Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1990-1996 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH B12 2-Door Coupe Model Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation, 51164-51166 [2010-20433]

Download as PDF 51164 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Notices comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for 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). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Menkin, ANM–113, Standardization Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Ave., SW., Renton, WA 98057; e-mail Michael.Menkin@faa.gov; 425–227– 2793; fax: 425–227–1320; or Katherine Haley, ARM–203, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20591; e-mail Katherine.L.Haley@faa.gov; (202) 493– 5708; fax (202) 267–5075. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 13, 2010. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2010–0597. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 25.853(d) Amdt. 25–83. Description of Relief Sought: To provide relief from heat release and smoke density testing for one inch energy absorbing padding installed on the edges of business class passenger seat partition walls on Boeing Model 777–300ER series airplanes. The padding is used to reduce the potential for head injury from an emergency landing or turbulence. [FR Doc. 2010–20464 Filed 8–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2010–35] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Aug 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Notice of petition for exemption received. ACTION: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before September 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2010–0750 using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laverne Brunache (202) 267–3133 or Tyneka Thomas (202) 267–7626, Office SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00182 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 13, 2010. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2010–0750. Petitioner: Delta Air Lines, Inc. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 121.291(b). Description of Relief Sought: Delta Air Lines, Inc. requests relief from a partial demonstration of emergency evacuation procedures as addressed in 14 CFR 121.291(b) on newly configured MD–88 aircraft. [FR Doc. 2010–20463 Filed 8–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2010–0108, Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1990– 1996 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH B12 2-Door Coupe Model Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 1990–1996 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH (ALPINA) B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars are eligible for importation. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars 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 they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards. SUMMARY: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 17, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: DATES: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Notices • 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)(B), a motor vehicle that was not originally VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Aug 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS, and has no substantially similar U.S.-certified counterpart, shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle has safety features that 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. 101 Innovations, LLC, of Ferndale, Washington (101 Innovations) (Registered Importer 07–350) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars are eligible for importation into the United States. 101 Innovations believes that these vehicles are capable of being modified to meet all applicable FMVSS. In its petition, 101 Innovations described the 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe as a modified version of the 1991–1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 2door coupe that was manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by BMW as complying with all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner noted, however, that these vehicles were altered by ALPINA and, as altered, were assigned vehicle identification numbers (VINs) by ALPINA that differ from those assigned to the base vehicles by BMW. In view of these circumstances, the petitioner acknowledged that it could not base its petition on the substantial similarity of the 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe to the U.S.-certified 1991–1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 2-door coupe, but would instead need to establish import eligibility on the basis that the vehicles have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being modified to comply with, the FMVSS based on destructive test data or such other evidence that NHTSA decides to be adequate. The petitioner did note, however, that the 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe utilizes the same components as the U.S.-certified 1991–1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 2-door PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51165 coupe in virtually all of the systems subject to the FMVSS. 101 Innovations submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars conform to many FMVSS and are capable of being altered to comply with all other standards to which they were not originally manufactured to conform. Specifically, the petitioner claims that non-U.S. certified 1990–1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect, 103 Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems, 105 Hydraulic Brake Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 107 Reflecting Surfaces, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood Latch System, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 206 Door Locks and Door Retention Components, 207 Seating Systems, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 211 Wheel Nuts, Wheel Discs and Hub Caps, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301 Fuel System Integrity, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials. In addition, the petitioner claims that the vehicles comply with the Bumper Standard found in 49 CFR Part 581. The petitioner also contends that the vehicles are capable of being altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated: Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: Installation of U.S.-model instrument cluster and U.S.-version software. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of U.S.-model: (a) Headlamps; (b) front and rear side marker lamps; and (c) rear high mounted stop lamp and associated wiring. Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation on the vehicle of a tire information placard. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Installation of a U.S.-model passenger side rearview mirror, or inscription of the required warning statement on the face of that mirror. Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Installation of U.S.-version software and a U.S.-model ignition switch to meet the requirements of this standard. E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 51166 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 159 / Wednesday, August 18, 2010 / Notices Standard No. 115 Vehicle Identification: Installation of a vehicle identification plate near the left windshield post to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems: Inspection of all vehicles and modification or deactivation of any remote activation features that cause the system not to conform to the standard. