety exemptions to manufacturers who were working to develop low-emission vehicles or new automobile safety standards features. These files also provide insight into the business histories of various automobile manufacturers and reveal much about the financial risks involved with the production and sale of motor vehicles.
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12-28 Exemption Legislation, 1970 [Correspondence, reports, and amendment drafts concerning a proposed amendment (Section 123) to grant manufacturers temporary exemptions from safety standards.]
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12-28 Exemption Legislation, 1972-1973 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, a newsletter, and handwritten notes. Regards the addition of Part 555 (Temporary Exemption from Motor Vehicle Safety Standards). Also contains exemption requests.]
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12-28 Exemption Legislation, 1972-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, typed notes and reports. Regards amendments to exemption regulations and exemption casework.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1972-1973 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding petitions for temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Concerns requests by Citroën, General Motors, and Lotus.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1973-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking concerning requests for temporary exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1973-1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a mailing receipt regarding petitions for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1974-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, handwritten notes, and a sticker. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1974-1979 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, drafts of rulemaking petitions, and handwritten notes regarding petitions for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1975 [Correspondence regarding petitions for temporary exemption from motor vehicle safety standards. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1975-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, a newspaper clipping, and newsletters concerning petitions for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-28 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, a newspaper clipping, and handwritten notes concerning petitions for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1974-1981 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and handwritten notes concerning requests for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1981-1991 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking regarding amendments to exemption regulations and exemption petitions. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1988-1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Regards temporary exemption requests. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1988-1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amendments to exemption regulations and petitions for temporary exemption. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1993-2001 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amendments to exemption regulations and petitions for exemption from crash protection requirements. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1998-2007 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking concerning safety standards exemptions. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-29 Miscellaneous Exemption Petitions, 1999-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking regarding safety standards exemptions. Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer.]
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12-30 Petition: Advance Mixer, 1975-1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption made by Advance Mixer. Concerns the air brake requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-30 Petition: Advanced Bus Industries, 1999-2000 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption from the brake requirements of Safety Standard 105 made by Advanced Bus Industries.]
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12-30 Petition: Albany, 1973-1977 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, a mailing receipt, and a boiler plate. Regards requests made by Albany Motor Carriage Company for Federal safety standards exemptions.]
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12-30 Petition: AM General, 1974 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a petition for temporary exemption from the windshield defrosting and defogging systems requirements of Safety Standard 103 made by AM General.]
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12-30 Petition: Aprilia, 1998-2001 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Regards a request by Aprilia for temporary exemption from the motorcycle rear brake control location requirements of Safety Standard 123.]
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12-30 Petition: Aston Martin Lagonda, 1974 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and petitions for temporary exemption made by Aston Martin. Concerns the exterior protection requirements of Safety Standard 215.]
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12-30 Petition: Aston Martin Lagonda, 1974-1987 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, and photographs. Concerns the exterior protection and automatic restraint requirements (Safety Standards 208 & 215) for Aston Martin vehicles.]
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12-30 Petition: Aston Martin V8, 1981 [Contains a petition by Aston Martin for renewal of temporary exemption from exterior protection (Safety Standard 215) and occupant crash protection (Safety Standard 208) requirements.]
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12-30 Petition: Auburn Speedster, 1981-1982 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption regarding safety standard compliance on replica Auburn Speedsters produced by Anden Holdings Limited.]
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12-30 Petition: Autokraft, 1984, 1992 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, and financial reports. Concerns the occupant restraint systems requirements of Safety Standard 208 for Autokraft automobiles.]
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12-30 Petition: Auto Sport, 1973 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, and handwritten notes concerning requests by Auto Sport for Federal safety standards exemptions.]
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12-30 Petition: Avanti, 1970 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, and a mailing receipt. Concerns requests by Avanti for exemption from the sealed beam headlamp regulations of Safety Standard 108.]
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12-30 Petition: Avanti, 1973-1989 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, handwritten notes, and a petition for temporary exemption. Concerns requests by Avanti for exemption from the occupant restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-30 Petition: Battery Automated Transportation, 1993-1994 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding requests by Battery Automated Transportation for exemption from Safety Standards 204 and 208 requirements.]
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12-30 Petition: Beall Trailers, 1998-2001 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption concerning requests by Beall Trailers for exemption from the rear impact protection requirements of Safety Standard 224.]
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12-30 Petition: Benlee Industrial Salvage, 1974-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, a financial report, design diagrams, and handwritten notes. Regards a request by Benlee Industrial Salvage for exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-30 Petition: Boyerstown Auto Body, 1981-1982 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and a petition for temporary exemption made by Boyerstown Auto Body concerning multiple Federal safety standards regulations.]
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12-30 Petition: Bricklin Canada Limited, 1974-1975 [Correspondence, handwritten notes, and a consumer information brochure concerning an exemption request by Bricklin Canada Limited from tire requirements (Safety Standard 110).]
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12-30 Petition: British Coach Works, 1985 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request by British Coach Works for temporary exemption from several Federal safety standards.]
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12-30 Petition: British Leyland, 1975-1976 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, and a report on rear light and direction indictors conducted by the British Standards Institution in 1973. Concerns a request for Federal safety standards exemptions made by British Leyland.]
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12-30 Petition: Bristol Cars, 1976-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption, a photograph, and a handwritten note. Regards a request for Federal safety standards exemptions made by Bristol Cars.]
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12-30 Petition: Buckingham Motors Imports, 1976 [Contains a report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Buckingham Motors Imports regarding their corporate investments.]
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12-30 Petition: Bug Motors, 1998-2002 [Correspondence, a notice of rulemaking draft, and court briefs. Concerns an exemption petition made by Bug Motors. Also regards violation of Air Resource Board regulations.]
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12-31 Petition: Bugatti, 1993-1994 [Correspondence and a petition for temporary exemption with exhibits (Volume 1) made by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A.]
