Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class Long Wheelbase (463 Chassis) Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle Are Eligible for Importation, 26869-26870 [2016-10349]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 86 / Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / Notices Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B), and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.7; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–10350 Filed 5–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0082; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class Long Wheelbase (463 Chassis) Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class Long Wheelbase (LWB) (463 Chassis) multipurpose vehicles (MPVs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPV) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATE: The closing date for comments on the petition is June 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 May 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search the Docket for new material. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–5308). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26869 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. J.K. Technologies LLC (JK) of Baltimore, Maryland (Registered Importer R–90–006) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which JK believes are substantially similar are MY 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs sold in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it compared non-U.S. certified MY 2009 MercedesBenz G Class LWB MPVs to their U.S.certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. JK submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2009 MercedesBenz G Class LWB MPVs, as originally manufactured, conform to many applicable FMVSS in the same manner as their U.S.-certified counterparts, or are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards. Specifically, the petitioner claims that the non U.S.-certified MY 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect, 103 Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 113 Hood Latch System, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof panel System, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 139 New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles, 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 206 Door Locks and Door Retention Components, 207 Seating Systems, 209 Seat Belt Assemblies, 210 E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 26870 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 86 / Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / Notices Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials. The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S certified vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated: Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: Replacement of the original instrument cluster with the U.S. model component and reprogramming the associated software as described in the petition. Inspection of each vehicle, and replacement of the cruise control lever with the U.S.-model component if required for the vehicle to conform to the standard. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Replacement of the front and rear turn signal and side marker lamps, headlamps, taillamps, stop lamps, and backup lamps with U.S.-conforming components. Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation of the required tire information placard. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Replacement of the passenger side rearview mirror with a U.S.-model component or inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the existing mirror. No. 114 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention: Reprograming to activate the audible key warning and belt warning as described in the petition. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: The petitioner states that the passive restraint systems of the international specification vehicles comply with the requirements of this standard and are identical to the U.S. version with respect to all aspects of this standard, except for the passenger sun visor and dash mounted air bag warning labels. The petitioner also states that all software used to control the occupant crash protection systems bears the U.S. program codes and all hardware parts bear the U.S. part numbers. Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: Installation of U.S. model anchorages and labels. Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: The petitioner states that the fuel systems in these vehicles are identical to those in the U.S.-certified model. Fuel spillage problems are controlled by the evaporative system that was installed to meet EPA VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 May 03, 2016 Jkt 238001 requirements. These evaporative systems have a rollover and check valve incorporated into their design. The petitioner also states that a vehicle identification plate must be affixed to the vehicle near the left windshield pillar to meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 565. All comments received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B), and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.7; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–10349 Filed 5–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Bureau of the Fiscal Service Proposed Collection of Information: FS Form 2001—Release Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Currently the Bureau of the Fiscal Service within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Release. SUMMARY: Written comments should be received on or before July 5, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments and requests for further information to Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Bruce A. Sharp, 200 Third Street A4–A, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or bruce.sharp@fiscal.treasury.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 should be directed to Ron Lewis; 200 Third Street Room 515, Parkersburg, WV 26106–1328, or ron.lewis@fiscal.treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Form Number and Titles: FS Form 2001—Release. OMB Number: 1530–0053. (Previously approved as 1535–0114 as a collection conducted by Department of the Treasury/Bureau of the Public Debt.) Transfer of OMB Control Number: The Bureau of Public Debt (BPD) and the Financial Management Service (FMS) have consolidated to become the Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service). Information collection requests previously held separately by BPD and FMS will now be identified by a 1530 prefix, designating Fiscal Service. Abstract: The information is requested to ratify payment of savings bonds/notes and release the United States of America from any liability. Current Actions: Revision of a currently approved collection. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time per Respondent: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2.5. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: April 28, 2016. Bruce A. Sharp, Bureau Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–10358 Filed 5–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AS–P E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0082; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class Long Wheelbase (463 Chassis) 
Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle Are Eligible for Importation

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

ACTION: 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 
model year (MY) 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class Long Wheelbase (LWB) (463 
Chassis) multipurpose vehicles (MPVs) that were not originally 
manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States 
because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally 
manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by 
their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-
certified version of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPV) and they 
are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATE:  The closing date for comments on the petition is June 3, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above 
and be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and 
be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to 
the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are 
submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are 
provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were 
received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the 
comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).
    How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the 
comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given 
above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the 
heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the 
comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in 
the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit 
late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search 
the Docket for new material.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-5308).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not 
originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be 
refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that 
the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle 
originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United 
States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as 
the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being 
readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS.
    Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either 
manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 
49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice 
in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords 
interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. At the 
close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the 
petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is 
eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in 
the Federal Register.
    J.K. Technologies LLC (JK) of Baltimore, Maryland (Registered 
Importer R-90-006) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 
2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs are eligible for importation into 
the United States. The vehicles which JK believes are substantially 
similar are MY 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs sold in the United 
States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all 
applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner claims that it compared non-U.S. certified MY 2009 
Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs to their U.S.-certified counterparts, 
and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to 
compliance with most FMVSS.
    JK submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate 
that non-U.S. certified MY 2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs, as 
originally manufactured, conform to many applicable FMVSS in the same 
manner as their U.S.-certified counterparts, or are capable of being 
readily altered to conform to those standards.
    Specifically, the petitioner claims that the non U.S.-certified MY 
2009 Mercedes-Benz G Class LWB MPVs, as originally manufactured, 
conform to: Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, 
Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect, 103 Windshield 
Defrosting and Defogging Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing 
Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 113 Hood Latch System, 116 Motor Vehicle 
Brake Fluids, 118 Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof panel 
System, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake 
Systems, 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 139 New pneumatic radial 
tires for light vehicles, 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 
202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205 
Glazing Materials, 206 Door Locks and Door Retention Components, 207 
Seating Systems, 209 Seat Belt Assemblies, 210

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Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact 
Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 
and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials.
    The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S certified 
vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following 
standards, in the manner indicated:
    Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: Replacement of the original 
instrument cluster with the U.S. model component and reprogramming the 
associated software as described in the petition. Inspection of each 
vehicle, and replacement of the cruise control lever with the U.S.-
model component if required for the vehicle to conform to the standard.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Replacement of the front and rear turn signal and side 
marker lamps, headlamps, taillamps, stop lamps, and backup lamps with 
U.S.-conforming components.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation of the 
required tire information placard.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Replacement of the passenger 
side rearview mirror with a U.S.-model component or inscription of the 
required warning statement on the face of the existing mirror.
    No. 114 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention: Reprograming to 
activate the audible key warning and belt warning as described in the 
petition.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: The petitioner states 
that the passive restraint systems of the international specification 
vehicles comply with the requirements of this standard and are 
identical to the U.S. version with respect to all aspects of this 
standard, except for the passenger sun visor and dash mounted air bag 
warning labels. The petitioner also states that all software used to 
control the occupant crash protection systems bears the U.S. program 
codes and all hardware parts bear the U.S. part numbers.
    Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: Installation of 
U.S. model anchorages and labels.
    Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: The petitioner states that 
the fuel systems in these vehicles are identical to those in the U.S.-
certified model. Fuel spillage problems are controlled by the 
evaporative system that was installed to meet EPA requirements. These 
evaporative systems have a rollover and check valve incorporated into 
their design.
    The petitioner also states that a vehicle identification plate must 
be affixed to the vehicle near the left windshield pillar to meet the 
requirements of 49 CFR part 565.
    All comments received before the close of business on the closing 
date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for 
examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after 
that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing 
date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition 
will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated below.

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

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-10349 Filed 5-3-16; 8:45 am]
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