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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AL81 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: 49 CFR Part 576 Record Retention 

This notice proposes to amend 49 CFR section 576.5 to require that manufacturers retain certain records containing information concerning defects and malfunctions that may be related to motor vehicle safety for not less than 10 years. This rulemaking complies with the requirements in FAST Act section 24403 and will assist NHTSA's investigations of possible defects related to motor vehicle safety or of nonconformity to the safety standards and regulations.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 576.5   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30117    49 U.S.C. 30120    49 U.S.C. 30141 to 30147    49 U.S.C. 322    Pub. L. 114-94, sec. 24403    delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 49 CFR 501.8   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Publish final rule  06/04/2017 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/15/2019  84 FR 21741   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/15/2019 
Second NPRM  02/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Healy
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-7161