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: (a) Installation of U.S.-model knee bolsters; and (b) inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.-model air bag system components, including all warning systems, warning labels and telltales, with U.S.-model components on vehicles not already so equipped. Standard No. 209 Seat Belt Assemblies: Inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.-model seat belt components on vehicles 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: August 12, 2010. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2010–20433 Filed 8–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Departmental Offices; Proposed Collections; Comment Requests Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a new information collection that is to be proposed for approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Office of International Affairs of the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning Treasury International Capital Form SLT, Report of U.S. and sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Aug 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Foreign Resident Aggregate Holdings of Long-Term Securities. The recent global financial crisis has highlighted the importance of enhanced surveillance of the world economy. As a consequence, the international financial community has a heightened awareness of the importance of collecting economic and financial data, including more frequent and accurate data regarding each country’s external claims and liabilities. As a result, the United States needs to collect certain data on a more frequent and accurate basis, including monthly holdings of long-term securities. Data on securities are important because they constitute a large portion of U.S. external claims and liabilities. The Treasury International Capital (TIC) data reporting system currently collects monthly data on holdings of short-term securities and on purchases and sales of long-term securities. It also collects data annually, but not monthly, on holdings of longterm securities. Although the annual data currently collected on holdings of long-term securities, together with the monthly data on purchases and sales, can be used to estimate aggregate monthly holdings of long-term securities, the time required to produce the estimates is lengthy and the estimates must usually be revised substantially when the subsequent annual survey is released. Consequently, the Department of the Treasury is proposing the Form SLT to collect data on holdings of long-term securities on a monthly basis so as to ensure more timely and accurate measurement of the aggregate holdings of long-term securities. That, in turn, will help improve the preparation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position, as well as the formulation of U.S. international financial and monetary policies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before October 18, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Dwight Wolkow, International Portfolio Investment Data Systems, Department of the Treasury, Room 5422, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20220. In view of possible delays in mail delivery, please also notify Mr. Wolkow by email (dwight.wolkow@do.treas.gov), FAX (202–622–2009) or telephone (202–622– 1276). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the proposed forms and instructions are available on the Treasury’s TIC Forms webpage, http:// www.treas.gov/tic/forms.html. Requests PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for additional information should be directed to Mr. Wolkow. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Treasury International Capital Form SLT, Report of U.S. and Foreign Resident Aggregate Holdings of LongTerm Securities. OMB Control Number: NEW. Abstract: Form SLT will be part of the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system, which is required by law (22 U.S.C. 286f; 22 U.S.C. 3103; E.O. 10033; 31 CFR Part 128) for the purpose of providing timely information on international capital movements. Form SLT will be used to collect monthly data on cross-border ownership by U.S. and foreign residents of long-term securities for portfolio investment purposes. These data will be used by the U.S. Government in the formulation of international and financial policies and for the preparation of the U.S. balance of payments accounts and the U.S. international investment position. Current Actions: (a) The fair values of long-term U.S. securities owned by foreign residents and long-term foreign securities owned by U.S. residents are to be reported on Form SLT. (b) The reporting panel for Form SLT consists of U.S.-resident custodians, U.S.-resident issuers of U.S. securities, and U.S.resident end-investors in foreign securities, where for each reporting entity, the consolidated total of all reportable long-term U.S. and foreign securities on the last business day of the reporting month has a total fair value equal to or more than the exemption level. The exemption level is $1 billion. This consolidated total includes amounts held for a reporting entity’s own account and for customers. The reporting entity should include reportable securities for all U.S.-resident parts of the reporting entity, including all U.S. subsidiaries and affiliates of the reporting entity and investment companies, trusts, and other legal entities created by the reporting entity. U.S.-resident entities include the affiliates in the United States of foreign entities. Reportable long-term securities include: (1) U.S. securities held by U.S.resident custodians on behalf of foreign residents; (2) foreign securities held by U.S.-resident custodians on behalf of U.S. residents; (3) U.S. securities issued by U.S.-resident issuers in foreign markets and held directly by foreign residents, i.e., where no U.S.-resident custodian or U.S.-resident central securities depository is used by the U.S.-resident issuer; and (4) foreign securities held directly by U.S.-resident end-investors, i.e., where no U.S.resident custodian is used by the U.S.- E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. DOT-NHTSA-2010-0108, Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
1990-1996 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH B12 2-Door Coupe Model 
Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 
1990-1996 ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH (ALPINA) B12 2-door coupe 
model passenger cars 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 
1990-1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars 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 they have safety features that comply with, or 
are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 17, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above 
and be submitted by any of the following methods:

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     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)(B), a motor vehicle that was not 
originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS, and has no 
substantially similar U.S.-certified counterpart, shall be refused 
admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the 
motor vehicle has safety features that 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.
