Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 60230-60231 [E6-16836]

Download as PDF 60230 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC on October 5, 2006. D.J. Stadtler, Director, Office of Budget, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. E6–16835 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. 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E6–16906 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2006–25981; Notice 1] Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) has determined that certain tires that it imported in 2005 and 2006 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.’’ Michelin 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), Michelin 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 Michelin’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Affected are a total of approximately 6,189 11R24.5 Load Range H BFGoodrich DR444 tires produced between November 20, 2005 and July 22, 2006. S6.5(d) of FMVSS No. 119 requires that each tire shall be marked on each sidewall with ‘‘[t]he maximum load rating and corresponding inflation pressure of the tire * * *.’’ The sidewall labeling on the subject tires incorrectly states the maximum dual load carrying capacity. They are incorrectly marked ‘‘Max load dual 3075 kg (6780 lbs) at 830 kPa (120 psi).’’ They should have been marked ‘‘Max load dual 3000 kg (6610 lbs) at 830 kPa (120 psi).’’ The tires are correctly marked for the maximum single load carrying capacity. Michelin has corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be repeated in future production. Michelin believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. Michelin states, When both single and dual loads are marked on the tire (as is the case here), FMVSS No. 119 requires that performance compliance testing be done based on the single (higher, more punishing) tire load. Therefore, an incorrect maximum dual load marking is inconsequential and [the] tire meets all FMVSS No. 119 minimum performance requirements. Michelin cites NHTSA’s grant of a previous inconsequential noncompliance petition it submitted for a similar maximum dual load noncompliance (69 FR 62512), where NHTSA stated, The agency also agrees that safety will not be compromised for the tires marked with the incorrect ‘‘max load dual’’ since the more severe ‘‘max load single’’ load is marked correctly. In addition, these tires meet or exceed all of the performance requirements of FMVSS No. 119, and all other informational markings as required by FMVSS No. 119 are present. Michelin says that the tires meet or exceed all other FMVSS No. 119 requirements. Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. 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 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 60231 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices 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 https://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 https:// 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: November 13, 2006. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: October 5, 2006. Daniel C. Smith, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. E6–16836 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4535. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing Special Permit Applications Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: List of Application Delayed more than 180 days. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Mazzullo, Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety SUMMARY: Application number 1. Awaiting additional information from applicant. 2. Extensive public comment under review. 3. Application is technically complex and is of significant impact or precedent-setting and requires extensive analysis. 4. Staff review delayed by other priority issues or volume of special permit applications. Meaning of Application Number Suffixes N—New application. M—Modification request. X—Renewal. PM—Party to application with modification request. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2006. R. Ryan Posten, Chief, Special Permits Program, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Special Permits & Approvals. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2006-25981; Notice 1]


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

    Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) has determined that certain 
tires that it imported in 2005 and 2006 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.'' 
Michelin 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), Michelin 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 Michelin'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 6,189 11R24.5 Load Range H 
BFGoodrich DR444 tires produced between November 20, 2005 and July 22, 
2006. S6.5(d) of FMVSS No. 119 requires that each tire shall be marked 
on each sidewall with ``[t]he maximum load rating and corresponding 
inflation pressure of the tire * * *.'' The sidewall labeling on the 
subject tires incorrectly states the maximum dual load carrying 
capacity. They are incorrectly marked ``Max load dual 3075 kg (6780 
lbs) at 830 kPa (120 psi).'' They should have been marked ``Max load 
dual 3000 kg (6610 lbs) at 830 kPa (120 psi).'' The tires are correctly 
marked for the maximum single load carrying capacity. Michelin has 
corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be 
repeated in future production.
    Michelin believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to 
motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. 
Michelin states,

    When both single and dual loads are marked on the tire (as is 
the case here), FMVSS No. 119 requires that performance compliance 
testing be done based on the single (higher, more punishing) tire 
load. Therefore, an incorrect maximum dual load marking is 
inconsequential and [the] tire meets all FMVSS No. 119 minimum 
performance requirements.

    Michelin cites NHTSA's grant of a previous inconsequential 
noncompliance petition it submitted for a similar maximum dual load 
noncompliance (69 FR 62512), where NHTSA stated,

    The agency also agrees that safety will not be compromised for 
the tires marked with the incorrect ``max load dual'' since the more 
severe ``max load single'' load is marked correctly. In addition, 
these tires meet or exceed all of the performance requirements of 
FMVSS No. 119, and all other informational markings as required by 
FMVSS No. 119 are present.

    Michelin says that the tires meet or exceed all other FMVSS No. 119 
requirements.
    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments on this petition. 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

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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 https://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 https://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: November 13, 2006.

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

    Issued on: October 5, 2006.
Daniel C. Smith,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. E6-16836 Filed 10-11-06; 8:45 am]
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