Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation, 69539-69541 [2012-28069]

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PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2012–28059 Filed 11–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0151, Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars 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 nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 December 19, 2012. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 69540 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2012 / Notices 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: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–5308). pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Nov 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. (G&K), of Santa Ana, California (Registered Importer 90–007) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K believes are substantially similar are 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars to their U.S.-certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. G&K submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars are identical to their U.S.-certified counterparts with respect to compliance with Standard PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood Latch System, 114 Theft Protection, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118 PowerOperated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring 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, 209 Seat Belt Assemblies, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials. With regard to Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, the petition asserts: ‘‘All lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment are identical to those found in the U.S. Companion Model and therefore comply with the requirements of FMVSS 108.’’ Because the headlamp requirements in European and other foreign markets differ from those in the U.S., NHTSA is concerned that the headlamps on the vehicles that are the subject of the petition may not, in fact, have been originally manufactured to comply with all requirements of Standard No. 108. As a consequence, the agency is soliciting specific comments with respect to this issue. 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 brake failure indicator lamp 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2012 / Notices the required warning statement on the face of the existing mirror. Standard No. 208—Occupant Crash Protection: Petitioner claims that the passive restraint system hardware in the nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette is identical to that found on the U.S.certified 2007 Chevrolet Corvette, and has included a comparison of the advanced air bag component part numbers in its petition as proof. The petitioner also states that the software and firmware associated with the occupant protection system must be verified and updated with U.S.-version software as necessary to ensure that the system conforms to the standard. This may require the replacement of system components. The petitioner additionally states that it will provide any owner’s manual inserts that are required by this standard but not present in the vehicle. 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. 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), (a)(1)(B), and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.7; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Issued on: November 8, 2012. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2012–28069 Filed 11–16–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0167] Technical Report Evaluating the Effectiveness of Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) in Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:04 Nov 16, 2012 Jkt 229001 Request for comments on technical report. ACTION: This notice announces NHTSA’s publication of a Technical Report reviewing and evaluating its existing Safety Standard 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. The report’s title is: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of TPMS in Proper Tire Pressure Maintenance. DATES: Comments must be received no later than March 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Report: The technical report is available on the Internet for viewing in PDF format at http://wwwnrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811681.pdf. You may obtain a copy of the report free of charge by sending a self-addressed mailing label to Charles J. Kahane (NVS–431), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W53–312, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Comments: You may submit comments [identified by Docket Number NHTSA–2012–0167] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may call Docket Management at 202–366–9826. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the Procedural Matters section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Sivinski, Mathematical Statistician, Mathematical Analysis Division, NVS– 421, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Room W55–212, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–2740. Email: robert.sivinski@dot.gov. For information about NHTSA’s evaluations of the effectiveness of existing regulations and programs: You may see a list of published evaluation reports at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/ cats/listpublications.aspx?Id=226& SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69541 ShowBy=Category and if you click on any report you will be able to view it in PDF format. This report is an analysis of the data collected through the Tire Pressure Monitoring System-Special Study as it pertains to the effectiveness of TPMS in promoting proper tire inflation. The study was conducted in 2011, using a nationally representative sampling structure, based on the primary sampling units (PSUs) of the National Automotive Sampling System. NASS personnel collected 6,103 complete vehicle observations including tire pressure of all four tires. This survey found that 23.1 percent of the MY 2004– 2007 vehicles without TPMS had at least one severely underinflated tire as defined by FMVSS No. 138 (25% or more below the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire pressure), but only 11.8 percent of the MY 2004–2007 vehicles equipped with TPMS had a severely underinflated tire. Based on these results, the presence of TPMS on a vehicle of model years 2004 to 2007 is estimated to result in a 55.6-percent reduction in the likelihood that the vehicle will have one or more severely underinflated tires as defined by FMVSS No. 138. It is also estimated to result in a 30.7-percent reduction in the likelihood that the vehicle will have one or more tires that are overinflated by 25 percent or more above the manufacturer’s recommended cold tire pressure. During the first eight years of operation TPMS is estimated to save a typical passenger car 9.32 gallons of fuel and a typical LTV 27.89 gallons of fuel. During 2011 TPMS is estimated to have saved $511 million across the vehicle fleet through reduced fuel consumption. NHTSA plans to conduct further research to determine the effect of TPMS on the incidence of tire-related crashes and injuries. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Procedural Matters How can I influence NHTSA’s thinking on this subject? NHTSA welcomes public review of the technical report. NHTSA will submit to the Docket a response to the comments and, if appropriate, will supplement or revise the report. How do I prepare and submit comments? Your comments must be written and in English. To ensure that your comments are correctly filed in the Docket, please include the Docket number of this document (NHTSA– 2012–0167) in your comments. E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0151, Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
2007 Chevrolet Corvette Passenger Cars 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 
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 December 19, 
2012.

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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: 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.
    G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. (G&K), of Santa Ana, California 
(Registered Importer 90-007) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars are eligible for 
importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K believes are 
substantially similar are 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 Chevrolet Corvette passenger cars to their U.S.-
certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially 
similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS.
    G&K submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate 
that non-U.S. certified 2007 Chevrolet Corvette 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 2007 
Chevrolet Corvette 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, 108 Lamps, 
Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 
113 Hood Latch System, 114 Theft Protection, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake 
Fluids, 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems, 
124 Accelerator Control Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138 
Tire Pressure Monitoring 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, 209 Seat Belt Assemblies, 210 Seat 
Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact 
Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 
225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, and 302 Flammability of Interior 
Materials.
    With regard to Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and 
Associated Equipment, the petition asserts: ``All lamps, reflective 
devices and associated equipment are identical to those found in the 
U.S. Companion Model and therefore comply with the requirements of 
FMVSS 108.'' Because the headlamp requirements in European and other 
foreign markets differ from those in the U.S., NHTSA is concerned that 
the headlamps on the vehicles that are the subject of the petition may 
not, in fact, have been originally manufactured to comply with all 
requirements of Standard No. 108. As a consequence, the agency is 
soliciting specific comments with respect to this issue.
    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 brake failure indicator lamp 
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. 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

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the required warning statement on the face of the existing mirror.
    Standard No. 208--Occupant Crash Protection: Petitioner claims that 
the passive restraint system hardware in the nonconforming 2007 
Chevrolet Corvette is identical to that found on the U.S.-certified 
2007 Chevrolet Corvette, and has included a comparison of the advanced 
air bag component part numbers in its petition as proof. The petitioner 
also states that the software and firmware associated with the occupant 
protection system must be verified and updated with U.S.-version 
software as necessary to ensure that the system conforms to the 
standard. This may require the replacement of system components.
    The petitioner additionally states that it will provide any owner's 
manual inserts that are required by this standard but not present in 
the vehicle.
    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.
    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), (a)(1)(B), and (b)(1); 49 
CFR 593.7; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8.

    Issued on: November 8, 2012.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
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