Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1999 Volkswagen Bora Passenger Cars Manufactured for Sale in the Europe Are Eligible for Importation, 5303-5305 [2012-2308]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2012 / Notices important message is stored and can be re-accessed by requesting a System Check. (4) The parking brake in the subject vehicle is set by pulling up on the parking brake handle, which is located on the center console adjacent to the gear shift lever. Thus the application of the parking brake is in full view of the operator. When the parking brake is engaged it illuminates the ISO symbol and should the operator proceed with the parking brake engaged, a warning message ‘‘PARK BRAKE APPLIED’’ and an initial audible chime will sound when the vehicle is driven at six miles per hour or greater for more than five seconds, in addition to the vehicle feedback of a lack of acceleration. The warning message will time out after ten seconds but a red ‘‘i’’ remains illuminated noting that an important message is stored and can be re-acessed by requesting a System Check. If the operator continues to drive with the parking brake engaged, after 30 seconds the warning message ‘‘PARK BRAKE APPLIED’’ will return, along with a warning chime. (5) In all cases the ISO symbol for the brake telltale illuminates and remains illuminated in accordance with the requirements of FMVSS No. 135. (6) Ford is unaware of any field or owner complaints regarding the issue of non compliant telltales. In summation, Ford believes that the described noncompliance of its vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt it from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited at the beginning of this notice and be submitted by any of the following methods: a. By mail addressed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. b. By hand delivery to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. c. Electronically: By logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https:// VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Feb 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Comments may also be faxed to 1–202– 493–2251. 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, selfaddressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Documents submitted to a docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). The petition, supporting materials, and all comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated below will be filed and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. DATES: Comment closing date: March 5, 2012. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Issued on: January 27, 2012. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2012–2307 Filed 2–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2011–0181, Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1999 Volkswagen Bora Passenger Cars Manufactured for Sale in the Europe Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5303 This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that nonconforming 1999 Volkswagen Bora passenger cars manufactured for sale in the Europe (nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora 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 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 1999 New Jetta passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. SUMMARY: The closing date for comments on the petition is March 5, 2012. 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 https://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 https://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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 5304 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2012 / Notices 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 https://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: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA ((202) 366–5308). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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, of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03–321) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which US SPECS believes are substantially similar are 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta passenger VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Feb 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 cars 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 compared non-U.S. certified nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars 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 nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars 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 nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars are identical to their U.S. certified counterparts with respect to compliance with 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, 106 Brake Hoses, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood Latch System, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 207 Seating Systems, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials. The petitioner also contends that the vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated: Standard No. 101 Controls Telltales, and Indicators: (a) Inscription of the word ‘‘brake’’ on the dash in place of the international ECE warning symbol; and (b) replacement of the speedometer with a unit reading in miles per hour, or modification of the existing speedometer so that it reads in miles per hour. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: installation of the following components on vehicles that are not already so equipped: (a) U.S.-model front sidemarker lamps; (b) U.S.-model headlamps; (c) U.S.-model tail lamps with integral rear side marker lamps; (d) U.S.-model high-mounted stop lamp; and (e) front and rear side-mounted reflex reflectors to meet the requirements of this standard. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less: installation 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 the existing mirror. Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: installation of a supplemental key warning buzzer, or installation or activation of U.S.-version software to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems: installation or activation of U.S.-version software in the vehicle’s computer system, or installation of a supplemental system to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact: replacement of non U.S.-model upper interior components with U.S.-model components to meet the requirements of this standard on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Standard No. 206 Door Locks and Door Retention Components: replacement of non U.S.-model door lock components with U.S.-model components on vehicles that are not already so equipped. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.conforming model seat belts, air bag control units, air bags, and sensors with U.S.-model components on vehicles that are not already so equipped; and (b) installation or activation of U.S.-version software, or installation of a supplemental system to ensure that the seat belt warning system meets the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 209 Seat Belt Assemblies: inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.certified model seat belts with U.S.model components. Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: inspection of all vehicles and installation of non U.S.model child restraint anchorage system components on vehicles not already not so equipped. Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: inspection of all vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.-model fuel system components with U.S.-model components. The petitioner additionally states that a vehicle identification plate must be affixed to the vehicles near the left windshield post to meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 565. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2012 / Notices 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: January 27, 2012. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2012–2308 Filed 2–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0283; Notice No. 12–2] Hazardous Materials: Special Permit and Approval Applicant Fitness Determinations; Public Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting to discuss Special Permit and Approval applicant fitness determinations. The public meeting, to be held on February 29, 2012, in Washington, DC, is intended to provide interested persons with an opportunity to submit oral comments and participate in discussions concerning the criteria used when determining an applicant’s minimum level of fitness. DATES: Public Meeting: Wednesday, February 29, 2012; starting at 1 p.m. and ending by 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. DOT Headquarters, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The main visitor’s entrance is located in the West Building, on New Jersey Avenue and M Street. Upon entering the lobby, visitors must report to the security desk. Visitors should indicate that they will be attending the Special Permit and Approval Applicant Fitness Determinations Public Meeting and wait to be escorted to the meeting location. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Feb 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 Notification: Any person wishing to participate in the public meeting should send an email to approvals@dot.gov and include their name and contact information (Organization/Address/ Telephone Number) no later than the close of business on February 22, 2012. Providing this information will facilitate the security screening process for entry into the building on the day of the meeting. Conference Call Capability/Live Meeting Information: Conference call-in and ‘‘live meeting’’ capability will be provided for this meeting. Specific information on the call-in and live meeting access will be posted when available at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ hazmat. Documentation: Copies of documents for the Special Permit and Approval Applicant Fitness Determinations Public Meeting and the meeting agenda will be posted by February 15, 2012, at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat. Comment Submission: Stakeholders may submit comments prior to, or after the February 29, 2012 public meeting, by identification of the docket number (PHMSA–2011–0283) by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–(202) 493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this public meeting notice at the beginning of the comment. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov or DOT’s Docket Operations Office (see Comment Submission). Mr. Arthur Pollack, Approvals and Permits Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5305 Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–4512 and arthur.pollack@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has the primary responsibility for the issuance of DOT special permits and approvals under the 49 CFR parts 100–185. A Special Permit is a document that authorizes a person to perform a function that is not otherwise permitted under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). An Approval is a written consent, including a competent authority approval, to perform a function that requires prior consent under the HMR. Applicants are required by the HMR to request an approval from PHMSA for the classification of explosives, fireworks, organic peroxides, and selfreactive materials. Approvals are also required when package design types vary from the design or test standards specified in the regulations and for persons performing certain activities requiring approval (e.g., visual cylinder re-qualifiers). An Approval can only be issued if there is a specific approval citation in the HMR. In accordance with 49 CFR 107.113(f), PHMSA may grant a special permit on a finding that an applicant is fit to conduct the activity authorized by the special permit. In accordance with 49 CFR 107.709(d), PHMSA may grant an approval on a finding that an applicant is fit to conduct the activity authorized by the approval. PHMSA may determine an applicant’s fitness through the information in the application, prior compliance history of the applicant, and other information available to the Associate Administrator. On August 19, 2010, PHMSA held a public meeting to provide for public participation in the discussion concerning the criteria used to determine an applicant’s minimum level of fitness. The meeting allowed interested parties to inform PHMSA of the concerns about its fitness evaluation process. Since the meeting, PHMSA has been working collaboratively and diligently with its partners in other DOT operating administrations to obtain the necessary fitness data to conduct accurate and efficient fitness determinations. PHMSA has in addition been working closely with its regulatory (modal) partners to deliver quantitative data that can be used to further develop an automated fitness review process. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2011-0181, Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
1999 Volkswagen Bora Passenger Cars Manufactured for Sale in the Europe 
Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 
nonconforming 1999 Volkswagen Bora passenger cars manufactured for sale 
in the Europe (nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora 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 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 
1999 New Jetta passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily 
altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is March 5, 2012.