    101 Innovations, LLC, of Ferndale, Washington (101 Innovations) 
(Registered Importer 07-350) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming 1990-1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars 
are eligible for importation into the United States. 101 Innovations 
believes that these vehicles are capable of being modified to meet all 
applicable FMVSS.
    In its petition, 101 Innovations described the 1990-1996 ALPINA B12 
2-door coupe as a modified version of the 1991-1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 
2-door coupe that was manufactured for sale in the United States and 
certified by BMW as complying with all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner 
noted, however, that these vehicles were altered by ALPINA and, as 
altered, were assigned vehicle identification numbers (VINs) by ALPINA 
that differ from those assigned to the base vehicles by BMW. In view of 
these circumstances, the petitioner acknowledged that it could not base 
its petition on the substantial similarity of the 1990-1996 ALPINA B12 
2-door coupe to the U.S.-certified 1991-1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 2-door 
coupe, but would instead need to establish import eligibility on the 
basis that the vehicles have safety features that comply with, or are 
capable of being modified to comply with, the FMVSS based on 
destructive test data or such other evidence that NHTSA decides to be 
adequate. The petitioner did note, however, that the 1990-1996 ALPINA 
B12 2-door coupe utilizes the same components as the U.S.-certified 
1991-1997 BMW 8-series (e31) 2-door coupe in virtually all of the 
systems subject to the FMVSS.
    101 Innovations submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 1990-1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe 
model passenger cars conform to many FMVSS and are capable of being 
altered to comply with all other standards to which they were not 
originally manufactured to conform.
    Specifically, the petitioner claims that non-U.S. certified 1990-
1996 ALPINA B12 2-door coupe model passenger cars, as originally 
manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever 
Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect, 103 
Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and 
Washing Systems, 105 Hydraulic Brake Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 107 
Reflecting Surfaces, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood Latch System, 
116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 201 
Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202 Head Restraints, 204 
Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 206 Door 
Locks and Door Retention Components, 207 Seating Systems, 210 Seat Belt 
Assembly Anchorages, 211 Wheel Nuts, Wheel Discs and Hub Caps, 212 
Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush 
Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301 Fuel System Integrity, 
and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials.
    In addition, the petitioner claims that the vehicles comply with 
the Bumper Standard found in 49 CFR Part 581.
    The petitioner also contends that the vehicles are capable of being 
altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated:
    Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: Installation of U.S.-model 
instrument cluster and U.S.-version software.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Installation of U.S.-model: (a) Headlamps; (b) front and 
rear side marker lamps; and (c) rear high mounted stop lamp and 
associated wiring.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation on the 
vehicle of a tire information placard.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Installation of a U.S.-model 
passenger side rearview mirror, or inscription of the required warning 
statement on the face of that mirror.
    Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Installation of U.S.-version 
software and a U.S.-model ignition switch to meet the requirements of 
this standard.

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    Standard No. 115 Vehicle Identification: Installation of a vehicle 
identification plate near the left windshield post to meet the 
requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel 
Systems: Inspection of all vehicles and modification or deactivation of 
any remote activation features that cause the system not to conform to 
the standard.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection:
    (a) Installation of U.S.-model knee bolsters; and (b) inspection of 
all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.-model air bag system 
components, including all warning systems, warning labels and 
telltales, with U.S.-model components on vehicles not already so 
equipped.
    Standard No. 209 Seat Belt Assemblies: Inspection of all vehicles 
and replacement of any non U.S.-model seat belt components on vehicles 
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: August 12, 2010.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2010-20433 Filed 8-17-10; 8:45 am]
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