NGVAmerica has officially submitted comments in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) proposed update to the heavy-duty natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel system tank inspection labeling requirement.
The proposed rule change removes the mileage requirement and changes the time frame from 36 months to 12 months for heavy-duty vehicles, matching recommended industry guidance NGVAmerica previously developed.
In December 2017, NGVAmerica released its recommended Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System Inspection Guidance document. NGVAmerica’s Technology & Development Committee’s Fuel System Inspection Work Group created the new guidance after two years of discussion and review.
The comment submission was in response to NHTSA’s June 21 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
A copy of NGVAmerica’s NPRM comments can be read here.