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 https://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 https://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

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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 https://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: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA ((202) 366-5308).

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 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, of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03-321) 
has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 1999 European 
Volkswagen Bora passenger cars are eligible for importation into the 
United States. The vehicles which US SPECS believes are substantially 
similar are 1999 Volkswagen New Jetta passenger cars 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 compared non-U.S. certified 
nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars 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 nonconforming 1999 European 
Volkswagen Bora passenger cars 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 
nonconforming 1999 European Volkswagen Bora passenger cars are 
identical to their U.S. certified counterparts with respect to 
compliance with 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, 106 Brake Hoses, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood Latch 
System, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 124 Accelerator Control 
Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 202 Head Restraints, 204 
Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 207 
Seating Systems, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield 
Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 
Windshield Zone Intrusion, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials.
    The petitioner also contends that the vehicles are capable of being 
readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner 
indicated:
    Standard No. 101 Controls Telltales, and Indicators: (a) 
Inscription of the word ``brake'' on the dash in place of the 
international ECE warning symbol; and (b) replacement of the 
speedometer with a unit reading in miles per hour, or modification of 
the existing speedometer so that it reads in miles per hour.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: installation of the following components on vehicles that 
are not already so equipped: (a) U.S.-model front sidemarker lamps; (b) 
U.S.-model headlamps; (c) U.S.-model tail lamps with integral rear side 
marker lamps; (d) U.S.-model high-mounted stop lamp; and (e) front and 
rear side-mounted reflex reflectors to meet the requirements of this 
standard.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims for Motor Vehicles with a 
GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less: installation 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 the existing mirror.
    Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: installation of a supplemental 
key warning buzzer, or installation or activation of U.S.-version 
software to meet the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel 
Systems: installation or activation of U.S.-version software in the 
vehicle's computer system, or installation of a supplemental system to 
meet the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact: 
replacement of non U.S.-model upper interior components with U.S.-model 
components to meet the requirements of this standard on vehicles that 
are not already so equipped.
    Standard No. 206 Door Locks and Door Retention Components: 
replacement of non U.S.-model door lock components with U.S.-model 
components on vehicles that are not already so equipped.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: inspection of all 
vehicles and replacement of any non U.S.-conforming model seat belts, 
air bag control units, air bags, and sensors with U.S.-model components 
on vehicles that are not already so equipped; and (b) installation or 
activation of U.S.-version software, or installation of a supplemental 
system to ensure that the seat belt warning system meets the 
requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 209 Seat Belt Assemblies: inspection of all vehicles 
and replacement of any non U.S.-certified model seat belts with U.S.-
model components.
    Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: inspection of 
all vehicles and installation of non U.S.-model child restraint 
anchorage system components on vehicles not already not so equipped.
    Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: inspection of all vehicles 
and replacement of any non U.S.-model fuel system components with U.S.-
model components.
    The petitioner additionally states that a vehicle identification 
plate must be affixed to the vehicles near the left windshield post to 
meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 565.

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    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: January 27, 2012.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2012-2308 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]
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