Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 12422-12423 [E6-3412]

Download as PDF dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL 12422 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS based on destructive test data or such other evidence as NHTSA decides to be adequate. 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. J.K. Technologies, LLC (‘‘JK’’) of Baltimore, Maryland (Registered Importer 90–006), and Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc., of Huston Texas (‘‘WETL’’)(Registered Importer 09–005) separately petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 short wheelbase Gelaendewagen multipurpose passenger vehicles are eligible for importation into the United States. NHTSA published notice of the petitions on July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43936) to afford an opportunity for public comment. The reader is referred to that notice for a thorough description of the petitions. No comments were received in response to the notice of the petitions. In their petitions, WETL and JK differed with respect to whether the vehicle needed to be modified to conform to certain of the FMVSS, and if it did require such modifications, what those modifications should be. For example, J.K. stated that a lens marked ‘‘Brake’’ would have to be substituted for a lens with a nonconforming symbol on the brake failure indicator lamp, and the speedometer would have to be replaced or converted to one reading in miles per hour to achieve conformity with Standard No. 101, Controls and Displays. WETL did not identify these modifications as being needed. J.K. also stated that U.S.-model headlamps would have to be installed to achieve conformity with Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. WETL did not identify this modification as being needed, but did state that the U.S.model turn signal lamps and a U.S.model high-mounted stop lamp assembly would be needed to achieve conformity with the standard. J.K. also stated that a tire information placard would have to be installed to meet the VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 requirements of Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars, but WETL did not identify this modification as being needed. Finally, WETL claimed that a rollover valve would have to be installed in the vehicle to comply with Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity, but J.K. claimed that modifications needed to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) OBDII, Spit Back, and enhanced EVAP requirements will control all fuel leaks in the case of an impact. To reconcile these differences, the agency has decided that in addition to the modifications that the two petitioners agreed upon, as set forth in the notice of the petitions, an RI must demonstrate, in the conformity statements submitted for any vehicle imported under this eligibility decision, that the following modifications have been made: Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: (a) Replacement of the instrument cluster with a U.S.-model component; and (b) reprogramming and initialization of the vehicle control system to integrate the new instrument cluster and activate required warning systems or, substitution of a lens marked ‘‘Brake’’ for a lens with a noncomplying symbol on the brake failure indicator lamp, and replacement or conversion of the speedometer to read in miles per hour. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: (a) Installation of U.S.-model taillamp assemblies or modification of existing taillamps to conform to the standard; (b) installation of front and rear U.S.-model sidemarker lamps; (c) installation of U.S.-model headlamps; (d) installation of U.S.-model front turn signal lamps; and (e) installation of a U.S.-model high-mounted stoplamp assembly. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars: Installation of a tire information placard. Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: Inspection of all vehicles and installation of U.S.-model components on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Based on these considerations, the agency decided to grant these 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. VCP–31 is the vehicle eligibility number assigned to vehicles PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 admissible under this notice of final decision. Final Decision Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 short wheelbase Gelaendewagen multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) 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. [FR Doc. E6–3409 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA 2005–23554; Notice 2] Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) has determined that the tires on certain motorcycles that it imported do not comply with S6.5(d) of 49 CFR 571.119, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, ‘‘New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than passenger cars.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Kawasaki has petitioned for a determination that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ Notice of receipt of a petition was published, with a 30-day comment period, on January 19, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 3152). NHTSA received no comments. Affected are the tires on a total of approximately 2655 motorcycles which were manufactured between June 14, 2003 and October 27, 2005. S6.5(d) of FMVSS No. 119 requires that the maximum load rating and corresponding inflation pressure of the tires be marked on the tire in both English and metric units. The noncompliant tires do not have the metric markings. Kawasaki has corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be repeated in future production. Kawasaki believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. Kawasaki states that there is little or no reason to expect an owner of these vehicles to have difficulty inflating the tires properly or understanding the loading information ‘‘since the motorcycle owner is provided with the appropriate information in English units, which are far more prevalent in use in the United States.’’ Further, Kawasaki states that the motorcycles are small and most often used for short distance commuting, and therefore ‘‘not likely to be ridden outside of the United States to jurisdictions where tire inflation equipment would be less likely to be calibrated in English units.’’ NHTSA agrees that the noncompliance is inconsequential to safety. The correct English unit information required by FMVSS No. 119 is provided and therefore is likely to achieve the safety purpose of the requirement. NHTSA granted a petition for a similar noncompliance by Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC in 2004 (69 FR 75106, December 15, 2004). In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Kawasaki’s petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8). Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Additional information regarding the administration of New Markets Tax Credit allocation authority created by the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005. 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Type of Review: New. Title: Statement for Individuals who begin or end Bona Fide Residence in a U.S. Possession. Form: IRS Form–8898. Description: Form 8898 is required by new code section 937, which added by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Under 937, individuals must notify the IRS when they begin or end bona fide residence in a U.S. possession. The purpose of the information collected is to prevent abusive tax avoidance. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 389,000 hours. Clearance Officer: Glenn P. Kirkland, (202) 622–3428, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6516, 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20224. OMB Reviewer: Alexander T. Hunt, (202) 395–7316, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Issued on: March 6, 2006. Daniel C. Smith, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. 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Pursuant to Section 45D(f)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund will carry over the CY 2005 allocation authority to the CY 2006 allocation round that was announced by the Notice of Allocation Availability published on July 15, 2005 (70 FR 41075), as amended on September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54446) (together, the NOAA), such that an additional $600 million in allocation authority will be available for allocation to applicants in the CY 2006 round of the NMTC Program that satisfy the GO Zone allocation eligibility requirements set forth below. Go Zone Allocation Eligibility: Through this notice, the CDFI Fund is not soliciting, nor will it accept, any new applications for the CY 2006 NMTC Program allocation round. 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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA 2005-23554; Notice 2]


Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Grant of Petition for Decision of 
Inconsequential Noncompliance

    Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) has determined that the 
tires on certain motorcycles that it imported do not comply with 
S6.5(d) of 49 CFR 571.119, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 
(FMVSS) No. 119, ``New pneumatic tires for vehicles other than 
passenger cars.'' Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Kawasaki 
has petitioned for a determination that this noncompliance is 
inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and has filed an appropriate 
report pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, ``Defect and Noncompliance 
Reports.'' Notice of receipt of a petition was published, with a 30-day 
comment period, on January 19, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 
3152). NHTSA received no comments.
    Affected are the tires on a total of approximately 2655 motorcycles 
which were manufactured between June 14, 2003 and October 27, 2005. 
S6.5(d) of FMVSS No. 119 requires that the maximum load rating and 
corresponding inflation pressure of the tires be marked on the tire in 
both English and metric units. The noncompliant tires do not have the 
metric markings. Kawasaki has corrected the problem that caused these 
errors so that they will not be repeated in future production.
    Kawasaki believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to

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motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. 
Kawasaki states that there is little or no reason to expect an owner of 
these vehicles to have difficulty inflating the tires properly or 
understanding the loading information ``since the motorcycle owner is 
provided with the appropriate information in English units, which are 
far more prevalent in use in the United States.'' Further, Kawasaki 
states that the motorcycles are small and most often used for short 
distance commuting, and therefore ``not likely to be ridden outside of 
the United States to jurisdictions where tire inflation equipment would 
be less likely to be calibrated in English units.''
    NHTSA agrees that the noncompliance is inconsequential to safety. 
The correct English unit information required by FMVSS No. 119 is 
provided and therefore is likely to achieve the safety purpose of the 
requirement. NHTSA granted a petition for a similar noncompliance by 
Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, LLC in 2004 (69 FR 75106, 
December 15, 2004).
    In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the 
petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance 
described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, 
Kawasaki's petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the 
obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the 
noncompliance.

    Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at 
CFR 1.50 and 501.8).

    Issued on: March 6, 2006.
Daniel C. Smith,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. E6-3412 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]
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