Continental Tire North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 43507 [05-14856]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices and Performance Requirements for Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft. i. ASTM Designation F 2356–05, titled: Standard Specification for Production Acceptance Testing System for Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft. j. ASTM Designation F 2415–05, titled: Standard Practice for Continued Airworthiness System for Light Sport Gyroplane Aircraft. k. ASTM Designation F 2425–05, titled: Standard Specification for Continued Airworthiness System for Weight-Shift-Control Aircraft. l. ASTM Designation F 2426–05, titled: Standard Guide on Wing Interface Documentation for Powered Parachute Aircraft. m. ASTM Designation F 2427–05, titled: Standard Specification for Required Product Information to be Provided with Lighter-Than-Air Light Sport Aircraft. n. ASTM Designation F 2447–05, titled: Standard Practice for Production Acceptance Test Procedures for WeightShift-Control Aircraft. o. 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To inquire about standard content and/or membership, or about ASTM International Offices abroad, contact Daniel Schultz, Staff Manager for Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft: (610) 832–9716, dschultz@astm.org. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on July 19, 2005. William J. Timberlake, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–14762 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21925; Notice 1] Continental Tire North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Continental Tire North America, Inc. (Continental Tire) has determined that certain tires that it produced do not comply with S6.5 of 49 CFR 571.119, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, ‘‘New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than passenger cars.’’ Continental Tire has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Continental Tire has petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Continental Tire’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Affected are a total of approximately 430 tires produced on May 24, 2005. One requirement of S6.5 of FMVSS No. 119, tire markings, is that the tire identification shall comply with 49 CFR Part 574, ‘‘Tire Identification and Recordkeeping,’’ which includes the marking requirements of 574.5(b) DOT size code, and 574.5(c) DOT tire type. The subject tires are incorrectly marked for both size code and tire type. The markings read ‘‘A3 3T 1WP XXXX’’ when they should read ‘‘A3 55 1N1 XXXX.’’ Continental Tire explains: [T]he curing mold used in the production of the tires was being serviced. During the service, the interchangeable plugs that contain the DOT size and type information came out of the mold. The individual replacing the plugs inserted plugs engraved with the incorrect information. The noncompliance was discovered after 430 tires had been cured in this mold. Continental Tire believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. Continental Tire states that ‘‘[a]ll other sidewall identification markings and safety information are correct, referring to recognizable size markings and load carrying capacities. A consumer or dealer examining the DOT Code could still determine the correct PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43507 manufacturing plant and correct manufacturing date.’’ Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on the petition described above. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted by any of the following methods. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Nassif Building, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It is requested, but not required, that two copies of the comments be provided. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal holidays. Comments may be submitted electronically by logging onto the Docket Management System Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions for filing the document electronically. Comments may be faxed to 1–202–493–2251, or may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. The petition, supporting materials, and all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated below will be filed and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. Comment closing date: August 26, 2005. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: July 21, 2005. Ronald L. Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. 05–14856 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21192; Notice 2] ArvinMeritor, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance ArvinMeritor Inc. (ArvinMeritor) has determined that certain automatic slack E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2005-21925; Notice 1]


Continental Tire North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for 
Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance

    Continental Tire North America, Inc. (Continental Tire) has 
determined that certain tires that it produced do not comply with S6.5 
of 49 CFR 571.119, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 
119, ``New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than passenger cars.'' 
Continental Tire has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR 
Part 573, ``Defect and Noncompliance Reports.''
    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Continental Tire has 
petitioned for an exemption from the notification and remedy 
requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this 
noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
    This notice of receipt of Continental Tire's petition is published 
under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency 
decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the 
petition.
    Affected are a total of approximately 430 tires produced on May 24, 
2005. One requirement of S6.5 of FMVSS No. 119, tire markings, is that 
the tire identification shall comply with 49 CFR Part 574, ``Tire 
Identification and Recordkeeping,'' which includes the marking 
requirements of 574.5(b) DOT size code, and 574.5(c) DOT tire type. The 
subject tires are incorrectly marked for both size code and tire type. 
The markings read ``A3 3T 1WP XXXX'' when they should read ``A3 55 1N1 
XXXX.''
    Continental Tire explains:

    [T]he curing mold used in the production of the tires was being 
serviced. During the service, the interchangeable plugs that contain 
the DOT size and type information came out of the mold. The 
individual replacing the plugs inserted plugs engraved with the 
incorrect information. The noncompliance was discovered after 430 
tires had been cured in this mold.

    Continental Tire believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential 
to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. 
Continental Tire states that ``[a]ll other sidewall identification 
markings and safety information are correct, referring to recognizable 
size markings and load carrying capacities. A consumer or dealer 
examining the DOT Code could still determine the correct manufacturing 
plant and correct manufacturing date.''
    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments on the petition described above. Comments must refer to the 
docket and notice number cited at the beginning of this notice and be 
submitted by any of the following methods. Mail: Docket Management 
Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Nassif Building, Room PL-
401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20590-0001. Hand 
Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It is requested, but not required, 
that two copies of the comments be provided. The Docket Section is open 
on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal holidays. Comments 
may be submitted electronically by logging onto the Docket Management 
System Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on ``Help'' to obtain 
instructions for filing the document electronically. Comments may be 
faxed to 1-202-493-2251, or may be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
    The petition, supporting materials, and all comments received 
before the close of business on the closing date indicated below will 
be filed and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials 
received after the closing date will also be filed and will be 
considered to the extent possible. When the petition is granted or 
denied, notice of the decision will be published in the Federal 
Register pursuant to the authority indicated below.
    Comment closing date: August 26, 2005.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at 
CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

    Issued on: July 21, 2005.
Ronald L. Medford,
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-14856 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]
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