Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation, 46998-46999 [2016-16935]

Download as PDF 46998 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / Notices Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–7147 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Ngo, (202) 267–4264, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Issued in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2016. Dale Bouffiou, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–7147. Petitioner: Continuum Dynamics Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 21, and §§ 45.23, 45.29, 61.23, 61.3, 61.113(a)(b), 61.133(a), 91.7(a), 91.9, 91.109 (a), 91.119, 91.121, 91.151(a), 91.203, and 91.401–91.417. Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief in order to offer an agricultural spraying demonstration with the T-Rex 600 RC helicopter. [FR Doc. 2016–16988 Filed 7–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0060; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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) 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles (MCs) 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 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is August 18, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / Notices received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in the Federal Register. Skytop Rover Co. (Skytop), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Registered Importer R–06–343) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which Skytop believes are substantially similar are MY 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs 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 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs to their U.S.-certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. Skytop submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs, 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 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 106 Brake Hoses, 111 Rear Visibility, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, and 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems. 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. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Inspection of each vehicle and replacement of non-conforming components with U.S.-model components on any vehicle not already so equipped. Standard No. 120 Tire Selection And Rims And Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds): Installation of the required tire information placard. Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: Inspection of each vehicle and replacement of non-conforming speedometers with U.S.-model components on vehicles not already so equipped. Standard No. 205 Glazing Materials: Inspection of each vehicle and removal of noncompliant glazing or replacement with U.S. certified glazing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 2016–16935 Filed 7–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0119] Public Meeting Concerning Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint (THOR) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of public meeting. AGENCY: NHTSA is announcing a public meeting to present the qualification and seating procedures for the Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint (THOR) 50th percentile male anthropomorphic test device (ATD). The meeting will include NHTSA presentations outlining the qualification and seating procedures the agency has been using and will provide opportunities for the attendees to ask questions on the technical aspects of the procedures. DATES: NHTSA will hold the public meeting over two days. The first day will focus on seating procedures, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The second day will focus on qualification procedures, and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Each day will include two sessions: First, a technical information session that will occur in a conference room; second, a practical session which will take place in a lab environment. The public technical meeting will be held at the location indicated in the ADDRESSES section below. Registration will be closed once the maximum capacity of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46999 60 attendees is reached, or 5 business days before the meeting, whichever comes first. Please submit all written comments no later than October 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Research and Test Center, 10820 State Route 347—Bldg. 60, East Liberty, Ohio 43319. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you would like to attend the public meeting, please contact Dr. Kevin Moorhouse by the date specified under DATES, at: Office of Vehicle Safety Research, Applied Biomechanics Division, Vehicle Research and Test Center, 10820 State Route 347, East Liberty, OH 43319; telephone number: (937) 666–3283; email address: kevin.moorhouse@dot.gov (preferred method of registration). Please send your name, affiliation, phone number, email address, and any accommodations you may need, such as a sign language interpreter or translator. Written comments. You may submit comments to the docket number NHTSA–2015–0119 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: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. 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 discussion below. Docket: For access to the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Telephone: (202) 366–9826. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0060; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles Are Eligible for 
Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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) 2011 Ducati Multistrada Motorcycles (MCs) 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 2011 Ducati Multistrada 
Motorcycles) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform 
to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is August 18, 
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

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received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency 
then publishes this decision in the Federal Register.
    Skytop Rover Co. (Skytop), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
(Registered Importer R-06-343) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs are eligible for importation 
into the United States. The vehicles which Skytop believes are 
substantially similar are MY 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs 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 2011 
Ducati Multistrada MCs to their U.S.-certified counterparts, and found 
the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance 
with most FMVSS.
    Skytop submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2011 Ducati Multistrada MCs, 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 2011 Ducati 
Multistrada MCs, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 
106 Brake Hoses, 111 Rear Visibility, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 
and 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems.
    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. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Inspection of each vehicle and replacement of non-conforming 
components with U.S.-model components on any vehicle not already so 
equipped.
    Standard No. 120 Tire Selection And Rims And Motor Home/Recreation 
Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles 
With a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds): Installation 
of the required tire information placard.
    Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: Inspection of 
each vehicle and replacement of non-conforming speedometers with U.S.-
model components on vehicles not already so equipped.
    Standard No. 205 Glazing Materials: Inspection of each vehicle and 
removal of noncompliant glazing or replacement with U.S. certified 
glazing.
    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. 2016-16935 Filed 7-18-16; 8:45 am]
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