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DOT/NHTSA RIN: 2127-AM55 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Light Vehicle CAFE Standards Beyond MY 2026 
Abstract: In response to Executive Order 14037, this notice proposes the next phase of NHTSA's corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and light trucks. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 533   
Legal Authority: delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: This action is directed under Executive Order 14037.

Summary of the Legal Basis: This rulemaking would respond to requirements of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), title 1, subtitle A, section 102, as it amends 49 USC section 32902, which was signed into law December 19, 2007. The statute requires that corporate average fuel economy standards be prescribed separately for passenger automobiles and non-passenger automobiles. The law requires the standards be set at least 18 months prior to the start of the model year.

Alternatives: NHTSA will present regulatory alternatives in the NPRM.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: NHTSA will present preliminary costs and benefits in the NPRM.

Risks: The agency believes there are no substantial risks to this rulemaking.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gregory Powell
Program Analyst
Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-5206