Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2012 Lita GLE-6 Low-Speed Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation, 29808-29809 [2013-12069]

Download as PDF 29808 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / Notices 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, (425) 227– 2793, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, or Andrea Copeland, ARM–208, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; email andrea.copeland@faa.gov; (202) 267– 8081. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2013. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2013–0322. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Sections of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 25.981(a)(3) and 25.901(c). Description of Relief Sought: To allow installation of the improved fuel pump electrical connector independently of the Fault Current Detector (FCD) or conversely, to allow installation of the FCD independently of the improved electrical connector. The FCD will provide an overall fuel pump electrical circuit. It includes the fuel pump electrical connector and will provide protection against ignition sources as required by the Equivalent Level of Safety (ELOS) and § 25.901(c), Amendment 25–46. Boeing seeks this exemption until such time as both the FCD and the electrical connector are installed. Compliance to Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88 for the identified unsafe condition at a fuel system level will be achieved at that time. [FR Doc. 2013–12024 Filed 5–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Summary Notice No. PE–2013–20] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 May 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: 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 the 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 June 10, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2013–0238 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. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the 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: Katherine L. Haley, ARM–203, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591; email PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Katherine.L.Haley@faa.gov; (202) 493– 5708. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2013. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2013–0238. Petitioner: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 61.57(b). Description of Relief Sought: The relief sought would allow Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation to operate a BE–1900 (a type rated aircraft requiring one pilot crewmember by type certification) with a two-pilot flight crew that may not meet the night takeoff and landing experience requirements of § 61.57(b). Northrup Grumman Systems Corporation has requested the relief from § 61.57(b) by meeting the exception criteria found in § 61.57(e)(3), as appropriate with a two pilot crew. [FR Doc. 2013–12023 Filed 5–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0141, Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2012 Lita GLE–6 Low-Speed Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2012 Lita GLE–6 low-speed vehicles (LSV) 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 June 20, 2013. 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 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / Notices 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 May 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. US SPECS of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03–321) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2012 Lita GLE– 6 LSVs are eligible for importation into the United States. US SPECS believes these vehicles are capable of being modified to meet all applicable FMVSS. US SPECS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that while 2012 Lita GLE– 6 LSVs do not conform to any FMVSS as originally manufactured, they are capable of being altered to comply with all applicable FMVSS. Specifically, the petitioner contends that the nonconforming 2012 Lita GLE– 6 LSVs are capable of being readily altered to meet FMVSS No. 500 as follows: 1. Installation of headlights if not already so equipped. 2. Installation of turn signals if not already so equipped. 3. Installation of taillamps if not already so equipped. 4. Installation of stop lamps if not already so equipped. 5. Installation of reflex reflectors if the vehicle is not already so equipped. 6. Installation of driver and passenger mirrors if not already so equipped. 7. Installation of a parking brake if not already so equipped. 8. Installation of a windshield that meets the requirements of FMVSS No. 205 if not already so equipped. 9. Installation of Type 1 or Type 2 Seat belts that meet the requirements of FMVSS No. 209 at each designated seating position if not already so equipped. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29809 10. Every vehicle must be weighed. Any vehicle exceeding the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) limit for low speed vehicles (3,000 lbs.) must have a sufficient number of designated seating positions removed to bring the GVWR below that limit. 11. Every vehicle must be checked to ensure that it does not exceed the maximum (25 MPH) speed requirement. Any vehicle that does not meet the requirement must have its control system reprogrammed to ensure that the vehicle meets the maximum speed requirement. 12. Every vehicle must be checked to ensure that it can meet the minimum (20 mph) speed requirement. Any vehicle that does not meet the requirement must have its control system reprogramed to ensure that the vehicle meets the minimum speed requirement. In addition, the petitioner states that a vehicle identification number plate or label must be installed to meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 565 if the vehicle is not already so equipped. It should be noted that the publication of this notice is not an acknowledgment that the vehicle that is the subject of the petition, the 2012 Lita GLE–6, is a low speed vehicle. In addition, in NHTSA’s view, a vehicle that is not a low speed vehicle may not be converted to one by installing a governor (electronic or mechanical) or by removing weight such as by removing a seat, which may be reinstalled. The vehicle at issue is the 2012 Lita GLE–6. Comments are invited on these matters. 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 1.95 and 501.8. Issued on: May 14, 2013. Claude H. Harris, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0141, Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
2012 Lita GLE-6 Low-Speed Vehicles 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 
2012 Lita GLE-6 low-speed vehicles (LSV) 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 June 20, 2013.

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

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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.
    US SPECS of Havre de Grace, Maryland (Registered Importer 03-321) 
has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2012 Lita GLE-6 
LSVs are eligible for importation into the United States. US SPECS 
believes these vehicles are capable of being modified to meet all 
applicable FMVSS.
    US SPECS submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that while 2012 Lita GLE-6 LSVs do not conform to any FMVSS 
as originally manufactured, they are capable of being altered to comply 
with all applicable FMVSS.
    Specifically, the petitioner contends that the nonconforming 2012 
Lita GLE-6 LSVs are capable of being readily altered to meet FMVSS No. 
500 as follows:
    1. Installation of headlights if not already so equipped.
    2. Installation of turn signals if not already so equipped.
    3. Installation of taillamps if not already so equipped.
    4. Installation of stop lamps if not already so equipped.
    5. Installation of reflex reflectors if the vehicle is not already 
so equipped.
    6. Installation of driver and passenger mirrors if not already so 
equipped.
    7. Installation of a parking brake if not already so equipped.
    8. Installation of a windshield that meets the requirements of 
FMVSS No. 205 if not already so equipped.
    9. Installation of Type 1 or Type 2 Seat belts that meet the 
requirements of FMVSS No. 209 at each designated seating position if 
not already so equipped.
    10. Every vehicle must be weighed. Any vehicle exceeding the gross 
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) limit for low speed vehicles (3,000 lbs.) 
must have a sufficient number of designated seating positions removed 
to bring the GVWR below that limit.
    11. Every vehicle must be checked to ensure that it does not exceed 
the maximum (25 MPH) speed requirement. Any vehicle that does not meet 
the requirement must have its control system reprogrammed to ensure 
that the vehicle meets the maximum speed requirement.
    12. Every vehicle must be checked to ensure that it can meet the 
minimum (20 mph) speed requirement. Any vehicle that does not meet the 
requirement must have its control system reprogramed to ensure that the 
vehicle meets the minimum speed requirement.
    In addition, the petitioner states that a vehicle identification 
number plate or label must be installed to meet the requirements of 49 
CFR part 565 if the vehicle is not already so equipped.
    It should be noted that the publication of this notice is not an 
acknowledgment that the vehicle that is the subject of the petition, 
the 2012 Lita GLE-6, is a low speed vehicle. In addition, in NHTSA's 
view, a vehicle that is not a low speed vehicle may not be converted to 
one by installing a governor (electronic or mechanical) or by removing 
weight such as by removing a seat, which may be reinstalled. The 
vehicle at issue is the 2012 Lita GLE-6. Comments are invited on these 
matters.
    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 1.95 and 501.8.

    Issued on: May 14, 2013.
Claude H. Harris,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2013-12069 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]
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