Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 35224-35225 [2014-14286]

Download as PDF 35224 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ROGUE WAVE is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Sport Fishing’’. Geographic Region: ‘‘Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama’’. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2014–0085 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 9, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–14355 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. MARAD–2014–0084] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel POPCORN; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2014–0084. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at http:// www.regulations.gov. or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR Part 388. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2014–14361 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. BILLING CODE 4910–81–P SUMMARY: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel POPCORN is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Uninspected Passenger Vessel and Sail Training (with 6 or less trainees) operations on all waters (inland lates, inland, near coastal, and oceans) of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Primary operation of the vessel is intended for Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe in the summer season, and the Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay in the winter. Future Sail Training operations may range as far as Washington State and Hawaii.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, and Hawaii’’. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2014–0084 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 9, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0054; Notice 1] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Ford Motor Company (Ford) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2010–2014 Transit Connect vehicles do not fully comply with paragraph S5.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Ford has filed an appropriate report dated March 31, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is July 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 118 / Thursday, June 19, 2014 / Notices 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: • Mail: Send comments 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. • Hand Deliver: Deliver comments by hand 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. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by: Logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Comments may also be faxed to (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 http:// 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 http://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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Ford’s Petition: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jun 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Ford submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Ford’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 174,453 Transit Connect vehicles built from March 20, 2009 through September 2, 2013 at the plant in Kocaeli, Turkey as well those built from August 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014 at the plant in Valencia, Spain. III. Noncompliance: Ford explains that the noncompliance is that subject vehicles do not fully meet the requirements of paragraph S5.1 of FMVSS No. 205 because the windshields installed in the vehicles do not include the ‘‘A↓S1’’ upper boundary markings specified in Section 7 of ANSI/SAE Z 26.1–1996 Marking of Safety Glazing Materials which is incorporated by reference in FMVSS No. 205. IV. Rule Requirements: FMVSS No. 205 incorporates ANSI Z26.1–1996 and other industry standards in paragraph S.5.1 by reference. Paragraph S6 of FMVSS No. 205 specifically requires manufacturers to mark the glazing material in accordance with Section 7 of ANSI Z26.1–1996 and to add other markings required by NHTSA. With respect to the subject noncompliance, Section 7 of ANSI Z26.1–1996 specifies that in addition to the item of glazing number and other required markings, the manufacturer shall include the ‘‘A↓S1’’ upper boundary which will identify the item of glazing, and the area that meets Test 2 of ANSI Z26.1 (1996). The direction of the arrow will point to the direction of the area that complies with Test 2 of ANSI Z26.1 (1996). V. Summary of Ford’s Analyses: Ford stated its belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: (A) The windshield glazing of the affected vehicles otherwise meets all marking and performance requirements of FMVSS No. 205 and ANSI Z26.1– 1996. Because all transparent sections of the affected glazing fully meet all of the applicable performance requirements, Ford does not believe the absence of the ‘‘A↓S1’’ upper boundary markings impact the ability of the glazing to satisfy the stated purpose or affect the performance of the glazing intended by FMVSS No. 205. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 35225 (B) No other related FMVSSs are affected. The vision zones used for all other related FMVSSs are all in clear areas of the glazing and the vehicles are fully compliant to FMVSS No. 103 Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems and FMVSS No. 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems. (C) The windshields are appropriately marked with the AS1 marking adjacent to the Manufacturer’s Trademark, as required by ANSI/SAE Z26.1–1996. (D) Ford made reference to a previous petition for inconsequential noncompliance that addressed labeling issues that NHTSA granted. Ford also stated that it is not aware of any field or owner complaints, accidents, or injuries attributed to this condition. Ford has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the noncompliance so that all future production vehicles will comply with FMVSS No. 205. In summation, Ford believes that the described noncompliance of the subject vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt Ford 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. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Ford no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Ford notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–14286 Filed 6–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0054; Notice 1]


Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of 
Inconsequential Noncompliance