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12-31 Petition: Bugatti, 1993 [Correspondence and a petition for temporary exemption with exhibits (Volume 2) made by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A.]
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12-31 Petition: Cantab Motors, 1990, 1995 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an issuance of temporary exemption draft regarding a request by Cantab Motors for exemption from the occupant restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-31 Petition: Capacity of Texas, 1996-1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an issuance of temporary exemption draft concerning requests by Capacity of Texas for exemption from the antilock brake requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-31 Petition: Carrozzeria Zagato, 1974, 1976 [Contains Federal Register dockets regarding requests by Carrozzeria Zagato for exemption from several Federal safety standards.]
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12-31 Petition: Checker Motors Corporation, 1980 [Contains a petition for temporary exemption from average fuel economy standards made by Checker Motors Corporation.]
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12-31 Petition: Chrysler, 1992-1994 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an application for renewal of temporary exemption draft. Concerns requests by Chrysler for Federal safety standards exemptions.]
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12-31 Petition: Clarity Group, 1991-1992 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding requests for temporary exemption made by the Clarity Group, Incorporated on behalf of Electric Transportation Applications.]
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12-31 Petition: Classic Cars of London, 1981-1982 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a grant of petition for temporary exemption draft regarding Classic Cars of London, a division of Anden Holdings, Limited.]
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12-31 Petition: Columbia Body Manufacturing, 2002-2003 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding an exemption request made by Columbia Body Manufacturing involving the rear impact protection regulations of Safety Standard 224.]
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12-31 Petition: Consulier Industries, 1987, 1989-1991 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request for temporary exemption from the passive restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Consulier Industries.]
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12-31 Petition: Cosmopolitan Motors, 2002-2003 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request by Cosmopolitan Motors for temporary exemption from the motorcycle control and display requirements of Safety Standard 123.]
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12-31 Petition: Crown Coach Corporation, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, income statements, and handwritten notes. Regards a temporary exemption request from Safety Standard 121 airbrake system requirements made by Crown Coach Corporation.]
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12-31 Petition: Currie Technologies, 1999 [Correspondence and an application form concerning a petition for temporary exemption from Safety Standards 108 and 123 requirements for electric bicycles built by Currie Technologies.]
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12-31 Petition: Cushman Motors, 1973-1974 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request for temporary exemption from the motorcycle braking and stopping distance requirements of Safety Standard 122 made by Cushman Motors.]
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12-31 Petition: Daily Body Company, 1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a grant of application draft regarding a request for temporary exemption from the antilock brake requirements of Safety Standard 121 made by Daily Body Company.]
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12-31 Petition: Dan Hill & Associates, 1997-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and applications for renewal draft concerning requests by Dan Hill and Red River Manufacturing for temporary exemption from rear impact protection requirements (Safety Standard 224).]
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12-31 Petition: De Tomaso, 1969-1999 [Correspondence and a petition by Automobili De Tomaso S.p.A for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-31 Petition: De Tomaso, 1998 [Correspondence and a newspaper clipping concerning a request by Automobili De Tomaso S.p.A for exemption from Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-32 Petition: Diamond Reo Trucks, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a newspaper clipping, and a mailing receipt. Concerns a request made by Diamond Reo Trucks for temporary exemption from the air brake requirements of Safety Standard 121. Contains responses from Oshkosh Truck Corporation and Mack Trucks.]
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12-32 Petition: Duesenberg, 1970 [Correspondence concerning a request made by Duesenberg for temporary exemption from Safety Standard 108 (Impact Protection for the Driver from the Steering Control System).]
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12-32 Petition: Eagle International, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and handwritten notes concerning a request by Eagle International for temporary exemption from the air brake requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-32 Petition: EGO Vehicles, 2000-2001 [Correspondence and a receipt of application form regarding a request by EGO Vehicles for temporary exemption from tire regulations (Safety Standards 119 and 120).]
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12-32 Petition: Elcar, 1974 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and photographs concerning safety exemptions for two-passenger electric vehicles manufactured by Carrozzeria Zagato and sold by Elcar Corporation.]
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12-32 Petition: Elcar, 1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning safety exemptions for two-passenger electric vehicles manufactured by Carrozzeria Zagato and sold by Elcar Corporation.]
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12-32 Petition: Electric Auto Corporation, 1982 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request for temporary safety standards exemptions made by Electric Auto Corporation.]
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12-32 Petition: Electric Car Company, 1995 [Correspondence, diagrams, a photograph, and financial reports. Regards a petition for temporary Federal safety standards exemptions made by Electric Car Company.]
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12-32 Petition: Electric Fuel Propulsion, 1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request for temporary Federal safety standards exemptions made by Electric Fuel Propulsion.]
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12-32 Petition: Electric Vehicles International, 1998-1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request by Electric Vehicles International for exemption from air brake systems regulations for trolleys and transit buses (Safety Standard 121).]
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12-32 Petition: Elswick, 1984 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning safety standards exemptions for Elswick Special Vehicles, Limited.]
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12-32 Petition: Excalibur, 1975-1995 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for temporary exemption. Concerns requests by Excalibur for exemption from average fuel economy standards and the airbag requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-32 Petition: Executive, 1974-1975 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and a draft of a petition for temporary exemption. Concerns a request by Executive for exemption from Safety Standards 215 (Exterior Protection) and 216 (Roof Crash Resistance).]
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12-32 Petition: Ferrari, 1968-1990 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, vehicle reports, and petitions for temporary exemption. Concerns occupant crash protection (Safety Standard 208) requirements for Ferrari racing cars.]
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12-32 Petition: Ford, 1992-1993 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a temporary exemption request by Ford for an electric panel delivery van. Also contains a request for exemption from windshield defrosting system requirements (Safety Standard 103) for Lincoln Town Cars.]
