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Title 49 Part 566

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Title 49 Part 566

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Title 49Subtitle BChapter V → Part 566


Title 49: Transportation


PART 566—MANUFACTURER IDENTIFICATION


Contents
§566.1   Scope.
§566.2   Purpose.
§566.3   Application.
§566.4   Definitions.
§566.5   Requirements.
§566.6   Submittal of information.

Authority: Secs. 112 and 119, National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 1401 and 1407); delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

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§566.1   Scope.

This part requires manufacturers of motor vehicles, and of motor vehicle equipment to which a motor vehicle safety standard applies, to submit identifying information and a description of the items they produce.

[36 FR 20978, Nov. 2, 1971]

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§566.2   Purpose.

The purpose of this part is to facilitate the regulation of manufacturers under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and to aid in establishing a code numbering system for all regulated manufacturers.

[36 FR 20978, Nov. 2, 1971]

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§566.3   Application.

This part applies to all manufacturers of motor vehicles, and to manufacturers of motor vehicle equipment, other than tires, to which a motor vehicle safety standard applies (hereafter referred to as “covered equipment”).

[36 FR 22063, Nov. 19, 1971]

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§566.4   Definitions.

All terms defined in the Act and the rules and standards issued under its authority are used as defined therein. Specifically, incomplete vehicle, intermediate manufacturer, and final-stage manufacturer are used as defined in Part 568—Vehicles Manufactured in Two or More Stages.

(Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1392, 1397)

[37 FR 1364, Jan. 28, 1972]

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§566.5   Requirements.

Each manufacturer of motor vehicles, and each manufacturer of covered equipment, shall furnish the information specified in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section to: Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

(a) Full individual, partnership, or corporate name of the manufacturer.

(b) Residence address of the manufacturer and State of incorporation if applicable.

(c) Description of each type of motor vehicle or of covered equipment manufactured by the manufacturer, including, for motor vehicles, the approximate ranges of gross vehicle weight ratings for each type.

(1) Except as noted below, the description may be of general types, such as “passenger cars” or “brake fluid.”

(2) In the case of multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and trailers, the description shall be specific enough also to indicate the types of use for which the vehicles are intended, such as “tank trailer,” “motor home,” or “cargo van.”

(3) In the case of motor vehicles produced in two or more stages, if the manufacturer is an incomplete vehicle manufacturer, the description shall so state and include a description indicating the stage of completion of the vehicle and, where known, the types of use for which the vehicle is intended.

Example: “Incomplete vehicle manufacturer—Chassis-cab intended for completion as van-type truck.”

If the manufacturer is an intermediate manufacturer, or a final stage manufacturer, the description shall so state and include a brief description of the work performed.

Example: “Multipurpose passenger vehicles: Motor homes with GVWR from 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. Final-stage manufacturer—add body to bare chassis.”

(15 U.S.C. 1392, 1397)

[36 FR 20978, Nov. 2, 1971, as amended at 37 FR 1364, Jan. 28, 1972]

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§566.6   Submittal of information.

Each manufacturer required to submit information under §566.5 shall submit the information not later than February 1, 1972. After that date, each person who begins to manufacture a type of motor vehicle or covered equipment for which he has not submitted the required information shall submit the information specified in paragraphs (a) through (c) of §566.5 not later than 30 days after he begins manufacture. Each manufacturer who has submitted required information shall keep his entry current, accurate and complete by submitting revised information not later than 30 days after the relevant changes in his business occur.

[36 FR 20978, Nov. 2, 1971, as amended at 53 FR 20119, June 2, 1988]

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