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: Ford Motor Company (Ford) has determined that certain model 
year (MY) 2010-2014 Transit Connect vehicles do not fully comply with 
paragraph S5.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 
205, Glazing Materials. Ford has filed an appropriate report dated 
March 31, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance 
Responsibility and Reports.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is July 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, 
views,

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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:
     Mail: Send comments 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.
     Hand Deliver: Deliver comments by hand 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.
     Electronically: Submit comments electronically by: Logging 
onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. Comments may also be faxed to (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, 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.
    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 http://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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Ford's Petition: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) 
(see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), Ford submitted a petition 
for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 
U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is 
inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
    This notice of receipt of Ford's petition is published under 49 
U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or 
other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition.
    II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 174,453 Transit 
Connect vehicles built from March 20, 2009 through September 2, 2013 at 
the plant in Kocaeli, Turkey as well those built from August 1, 2013 
through February 28, 2014 at the plant in Valencia, Spain.
    III. Noncompliance: Ford explains that the noncompliance is that 
subject vehicles do not fully meet the requirements of paragraph S5.1 
of FMVSS No. 205 because the windshields installed in the vehicles do 
not include the ``A[darr]S1'' upper boundary markings specified in 
Section 7 of ANSI/SAE Z 26.1-1996 Marking of Safety Glazing Materials 
which is incorporated by reference in FMVSS No. 205.
    IV. Rule Requirements: FMVSS No. 205 incorporates ANSI Z26.1-1996 
and other industry standards in paragraph S.5.1 by reference. Paragraph 
S6 of FMVSS No. 205 specifically requires manufacturers to mark the 
glazing material in accordance with Section 7 of ANSI Z26.1-1996 and to 
add other markings required by NHTSA. With respect to the subject 
noncompliance, Section 7 of ANSI Z26.1-1996 specifies that in addition 
to the item of glazing number and other required markings, the 
manufacturer shall include the ``A[darr]S1'' upper boundary which will 
identify the item of glazing, and the area that meets Test 2 of ANSI 
Z26.1 (1996). The direction of the arrow will point to the direction of 
the area that complies with Test 2 of ANSI Z26.1 (1996).
    V. Summary of Ford's Analyses: Ford stated its belief that the 
subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety for 
the following reasons:
    (A) The windshield glazing of the affected vehicles otherwise meets 
all marking and performance requirements of FMVSS No. 205 and ANSI 
Z26.1-1996. Because all transparent sections of the affected glazing 
fully meet all of the applicable performance requirements, Ford does 
not believe the absence of the ``A[darr]S1'' upper boundary markings 
impact the ability of the glazing to satisfy the stated purpose or 
affect the performance of the glazing intended by FMVSS No. 205.
    (B) No other related FMVSSs are affected. The vision zones used for 
all other related FMVSSs are all in clear areas of the glazing and the 
vehicles are fully compliant to FMVSS No. 103 Windshield Defrosting and 
Defogging Systems and FMVSS No. 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing 
Systems.
    (C) The windshields are appropriately marked with the AS1 marking 
adjacent to the Manufacturer's Trademark, as required by ANSI/SAE 
Z26.1-1996.
    (D) Ford made reference to a previous petition for inconsequential 
noncompliance that addressed labeling issues that NHTSA granted.
    Ford also stated that it is not aware of any field or owner 
complaints, accidents, or injuries attributed to this condition.
    Ford has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the 
noncompliance so that all future production vehicles will comply with 
FMVSS No. 205.
    In summation, Ford believes that the described noncompliance of the 
subject vehicles is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that 
its petition, to exempt Ford 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.
    NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 
30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a 
determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers 
only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, 
to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance 
and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on 
this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Ford no longer 
controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. 
However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle 
distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for 
sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate 
commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Ford 
notified them that the subject noncompliance existed.

    Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: Delegations of authority at 
49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8)

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-14286 Filed 6-18-14; 8:45 am]
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