Graco Children's Products, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 63231-63232 [E7-21903]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices Issued on: November 5, 2007. Harry Thompson, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. E7–21966 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2007–0030; Notice 1] Graco Children’s Products, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Graco Children’s Products, Inc. (Graco) has determined that certain child restraint systems that it manufactured between June 21, 2006 and October 26, 2007, did not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5.2(m) and S5.6.1.7 of 49 CFR 571.213, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213 Child Restraint Systems. Graco has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), Graco 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 Graco’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 several million child restraint systems. Paragraph S5.5.2(m) of 49 CFR 571.213 requires that a child restraint system be permanently labeled with: (m) One of the following statements, inserting an address and a U.S. telephone number. If a manufacturer opts to provide a Web site on the registration card as permitted in Figure 9a of this section, the manufacturer must include the statement in part (ii): (i) ‘‘Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name, address, e-mail address if available (preceding four words are optional) and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to (insert address) or call (insert a U.S. telephone number). For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800– 424–9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.’’ (ii) ‘‘Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 name, address, e-mail address if available [preceding four words are optional], and the restraint’s model number and manufacturing date to (insert address) or call (insert a U.S. telephone number) or register online at (insert Web site for electronic registration form). For recall information, call the U.S. Government’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1– 888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.’’ See also S5.6.1.7 of 49 CFR 571.213. Graco explains that all subject child restraint systems failed to comply with the above requirements because labels attached to them did not include Graco’s electronic registration Web site address. In addition, some models of these restraint systems also had labels that included an incorrect NHTSA Hotline telephone number. Graco states that although the Hotline number printed on the labels is incorrect (i.e., the labels show the superseded NHTSA Hotline number), Graco has procured the former Hotline number and is prepared to have all calls to that outdated number automatically routed to the correct number (i.e., the current NHTSA Hotline number) for a period of seven years. Graco additionally states that although its electronic registration Web site address is not on the restraint systems, its toll free telephone number appears in at least two places on all the restraint systems. Also, full contact information, including the Graco’s company Web site address, appears in the owner’s manual of every child restraint system manufactured by Graco. Graco states that neither the incorrect NHTSA Hotline number nor the absence of Graco’s Web site address have any effect on the crashworthiness of the restraint systems. Therefore, Graco states that these noncompliances are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Graco notes that it has stopped shipment of the restraint systems with incorrect labels and ceased production of new seats while corrected labels are being printed. Graco proposes two measures as ‘‘an interim solution to bring infant and child seats produced with the incorrect label into substantial compliance.’’ First, Graco reiterates its proposal to have calls to the incorrect NHTSA Hotline number automatically rerouted to the correct number, which has been made possible by Graco’s obtaining the rights to the old number. Graco also proposes to send a broadcast e-mail with a direct link to Graco’s online registration Web site to approximately 570,000 consumers about the importance of registration of their child restraint systems. The e-mail would be sent to approximately 570,000 consumers who have either registered PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63231 their child restraint systems through Graco, requested Graco’s newsletter, or whose names have been acquired from prenatal lists. Graco believes that providing the direct Graco online registration link will allow those consumers to register their Graco-brand seats once they have received the e-mail. In summary, Graco states that it does not believe the noncompliances described above appreciably impact motor vehicle safety, and that while the label information required by NHTSA is important, so is the need to have safety equipment available to consumers. Graco argues that prioritization is especially important because cessation of their current shipping and production could jeopardize supplies of Graco child restraint systems to consumers. We note that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, these provisions apply to vehicles and equipment that have already passed from the manufacturer to an owner, purchaser, or dealer. 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: a. By mail addressed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. b. By hand delivery to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. c. Electronically: by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Comments may also be faxed to 1–202– 493–2251. 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. Please note that we are E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 63232 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices allowing just 10 days for comment in order to expedite resolution of this matter. 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: December 10, 2007. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: November 2, 2007. Daniel C. Smith Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. E7–21903 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of Applications Delayed more than 180 days. AGENCY: SUMMARY: 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: Delmer F. Billings, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, East Application No. Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast, Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4535. Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’ 1. Awaiting additional information from applicant. 2. Extensive public comment under review. 3. Applicantion 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. PM—Party to application with modification request. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2007. Delmer F. Billings, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Special Permits and Approvals. Estimated date of completion Reason for delay Applicant Modification to Special Permits 10481–M ........... 11579–M ........... M–1 Engineering Limited, Bradford, West Yorkshire ............................................................... Austin Powder Company, Cleveland, OH ................................................................................ 4 1 11–30–2007 12–31–2007 4 1 4 4 1 4 4 11–30–2007 12–31–2007 11–30–2007 11–30–2007 11–30–2007 11–30–2007 11–30–2007 New Special Permit Applications 14385–N 14402–N 14436–N 14500–N 14504–N 14507–N 14508–N ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Kansas City, MO ................................................... Lincoln Composites, Lincoln, NE .............................................................................................. BNSF Railway Company, Topeka, KS ..................................................................................... Northwest Respiratory Services, St. Paul, MN ........................................................................ Medis Technologies Ltd., New York, NY ................................................................................. Gulf Coast Hydrostatic Testers, LLC, Denham Springs, LA .................................................... Gulf Coast Hydrostatic Testers, LLC, Denham Springs, LA .................................................... [FR Doc. 07–5575 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35081] Canadian Pacific Railway Company, et al.—Control—Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad Corp., et al. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DOT. Decision No. 2 in STB Finance Docket No. 35081; Notice of Receipt of Prefiling Notification. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has reviewed the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 submission filed October 5, 2007, by Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation (CPRC), Soo Line Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and indirect subsidiary of CPRC (Soo Holding), Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E), and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation, a wholly owned rail subsidiary of DM&E (IC&E). The submission is styled as an application seeking Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321–26 of the acquisition of control of DM&E and IC&E by Soo Holding (and, indirectly, by CPRC). This proposal is referred to as the ‘‘transaction,’’ and, for ease, CPRC, Soo Holding, DM&E, and IC&E are referred to collectively as ‘‘Applicants.’’ The Board finds that the transaction would be a ‘‘significant transaction’’ PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under 49 CFR 1180.2(b). The Board’s rules at 49 CFR 1180.4(b) require that applicants give notice 2 to 4 months prior to the filing of an application in a ‘‘significant’’ transaction. Because Applicants did not file the required prefiling notification before their October 5 submission seeking Board approval of this ‘‘significant’’ transaction, and did not pay the filing fee for a ‘‘significant’’ transaction, their submission cannot be treated as an application at this time. The Board will, however, consider the October 5 submission a prefiling notification and publish notice of it in the Federal Register, which has the effect of permitting Applicants to perfect their application, and provide any E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2007-0030; Notice 1]