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12-32 Petition: FWD Corporation, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a mailing receipt, and notes. Concerns a request by FWD Corporation for temporary exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-32 Petition: General Motors, 1972-1993 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets. Regards requests for temporary exemption from occupant crash protection, headlamp, and rearview mirror requirements made by General Motors.]
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12-32 Petition: General Motors, 1993 [Correspondence and a fact sheet concerning a request by General Motors for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-32 Petition: Gillig Brothers, 1973-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, and a photograph. Regards requests by Gillig Brothers for exemption from the front axle requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-32 Petition: Handcraft, 1982-1983 [Correspondence and a petition for temporary exemption draft by Handcraft Motorcar Company concerning windshield wiper and manual restraint requirements.]
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12-32 Petition: Honda, 1997-2000 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and drafts of petitions for temporary exemption made by Honda. Regards exemption from the motorcycle brake requirements of Safety Standard 122.]
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12-32 Petition: Intermeccanica, 1973-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a mailing receipt, and petitions for temporary safety standards exemptions made by Intermeccanica.]
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12-32 Petition: Invacar, 1977-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, an exemption petition draft, memoranda, and handwritten notes. Concerns requests by Invacar for exemption from the motorcycle control and display requirements of Safety Standard 123.]
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12-33 Petition: Isis Imports, 1989-1995 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for rulemaking regarding request by Isis Imports for exemption from passive restraint (Safety Standard 208) and side impact protection (Safety Standard 214) requirements.]
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12-33 Petition: ISO, 1973-1974 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for temporary safety standards exemptions made by ISO Industries Corporation.]
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12-33 Petition: Italjet, 1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register docket, and a temporary exemption form regarding a request by Italjet for exemption from the motorcycle control and display requirements of Safety Standard 123.]
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12-33 Petition: Jaguar, 1983-1984 [Correspondence and petitions for rulemaking regarding a request by Jaguar for exemption from the headlamp requirements of Safety Standard 108.]
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12-33 Petition: Jet, 1976, 1978 [Contains Federal Register dockets and a newspaper clipping regarding temporary safety standards exemption requests made by Jet.]
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12-33 Petition: Johnston Sweeper, 1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning requests by Johnston Sweeper for temporary exemption from the antilock braking system requirements of Safety Standard 105.]
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12-33 Petition: Kewet Industries, 1992-1995 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a grant of renewal application. Regards requests by Kewet Industries for temporary exemption from the automatic restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-33 Petition: Lafer, 1975-1984 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, photographs, and petitions for temporary safety standards exemptions made by Lafer.]
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12-33 Petition: Laforza Automobiles, 1998 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and financial reports. Regards a request by Laforza Automobiles for temporary exemption from automatic restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-33 Petition: Lamborghini, 1974-1984 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets. Regards requests by Lamborghini for temporary exemption from headlamp, windshield mounting, exterior protection, and driver impact protection requirements.]
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12-33 Petition: Lotus, 1972-1999 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for temporary exemption. Concerns requests by Lotus for temporary exemption from the side door strength, exterior protection, and occupant protection requirements.]
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12-33 Petition: Marmon, 1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning requests for temporary exemption from the air brake systems requirements of Safety Standard 121 made by Marmon.]
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12-33 Petition: Maserati, 1987-1990 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding requests for temporary exemption from the passive restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Maserati.]
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12-33 Petition: Maserati, 1988-1989 [Contains petitions for temporary exemption from the passive restraint and airbag requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Maserati.]
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12-33 Petition: Mercedes Benz, 1988-1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets. Regards safety standards exemption requests made by Mercedes Benz for M Class sport utility vehicles. Also contains a 1988 exemption request by General Motors.]
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12-33 Petition: Middlekauff, 1982-1983 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an issuance of exemption comment notice regarding requests by Middlekauff for exemption from the fuel system integrity requirements of Safety Standard 301.]
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12-33 Petition: Modular Ambulance Corporation, 1977-1978 [Correspondence and Federal Register docket concerning a request for temporary exemption by Modular Ambulance Corporation from the fuel system integrity standards of Safety Standard 301.]
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12-33 Petition: Morgan, 1972-1995 [Correspondence, a project report, and a routing and transmittal slip. Concerns requests by Morgan for temporary exemption from passive restraint requirements (Safety Standard 208) for Morgan Plus 8 Two-Seaters.]
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12-33 Petition: Motor Coach, 1975 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, and an exemption grant draft concerning requests by Motor Coach for exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-33 Petition: Orcon, 1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request for temporary exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121 made by Orcon.]
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12-33 Petition: Orion Bus, 1998 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request for temporary exemption from the anti-lock brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121 made by Orion Bus.]
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12-33 Petition: Otis Elevator Company, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an application for temporary exemption made by Otis Elevator Company concerning the maximum stopping distance requirements of Safety Standard 122.]
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12-33 Petition: Panoz, 1993-2001 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for temporary exemption and renewal, financial statements, drafts of rulemaking petitions, and a newspaper clipping. Concerns requests by Panoz for exemption from the occupant restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-33 Petition: Panther Car Company, 1986, 1989 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning requests by Panther Car Company for exemption from the passive restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208. Also contains joint petitions with Carrozzeria Bertone about restraint requirements.]
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12-33 Petition: Panther Westwinds, 1975-1976 [Contains Federal Register dockets regarding a request for temporary exemption from side door and roof regulations of Safety Standards 214 and 216 made by Panther Westwinds.]
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12-34 Petition: Piaggio, 2000 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an application for temporary exemption notice. Regards the rear brake operating requirements of Safety Standard 123 for Vespa ET4 scooters.]
