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  • Revise the “Year Codes for VIN” table in Part 565 to include character designations for years up to, and including, the year 2039, to account for the expanded period of time during which the current VIN system will remain in existence under the changes proposed;

  • Change the contact details for the SAE in Part 565.

The changes that were requested by SAE that were not included in the NPRM or that

were included in modified form were to:

      • Specify in Part 565 that a positive identification style font face is a typeface permitted under the regulation’s broad requirement for a san serif font typeface for a VIN.

      • Set the dividing line between manufacturers requiring a large manufacturer identifier and those requiring a small manufacturer identifier at 900 vehicles produced annually. The NPRM proposed 1,000 vehicles as the level at which a manufacturer must begin using a large manufacturer identifier.

  • III.

    The Final Rule and Response to Public Comments

    • A.

      Summary of Public Comments

The agency received comments from the following: the Wisconsin Department of

Transportation (WisDOT), the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (ODMV), Oregon

Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ), Daimler A.G. (Daimler), the Alliance of

Automobile Manufacturers (Alliance), Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates), the

Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB),

the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYDMV), the New York State Department

of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), the Washington State Department of Ecology

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