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The new rules provide that claims in the amount of $50,000 or less will be decided by a Small Claims Officer appointed by the Commission’s Chief Administrative Law Judge. List of Subjects in 46 CFR Part 502 Administrative practice and procedure, Claims, Equal access to justice, Investigations, Lawyers, Maritime carriers, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Federal Maritime Commission amends 46 CFR Part 502, Subpart S as follows: 46715 Exhibit No. 1 to Subpart S of Part 502 [Amended] 4. Amend Exhibit No. 1 to Subpart S, paragraph VII, by removing the reference ‘‘Settlement Officer’’ and adding the reference ‘‘Small Claims Officer’’ in its place. ■ Exhibit No. 2 to Subpart S of Part 502 [Amended] 5. Amend Exhibit No. 2 to Subpart S, by removing the reference ‘‘Settlement Officer’’ and adding the reference ‘‘Small Claims Officer’’ in its place. ■ By the Commission. Karen V. Gregory, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–18917 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PART 502—RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1. The authority citation for part 502 continues to read as follows: 49 CFR Part 541 ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 504, 551, 552, 553, 556(c), 559, 561–569, 571–596; 5 U.S.C. 571– 584; 18 U.S.C. 207; 28 U.S.C. 2112(a); 31 U.S.C. 9701; 46 U.S.C. 305, 40103–40104, 40304, 40306, 40501–40503, 40701–40706, 41101–41109, 41301–41309, 44101–44106; E.O. 11222 of May 8, 1965. Subpart S—Informal Procedure for Adjudication of Small Claims 2. Revise § 502.301(b) to read as follows: ■ § 502.301 Statement of policy. * * * * * (b) With the consent of both parties, claims filed under this subpart in the amount of $50,000 or less will be decided by a Small Claims Officer appointed by the Federal Maritime Commission’s Chief Administrative Law Judge, without the necessity of formal proceedings under the rules of this part. Authority to issue decisions under this subpart is delegated to the appointed Small Claims Officer. * * * * * § 502.304 [Amended] 3. Amend § 502.304 by: a. In paragraphs (a), (d), (e), (g), and (h) removing the reference ‘‘Settlement Officer’’ and adding the reference ‘‘Small Claims Officer’’ in its place; and ■ b. In paragraphs (g) and (h) removing the reference ‘‘Settlement Officer’s’’ and adding the reference ‘‘Small Claims Officer’s’’ in its place. ■ ■ PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0059] RIN 2127–AL50 Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2015 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule announces NHTSA’s determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2015 light duty truck lines subject to the parts-marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high-theft or because they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria. DATES: The amendment made by this final rule is effective August 11, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Consumer Standards Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, West Building, 1200 New SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11AUR1.SGM 11AUR1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 46716 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Jersey Avenue SE., (NVS–131, Room W43–302) Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor’s telephone number is (202) 366–4807. Her fax number is (202) 493– 0073. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The theft prevention standard (49 CFR Part 541) applies to (1) all passenger car lines; (2) all multipurpose passenger vehicle (MPV) lines with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 6,000 pounds or less; (3) low-theft light-duty truck (LDT) lines with a GVWR of 6,000 pounds or less that have major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger car or MPV lines; and (4) high-theft LDT lines with a GVWR of 6,000 pounds or less. The purpose of the theft prevention standard is to reduce the incidence of motor vehicle theft by facilitating the tracing and recovery of parts from stolen vehicles. The standard seeks to facilitate such tracing by requiring that vehicle identification numbers (VINs), VIN derivative numbers, or other symbols be placed on major component vehicle parts. The theft prevention standard requires motor vehicle manufacturers to inscribe or affix VINs onto covered original equipment major component parts, and to inscribe or affix a symbol identifying the manufacturer and a common symbol identifying the replacement component parts for those original equipment parts, on all vehicle lines subject to the requirements of the standard. Section 33104(d) provides that once a line has become subject to the theft prevention standard, the line remains subject to the requirements of the standard unless it is exempted under § 33106. Section 33106 provides that a manufacturer may petition annually to have one vehicle