WASHINGTON (Jan. 14, 2015) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking interested parties to send comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on a proposed survey concerning the effectiveness of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).
NHTSA has forwarded its Information Collection Request (ICR) to the OMB as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the agency said in a Jan. 13 Federal Register notice.
A 2011 survey showed that TPMS was 55.6-percent effective in preventing severe tire underinflation, NHTSA said in the Jan. 13 notice. However, that survey also showed TPMS as being considerably less effective in vehicles six or seven years old.
The new survey, the agency said, seeks to discover why TPMS is less effective in older vehicles and what can be done to improve its performance.
“In contrast to previous research on TPMS, this information collection represents a more comprehensive investigation of TPMS systems by engaging the general public, suppliers and professional establishments involved in TPMS repair,” NHTSA said.
The agency wants interested parties to send comments to the OMB on whether the proposed survey is necessary for the proper performance of NHTSA's duties, and has practical utility to the industry and the public. It also wants comments on ways to minimize the burden of the information on respondents, and whether NHTSA's estimate of the burden involved in replying to the survey is accurate. NHTSA's estimated total annual burden for all respondents is 1,354 hours.
The deadline for comments is Feb. 12. Interested parties may find the NHTSA notice by clicking here.