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12-34 Petition: Polar Manufacturing, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, and handwritten notes. Regards requests by Polar Manufacturing for exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-34 Petition: Qvale Automotive, 1999 [Correspondence and an application for temporary exemption notice concerning requests by Qvale Automotive for exemption from the automatic restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-34 Petition: "R-Bar Restraining System," 1993 [Correspondence concerning petitions for temporary exemption made by companies interested in manufacturing and selling "R-Bar Restraining Systems."]
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12-34 Petition: Rite-Way, 1975-1976 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, an application for temporary exemption, a mailing receipt, and handwritten notes. Concerns a request by Rite-Way for exemption from the air brake system requirements of Safety Standard 121. Also regards Rite-Way's supplier Oshkosh Truck Corporation.]
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12-34 Petition: Saleen, 2000-2003 [Correspondence and a petition for temporary exemption from the occupant restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Saleen.]
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12-34 Petition: Sbarro, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, drafts of rulemaking petitions, and financial reports. Concerns exemptions for Sbarro Replica BMW 328s manufactured by the Ateliers d'Etudes de Construction Automobiles of Switzerland.]
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12-34 Petition: Sebring- Vanguard, 1973-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, drafts of rulemaking petitions, a photograph, and handwritten notes. Regards requests by Sebring-Vanguard for safety standards exemptions.]
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12-34 Petition: Shay Motors, 1978-1982 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for renewal of temporary exemption, handwritten notes, a vehicle owner's questionnaire, newspaper clippings, and a court subpoena. Regards requests for safety standard exemptions and noncompliance violations made by Shay Motors.]
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12-34 Petition: Shay Motors, 1979-1985 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets and petitions for rulemaking regarding requests by Shay Motors for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-34 Petition: Shelby, 1998-2003 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning requests for temporary exemption from the automatic restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Shelby.]
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12-34 Petition: Shelby, 1998, 2000 [Correspondence, a petition for temporary exemption, and an evidence report. Concerns requests by Shelby for exemption from the passive restraint requirements of Safety Standard 203. Also regards the compliance of "turnkey" replicas of Shelby vehicles.]
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12-34 Petition: Shelby, 2002 [Contains a petition for temporary exemption from the inflatable restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208 made by Shelby.]
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12-34 Petition: Solar Car Corporation, 1991 [Correspondence concerning a request by Solar Car Corporation for temporary safety standards exemptions.]
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12-34 Petition: Solar Electric, 1991-1992 [Correspondence and an application for temporary safety standards exemptions made by Solar Electric.]
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12-34 Petition: Solectria, 1991-1994 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, a newspaper clipping, and typed notes. Regards the conversion of Geo Metro vehicles into a battery electric vehicle called the Solectria Force.]
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12-34 Petition: Stutz, 1971 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, and a registration report from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Concerns requests by Stutz for Federal safety standards exemptions.]
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12-35 Petition: Stutz, 1973-1977 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, and drafts of rulemaking petitions. Concerns requests by Stutz for exemption from the exterior protection regulations of Safety Standard 215.]
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12-35 Petition: TarasPort Trailers, 1998-1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request by TarasPort Trailers for temporary exemption from the rear impact protect requirements of Safety Standard 224.]
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12-35 Petition: Transer, 1970 [Correspondence and a petition for temporary exemption from the instrument panel requirements of Safety Standard 201 made by Transer.]
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12-35 Petition: Travel Batcher, 1975 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request by Travel Batcher for temporary exemption from the air brake systems requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-35 Petition: Travel Equipment, 1977-1978 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning a request by Travel Equipment for temporary exemption from the fuel system integrity regulations of Safety Standard 301.]
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12-35 Petition: Trinity Trailer, 1997-1998 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and an application for temporary exemption draft. Concerns a request by Trinity Trailer for exemption from the rear impact protection regulations of Safety Standard 224.]
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12-35 Petition: Triumph, 1970-1974 [Correspondence, a newspaper clipping, and annual financial reports. Regards a request by Triumph for exemption from the motorcycle control and display requirements of Safety Standard 123. Also contains annual financial reports of the Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited.]
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12-35 Petition: TVR Engineering Limited, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for temporary exemption by TVR Engineering regarding the exterior protection regulations of Safety Standard 215.]
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12-35 Petition: Vector Aeromotive, 1993, 1995 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request by Vector Aeromotive for temporary exemption from the passive restraint requirements of Safety Standard 208.]
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12-35 Petition: Vector Cars, 1981 [Correspondence concerning a request by Vector Cars for temporary exemption from the windshield regulations of Safety Standard 205.]
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12-35 Petition: Vectrix, 1998-1999 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding a request by Vectrix for temporary exemption from the motorcycle rear brake requirements of Safety Standard 123.]
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12-35 Petition: Vintage Reproductions, 1974-1978 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a petition for temporary exemption, financial reports, and drafts of rulemaking. Concerns safety standard exemption requests made by Vintage Reproductions.]
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12-35 Petition: Vintage Reproductions, 1981-1986 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, drafts of rulemaking petitions, and stickers regarding requests by Vintage Reproductions for exemption from Federal safety standards.]
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12-35 Petition: Warner & Swasey, 1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and handwritten notes concerning a request by Warner & Swasey for temporary exemption from the air brake systems requirements of Safety Standard 121.]
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12-35 Petition: Waterman Industries, 1974-1975 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a petition for temporary exemption from motor vehicle safety standards made by C.H. Waterman Industries.]
G. Inconsequentiality Petitions, 1976-1998, bulk 1977-1994
Scope and Contents note
This subseries concerns petitions made by automotive manufacturers for the inconsequentiality of specific safety standard violations to the actual performance and safety of their vehicles. The bulk of the materials in this subseries consist of correspondence between the Office of Chief Counsel and individual manufacturers regarding petitions for inconsequentiality. The folders also hold drafts of the legislative notices and Federal Register dockets detailing the official legislative actions taken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in individual inconsequentiality cases.
