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Download as PDF 3606 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices Act, will be addressed to the maximum extent possible during the NEPA process. A DEIS will be prepared and made available for public and agency review and comment. One or more public hearings will be held on the DEIS. On the basis of the DEIS and the public and agency comments received, the preferred alternative will be further refined as necessary and the Final Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared. Issued on: January 17, 2006. Donald Gismondi, Acting Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Chicago, Illinois. [FR Doc. E6–657 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2006–23570] Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of decision by NHTSA that certain nonconforming motor vehicles are eligible for importation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and/ or sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: These decisions became effective on the dates specified in Annex A. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–3151). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Background Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for importation VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Jan 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 into and sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards. Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. At the close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in the Federal Register. NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough description of the petitions. No substantive comments were received in response to these notices. Based on its review of the information submitted by the petitioners, NHTSA has decided to grant the petitions. Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS–7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are specified in Annex A. Final Decision Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, is substantially similar to a motor vehicle manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards. PO 00000 Frm 00153 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. Annex A—Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation 1. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21844. Nonconforming Vehicles: 2003–2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) European Market Passenger Cars. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2003–2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) European Market Passenger Cars. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 41477 (July 19, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–470 (effective date August 30, 2005). 2. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22019. Nonconforming Vehicles: 1997 Ford Mustang Passenger Cars. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1997 Ford Mustang Passenger Cars. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 45485 (August 5, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–471 (effective date September 15, 2005). 3. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22003. Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2005 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 45484 (August 5, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–472 (effective date September 15, 2005). 4. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22644. Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 Bentley Arnage Passenger Cars, Manufactured From January 1, 2001, Through December 31, 2001. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2001 Bentley Arnage Passenger Cars, Manufactured From January 1, 2001, Through December 31, 2001. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 60878 (October 19, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–473 (effective date December 5, 2005). 5. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22797. Nonconforming Vehicles: 1999–2005 Ducati ST4s Motorcycles. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1999–2005 Ducati ST4s Motorcycles. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 62369 (October 31, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–474 (effective date December 12, 2005). 6. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22847. Nonconforming Vehicles: 1999–2001 Ducati 996 Biposto Motorcycles. Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1999–2001 Ducati 996 Biposto Motorcycles. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 66893 (November 3, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–475 (effective date December 13, 2005). 7. Docket No. NHTSA–2005–23083. Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster Passenger Cars. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2006 / Notices Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster Passenger Cars. Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 71373 (November 28, 2005). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–476 (effective date January 6, 2006). [FR Doc. E6–707 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2003– 11 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2003–11, Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before March 24, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Larnice Mack at Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622–3179, or through the Internet at (Larnice.Mack@irs.gov). erjones on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative. OMB Number: 1545–1822. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2003–11. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2003–11 describes the Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative, which is directed at taxpayers that have under-reported their tax liability through financial arrangements outside the United States that rely on the use of credit, debit, or charge cards (offshore credit cards) or foreign banks, financial institutions, VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:01 Jan 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 corporations, partnerships, trusts, or other entities (offshore financial arrangements). Taxpayers that participate in the initiative and provide the information and material that their participation requires can avoid certain penalties. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals, and not-for-profits institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 50 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100,000. The following paragraph applies to all the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. 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Approved: January 12, 2006. Glenn Kirkland, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–744 Filed 1–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3607 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 96–53 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 96–53, Section 482—Allocations Between Return Parties. Written comments should be received on or before March 24, 2006 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Glenn Kirkland, Internal Revenue Service, room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be directed to Larnice Mack at Internal Revenue Service, room 6512, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 622–3179, or through the Internet at (Larnice.Mack@irs.gov). DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Allocations Between Related Parties. OMB Number: 1545–1503. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 96–53. Abstract: The information requested in this revenue procedure is required to enable the Internal Revenue Service to give advice on filing Advance Pricing Agreement applications, to process such applications, to process such applications and negotiate agreements, and to verify compliance with the agreements and whether the agreements require modification. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 160. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2006-23570]


Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of decision by NHTSA that certain nonconforming motor 
vehicles are eligible for importation.

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SUMMARY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor 
vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation 
into the United States because they are substantially similar to 
vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and/or sale in 
the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying 
with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily 
altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: These decisions became effective on the dates specified in Annex 
A.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-3151).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not 
originally manufactured to conform to all applicable Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards shall be refused admission into the United 
States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially 
similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for importation into 
and sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of 
the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, 
and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable 
Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
    Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either 
manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 
49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice 
in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords 
interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. At the 
close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the 
petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is 
eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in 
the Federal Register.
    NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide 
whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for 
importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public 
comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in 
Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough 
description of the petitions. No substantive comments were received in 
response to these notices. Based on its review of the information 
submitted by the petitioners, NHTSA has decided to grant the petitions.

Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles

    The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must 
indicate on the form HS-7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle 
eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. 
Vehicle eligibility numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this 
decision are specified in Annex A.

 Final Decision

    Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides 
that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this notice, which was not 
originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards, is substantially similar to a motor vehicle 
manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and 
certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is 
capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (b)(1); 49 
CFR 593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.

Annex A--Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for 
Importation

    1. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-21844.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2003-2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) 
European Market Passenger Cars.
    Substantially Similar:
    U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2003-2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) 
European Market Passenger Cars.
    Notice of Petition:
    Published at: 70 FR 41477 (July 19, 2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-470 (effective date August 30, 
2005).
    2. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-22019.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 1997 Ford Mustang Passenger Cars.
    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1997 Ford 
Mustang Passenger Cars.
    Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 45485 (August 5, 2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-471 (effective date September 
15, 2005).
    3. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-22003.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL 
Motorcycles.
    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2005 Harley 
Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles.
    Notice of Petition:
    Published at: 70 FR 45484 (August 5, 2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-472 (effective date September 
15, 2005).
    4. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-22644.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 Bentley Arnage Passenger Cars, 
Manufactured From January 1, 2001, Through December 31, 2001.
    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2001 Bentley 
Arnage Passenger Cars, Manufactured From January 1, 2001, Through 
December 31, 2001.
    Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 60878 (October 19, 
2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-473 (effective date December 5, 
2005).
    5. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-22797.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 1999-2005 Ducati ST4s Motorcycles.
    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1999-2005 Ducati 
ST4s Motorcycles.
    Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 62369 (October 31, 
2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-474 (effective date December 12, 
2005).
    6. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-22847.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 1999-2001 Ducati 996 Biposto 
Motorcycles.
    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 1999-2001 Ducati 
996 Biposto Motorcycles.
    Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 66893 (November 3, 
2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-475 (effective date December 13, 
2005).
    7. Docket No. NHTSA-2005-23083.
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster 
Passenger Cars.

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    Substantially Similar: U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2005 Lamborghini 
Murcielago Roadster Passenger Cars.
    Notice of Petition: Published at: 70 FR 71373 (November 28, 
2005).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-476 (effective date January 6, 
2006).
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