line exempted from the requirements of § 33104, if the line is equipped with an antitheft device meeting certain conditions as standard equipment. The exemption is granted if NHTSA determines that the antitheft device is likely to be as effective as compliance with the theft prevention standard in reducing and deterring motor vehicle thefts. The agency annually publishes the names of those LDT lines that have been determined to be high theft pursuant to 49 CFR Part 541, those LDT lines that have been determined to have major parts that are interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger car or MPV lines and those vehicle lines that are exempted from the theft prevention standard under section 33104. Appendix A to Part 541 identifies those LDT lines that are or will be subject to the theft prevention VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 standard beginning in a given model year. Appendix A–I to Part 541 identifies those vehicle lines that are or have been exempted from the theft prevention standard. For MY 2015, there are no new LDT lines that will be subject to the theft prevention standard in accordance with the procedures published in 49 CFR Part 542. Therefore, Appendix A does not need to be amended. For MY 2015, the list of lines that have been exempted by the agency from the parts-marking requirements of Part 541 is amended to include nine vehicle lines newly exempted in full. The ten exempted vehicle lines are the BMW X4, Chrysler 200, Ford Fiesta, Subaru WRX, Cadillac SRX, Honda Accord, Jaguar Land Rover Discovery Sport, Nissan NV200 Taxi, Toyota Highlander and the Volkswagen Audi Q3. Subsequent to publishing the July 23, 2013 final rule (See 78 FR 44030), the agency also granted two petitions for exemption in full to Porsche Cars North America, Inc., and Tesla Motors, Inc., for the Macan and Model X vehicle lines respectively, beginning with their MY 2014 vehicles. We note that the agency also removes from the list being published in the Federal Register each year certain vehicles lines that have been discontinued more than 5 years ago. Therefore, the agency is removing the Mercury Sable, Ford Taurus X, Saturn Aura, Kia Amanti, and the Suzuki XL–7 vehicle lines from the Appendix A–I listing. The agency will continue to maintain a comprehensive database of all exemptions on our Web site. However, we believe that re-publishing a list containing vehicle lines that have not been in production for a considerable period of time is unnecessary. The vehicle lines listed as being exempt from the standard have previously been exempted in accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR Part 543 and 49 U.S.C., 33106. Therefore, NHTSA finds for good cause that notice and opportunity for comment on these listings are unnecessary. Further, public comment on the listing of selections and exemptions is not contemplated by 49 U.S.C. Chapter 331. For the same reasons, since this revised listing only informs the public of previous agency actions and does not impose additional obligations on any party, NHTSA finds for good cause that the amendment made by this notice should be effective as soon as it is published in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Regulatory Impacts A. Executive Order 12866 and DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735, October 4, 1993), provides for making determinations whether a regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and therefore subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and to the requirements of the Executive Order. The Order defines a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as one that is likely to result in a rule that may: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or State, local, or Tribal governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in the Executive Order. This final rule was not reviewed under Executive Order 12866. It is not significant within the meaning of the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures. It will not impose any new burdens on vehicle manufacturers. This document informs the public of previously granted exemptions. Since the only purpose of this final rule is to inform the public of previous actions taken by the agency no new costs or burdens will result. B. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) requires agencies to evaluate the potential effects of their rules on small businesses, small organizations and small governmental jurisdictions. I have considered the effects of this rulemaking action under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and certify that it would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. As noted above, the effect of this final rule is only to inform the public of agency’s previous actions. C. National Environmental Policy Act NHTSA has analyzed this final rule for the purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act. The agency has determined that implementation of this action will not have any significant E:\FR\FM\11AUR1.SGM 11AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Rules and Regulations impact on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, no environmental assessment is required. D. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) The agency has analyzed this rulemaking in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132 and has determined that it does not have sufficient federal implications to warrant consultation with State and local officials or the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement. E. Unfunded Mandates Act The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires agencies to prepare a written assessment of the costs, benefits and other effects of proposed or final rules that include a Federal mandate likely to result in the expenditure by State, local or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of more than $100 million annually ($120.7 million as adjusted annually for inflation with base year of 1995). The assessment may be combined with other assessments, as it is here. This final rule will not result in expenditures by State, local or tribal governments or automobile manufacturers and/or their suppliers of more than $120.7 million annually. This document informs the public of previously granted exemptions. Since the only purpose of this final rule is to inform the public of previous actions taken by the agency, no new costs or burdens will result. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES F. Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform) Pursuant to Executive Order 12988, ‘‘Civil Justice Reform’’,1 the agency has considered whether this final rule has any retroactive effect. We conclude that it would not have such an effect. In accordance with § 33118 when the Theft Prevention Standard is in effect, a State or political subdivision of a State may not have a different motor vehicle theft prevention standard for a motor vehicle or major replacement part. 49 U.S.C. 33117 provides that judicial review of this rule may be obtained pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 32909. Section 32909 does not require submission of a petition for reconsideration or other administrative proceedings before parties may file suit in court. reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This rule does not impose any new information collection requirements on manufacturers. List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 541 Administrative practice and procedure, Labeling, Motor vehicles, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, 49 CFR Part 541 is amended as follows: PART 541—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 541 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33101, 33102, 33103, 33104, 33105 and 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. HONDA ........ 2. In part 541, Appendix A–I is revised to read as follows: HYUNDAI ..... ■ Appendix A–I to Part 541—Lines With Antitheft Devices Which Are Exempted From the Parts-Marking Requirements of This Standard Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 543 Manufacturer BMW ............ CHRYSLER .. FORD MOTOR CO. G. Paperwork Reduction Act The Department of Transportation has not submitted an information collection request to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork 1 See 61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 Manufacturer GENERAL MOTORS. PO 00000 Frm 00053 JAGUAR ....... Subject lines MINI. X1. X3. X4.1 X5. Z4. 1 Car Line. 3 Car Line. 4 Car Line. 5 Car Line. 6 Car Line. 7 Car Line. 300C. Jeep Cherokee. Fiat 500. Town and Country MPV. Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep Patriot. Jeep Wrangler. Dodge Charger. Dodge Challenger. Dodge Dart. Dodge Journey. Dodge Magnum (2008). C-Maxx. KIA ............... MASERATI ... MAZDA ......... MERCEDESBENZ. Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11AUR1.SGM Subject lines Buick LaCrosse. Buick Verano. Cadillac ATS. Cadillac CTS. Cadillac DTS/Deville. Cadillac SRX.1 Cadillac XTS/Deville. Chevrolet Camaro. Chevrolet Cobalt (2005– 2010). Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet Cruze. Chevrolet Equinox. Chevrolet Impala/Monte Carlo. Chevrolet Malibu. Chevrolet Sonic. GMC Terrain. Pontiac G6. Saturn Aura. Accord.1 Civic. Acura TL. Azera. Genesis. Equus (originally codenamed VI). F-Type. XJ. XK. Land Rover Discovery Sport.1 Land Rover LR2. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. Amanti. Quattroporte. 2. 3. 5. 