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12-35 Correspondence and a petition for rulemaking draft, 1976 [Concerns requests for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-35 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1976-1978 [Concerns requests for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-35 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1976-1978 [Concerns procedures and requests for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-35 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1976-1978 [Concerns procedures and petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1977-1979 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1977-1979 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1977-1983 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1977-1983 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, handwritten notes, and a newspaper clipping, 1978-1980 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1979-1983 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, and handwritten notes, 1980-1984 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-36 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1980-1984 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1980-1984 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1980-1984 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1980-1984 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1982-1991 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1984-1986 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, and typed notes, 1985-1992 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-37 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1986-1990 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-37 Correspondence, 1991-1992 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, and typed notes. Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-38 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, and typed notes, 1993-1994 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards regulations.]
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12-38 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1993-1995 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-38 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petition for rulemaking drafts, and typed notes, 1993-1998 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-38 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1993-1998 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-38 Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts, 1994-1997 [Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements.]
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12-38 Miscellaneous Petitions, 1981-1985 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition of rulemaking drafts. Regards petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with Safety Standards 104-217.]
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12-38 Safety Standard 101, 1981-1985 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition of rulemaking drafts regarding petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with Safety Standard 101: Controls and Displays.]
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12-38 Safety Standards 110 and 120, 1981, 1985 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition of rulemaking drafts. Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with the tire selection and rim requirements for passenger cars and other types of vehicles.]
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12-38 Safety Standards 109 and 119, 1981-1985 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition of rulemaking drafts. Regards petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with pneumatic tire requirements.]
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12-38 Safety Standard 213, 1993-1994 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition of rulemaking drafts regarding petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with Safety Standard 213: Child Restraint Systems.]
H. Imports, 1967-2006, bulk 1968-1991
Scope and Contents note
This subseries pertains to the importation of vehicles into the United States. In addition to regulating all American-manufactured vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also oversees all foreign-made automobiles imported and sold within the United States. The files in this subseries regard the procedures for certifying and regulating imported vehicles. These materials also discuss the joint regulations of automobile imports by the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Customs. A few of the files concern the enforcement of motor vehicle safety standards in U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Additional information about foreign automobile manufacturers can be found within the Safety Standards Exemptions subseries.
Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petition for rulemaking drafts. Concerns petitions for inconsequential noncompliance with safety standards requirements. Arranged alphabetically by automobile manufacturer (A-G).
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12-39 Bond Procedures, 1989-1990 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, forms, and typed notes. Regards procedures for bonding motor vehicles subject to compliance with Federal motor vehicle safety standards.]
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12-39 Clean Air Act, 1987-1988 [Contains Federal Register dockets and handouts. Regards compliance and certification of imported motor vehicles with the emissions requirements of the Clean Air Act.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1968-1980 [Correspondence regarding manufacturer and consumer compliance with Federal safety regulations governing the importation of motor vehicles.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1975-1978 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets concerning manufacturer and consumer compliance with Federal safety regulations governing the importation of motor vehicles.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1984-1991 [Correspondence and Federal Register docket regarding manufacturer and consumer compliance with Federal safety regulations governing the importation of motor vehicles.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1990-1997 [Correspondence regarding manufacturer and consumer compliance with Federal safety regulations governing the importation of motor vehicles.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1998-2002 [Correspondence regarding manufacturer and consumer compliance with Federal safety regulations governing the importation of motor vehicles.]
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12-39 Compliance correspondence, 1998-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, a bond form, and pamphlets. Regards manufacturer and consumer compliance with the importation regulations for used and incomplete vehicles.]
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12-40 Enforcement, 1968-1976 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking drafts, and notes concerning the enforcement of Federal importation regulations.]
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12-40 Export, 1988 [Correspondence concerning the export of American-made vehicles equipped with halogen-bulb headlamps to Germany.]
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12-40 Fiat Automobiles, 1985 [Correspondence concerning the differences between Fiat automobiles and vehicles manufactured in Yugoslavia by Zavodi Crvena Zastava.]
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12-40 Ford Think City Electric Vehicles, 2003 [Correspondence regarding the importation of Ford Think automobiles into the United States. Concerns Part 591 and requests by Ford to import noncompliant vehicles for educational purposes.]
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12-40 Form HS-7, 1968 [Correspondence and forms regarding custom regulations for imported motor vehicles. Concerns forms used by the Federal government to document importation requests.]
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12-40 GG Quad North America, 2006 [Correspondence regarding a petition for rulemaking made by GG Quad of North America to import and distribute motor vehicles in the United States that were manufactured in Switzerland.]
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12-40 "Grey Market," 1973-1987 [Correspondence, a Federal Register exemption docket, and a court brief concerning "grey market" importation of Citroën automobiles into the United States by unauthorized importers and dealers.]
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12-40 Importation Procedures, 1978-1987 [Correspondence, compliance forms, handwritten and typed notes, and instruction handbooks. Concerns procedures for compliance and certification of imported vehicles.]
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12-40 Importation Regulations, 1967-1979 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and drafts of rulemaking petitions. Concerns amending the importation regulations for motor vehicles.]
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12-40 Importation Regulations, 1968-1972 [Correspondence and amendment drafts regarding importation regulations for motor vehicles.]
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12-40 Importation Regulations, 1968-1989 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and a newspaper clipping. Concerns importation procedures, joint regulations with the Bureau of Customs, grey market imports, and theft prevention standards.]
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12-40 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, 1987, 1990 [Contains reports and Federal Register dockets concerning the Imported Vehicle Safety amendment and an outline of proposed regulations.]
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12-40 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, 1987-1988 [Correspondence, typed notes, an importer registration form, and a report. Contains a report entitled "Motor Vehicle Import Information System (MVII)."]
