The status of rules and regulations the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration targeted for review on April 6:
1. Automatic occupant protection: Effective date delayed one year to Sept. 30, 1982. Regulation would have acquired airbags or other "passive" restraints in large cars, starting with the 1982 model year. Revised regulation, including possible elimination of the requirement, is in the works.
2. Bumper standard: Proposed new standards submitted to the Office of Management and Budget this week for clearance.
3. Fields of direct view (passenger cars): Proposed standards dropped June 22.
4. Fields of direct view (trucks): Proposed standards dropped July 7.
5. Post-1985 fuel economy standards: Proposed standards dropped April 9.
6. Uniform tire quality grading: Rule revision and/or legislative proposals to be completed by mid-August.
7. Seat belt comfort/convenience: Revisions to proposed rule due by Aug. 10.
8. Multi-piece wheel rims for trucks: Process to set standards probably will be abandoned, according to NHTSA officials.
9. Speedometers/odometers: Effective date delayed one year; effort under way to kill it. Rule requires kilometer-per-hour and mile-per-hour readings on speedometer, plus means of telling when vehicle has exceeded 100,000 miles.
10. Theft protection for light trucks and vans: Proposal requiring steering column locks, other devices, dropped June 17.
11. Truck hydraulic brakes: Rule setting braking standards for light trucks beginning in September, 1983, being restudied.
12. Tire low air pressure indicators: Proposal requiring in-car indication of low tire pressure in process of being killed.
13. Consumer information on tire loading capacity: Effective date delayed one year. Revision being drafted to reduce from 90 to 30 days the notice tire manufacturers must provide consumers when tire specifications are changed.
14. Battery explosions: Effort to set standards to prevent explosions being abandoned.
15. Semi-annual reports: Rule requiring manufacturers' reports on efforts to meet fuel economyu standards being dropped.
16. Vehicle identification number. Rule requiring recalls if incorrect identification number is stamped on vehicle is being revised.