Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation, 54975-54977 [E7-19114]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 187 / Thursday, September 27, 2007 / Notices rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comment on the following extension of clearance for a currently approved collection of information: Confidential Business Information Type of Request—Extension of clearance. OMB Clearance Number—2127–0025. Form Number—This collection of information uses no standard forms. Requested Expiration Date of Approval—Three (3) years from the date of approval of the collection. Summary of the Collection of Information—Persons who submit information to the agency and seek to have the agency withhold some or all of that information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’), 5 U.S.C. 552, must provide the agency with sufficient support that justifies the confidential treatment of that information. In addition, a request for confidential treatment must be accompanied by: (1) A complete copy of the submission; (2) a copy of the submission containing only those portions for which confidentiality is not sought with the confidential portions redacted; and (3) either a second complete copy of the submission or alternatively those portions of the submission that contain the information for which confidentiality is sought. Furthermore, the requestor must submit a completed certification as provided in 49 CFR Part 512, Appendix A. See generally 49 CFR Part 512 (NHTSA Confidential Business Information regulations). Part 512 ensures that information submitted under a claim of confidentiality is properly evaluated in an efficient manner under prevailing legal standards and, where appropriate, accorded confidential treatment. To facilitate the evaluation process, in their requests for confidential treatment, submitters of information may make VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Sep 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 reference to certain limited classes of information that are presumptively treated as confidential, such as blueprints and engineering drawings, future specific model plans (under limited conditions), and future vehicle production or sales figures for specific models (under limited conditions). Certain other information that the agency collects pursuant to the Early Warning Reporting (EWR) rule (49 CFR Part 579) would, under a proposed rule, be treated confidentially under 49 CFR Part 512, Appendix C and submitters would not need to provide a request for confidential treatment for these classes of information. Description of the Need for the Information and Use of the Information—NHTSA receives confidential information for use in its activities, which include investigations, rulemaking actions, program planning and management, and program evaluation. The information is needed to ensure the agency has sufficient relevant information for decisionmaking in connection with these activities. Some of this information is submitted voluntarily, as in rulemaking, and some is submitted in response to compulsory information requests, as in investigations. Description of the Likely Respondents, Including Estimated Number and Proposed Frequency of Response to the Collection of Information—This collection of information applies to entities that submit to the agency information that the entities wish to have withheld from disclosure under the FOIA. Thus, the collection of information applies to entities that are subject to laws administered by the agency or agency regulations and are under an obligation to provide information to the agency. It also includes entities that voluntarily submit information to the agency. Such entities would include manufacturers of motor vehicles and of motor vehicle equipment. Importers are considered to be manufacturers. It may also include other entities that are involved with motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment but are not manufacturers. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burdens Resulting from the Collection of Information—3600 hours. The agency receives requests for confidential treatment that vary in size from requests that ask the agency to withhold as little as a portion of one page to multiple boxes of documents. NHTSA estimates that it will take on average approximately eight (8) hours for an entity to prepare a submission requesting confidential treatment. This PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54975 estimate will vary based on the size of the submission, with smaller and voluntary submissions taking considerably less time to prepare. This estimate is based on the volume of requests received over the past three years and the expectation that we will receive requests for confidentiality of early warning information that would not be resolved by the rulemaking on the confidentiality of certain EWR data. NHTSA estimates that it will receive approximately 450 requests for confidential treatment annually. This figure is based on the average number of requests received over the past three years. We selected this period because it provides an estimate based on incoming requests for the most recent three years and an estimate of the number of requests relating to EWR data. The agency estimates that the total burden for this information collection will be approximately 3600 hours, which is based on the number of requests (450) multiplied by the estimated number of hours to prepare each submission (8 hours). Since nothing in the rule requires those persons who request confidential treatment pursuant to Part 512 to keep copies of any records or requests submitted to us, recordkeeping costs imposed would be zero hours and zero costs. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: September 24, 2007. Anthony M. Cooke, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. E7–19122 Filed 9–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2007–28692] Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final decision that certain nonconforming vehicles are eligible for importation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces a final decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 54976 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 187 / Thursday, September 27, 2007 / Notices Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards. DATES: This decision is effective on September 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–3151). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 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 (FMVSS) shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided, either pursuant to a petition from the manufacturer or registered importer or on its own initiative, (1) that the nonconforming motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle of the same model year that was originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and certified by its manufacturer as complying with all applicable FMVSS, and (2) that the nonconforming motor vehicle is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. Where there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified motor vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits a nonconforming motor vehicle to be admitted into the United States if NHTSA decides that its safety features comply with, or are 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. On August 14, 2007, NHTSA published a notice in the Federal Register at 72 FR 45488 announcing that it had made a tentative decision that certain motor vehicles that do not comply with all applicable FMVSS, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The notice identified these vehicles as: (a) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2007, and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 208, 213, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Sep 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 214, 225, and 401, and, insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138; (b) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011 that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401, and, insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138; (c) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012 that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401, and, insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138; (d) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; (e) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; and (f) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225. The reader is referred to the August 14 notice for a full discussion of the factors leading to the tentative decision. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30141(b), the notice solicited public comments on the tentative decision. No comments were submitted in response to the notice. Accordingly, we are adopting the tentative decision as a final decision. NHTSA has required Canadiancertified multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less to be originally manufactured to comply with FMVSS No. 202 Head Restraints for those vehicles to be imported under past eligibility decisions. The tentative decision inadvertently omitted FMVSS No. 202 from the list of standards that multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 and before PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 1, 2008 must be originally manufactured to comply with to be eligible for importation. That standard has been restored to the list in this final decision. In addition, the final decision identifies FMVSS No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems as a standard that passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 must be originally manufactured to comply with to be eligible for importation. The tentative decision stated that passenger cars would be required to comply with that standard ‘‘insofar as it is applicable.’’ The only such vehicles to which the standard would not apply are those ‘‘with dual wheels on an axle.’’ See paragraph S2 of the standard, at 49 CFR 571.138. Since NHTSA is not aware of any passenger cars that are manufactured with dual wheels on an axle, the agency has eliminated this conditional language in the final decision. Final Decision In consideration of the foregoing, the Administrator of NHTSA hereby decides that: (a) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2007, and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 138, 201, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401; (b) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011 that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 138, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401; (c) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012 that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 138, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401; (d) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; (e) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; and E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 187 / Thursday, September 27, 2007 / Notices (f) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012, that, as originally manufactured, comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225, that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States on the basis that either: 1. They are substantially similar to vehicles of the same make, model, and model year originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States, or originally manufactured in the United States for sale therein, and certified as complying with all applicable FMVSS, and are capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS, or 2. They have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. Vehicle Eligibility Number 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. All passenger cars admissible under this decision are eligible for entry under vehicle eligibility number VSA–80, and all multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses admissible under this decision are eligible for entry under vehicle eligibility number VSA–81. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B), and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: September 24, 2007. Ronald L. Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. E7–19114 Filed 9–26–07; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Sep 26, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–55 (Sub–No. 684X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Abandonment Exemption—in Shelby County, TN CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), has filed a notice of exemption 1 under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 13.34-mile rail line on CSXT’s Southern Region, Nashville Division, Memphis Terminal Subdivision, between milepost ONI 210.66 near Cordova and milepost ONI 224 in Memphis, known as the Cordova Branch, in Shelby County, TN.2 The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 38016, 38018, 38111, 38112, 38117, 38120, 38122, and 38134. CSXT has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) any overhead traffic on the line can be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental reports), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic reports), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an OFA has been received, 1 In its verified notice of exemption, CSXT states that the consummation date is October 10, 2007. However, because CSXT sought withdrawal of its notice on August 23, 2007, and then requested reinstatement of the notice on September 7, 2007, the filing date is considered to be September 7, 2007. Based on this filing date, the earliest date the abandonment can be consummated is October 27, 2007 (the effective date of the exemption). CSXT has been notified concerning this correction of the consummation date. 2 By petition for exemption filed on August 21, 2007, and reinstated on September 7, 2007, CSXT is seeking an exemption from the offer of financial assistance (OFA) requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10904. The merits of the petition will be addressed in a separate decision. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54977 this exemption will be effective on October 27, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,3 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2), 4 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by October 9, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by October 17, 2007, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to CSXT’s representative: Steven C. Armbrust, CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water St., J– 150, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. CSXT has filed both an environmental report and a historic report that address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by October 2, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), CSXT shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by CSXT’s filing of a notice of consummation by September 7, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. 3 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 4 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2007-28692]


Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final decision that certain nonconforming vehicles are eligible 
for importation.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a final decision by the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles 
that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as 
complying with all applicable

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Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation 
into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are 
substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their 
manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are 
capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) 
have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered 
to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.

DATES: This decision is effective on September 27, 2007.

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 (FMVSS) shall be refused admission into the 
United States unless NHTSA has decided, either pursuant to a petition 
from the manufacturer or registered importer or on its own initiative, 
(1) that the nonconforming motor vehicle is substantially similar to a 
motor vehicle of the same model year that was originally manufactured 
for importation into and sale in the United States and certified by its 
manufacturer as complying with all applicable FMVSS, and (2) that the 
nonconforming motor vehicle is capable of being readily altered to 
conform to all applicable FMVSS. Where there is no substantially 
similar U.S.-certified motor vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits 
a nonconforming motor vehicle to be admitted into the United States if 
NHTSA decides that its safety features comply with, or are 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.
    On August 14, 2007, NHTSA published a notice in the Federal 
Register at 72 FR 45488 announcing that it had made a tentative 
decision that certain motor vehicles that do not comply with all 
applicable FMVSS, but that are certified by their original manufacturer 
as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety 
standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The 
notice identified these vehicles as:
    (a) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2007, 
and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401, and, 
insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138;
    (b) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 
and before September 1, 2011 that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401, 
and, insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138;
    (c) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 
and before September 1, 2012 that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 
401, and, insofar as it is applicable, with FMVSS No. 138;
    (d) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2007 and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and 
insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225;
    (e) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 
216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; 
and
    (f) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 
and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 
225.
    The reader is referred to the August 14 notice for a full 
discussion of the factors leading to the tentative decision. In 
accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30141(b), the notice solicited public 
comments on the tentative decision. No comments were submitted in 
response to the notice. Accordingly, we are adopting the tentative 
decision as a final decision.
    NHTSA has required Canadian-certified multipurpose passenger 
vehicles, trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less 
to be originally manufactured to comply with FMVSS No. 202 Head 
Restraints for those vehicles to be imported under past eligibility 
decisions. The tentative decision inadvertently omitted FMVSS No. 202 
from the list of standards that multipurpose passenger vehicles, 
trucks, and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less 
manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 and before September 1, 2008 
must be originally manufactured to comply with to be eligible for 
importation. That standard has been restored to the list in this final 
decision.
    In addition, the final decision identifies FMVSS No. 138 Tire 
Pressure Monitoring Systems as a standard that passenger cars 
manufactured on or after September 1, 2007 must be originally 
manufactured to comply with to be eligible for importation. The 
tentative decision stated that passenger cars would be required to 
comply with that standard ``insofar as it is applicable.'' The only 
such vehicles to which the standard would not apply are those ``with 
dual wheels on an axle.'' See paragraph S2 of the standard, at 49 CFR 
571.138. Since NHTSA is not aware of any passenger cars that are 
manufactured with dual wheels on an axle, the agency has eliminated 
this conditional language in the final decision.

Final Decision

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Administrator of NHTSA 
hereby decides that:
    (a) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2007, 
and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 138, 201, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 401;
    (b) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2008 
and before September 1, 2011 that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 138, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, and 
401;
    (c) All passenger cars manufactured on or after September 1, 2011 
and before September 1, 2012 that, as originally manufactured, comply 
with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 138, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 225, 
and 401;
    (d) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2007 and before September 1, 2008, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202, 208, 213, 214, and 216, and 
insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225;
    (e) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2008 and before September 1, 2011, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, and 
216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 225; 
and

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    (f) All multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lb) or less manufactured on or after September 
1, 2011 and before September 1, 2012, that, as originally manufactured, 
comply with FMVSS Nos. 110, 118, 126, 201, 202a, 206, 208, 213, 214, 
and 216, and insofar as they are applicable, with FMVSS Nos. 138 and 
225,

that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all 
applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for 
importation into the United States on the basis that either:
    1. They are substantially similar to vehicles of the same make, 
model, and model year originally manufactured for importation into and 
sale in the United States, or originally manufactured in the United 
States for sale therein, and certified as complying with all applicable 
FMVSS, and are capable of being readily altered to conform to all 
applicable FMVSS, or
    2. They have safety features that comply with, or are capable of 
being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS.

Vehicle Eligibility Number

    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. 
All passenger cars admissible under this decision are eligible for 
entry under vehicle eligibility number VSA-80, and all multipurpose 
passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses admissible under this decision 
are eligible for entry under vehicle eligibility number VSA-81.

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

    Issued on: September 24, 2007.
Ronald L. Medford,
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety.
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