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12-40 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, 1988-1990 [Contains reports and a petition for rulemaking regarding the Imported Vehicle Act. Contains implementation status reports from October 1988 to January 1990.]
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12-41 Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, 1988-1991 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking concerning compliance with the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988.]
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12-41 Importer Compliance Form, undated [Contains a statement of compliance form for motor vehicle importation.]
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12-41 Joint Importation Regulations, 1968-1979 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking drafts, and a compliance checklist. Concerns joint regulation of motor vehicle imports between the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Customs (Section 108).]
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12-41 Joint Importation Regulations, 1968-1975 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking drafts, and handwritten notes. Concerns joint regulation of motor vehicle imports by the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Customs (Section 108).]
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12-41 Part 591, 1982-1992 [Contains petitions for rulemaking, typed notes, bond forms, a report to Congress, and an article. Regards imported vehicle regulations. Also concerns the Imported Vehicle Safety Compliance Act, grey market imports, and vehicle identification numbers.]
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12-41 Part 591, 1988-1993 [Correspondence and Federal Register dockets regarding imported vehicle safety standards certification.]
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12-41 Part 591, 1988-1990 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, and typed notes. Concerns amending and enforcing imported vehicle safety standards regulations.]
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12-41 Part 591, 1989-1990 [Correspondence, petitions for rulemaking, an OMB Review form, and typed notes. Concerns amending and enforcing imported vehicle safety standards regulations.]
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12-42 Part 591, 1989-1994 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amending and enforcing imported vehicle safety standards regulations.]
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12-42 Part 591, 1995-2000 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amending and enforcing imported vehicle safety standards regulations.]
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12-42 Part 591, 2003 [Contains a petition draft for rulemaking concerning registered importer requirements, bumper and theft prevention standards, and the schedule of fees for violators (Pages 1-150). Concerns Parts 591, 592, and 594.]
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12-42 Part 591, 2003 [Contains a petition draft for rulemaking concerning registered importer requirements, bumper and theft prevention standards, and the schedule of fees for violators (Pages 151-169). Concerns Parts 591, 592, and 594.]
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12-42 Part 592, 1989 [Correspondence and typed notes. Concerns regulations for registered importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to Federal motor vehicle requirements.]
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12-42 Part 592, 1989-1990 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and photocopies of book pages. Concerns regulations for registered importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to Federal motor vehicle requirements.]
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12-42 Part 592, 1989-2003 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and typed notes. Concerns regulations for registered importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to Federal motor vehicle requirements.]
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12-42 Part 593, 1989-1990 [Contains Federal Register dockets and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns amending nonconforming vehicle eligibility requirements.]
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12-42 Part 594, 1989-1990 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, petitions for rulemaking, and handwritten notes. Concerns proposed rulemaking to establish fees for imported vehicle violations.]
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12-42 Part 594, 1997-2003 [Contains Federal Register dockets and petitions for rulemaking concerning the adjustment of fees for imported vehicle violations. Also contains dockets for civil penalty violations (Part 578).]
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12-43 Penalties for Noncompliance, 1970-1974 [Correspondence and drafts of rulemaking petitions concerning civil penalties brought against importers of motor vehicles for safety standards violations.]
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12-43 Petition for Import Eligibility, 1992 [Contains a petition for import eligibility for 1985 Jaguar Daimler limousines by Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Incorporated.]
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12-43 Show and Display, 1998-2000 [Correspondence, a Federal Register docket, a chart, and an application form concerning regulations to permit entry of nonconforming motor vehicles for show and display.]
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12-43 Show and Display, 2002 [Correspondence with a U.S. Marine regarding the importation of a vehicle from Japan for show and display.]
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12-43 Show and Display, 2008 [Correspondence with Morgan Motor Company requesting approval to import a Morgan AeroMax for show and display.]
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12-43 U.S. Territories Enforcement, 1967-1985 [Correspondence concerning the enforcement of vehicle safety standards in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.]
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12-43 U.S. Territories Enforcement, 1968-1991 [Correspondence, an executive order, and memoranda regarding the enforcement of vehicle safety standards in Guam.]
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12-43 Vehicle Eligibility Determination, 1989-1992 [Correspondence, Federal Register dockets, and petitions for rulemaking. Concerns compliance of imported motor vehicles with Federal safety standards.]
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12-43 Venturi, 1996 [Correspondence concerning a California firm's desire to import several French vehicles manufactured by Venturi.]
I. Z. Taylor Vinson Day Planner, 1967-2003
Scope and Contents note
This subseries contains Vinson's detailed notes on his daily activities and casework at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subseries is arranged chronologically and houses Vinson's professional journals from 1967 to 2003. Entries in the day planner list enforcement cases by safety standard number, manufacturer, or subject providing updates on the progress of all casework. Vinson's notes also discuss his thoughts on proposed litigation and other NHTSA activities.
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12-43 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals and casework of the National Highway Safety Bureau, 1967
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12-43 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals and casework of the Regulations Division of the National Highway Safety Bureau, 1968 [Also contains a task chart for 1968 casework.]
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12-44 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals and casework of the Regulations Division of the Federal Highway Administration, 1969-1970 [Also contains a task chart for casework completed throughout January and February 1969.]
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12-44 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1971-1972
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12-45 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1973-1976
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12-46 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1977-1980
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12-47 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1981-1986
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12-48 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1987-1993
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12-49 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework of the Office of Chief Counsel, 1994-2000
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12-50 2001-2002
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12-50 Notes about daily activities, rulemaking proposals, and casework, 2003 [Also contains a list of attorneys in the Office of Chief Counsel and a list of previous Chief Counsels.]