6. CX–5. CX–7. CX–9. MX–5 Miata. Tribute. smart USA fortwo. SL-Line Chassis (SL-Class). (the models within this line are): SL550. SL55. SL 63/AMG. SL 65/AMG. SLK-Line Chassis (SLKClass). (the models within this line are): SLK 250. SLK 300. SLK 350. SLK 55 AMG. S-Line Chassis (S-Class/CLClass). (the models within this line are): S450. S500. S550. S600. S55. S63 AMG. S65 AMG. CL55. Edge. Escape. Explorer. Fiesta.1 Focus. Fusion. Lincoln Town Car. Mustang. Mercury Mariner. Mercury Grand Marquis. Mercury Sable. Taurus. Taurus X. Buick Lucerne. Fmt 4700 46717 11AUR1 46718 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Manufacturer Subject lines MITSUBISHI CL65. CL500. CL550. CL600. NGCC Chassis Line (CLAClass). (the models within this line are): CLA250. CLA250 4MATIC. CLA45 4MATIC AMG. C-Line Chassis (C-Class/CLK/ GLK-Class). (the models within this line are): C63 AMG. C240. C250. C300. C350. CLK 350. CLK 550. CLK 63AMG. GLK250. GLK350. E-Line Chassis (E-Class/CLS Class). (the models within this line are): E55. E63 AMG. E320 BLUETEC. E350 BLUETEC. E320/E320DT CDi. E350/E500/E550. E400 HYBRID. CLS500/CLS55. Eclipse. Endeavor. Galant. iMiEV. Lancer. Outlander. Outlander Sport. Mirage. Altima. Cube. Juke. Leaf. Maxima. Murano. NV200 Taxi.1 Pathfinder. Quest. Rogue. Sentra. Versa (2008–2011). Versa Hatchback. Versa Note. Infiniti G (2003–2013). Infiniti Q50/60.3 Infiniti QX60. Infiniti M. Infiniti Q70.4 911. Boxster/Cayman. Macan.2 Panamera. 9–3. 9–5. Forester. Impreza. Legacy. B9 Tribeca. NISSAN ........ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES PORSCHE ... SAAB ............ SUBARU ...... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:09 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 Manufacturer SUZUKI ........ TESLA .......... TOYOTA ...... VOLKSWAGEN. VOLVO ......... Subject lines Outback. WRX.1 XV Crosstrek. Kizashi. XL–7. Model S. Model X.2 Camry. Corolla. Highlander.1 Lexus ES. Lexus GS. Lexus LS. Lexus SC. Prius. RAV4. Audi A3. 1 Granted an exemption from the parts marking requirements beginning with MY 2015. 2 Granted an exemption from the parts marking requirements beginning with MY 2014. 3 The nameplate for the Infiniti G vehicle line was changed to the Infiniti Q50/60 vehicle line beginning with MY 2014. 4 The nameplate for the Infiniti M was changed to the Infiniti Q70 beginning with MY 2014. Under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95. David M. Hines, Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2014–18663 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 648 [Docket No. 130903775–4276–02] RIN 0648–XD378 Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries; Closure of the 2014 Trimester 2 Directed Longfin Squid Fishery National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 NMFS announces that the 2014 Trimester 2 longfin squid fishery is closed. Vessels issued a commercial Federal moratorium longfin squid permit may not possess or land more than an incidental amount of longfin squid for the remainder of Trimester 2. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding its Trimester 2 quota and to allow for effective management of the stock. Regulations governing the longfin squid fishery require publication of this notification to advise permit holders that the fishery is closed. DATES: Effective 0001 hours, August 11, 2014, through 2400 hours, August 31, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Christopher, Supervisory Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9288, Fax 978– 281–9135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations governing the longfin squid fisheries are found at 50 CFR part 648. The regulations require specifications for maximum sustainable yield, initial optimum yield, allowable biological catch (ABC), domestic annual harvest (DAH), domestic annual processing, joint venture processing, and total allowable levels of foreign fishing for the species managed under the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The procedures for setting the annual initial specifications are described in § 648.22. The longfin squid DAH for the 2014 fishing year (FY) is 21,810 mt, and is allocated into three trimesters: Trimester 1 (January 1–April 30) is allocated 43 percent of the quota (9,378 mt); Trimester 2 (May 1–August 31) is allocated 17 percent of the quota (3,708 mt); and Trimester 3 (September 1– December 31) is allocated 40 percent of the quota (8,724 mt) (79 FR 18834, April 4, 2014). Due to an underharvest of quota in Trimester 1, NMFS adjusted the Trimester 2 quota from the initial quota of 3,708 mt to a new quota of 5,562 mt. Section 648.24 requires NMFS to close the directed longfin squid fishery in the EEZ, and reduce the possession limit for moratorium longfin squid permit holders, when 90 percent of the Trimester 2 quota (5,006 mt) is projected to be harvested. NMFS is required to notify the Executive Directors of the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils; mail notification of the directed closure and subsequent possession limit SUMMARY: Audi A4. A4 Allroad MPV. Audi A6. Audi A8. Audi Q3.1 Audi Q5. Beetle. Eos. Golf/Rabbit/GTI/R. Jetta. New Beetle (renamed ‘‘Beetle’’ in MY 2012). Passat. Tiguan. S60. AGENCY: Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Temporary rule; closure. E:\FR\FM\11AUR1.SGM 11AUR1

