Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation, 30425-30426 [2011-12903]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices model year after MY 1996. The final rule became effective September 1, 2006. Prior to September 1, 2006, manufacturers were only allowed to petition NHTSA for high-theft vehicles lines. In its April 6, 2004 final rule, the agency amended part 543 to allow vehicle manufacturers to file petitions to exempt all vehicle lines that would become subject to parts-marking requirements beginning with the effective date of the final rule. As a result of this amendment, vehicle manufacturers are allowed to file petitions to exempt all vehicle lines that would become subject to the partsmarking requirements regardless of their theft status (high or low). There are approximately 27 vehicle manufacturers that could request an exemption (one exemption per manufacturer per model year), although 23 petitions for exemption from the parts-marking requirements were received by the agency for MYs 2011– 2013. This is an average of approximately 8 responses per year. NHTSA anticipates that this will remain the average number of yearly responses that will be received by the agency. NHTSA estimates that the average hours per submittal will be 226, for a total annual burden of 1,808. This is a decrease from the previous OMB inventory of 3,164 hours. NHTSA estimates that the cost associated with the burden hours is $36.62 per hour, for a total cost of approximately $66,209. Affected Public: Motor vehicle manufacturers. Estimated Total Annual Burden: NHTSA estimates that the vehicle manufacturers will incur a total annual reporting hour and cost burden of 1,808 hours and $66,209. There would be no additional cost to motor vehicle manufacturers that would require it to comply to this regulation. Issued on: May 19, 2011. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–12842 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0055; Notice 1] Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycles are eligible for importation. ACTION: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 June 23, 2011. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30425 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 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycles are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that US SPECS believes are substantially similar are 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycles that were manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 30426 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 101 / Wednesday, May 25, 2011 / Notices manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it carefully compared non-U.S. certified 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 2007–2011 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycles are identical to their U.S. certified counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 106 Brake Hoses, 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. 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) rear turn signal lamps; (e) stoplamp; (f) taillamp; and (g) license plate lamp. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: inspection of all vehicles, and installation of U.S.-model mirrors 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. Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: installation of a U.S.model speedometer/odometer unit and installation of a lighting control assembly mounted on the left-hand side of the handlebars to meet the requirements of this standard on vehicles that are not already so equipped. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 May 24, 2011 Jkt 223001 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: May 19, 2011. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2011–12903 Filed 5–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. DOT–NHTSA–2011–0057, Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Passenger Cars Manufactured Prior to September 1, 2006 are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS class passenger cars manufactured prior to September 1, 2006, 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 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 (the U.S.-certified version of the 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS class passenger cars manufactured prior to September 1, 2006,) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATE: The closing date for comments on the petition is June 24, 2011. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0055; Notice 1]


Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007-2011 
Suzuki GSX1300R Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for decision that nonconforming 
2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 
2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 June 23, 2011.

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 2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycles are eligible 
for importation into the United States. The vehicles that US SPECS 
believes are substantially similar are 2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 
motorcycles that were manufactured for sale in the United States and 
certified by their

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manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner claims that it carefully compared non-U.S. certified 
2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 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 2007-2011 Suzuki GSX1300R 
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 2007-
2011 Suzuki GSX1300R motorcycles are identical to their U.S. certified 
counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 106 Brake 
Hoses, 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. 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) 
rear turn signal lamps; (e) stoplamp; (f) taillamp; and (g) license 
plate lamp.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: inspection of all vehicles, and 
installation of U.S.-model mirrors 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.
    Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: installation of 
a U.S.-model speedometer/odometer unit and installation of a lighting 
control assembly mounted on the left-hand side of the handlebars to 
meet the requirements of this standard on vehicles that are not already 
so equipped.
    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: May 19, 2011.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2011-12903 Filed 5-24-11; 8:45 am]
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