J. Professional Materials, 1962-2003, bulk 1980-2001
Scope and Contents note
This subseries further documents Z. Taylor Vinson's career with the Department of Transportation. These files contain correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, and other professional documents that Vinson saved throughout the course of his career. These materials concern the administrative tasks of the Department of Transportation, including memoranda about employee conduct, newsletters and newspaper clippings about the NHTSA activities, business travel receipts, job performance evaluations, and inter-office correspondence. The subseries also provides insight into Vinson's interpersonal relationships with his co-workers and associates. For instance, Vinson was a member of a motorcycle club organized by government staff members called the Federal Trail Riders.
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12-50 A Collector's Life, 2008 [Contains the original manuscript of Z. Taylor Vinson's autobiography A Collector's Life. This item has been digitized [ID: 20130118_VinsonAutobiography].]
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12-50 American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, 1998 [Correspondence and a program regarding the 1998 AAMVA International Workshop. Z. Taylor Vinson presented a talk on low speed vehicles at the conference.]
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12-50 Awards, 1979-2000 [Contains a program, certificates, and photographs concerning awards received by Z. Taylor Vinson during his years of service at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.]
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12-50 Certificate of Training, 1992 [Contains a certificate regarding completion of a twenty hour course on WordPerfect and the Banyan LAN programs.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Brochure, 1991 [Contains a brochure entitled This is NHTSA, concerning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, research and testing, and public assistance programs.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Brochure, 1992 [Contains a brochure entitled The Future Starts Here, regarding the history of the U.S. Department of Transportation published for their 25 th anniversary.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Employees, 1968-2003 [Contains internal bulletins, retirement party fliers, newspaper clippings, a copy of Analogy (Winter 1968), and a napkin. Regards staff changes within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Employee Conduct, 1967-1993 [Contains memoranda, employee lists, and reports. Regards Department of Transportation employee conduct, proposed employee furloughs, office procedures, standards for ethical conduct, and a work force analysis report.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Employee Security, 1991-2003 [Correspondence, staff messages, and emails concerning enhanced safety and security procedures after the Oklahoma City bombing and September 11, 2001.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Headquarters Consolidation, 1990 [Contains a report on the consolidation of Department of Transportation offices from three separate locations into one building.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Nassif Building Cleaning, 1997 [Contains memoranda and a newspaper clipping concerning the cleaning and renovation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations headquarters in Washington, DC.]
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12-50 Department of Transportation: Newsletters, 1967-2001 [Contains newsletters. Includes issues from of DotNews, Federal Highway Administration News, NHTSA News, NHTSA Now, Southwest Seventh, and the Weekly Bulletin: NHTSA.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Newspaper Clippings, 1966-1967 [Contains newspaper clippings regarding automotive safety regulations and rulemaking.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Office of Standards Enforcement, undated [Contains a chart of staff members for the Office of Standards Enforcement within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Press Releases, 1982-1989 [Contains News press releases concerning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests results for passenger vehicles.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Press Releases, 1990-1995 [Contains News press releases concerning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests results for passenger vehicles.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Press Releases, 1995-1996 [Contains News press releases concerning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests results for passenger vehicles.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Town Meeting, 1993 [Contains a flier and handwritten notes concerning a Department of Transportation Town Meeting held on May 11, 1993 by Vice President Al Gore and Secretary Federico Pena.]
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12-51 Department of Transportation: Travel, 1969-1996 [Contains travel expenses, hotel and airline reservations, and travel agendas for Z. Taylor Vinson and other employees.]
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12-51 Federal Highway Administration Pamphlet, undated [Contains a pamphlet concerning information about the various divisions of the Federal Highway Administration and their roles.]
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12-51 Federal Trail Riders, 1970-1973 [Correspondence, articles of association, a roster, meeting agendas, entry forms, and membership forms. Concerns meetings and events of the Federal Trail Riders motorcycle club. Z. Taylor Vinson was a club member.]
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12-51 Job Performance Evaluations, 1990-1996 [Contains performance evaluations for Z. Taylor Vinson and his staff members regarding their Office of Chief Counsel casework.]
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12-51 Professional correspondence, 1968-2002 [Correspondence, poems, and Office of the Secretary of Transportation letterhead. Regards thank-you notes, birthday greetings, and personalized poems received by Z. Taylor Vinson. Also contains a flier for the 1973 Inaugural Parade.]
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12-51 Retirement, 2003 [Contains a flier for Z. Taylor Vinson's retirement party held at Pier 7 Restaurant in Washington, DC. Also contains a membership certificate for the U.S. Civil Service retirement system.]
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12-51 TVR Engineering, 2000-2001 [Contains emails between Z. Taylor Vinson and Ben Samuelson, Head of Marketing and Communications at TVR Engineering.]
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12-51 Washington Automotive Press Association, undated [Contains articles of incorporation for the Washington Automotive Press Association.]
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12-51 Weingarten Notes, undated [Contains a meeting agenda and handwritten notes regarding a series of orientation seminars on statistics for engineers and highway safety managers.]
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12-51 Willys Overland, 1962 [Correspondence and a report regarding a request to the Brazilian Embassy for information about the Willys Overland automobiles manufactured in Brazil. Also concerns the Brazilian Exhibit at the Century 21 Exposition held in Seattle, Washington.]
K. Society of Automotive Historians, 1986-1996, bulk 1986-1995
Scope and Contents note
This subseries concerns Z. Taylor Vinson's involvement in the Society of Automotive Historians. Vinson served in various administrative positions for the Society, including his term as President from 1993-1995. The bulk of the subseries consists of correspondence between Vinson and various members of the executive committee and board of directions between 1986 and 1995. The correspondence discusses the planning of annual conferences, the Society's finances, membership, and chapter by-laws. Vinson was also involved with the publication of the Society's journal called the Automotive History Review. This subseries holds a few files with editorial copies of journal issues and drafts of articles submitted for publication as well.
Contains newspaper clippings regarding automotive safety regulations and rulemaking.