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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 541

[Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0059]
RIN 2127-AL50


Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 
2015 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This 
Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2015

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are 
no new model year (MY) 2015 light duty truck lines subject to the 
parts-marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft 
prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to 
be high-theft or because they have a majority of interchangeable parts 
with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also 
identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from 
the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with 
antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria.

DATES: The amendment made by this final rule is effective August 11, 
2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Consumer 
Standards Division, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and 
Consumer Programs, NHTSA, West Building, 1200 New

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Jersey Avenue SE., (NVS-131, Room W43-302) Washington, DC 20590. Ms. 
Proctor's telephone number is (202) 366-4807. Her fax number is (202) 
493-0073.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The theft prevention standard (49 CFR Part 
541) applies to (1) all passenger car lines; (2) all multipurpose 
passenger vehicle (MPV) lines with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 
of 6,000 pounds or less; (3) low-theft light-duty truck (LDT) lines 
with a GVWR of 6,000 pounds or less that have major parts that are 
interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger 
car or MPV lines; and (4) high-theft LDT lines with a GVWR of 6,000 
pounds or less.
    The purpose of the theft prevention standard is to reduce the 
incidence of motor vehicle theft by facilitating the tracing and 
recovery of parts from stolen vehicles. The standard seeks to 
facilitate such tracing by requiring that vehicle identification 
numbers (VINs), VIN derivative numbers, or other symbols be placed on 
major component vehicle parts. The theft prevention standard requires 
motor vehicle manufacturers to inscribe or affix VINs onto covered 
original equipment major component parts, and to inscribe or affix a 
symbol identifying the manufacturer and a common symbol identifying the 
replacement component parts for those original equipment parts, on all 
vehicle lines subject to the requirements of the standard.
    Section 33104(d) provides that once a line has become subject to 
the theft prevention standard, the line remains subject to the 
requirements of the standard unless it is exempted under Sec.  33106. 
Section 33106 provides that a manufacturer may petition annually to 
have one vehicle line exempted from the requirements of Sec.  33104, if 
the line is equipped with an antitheft device meeting certain 
conditions as standard equipment. The exemption is granted if NHTSA 
determines that the antitheft device is likely to be as effective as 
compliance with the theft prevention standard in reducing and deterring 
motor vehicle thefts.
    The agency annually publishes the names of those LDT lines that 
have been determined to be high theft pursuant to 49 CFR Part 541, 
those LDT lines that have been determined to have major parts that are 
interchangeable with a majority of the covered major parts of passenger 
car or MPV lines and those vehicle lines that are exempted from the 
theft prevention standard under section 33104. Appendix A to Part 541 
identifies those LDT lines that are or will be subject to the theft 
prevention standard beginning in a given model year. Appendix A-I to 
Part 541 identifies those vehicle lines that are or have been exempted 
from the theft prevention standard.
    For MY 2015, there are no new LDT lines that will be subject to the 
theft prevention standard in accordance with the procedures published 
in 49 CFR Part 542. Therefore, Appendix A does not need to be amended.
    For MY 2015, the list of lines that have been exempted by the 
agency from the parts-marking requirements of Part 541 is amended to 
include nine vehicle lines newly exempted in full. The ten exempted 
vehicle lines are the BMW X4, Chrysler 200, Ford Fiesta, Subaru WRX, 
Cadillac SRX, Honda Accord, Jaguar Land Rover Discovery Sport, Nissan 
NV200 Taxi, Toyota Highlander and the Volkswagen Audi Q3.
    Subsequent to publishing the July 23, 2013 final rule (See 78 FR 
44030), the agency also granted two petitions for exemption in full to 
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., and Tesla Motors, Inc., for the Macan 
and Model X vehicle lines respectively, beginning with their MY 2014 
vehicles.
    We note that the agency also removes from the list being published 
in the Federal Register each year certain vehicles lines that have been 
discontinued more than 5 years ago. Therefore, the agency is removing 
the Mercury Sable, Ford Taurus X, Saturn Aura, Kia Amanti, and the 
Suzuki XL-7 vehicle lines from the Appendix A-I listing. The agency 
will continue to maintain a comprehensive database of all exemptions on 
our Web site. However, we believe that re-publishing a list containing 
vehicle lines that have not been in production for a considerable 
period of time is unnecessary.
    The vehicle lines listed as being exempt from the standard have 
previously been exempted in accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR 
Part 543 and 49 U.S.C., 33106. Therefore, NHTSA finds for good cause 
that notice and opportunity for comment on these listings are 
unnecessary. Further, public comment on the listing of selections and 
exemptions is not contemplated by 49 U.S.C. Chapter 331. For the same 
reasons, since this revised listing only informs the public of previous 
agency actions and does not impose additional obligations on any party, 
NHTSA finds for good cause that the amendment made by this notice 
should be effective as soon as it is published in the Federal Register.

