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Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E8–20030 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0135] Decision that Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of decision by NHTSA that certain nonconforming motor vehicles are eligible for importation. AGENCY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for 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 or because they have safety features that comply with, or are mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. 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 FMVSS 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/or 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 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 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 FMVSS, is either (1) 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 FMVSS or (2) has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, 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. Issued on: August 25, 2008. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. Annex A—Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation 1. Docket No. NHTSA–2007–0023 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger vehicles. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger vehicles. Notice of Petition Published at: 72 FR 63651 (November 9, 2007). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–501 (effective date January 16, 2008). 2. Docket No. NHTSA–2007–0022 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Volkswagen Golf passenger cars. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2005 Volkswagen Golf passenger cars. Notice of Petition Published at: 72 FR 63229 (November 8, 2007). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–502 (effective date January 16, 2008). 3. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0051 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger vehicle. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices 9. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0094 Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger vehicle. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 16960 (March 31, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–504 (effective date May 19, 2008). Nonconforming Vehicles: 1988–1994 Alpina B12 5.0 Sedan passenger cars. Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 1988– 1994 Alpina B12 5.0 Sedan passenger cars, the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 27890 (May 14, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–41 (effective date June 25, 2008). 4. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0062 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Jeep Liberty multipurpose passenger vehicle. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2005 Jeep Liberty multipurpose passenger vehicle. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 19135 (April 8, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–505 (effective date June 2, 2008). [FR Doc. E8–20062 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 5. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0092 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007 Harley Davidson FX, FL, XL, & VR Series motorcycles. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2007 Harley Davidson FX, FL, XL, & VR Series motorcycles. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 27025 (May 12, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–506 (effective date June 25, 2008). 6. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0110 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2004–2005 Ferrari 575 passenger cars. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2004–2005 Ferrari 575 passenger cars. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 32784 (June 10, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–507 (effective date July 16, 2008). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 7. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0117 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster passenger cars manufactured between January 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster passenger cars manufactured between January 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 36375 (June 26, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–508 (effective date August 4, 2008). 8. Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0120 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2004 Land Rover Range Rover multipurpose passenger vehicles. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2004 Land Rover Range Rover multipurpose passenger vehicles. Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 36373 (June 26, 2008). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–509 (effective date August 4, 2008). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2008–0143] Plan for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Vehicle and Behavioral Programs, 2008–2012 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the publication by NHTSA of its Evaluation Program Plan for 2008–2012. The report describes the agency’s ongoing and planned evaluations of its existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards [49 CFR part 571] and other vehiclesafety, behavioral-safety and consumer programs. It also summarizes the results of completed evaluations. The agency’s evaluation program responds to Executive Order 12866, which provides for Government-wide review of existing significant Federal regulations. This notice solicits public review and comment on the evaluation plan. Comments received will be used to improve the plan. DATES: Comments must be received no later than December 29, 2008. ADDRESSES: Report: The Evaluation Program Plan is available on the Internet for viewing online in PDF format at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/ 810983.PDF. You may obtain a copy of the plan free of charge by sending a selfaddressed mailing label to Charles J. Kahane (NVS–431), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments: You may submit comments [identified by Docket Number NHTSA–2008–0143] by any of the following methods: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51045 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 am and 5 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may call Docket Management at 202–366–9826. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Procedural Matters section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles J. Kahane, Chief, Evaluation Division, NVS–431, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W53–312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–2560. E-mail: chuck.kahane@dot.gov. For information about NHTSA’s evaluations of the effectiveness of existing regulations and programs: Visit the NHTSA Web site at http:// www.nhtsa.dot.gov and click ‘‘NCSA’’ near the upper right corner on the home page; then click ‘‘Regulatory Evaluation’’ under ‘‘Browse Topics’’ on the ‘‘NCSA’’ page. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA has rigorously evaluated its major programs as a matter of policy since 1970. The evaluation of the effectiveness of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) began in 1975. The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ issued in October 1993 (58 FR 51735), now oblige all Federal agencies to evaluate their existing programs and regulations. Previously, Executive Order 12291, issued in February 1981 (46 FR 13193), also required reviews of existing regulations. Even before 1981, however, NHTSA was a leader among Federal agencies in evaluating the effectiveness of existing regulations and technologies. There are large databases of motor vehicle crashes that can be analyzed to find out what vehicle and behavioral safety programs work best. This five-year plan for the Evaluation Division of the Office of Regulatory E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0135]


Decision that Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

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 (FMVSS) are eligible for 
importation into the United States because they are substantially 
similar to vehicles originally manufactured for 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 or because they have safety features that 
comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all 
applicable FMVSS.

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 FMVSS 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/or 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 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 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.
    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 FMVSS, is either 
(1) 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 FMVSS or (2) has safety 
features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply 
with, 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.

    Issued on: August 25, 2008.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.

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

1. Docket No. NHTSA-2007-0023
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger 
vehicles.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 
multipurpose passenger vehicles.
Notice of Petition Published at: 72 FR 63651 (November 9, 2007).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-501 (effective date January 16, 2008).
2. Docket No. NHTSA-2007-0022
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Volkswagen Golf passenger cars.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2005 Volkswagen Golf 
passenger cars.
Notice of Petition Published at: 72 FR 63229 (November 8, 2007).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-502 (effective date January 16, 2008).
3. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0051
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe multipurpose passenger 
vehicle.

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Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 
multipurpose passenger vehicle.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 16960 (March 31, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-504 (effective date May 19, 2008).
4. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0062
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2005 Jeep Liberty multipurpose passenger 
vehicle.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2005 Jeep Liberty 
multipurpose passenger vehicle.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 19135 (April 8, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-505 (effective date June 2, 2008).
5. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0092
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007 Harley Davidson FX, FL, XL, & VR Series 
motorcycles.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2007 Harley Davidson FX, 
FL, XL, & VR Series motorcycles.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 27025 (May 12, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-506 (effective date June 25, 2008).
6. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0110
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2004-2005 Ferrari 575 passenger cars.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2004-2005 Ferrari 575 
passenger cars.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 32784 (June 10, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-507 (effective date July 16, 2008).
7. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0117
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster passenger 
cars manufactured between January 1, 2006 and August 31, 2006.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2006 Lamborghini 
Gallardo Roadster passenger cars manufactured between January 1, 2006 
and August 31, 2006.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 36375 (June 26, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-508 (effective date August 4, 2008).
8. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0120
Nonconforming Vehicles: 2004 Land Rover Range Rover multipurpose 
passenger vehicles.
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2004 Land Rover Range 
Rover multipurpose passenger vehicles.
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 36373 (June 26, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-509 (effective date August 4, 2008).
9. Docket No. NHTSA-2008-0094
Nonconforming Vehicles: 1988-1994 Alpina B12 5.0 Sedan passenger cars.
Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 1988-
1994 Alpina B12 5.0 Sedan passenger cars, the petitioner sought import 
eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B).
Notice of Petition Published at: 73 FR 27890 (May 14, 2008).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-41 (effective date June 25, 2008).

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