Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation, 36867-36868 [2014-15210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices record keeping burden or record keeping cost from the information collection. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) Dated: June 25, 2014. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2014–15242 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0067] Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Grant of Petitions. AGENCY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles 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 originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards or because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. DATES: These decisions became effective on the dates specified in Annex A. ADDRESSES: For further information contact Mr. George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–5308). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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/or 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Where there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified motor vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits a nonconforming motor vehicle to be admitted into the United States if its safety features 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. NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough description of the petitions. Comments: No substantive comments were received in response to the petitions identified in Appendix A. NHTSA Decision: Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS, is either substantially similar to a motor vehicle manufactured for importation into and/ or sale in the United States, and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS or has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles: The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS–7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are specified in Annex A. PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36867 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.7; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. Annex A—Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation 1. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0103 Nonconforming Vehicles: 1992 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 1992 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65756 (November 1, 2013) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–562 (effective date December 16, 2013) 2. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0104 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2011–2012 BMW S1000RR Motorcycles Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2011–2012 BMW S1000RR Motorcycles Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65758 (November 1, 2013) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–563 (effective date December 16, 2013) 3. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0106 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles (Manufactured for the Mexican market) Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 16098 (March 24, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–564 (effective date May 9, 2014) 4. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0036 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2012 AHLM SPT 16–25 Trailers Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2012 AHLM SPT 16–25 Trailers the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65759 (November 1, 2013) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–55 (effective date December 13, 2013) 5. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0105 Nonconforming Vehicles: 1994 and 1997 Westfalia 14 ft Double Axle Cargo Trailers Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 1994 and 1997 Westfalia 14 ft Double Axle Cargo Trailers the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 36868 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 182 (January 2, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–56 (effective date February 18, 2014) 6. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0110 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006–2013 Honda NT700V (Deauville) Motorcycles Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2006– 2013 Honda NT700V (Deauville) Motorcycles the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 2505 (January 14, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–57 (effective date February 24, 2014) 7. Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0063 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 PT Gemala Saranaupaya 1600 Double Axle Trailers Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2001 PT Gemala Saranaupaya 1600 Double Axle Trailers the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 3470 (January 21, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–58 (effective date March 14, 2014) 8. Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0037 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007–2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2007–2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 21833 (April 17, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–566 (effective date June 3, 2014) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 9. Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0038 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 21835 (April 17, 2014) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–565 (effective date June 3, 2014) [FR Doc. 2014–15210 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary National Highway Traffic Safety attachments to the comments. If Administration comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0046; Notice 1] provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were Chrysler Group, LLC, Receipt of received, please enclose a stamped, selfPetition for Decision of addressed postcard with the comments. Inconsequential Noncompliance Note that all comments received will be AGENCY: National Highway Traffic posted without change to http:// Safety Administration (NHTSA), www.regulations.gov, including any Department of Transportation (DOT). personal information provided. ACTION: Receipt of Petition. Documents submitted to a docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and SUMMARY: Chrysler Group, LLC, times given above. The documents may (Chrysler), a wholly owned subsidiary also be viewed on the Internet at of Fiat S.p.A., has determined that http://www.regulations.gov by following certain model year (MY) 2014 Jeep the online instructions for accessing the Cherokee multipurpose passenger dockets. DOT’s complete Privacy Act vehicles (MPV), and MY 2013–2014 Statement is available for review in the Dodge Dart passenger cars (PC) do not Federal Register published on April 11, fully comply with paragraph S5.2.1 of 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays The petition, supporting materials, and paragraph S5.5.5 of FMVSS No. and all comments received before the 135,1 Light Vehicle Brake Systems. close of business on the closing date Chrysler has filed an appropriate report indicated below will be filed and will be dated March 4, 2014 pursuant to 49 CFR considered. All comments and part 573, Defect and Noncompliance supporting materials received after the Responsibility and Reports. closing date will also be filed and will DATES: The closing date for comments be considered to the extent possible. on the petition is July 30, 2014. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will be published ADDRESSES: Interested persons are in the Federal Register pursuant to the invited to submit written data, views, authority indicated below. and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: notice number cited at the beginning of I. Chrysler’s Petition: Pursuant to 49 this notice and be submitted by any of U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see the following methods: implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), • Mail: Send comments by mail Chrysler submitted a petition for an addressed to: U.S. Department of exemption from the notification and Transportation, Docket Operations, M– remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room Chapter 301 on the basis that this W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., noncompliance is inconsequential to Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Deliver: Deliver comments by motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of Chrysler’s hand to: U.S. Department of petition is published under 49 U.S.C. Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30118 and 30120 and does not represent 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the Washington, DC 20590. The Docket petition. Section is open on weekdays from 10 II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. approximately 411 MY 2014 Jeep • Electronically: Submit comments Cherokee MPV manufactured between electronically by: logging onto the June 17, 2013 and January 14, 2014 and Federal Docket Management System 22 MY 2013–2014 Dodge Dart PC (FDMS) Web site at http:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online manufactured between July 1, 2012 and December 13, 2013. instructions for submitting comments. Comments may also be faxed to (202) III. Noncompliance: Chrysler explains 493–2251. that the noncompliance is that the Comments must be written in the telltale used for Brake Warning and Park English language, and be no greater than Brake Warning is displayed using International Organization for 1 Subsequent to receiving Chrysler’s petition, Standardization (ISO) symbols instead NHTSA was notified by the petitioner that it had of the telltale symbol required by S5.2.1 inadvertently referred to FMVSS No. 105, a standard that does not apply to the subject vehicles, of FMVSS No. 101 and paragraph S5.5.5 in its petition. of FMVSS No. 135. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0067]


Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Grant of Petitions.

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SUMMARY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor 
vehicles 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 originally manufactured for sale in the United 
States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the 
safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to 
conform to the standards or because they have safety features that 
comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all 
applicable FMVSS.

DATES: These decisions became effective on the dates specified in Annex 
A.

ADDRESSES: For further information contact Mr. 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/or 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.
    Where there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified motor 
vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits a nonconforming motor vehicle 
to be admitted into the United States if its safety features 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.
    NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide 
whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for 
importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public 
comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in 
Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough 
description of the petitions.
    Comments: No substantive comments were received in response to the 
petitions identified in Appendix A.
    NHTSA Decision: Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA 
hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this 
notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all 
applicable FMVSS, is either substantially similar to a motor vehicle 
manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and 
certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is 
capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS or 
has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered 
to comply with, all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
    Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles: The importer of a 
vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form 
HS-7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number 
indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility 
numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are 
specified in Annex A.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (b)(1); 49 
CFR 593.7; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8.

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.

Annex A--Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for 
Importation

1. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0103

Nonconforming Vehicles: 1992 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger 
Vehicles
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 1992 Jeep Wrangler 
Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles
Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65756 (November 1, 2013)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-562 (effective date December 16, 2013)

2. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0104

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2011-2012 BMW S1000RR Motorcycles
Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2011-2012 BMW S1000RR 
Motorcycles
Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65758 (November 1, 2013)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-563 (effective date December 16, 2013)

3. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0106

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Multipurpose 
Passenger Vehicles (Manufactured for the Mexican market)
Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2011 Mitsubishi 
Outlander Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles
Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 16098 (March 24, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-564 (effective date May 9, 2014)

4. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0036

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2012 AHLM SPT 16-25 Trailers
Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2012 
AHLM SPT 16-25 Trailers the petitioner sought import eligibility under 
49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B).
Notice of Petition Published at: 78 FR 65759 (November 1, 2013)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-55 (effective date December 13, 2013)

5. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0105

Nonconforming Vehicles: 1994 and 1997 Westfalia 14 ft Double Axle Cargo 
Trailers
Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 1994 
and 1997 Westfalia 14 ft Double Axle Cargo Trailers the petitioner 
sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B).

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Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 182 (January 2, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-56 (effective date February 18, 2014)

6. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0110

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006-2013 Honda NT700V (Deauville) Motorcycles
Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2006-
2013 Honda NT700V (Deauville) Motorcycles the petitioner sought import 
eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B).
Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 2505 (January 14, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-57 (effective date February 24, 2014)

7. Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0063

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2001 PT Gemala Saranaupaya 1600 Double Axle 
Trailers
Because there are no substantially similar U.S.-certified version 2001 
PT Gemala Saranaupaya 1600 Double Axle Trailers the petitioner sought 
import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B).
Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 3470 (January 21, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-58 (effective date March 14, 2014)

8. Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0037

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars
Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2007-2010 Mercedes-Benz 
S Class Passenger Cars
Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 21833 (April 17, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-566 (effective date June 3, 2014)

9. Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0038

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class Passenger Cars
Substantially Similar U.S.-Certified Vehicles: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 
Class Passenger Cars
Notice of Petition Published at: 79 FR 21835 (April 17, 2014)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-565 (effective date June 3, 2014)

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