Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1994-1999 Bimota SB6 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation, 57734-57735 [E9-26965]

Download as PDF 57734 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 215 / Monday, November 9, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2009–0169; Notice 1] Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are eligible for importation. SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATE: The closing date for comments on the petition is December 9, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:52 Nov 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search the Docket for new material. 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 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 publishes this decision in the Federal Register. US SPECS, LLC (‘‘US SPECS’’), of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03–321) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether non-U.S. certified 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that US SPECS believes are substantially similar are 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles that were manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it carefully compared non-U.S. certified 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles to their U.S. certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. US SPECS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles, as originally manufactured, conform to many FMVSS in the same manner as their U.S. certified counterparts, or are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards. Specifically, the petitioner claims that non-U.S. certified 1994–1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are identical to their U.S. certified counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 116 Brake Fluid, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars, and 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems. The petitioner further contends that the vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated below: Standard No. 106 Brake Hoses: inspection of all vehicles, and replacement of noncompliant brake hoses with U.S.-certified components on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of the following U.S.certified components on vehicles not already so equipped: (a) Headlamp; (b) front and rear side-mounted reflex reflectors; (c) rear-mounted reflex reflector; (d) turn signal lamps; and (e) taillamp. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inspection of all vehicles, and replacement of noncompliant mirrors with U.S.-conforming components on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars: Installation of a tire information placard. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 215 / Monday, November 9, 2009 / Notices Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: Installation of a U.S.model speedometer, or modification of the existing speedometer to conforms with the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 205 Glazing Materials: Inspection of all vehicles, and removal of noncompliant glazing or replacement of the glazing with U.S.-certified components on vehicles that are not already so equipped. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. 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. Issued on: November 3, 2009. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. E9–26965 Filed 11–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Proposed Collection; Comment Request mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the ‘‘Fund’’), an office within the Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the CDFI Fund’s Quarterly Institutional Level Report (QILR) for Awardees under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 8, 2010 to be assured of consideration. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:52 Nov 06, 2009 Jkt 220001 Direct all comments to Ruth Jaure, CDFI Program Manager, at the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, by e-mail to cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov or by facsimile to (202) 622–7754. Please note this is not a toll free number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The CDFI Fund’s Quarterly Institutional Level Report (QILR) may be obtained from the Recovery Act page of the CDFI Fund’s Web site at http:// www.cdfifund.gov. Requests for additional information should be directed to Ruth Jaure, CDFI Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 601 13th Street, NW., Suite 200 South, Washington, DC 20005, or call (202) 622–9156. Please note this is not a toll free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Quarterly Institutional Level Report. OMB Number: 1559–0035. Abstract: The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program was established by the Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 to use federal resources to invest in and build the capacity of CDFIs to serve lowincome communities and people lacking adequate access to affordable financial products and services. Through the CDFI and Native CDFI Assistance (NACA) Programs, the CDFI Fund provides: (i) Financial Assistance (FA) awards to CDFIs and Native CDFIs that have demonstrable community development impact through the deployment of credit, capital, and financial services within their respective Target Markets or by expansion into new Investment Areas, Low-Income Targeted Populations, or Other Targeted Populations, and (ii) Technical Assistance (TA) grants to CDFIs and entities proposing to become CDFIs in order to build their capacity to better address the community development and capital access needs of their existing or proposed Target Markets and/or to become certified CDFIs. The regulations governing the CDFI Program are found at 12 CFR part 1805 and provide guidance on evaluation criteria and other requirements of the CDFI Program. Through the Recovery Act, the CDFI Fund was given authority to make $98 million in CDFI and NACA Program awards. Fifty-nine CDFIs received FA awards through the CDFI Program and ten Native CDFIs received FA and TA ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57735 awards through the NACA Program. These Awardees must comply with both Recovery Act and CDFI Fund reporting requirements. The CDFI Fund will require Recovery Act Awardees to complete a Quarterly Institutional Level Report (QILR) to be submitted to the CDFI Fund no later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter in order to track each Awardee’s use of Recovery Act funds. The questions that the QILR contains will allow the CDFI Fund to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the CDFI and NACA Programs. In addition, by comparing the data received through the QILR and the Recovery Act data collection system, the CDFI Fund will be better able to monitor compliance with Recovery Act requirements and to assure the quality of information provided to the Recovery Act federal reporting portal. Failure to obtain the information collected in the QILR could result in improper monitoring of the uses of Federal funds. Current Actions: Extension of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular Review. Affected Public: CDFI and Native CDFI recipients of Recovery Act funding. Estimated Number of Respondents: 69. Estimated Annual Time Per Respondent: 95 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,528 hours. Requests for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record and may be published on the CDFI Fund Web site at http://www.cdfifund.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the CDFI Fund, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the CDFI Fund’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1834a, 4703, 4703 note, 4713, 4717; 31 U.S.C 321; 12 CFR part 1806; Public Law 111–5. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0169; Notice 1]


Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1994-1999 
Bimota SB6 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 
1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are eligible for importation.

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SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 
1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles that were not originally manufactured 
to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards 
(FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) 
they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally 
manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by 
their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they 
are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATE: The closing date for comments on the petition is December 9, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above 
and be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and 
be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to 
the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are 
submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are 
provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were 
received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the 
comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).
    How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the 
comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given 
above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the 
heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the 
comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in 
the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit 
late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search 
the Docket for new material.

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 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.
    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.
    US SPECS, LLC (``US SPECS''), of Havre de Grace, Maryland 
(Registered Importer 03-321) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
non-U.S. certified 1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are eligible for 
importation into the United States. The vehicles that US SPECS believes 
are substantially similar are 1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles that 
were manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their 
manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner claims that it carefully compared non-U.S. certified 
1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles to their U.S. certified counterparts, 
and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to 
compliance with most FMVSS.
    US SPECS submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 1994-1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles, 
as originally manufactured, conform to many FMVSS in the same manner as 
their U.S. certified counterparts, or are capable of being readily 
altered to conform to those standards.
    Specifically, the petitioner claims that non-U.S. certified 1994-
1999 Bimota SB6 motorcycles are identical to their U.S. certified 
counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 116 Brake 
Fluid, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles other than Passenger Cars, 
and 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems.
    The petitioner further contends that the vehicles are capable of 
being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner 
indicated below:
    Standard No. 106 Brake Hoses: inspection of all vehicles, and 
replacement of noncompliant brake hoses with U.S.-certified components 
on vehicles that are not already so equipped.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Installation of the following U.S.-certified components on 
vehicles not already so equipped: (a) Headlamp; (b) front and rear 
side-mounted reflex reflectors; (c) rear-mounted reflex reflector; (d) 
turn signal lamps; and (e) taillamp.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inspection of all vehicles, and 
replacement of noncompliant mirrors with U.S.-conforming components on 
vehicles that are not already so equipped.
    Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims for Vehicles other than 
Passenger Cars: Installation of a tire information placard.

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    Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: Installation of 
a U.S.-model speedometer, or modification of the existing speedometer 
to conforms with the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 205 Glazing Materials: Inspection of all vehicles, and 
removal of noncompliant glazing or replacement of the glazing with 
U.S.-certified components on vehicles that are not already so equipped.
    All comments received before the close of business on the closing 
date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for 
examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after 
that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing 
date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition 
will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated below.

    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.

    Issued on: November 3, 2009.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. E9-26965 Filed 11-6-09; 8:45 am]
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