Regulatory Impacts

A. Executive Order 12866 and DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures

    Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' (58 FR 
51735, October 4, 1993), provides for making determinations whether a 
regulatory action is ``significant'' and therefore subject to Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) review and to the requirements of the 
Executive Order. The Order defines a ``significant regulatory action'' 
as one that is likely to result in a rule that may:
    (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or 
adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the 
economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or State, local, or Tribal governments or 
communities;
    (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
    (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs or the rights and obligations of recipients 
thereof; or
    (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth in 
the Executive Order.
    This final rule was not reviewed under Executive Order 12866. It is 
not significant within the meaning of the DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures. It will not impose any new burdens on vehicle 
manufacturers. This document informs the public of previously granted 
exemptions. Since the only purpose of this final rule is to inform the 
public of previous actions taken by the agency no new costs or burdens 
will result.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
requires agencies to evaluate the potential effects of their rules on 
small businesses, small organizations and small governmental 
jurisdictions. I have considered the effects of this rulemaking action 
under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and certify that it would not have 
a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. As noted above, the effect of this final rule is only to 
inform the public of agency's previous actions.

C. National Environmental Policy Act

    NHTSA has analyzed this final rule for the purposes of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. The agency has determined that implementation 
of this action will not have any significant

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impact on the quality of the human environment. Accordingly, no 
environmental assessment is required.

D. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    The agency has analyzed this rulemaking in accordance with the 
principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132 and has 
determined that it does not have sufficient federal implications to 
warrant consultation with State and local officials or the preparation 
of a federalism summary impact statement.

E. Unfunded Mandates Act

    The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 requires agencies to 
prepare a written assessment of the costs, benefits and other effects 
of proposed or final rules that include a Federal mandate likely to 
result in the expenditure by State, local or tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or by the private sector, of more than $100 million annually 
($120.7 million as adjusted annually for inflation with base year of 
1995). The assessment may be combined with other assessments, as it is 
here.
    This final rule will not result in expenditures by State, local or 
tribal governments or automobile manufacturers and/or their suppliers 
of more than $120.7 million annually. This document informs the public 
of previously granted exemptions. Since the only purpose of this final 
rule is to inform the public of previous actions taken by the agency, 
no new costs or burdens will result.