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12-52 AHR: Article Submissions, 1991-1994 [Correspondence, article drafts, newspaper clippings, and brochures. Regards various articles submitted for publication in the Automotive History Review ( AHR). Also concerns the SS Jeremiah O'Brien, an American ship involved in World War II.]
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12-52 AHR: Duesenberg Issue, 1994-1996 [Correspondence, a magazine issue draft, and typed and handwritten notes. Concerns the editorial work on the Duesenberg automobiles in Europe issue of Automotive History Review (AHR).]
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12-52 Archival Committee, 1993-1995 [Correspondence, reports, a magazine article, and a thank-you note. Regards locating a repository for the Society's records. Also includes an article about digital preservation.]
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12-52 Awards Nominations, 1993-1996 [Correspondence concerning the nominations of recipients for the annual Friend, Cugnot, and Benz Awards. Also contains a lecture schedule for Professor Robert C. Stumbledunk for 1995-1996.]
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12-52 Board of Directors correspondence, 1986-1988 [Correspondence, drafts of SAH by-laws, a membership directory, brochures, and a journal. Regards the planning of annual meetings, award nominations, and other administrative tasks.]
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12-52 Board of Directors correspondence, 1988-1990 [Correspondence, a membership directory, election ballots, by-laws, newspaper clippings, a pocket map of Detroit, a brochure, and a sticker. Concerns planning for the Winter 1990 meeting, revisions to the Society's by-laws, officer elections, and club finances.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1989-1991 [Correspondence, a meeting agenda, and a silent auction booklet. Regards the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians. Includes correspondence inviting Z. Taylor Vinson to run for election to the Board of Directors.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1989-1992 [Correspondence, by-laws, articles of incorporation, an invoice, and handwritten and typed notes. Concerns the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1991 [Correspondence, phone bills, and a pamphlet. Concerns planning for the annual meeting and other administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1992 [Correspondence and an insurance policy. Concerns the winter meeting of the Society, the Awards Committee, and the insurance policy for the Indianapolis 500 Old Timers Club.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1993 [Correspondence regarding changes to the Society of Automotive Historians by-laws, annual awards nominations, and the planning of the annual meeting.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1993 [Correspondence, annual financial reports, membership dues lists, a restaurant menu, and a hotel brochure. Concerns the planning of the annual meeting, the election of Z. Taylor Vinson as Society president, and a report from the 1993 silent auction.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1994 [Correspondence, meeting agendas, and handwritten notes regarding the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians from January-March 1994.]
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12-53 Board of Directors correspondence, 1994 [Correspondence, meeting agendas, and a list of unpaid membership dues regarding the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians from April-May 1994.]
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12-54 Board of Directors correspondence, 1994 [Correspondence regarding the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians from June-August 1994.]
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12-54 Board of Directors correspondence, 1994 [Correspondence, registration fliers, a program, and a 1994 silent auction booklet regarding the Society of Automotive Historians activities from September-October 1994.]
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12-54 Board of Directors correspondence, 1994-1995 [Correspondence and financial reports regarding the administrative tasks of the Society of Automotive Historians. Includes November 1994-January 1995.]
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12-54 By-Laws, 1988-1991 [Contains the by-laws of the Society of Automotive Historians adopted in October 1988 and amended between 1989-1991.]
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12-54 By-Laws: Chapters, 1990 [Correspondence concerning the creation of by-laws for Society chapters. Also regards the sanctioning of the Hoosier Heritage Chapter.]
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12-54 Chapters, 1990-1994 [Correspondence and a report. Concerns chapters of the Society of Automotive Historians, including the Henry Leland Chapter, Hoosier Heritage Chapter, Pioneer Chapter, Southern California Chapter, United Kingdom Chapter, and Wisconsin Society.]
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12-54 Dream Behind the Machine Documentary, 1993-1995 [Correspondence and newspaper clippings discussing the creation of a television documentary about automobile history. Also contains a booklet about early automobile manufacturers and designers.]
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12-54 Expense Reports, 1986-1991 [Correspondence and receipts regarding the finances of the Society of Automotive Historians. Concerns reimbursing board members for postage, telephone calls, and copies made on behalf of the Society.]
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12-54 Expense Reports, 1986-1992 [Correspondence and financial statements. Concerns treasurer's reports presented at Society of Automotive Historians meetings.]
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12-55 Expense Reports, 1987-1991 [Correspondence and receipts. Regards presidential and award expenses.]
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12-55 Expense Reports, 1991 [Correspondence and receipts. Concerns reimbursing the treasurer for postage, telephone calls, and copies made on behalf of the Society.]
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12-55 Expense Reports, 1991-1992 [Correspondence, a silent auction report, and handwritten notes regarding the expenses of the Society of Automotive Historians.]
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12-55 Expense Reports, 1992 [Contains a report concerning a review and analysis of income statements of the Society of Automotive Historians from 1986 to 1991.]
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12-55 Insurance, 1992 [Correspondence with J.C. Taylor, Incorporated regarding insurance for the Society of Automotive Historians events.]
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12-55 Membership, 1994 [Correspondence, membership lists, meeting notes, a receipt, and brochures. Regards membership recruitment, the creation of a membership brochure, awards nominations, and planning for the Auto Industry Centennial.]
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12-55 Miscellaneous, 1992-1994 [Correspondence, newspaper clippings, typed and handwritten notes, and fliers concerning the Society of Automotive Historians events and activities.]
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12-55 Newsletters, 1993 [Contains the newsletters The Heritage Column, MGA News, SAH Journal, which concern automobile safety and technology. Also contains the election ballot for Z. Taylor Vinson's nomination for Society president.]
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12-55 Nonprofit Incorporation Regulations, undated [Contains photocopies of book pages about nonprofit incorporation and the Indiana]
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12-55 Not-For-Profit Corporation Act of 1971
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12-55 Publications Committee, 1993-1995 [Correspondence and rate cards concerning the sale of newsletter advertisements.]