Graco Children's Products, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision 
of Inconsequential Noncompliance

    Graco Children's Products, Inc. (Graco) has determined that certain 
child restraint systems that it manufactured between June 21, 2006 and 
October 26, 2007, did not fully comply with paragraphs S5.5.2(m) and 
S5.6.1.7 of 49 CFR 571.213, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 
(FMVSS) No. 213 Child Restraint Systems. Graco has filed an appropriate 
report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance 
Responsibility and Reports.
    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule 
at 49 CFR part 556), Graco 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 Graco'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 several million child restraint systems. Paragraph 
S5.5.2(m) of 49 CFR 571.213 requires that a child restraint system be 
permanently labeled with:

    (m) One of the following statements, inserting an address and a 
U.S. telephone number. If a manufacturer opts to provide a Web site 
on the registration card as permitted in Figure 9a of this section, 
the manufacturer must include the statement in part (ii):
    (i) ``Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You 
must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your 
name, address, e-mail address if available (preceding four words are 
optional) and the restraint's model number and manufacturing date to 
(insert address) or call (insert a U.S. telephone number). For 
recall information, call the U.S. Government's Vehicle Safety 
Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://
www.NHTSA.gov.''
    (ii) ``Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. 
You must register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send 
your name, address, e-mail address if available [preceding four 
words are optional], and the restraint's model number and 
manufacturing date to (insert address) or call (insert a U.S. 
telephone number) or register online at (insert Web site for 
electronic registration form). For recall information, call the U.S. 
Government's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-
424-9153), or go to http://www.NHTSA.gov.''

See also S5.6.1.7 of 49 CFR 571.213.
    Graco explains that all subject child restraint systems failed to 
comply with the above requirements because labels attached to them did 
not include Graco's electronic registration Web site address. In 
addition, some models of these restraint systems also had labels that 
included an incorrect NHTSA Hotline telephone number.
    Graco states that although the Hotline number printed on the labels 
is incorrect (i.e., the labels show the superseded NHTSA Hotline 
number), Graco has procured the former Hotline number and is prepared 
to have all calls to that outdated number automatically routed to the 
correct number (i.e., the current NHTSA Hotline number) for a period of 
seven years.
    Graco additionally states that although its electronic registration 
Web site address is not on the restraint systems, its toll free 
telephone number appears in at least two places on all the restraint 
systems. Also, full contact information, including the Graco's company 
Web site address, appears in the owner's manual of every child 
restraint system manufactured by Graco.
    Graco states that neither the incorrect NHTSA Hotline number nor 
the absence of Graco's Web site address have any effect on the 
crashworthiness of the restraint systems. Therefore, Graco states that 
these noncompliances are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
    Graco notes that it has stopped shipment of the restraint systems 
with incorrect labels and ceased production of new seats while 
corrected labels are being printed. Graco proposes two measures as ``an 
interim solution to bring infant and child seats produced with the 
incorrect label into substantial compliance.'' First, Graco reiterates 
its proposal to have calls to the incorrect NHTSA Hotline number 
automatically rerouted to the correct number, which has been made 
possible by Graco's obtaining the rights to the old number. Graco also 
proposes to send a broadcast e-mail with a direct link to Graco's 
online registration Web site to approximately 570,000 consumers about 
the importance of registration of their child restraint systems. The e-
mail would be sent to approximately 570,000 consumers who have either 
registered their child restraint systems through Graco, requested 
Graco's newsletter, or whose names have been acquired from prenatal 
lists. Graco believes that providing the direct Graco online 
registration link will allow those consumers to register their Graco-
brand seats once they have received the e-mail.
    In summary, Graco states that it does not believe the 
noncompliances described above appreciably impact motor vehicle safety, 
and that while the label information required by NHTSA is important, so 
is the need to have safety equipment available to consumers. Graco 
argues that prioritization is especially important because cessation of 
their current shipping and production could jeopardize supplies of 
Graco child restraint systems to consumers.
    We note that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 
30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a 
determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers 
only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, 
to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance 
and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, these provisions 
apply to vehicles and equipment that have already passed from the 
manufacturer to an owner, purchaser, or dealer.
    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:
    a. By mail addressed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
    b. By hand delivery to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on 
weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays.
    c. Electronically: by logging onto the Federal Docket Management 
System (FDMS) Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments. Comments may also be faxed 
to 1-202-493-2251.
    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. Please note that we are

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allowing just 10 days for comment in order to expedite resolution of 
this matter. 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: December 10, 2007.

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

    Issued on: November 2, 2007.
Daniel C. Smith
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. E7-21903 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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