F. Executive Order 12988 (Civil Justice Reform)

    Pursuant to Executive Order 12988, ``Civil Justice Reform'',\1\ the 
agency has considered whether this final rule has any retroactive 
effect. We conclude that it would not have such an effect. In 
accordance with Sec.  33118 when the Theft Prevention Standard is in 
effect, a State or political subdivision of a State may not have a 
different motor vehicle theft prevention standard for a motor vehicle 
or major replacement part. 49 U.S.C. 33117 provides that judicial 
review of this rule may be obtained pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 32909. 
Section 32909 does not require submission of a petition for 
reconsideration or other administrative proceedings before parties may 
file suit in court.
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    \1\ See 61 FR 4729, February 7, 1996.
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G. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Department of Transportation has not submitted an information 
collection request to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork 
reduction Act of 1995 (Pub.L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This rule 
does not impose any new information collection requirements on 
manufacturers.

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 541

    Administrative practice and procedure, Labeling, Motor vehicles, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    In consideration of the foregoing, 49 CFR Part 541 is amended as 
follows:

PART 541--[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for part 541 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33101, 33102, 33103, 33104, 33105 and 
33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.


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2. In part 541, Appendix A-I is revised to read as follows:

Appendix A-I to Part 541--Lines With Antitheft Devices Which Are 
Exempted From the Parts-Marking Requirements of This Standard Pursuant 
to 49 CFR Part 543

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           Manufacturer                        Subject lines
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BMW..............................   MINI.
                                   X1.
                                   X3.
                                   X4.\1\
                                   X5.
                                   Z4.
                                   1 Car Line.
                                   3 Car Line.
                                   4 Car Line.
                                   5 Car Line.
                                   6 Car Line.
                                   7 Car Line.
CHRYSLER.........................  300C.
                                   Jeep Cherokee.
                                   Fiat 500.
                                   Town and Country MPV.
                                   Jeep Grand Cherokee.
                                   Jeep Patriot.
                                   Jeep Wrangler.
                                   Dodge Charger.
                                   Dodge Challenger.
                                   Dodge Dart.
                                   Dodge Journey.
                                   Dodge Magnum (2008).
FORD MOTOR CO....................  C-Maxx.
                                   Edge.
                                   Escape.
                                   Explorer.
                                   Fiesta.\1\
                                   Focus.
                                   Fusion.
                                   Lincoln Town Car.
                                   Mustang.
                                   Mercury Mariner.
                                   Mercury Grand Marquis.
                                   Mercury Sable.
                                   Taurus.
                                   Taurus X.
GENERAL MOTORS...................  Buick Lucerne.
                                   Buick LaCrosse.
                                   Buick Verano.
                                   Cadillac ATS.
                                   Cadillac CTS.
                                   Cadillac DTS/Deville.
                                   Cadillac SRX.\1\
                                   Cadillac XTS/Deville.
                                   Chevrolet Camaro.
                                   Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2010).
                                   Chevrolet Corvette.
                                   Chevrolet Cruze.
                                   Chevrolet Equinox.
                                   Chevrolet Impala/Monte Carlo.
                                   Chevrolet Malibu.
                                   Chevrolet Sonic.
                                   GMC Terrain.
                                   Pontiac G6.
                                   Saturn Aura.
HONDA............................  Accord.\1\
                                   Civic.
                                   Acura TL.
HYUNDAI..........................  Azera.
                                   Genesis.
                                   Equus (originally codenamed VI).
JAGUAR...........................  F-Type.
                                   XJ.
                                   XK.
                                   Land Rover Discovery Sport.\1\
                                   Land Rover LR2.
                                   Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.
KIA..............................  Amanti.
MASERATI.........................  Quattroporte.
MAZDA............................  2.
                                   3.
                                   5.
                                   6.
                                   CX-5.
                                   CX-7.
                                   CX-9.
                                   MX-5 Miata.
                                   Tribute.
MERCEDES-BENZ....................  smart USA fortwo.
                                   SL-Line Chassis (SL-Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   SL550.
                                   SL55.
                                   SL 63/AMG.
                                   SL 65/AMG.
                                   SLK-Line Chassis (SLK-Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   SLK 250.
                                   SLK 300.
                                   SLK 350.
                                   SLK 55 AMG.
                                   S-Line Chassis (S-Class/CL-Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   S450.
                                   S500.
                                   S550.
                                   S600.
                                   S55.
                                   S63 AMG.
                                   S65 AMG.
                                   CL55.

