NHTSA Seeks YOUR Comments on HELMET Labels
All of you who are manufacturing and self certifying your own helmets, NEED to get involved with this.
SUMMARY: NHTSA intends to seek OMB (Office of Management and Budget) approval concerning an extension of motorcycle helmet labeling. OMB control number 2127-0518. 
ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information must be received on or
before April 4, 2008.

TYPE or COPY & PASTE: NHTSA-2008-0023 - in the BLUE "Comment or Submission" search. 
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CLICK: On "Send a Comment or Submission"
COMMENT: Tell NHTSA what you think of helmet stickers. Use your brain...try not to embarass us. If I see "Helmet Laws Suck" archived, I will hunt you down and sew your helmet to your head with a hole punch and a leather awl. It might take me 2-3 years to find you...but I WILL find you.
WHY: NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collections of information:
    (1) Title: 49 CFR 571.218, Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling).
    OMB Number: 2127-0518.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Motorcycle helmet manufacturers
    Abstract: The National Traffic Vehicle Safety statute at 49 U.S.C.
subchapter II standards and compliance, sections 30111 and 30117,
authorizes the issuance of Federal motor vehicle safety standards
The Secretary is authorized to issue, amend, and revoke such
rules and regulations as he/she deems necessary.
The Secretary is also
authorized to require manufacturers to provide information to first
purchasers of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment when the
vehicle equipment is purchased, in the form of printed matter placed in
the vehicle or attached to the motor vehicle or motor vehicle
    Using this authority, the agency issued the initial FMVSS No. 218,
Motorcycle Helmets, in 1974. Motorcycle helmets are devices used to
protect motorcyclists from head injury in motor vehicle accidents.
FMVSS No. 218 S5.6 requires that each helmet shall be labeled
permanently and legibly in a manner such that the label(s) can be read
easily without removing padding or any other permanent part.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,000 hours. (talk about public burden theory)
Estimated Number of Respondents: 45.

    Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public
Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this
document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change
to, including any personal information provided.
    Comments are invited on:
    Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for
the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including
whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of
the Department's estimate of the burden of the proposed information
collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and way s to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on respondents, including the use of
automated collection techniques or other forms of information

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Docket Management Facility, M-30, U.S. Department of
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12-140, 1200 New
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor,
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: (202) 493-2251.

You may call the Docket Management Facility at 202-366-9826.
Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the
docket number of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Complete copies of each request for
collection of information may be obtained at no charge from Mr. Sean
Doyle, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W43-414, NVS-111,
Washington, DC 20590. (202) 493-0188. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number.

The fine print....
Federal Register: February 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 23)Notices Page 6554-6556
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0023
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of
Transportation (NHTSA).