WASHINGTON (July 3, 2013) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking interested parties to comment on proposed federal brake fluid labeling standards.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 116 sets forth performance criteria for motor vehicle brake fluids and hydraulic system mineral oils.
Among other things, the standard requires that the labels on containers of brake fluids and hydraulic oils are permanently attached, state the contents clearly, and include a Department of Transportation symbol showing the fluids meet federal performance standards.
As required under the Paperwork Reduction Act, NHTSA seeks comments on whether the labeling requirement creates an unreasonable burden for those who make or use brake fluids, and, if so, what can be done to alleviate the burden.
NHTSA is accepting comments until July 29. Comments can be submitted to the Docket Management System, DocketNumber NHTSA–2013–0028 at www.regulations.gov/.