Anthropomorphic test devices; motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designedfor the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagonsand racing cars. (HS 8703); Road vehicles in general (ICS 43.020); Diagnostic,maintenance and test equipment (ICS 43.180)
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; Q3s 3-Year-Old Child Side Impact Test Dummy, Incorporation by Reference
This document responds to a petition for reconsideration from Humanetics Innovative Solutions Inc. (HIS) concerning a 3 November 2020 final rule [notified in G/TBT/N/USA/870/Add.1] that amended NHTSA's regulation on anthropomorphic test devices to add design and performance specifications for a test dummy representing a 3-year-old child, called the "Q3s" test dummy. The Q3s is an instrumented dummy that can assess the performance of child restraint systems in protecting small children in side impacts. The petitioner asks for corrections to hole dimensions and tolerances in a few of the drawings of parts in the dummy torso, because they are in error. This final rule grants the petition and revises the drawing package, parts list, and procedures manual for assembling and inspecting the Q3s.
DATES: The effective date of this final rule is 22 December 2021. The incorporation by reference of the publications listed in the rule has been approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of 22 December 2021.
Petitions for reconsideration: Petitions for reconsideration of this final rule must be received not later than 6 January 2022.