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                                   CL65.
                                   CL500.
                                   CL550.
                                   CL600.
                                   NGCC Chassis Line (CLA-Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   CLA250.
                                   CLA250 4MATIC.
                                   CLA45 4MATIC AMG.
                                   C-Line Chassis (C-Class/CLK/GLK-
                                    Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   C63 AMG.
                                   C240.
                                   C250.
                                   C300.
                                   C350.
                                   CLK 350.
                                   CLK 550.
                                   CLK 63AMG.
                                   GLK250.
                                   GLK350.
                                   E-Line Chassis (E-Class/CLS Class).
                                   (the models within this line are):
                                   E55.
                                   E63 AMG.
                                   E320 BLUETEC.
                                   E350 BLUETEC.
                                   E320/E320DT CDi.
                                   E350/E500/E550.
                                   E400 HYBRID.
                                   CLS500/CLS55.
MITSUBISHI.......................  Eclipse.
                                   Endeavor.
                                   Galant.
                                   iMiEV.
                                   Lancer.
                                   Outlander.
                                   Outlander Sport.
                                   Mirage.
NISSAN...........................  Altima.
                                   Cube.
                                   Juke.
                                   Leaf.
                                   Maxima.
                                   Murano.
                                   NV200 Taxi.\1\
                                   Pathfinder.
                                   Quest.
                                   Rogue.
                                   Sentra.
                                   Versa (2008-2011).
                                   Versa Hatchback.
                                   Versa Note.
                                   Infiniti G (2003-2013).
                                   Infiniti Q50/60.\3\
                                   Infiniti QX60.
                                   Infiniti M.
                                   Infiniti Q70.\4\
PORSCHE..........................  911.
                                   Boxster/Cayman.
                                   Macan.\2\
                                   Panamera.
SAAB.............................  9-3.
                                   9-5.
SUBARU...........................  Forester.
                                   Impreza.
                                   Legacy.
                                   B9 Tribeca.
                                   Outback.
                                   WRX.\1\
                                   XV Crosstrek.
SUZUKI...........................  Kizashi.
                                   XL-7.
TESLA............................  Model S.
                                   Model X.\2\
TOYOTA...........................  Camry.
                                   Corolla.
                                   Highlander.\1\
                                   Lexus ES.
                                   Lexus GS.
                                   Lexus LS.
                                   Lexus SC.
                                   Prius.
                                   RAV4.
VOLKSWAGEN.......................  Audi A3.
                                   Audi A4.
                                   A4 Allroad MPV.
                                   Audi A6.
                                   Audi A8.
                                   Audi Q3.\1\
                                   Audi Q5.
                                   Beetle.
                                   Eos.
                                   Golf/Rabbit/GTI/R.
                                   Jetta.
                                   New Beetle (renamed ``Beetle'' in MY
                                    2012).
                                   Passat.
                                   Tiguan.
VOLVO............................  S60.
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\1\ Granted an exemption from the parts marking requirements beginning
  with MY 2015.
\2\ Granted an exemption from the parts marking requirements beginning
  with MY 2014.
\3\ The nameplate for the Infiniti G vehicle line was changed to the
  Infiniti Q50/60 vehicle line beginning with MY 2014.
\4\ The nameplate for the Infiniti M was changed to the Infiniti Q70
  beginning with MY 2014.

    Under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95.

David M. Hines,
Acting Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-18663 Filed 8-8-14; 8:45 am]
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