Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation, 88318-88320 [2016-29268]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 88318 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards, and enforcement activity. NHTSA has statutory authority (see 23 U.S.C. 403; 49 CFR 1.50; 49 CFR part 501) to accomplish this mission. Under the Highway Safety Act of 1966, Section 403, the Secretary of Transportation is required to carry out research and demonstration programs. In addition, MAP–21, Subsection 402(c), states that the Secretary, acting through the NHTSA Administrator, shall establish a cooperative program to research and evaluate State highway safety countermeasures, such as use of ALPR. MAP–21 provides that this new cooperative research and evaluation program, the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), is to be administered by NHTSA and jointly managed by NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The U.S DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center is providing support to NHTSA in establishing and managing this new cooperative Program. The information collection activity will be in 12 law enforcement agency (LEA) sites. Site selection will cover the diversity of LEAs that are deploying ALPR for traffic safety purposes, as determined through a thorough review of the literature. Case studies will involve interviews with a variety of personnel in each selected LEA. This approach will provide a knowledge base about this particular use of ALPR systems by providing rich, contextual information from those most knowledgeable about the weaknesses and strengths or incentives and barriers to this technology’s effective implementation and use for traffic safety purposes. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Dated: December 2, 2016. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2016–29325 Filed 12–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0104; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars 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) 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars (PCs) 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 (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PC), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 6, 2017. 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 https://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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https://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 https://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 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices 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. G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. (G&K) of Santa Ana, California (Registered Importer R–90–007) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K believes are substantially similar are MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs 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 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs to their U.S.certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. G&K submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs, 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 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs, 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, 139 New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, 201 Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202a 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 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 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: The speedometer and associated software must be modified to indicate vehicle speed in miles per hour (MPH). Inspection of all vehicles and modification of any vehicles that fail to have all required displays and indicators function as required by the standard such that they comply with the standard. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of front and rear side marker lamps with U.S.-conforming components. Inspection of all vehicles and installation of U.S.-model headlamps on vehicles not already so equipped to ensure that the vehicles meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation of the required tire information placard. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the passenger side rearview mirror. Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Program the warning system to be activated when the key is left in the locking device and the driver’s door is open to comply with the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Inspect each vehicle to make sure the TPMS system has the [same] required functions as the U.S.-companion model. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: The passenger side air bag control system must be reprogramed so that the advanced air bag system function is identical to the U.S.companion model. Standard No. 214 Side Impact Protection: Verify the door beams on every incoming vehicle are original. Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of a U.S.-model interior trunk release system. Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: Installation of a U.S. model child restraint anchorage system. Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: All vehicles must be inspected and any non U.S.-model fuel system components must be replaced with U.S.model components to meet the requirements of the standard. PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 88319 The petitioner additionally 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. Because the subject petition covers nonconforming vehicles that have been manufactured on or after September 1, 2006, compliance with the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208 is of significant concern to the agency. NHTSA is therefore particularly interested in comments regarding the ability of a Registered Importer to readily alter the subject vehicles to fully meet the driver and front outboard passenger frontal crash protection and child passenger protection requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The following is a partial listing of the components that may be affected: a. Driver’s frontal air bag module b. Passenger frontal air bag module c. Passenger frontal air bag cover d. Knee air bags e. Knee bolsters f. Passenger outboard frontal seat belt system g. Driver and front outboard seat assemblies including seat tracks and internal seat components h. Steering wheel components, including the clock spring assembly, the steering column, and all connecting components i. Instrument panel j. Instrument panel support structure (i.e. cross beam) k. Occupant sensing and classification systems, including sensors and processors l. Restraint control modules m. Passenger air bag status indicator light system, including related display components and wiring n. Wiring harnesses between the restraint control module, occupant classification system and restraint system components o. Control system computer software and firmware. 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. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 88320 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 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. 2016–29268 Filed 12–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Programs (NPD–210), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W44–230, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Chodrow’s phone number is 202–366–9765 and his email address is Brian.Chodrow@ dot.gov. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Education on Proper Use of Safety Belts on School Buses. Type of Request: New information collection requirement. OMB Clearance Number: None. Form Number: None. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to conduct discussions and informal interviews to identify school districts who have implemented seat belts on school buses, and to gather information to understand the states’ and local agencies’ decisions to implement seat belts on school buses and the funding mechanisms that are used to pay for seat belt installation. These discussions will be held via SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0121] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2016–0121 using any of the following methods: Electronic submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the Docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Chodrow, Office of Safety asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone, email, and/or in-person throughout the course of the project. The findings will be used to develop a model policy and a best practices guide to assist jurisdictions that are considering the use of seat belts on school buses. NHTSA also proposes to conduct a web-based survey to gather information about bus driver distraction as related to student behavior and seat belt use to see if the use of seat belts has influenced disruptive behavior. NHTSA expects to distribute the survey to at least one bus driver in each of the school districts that participate in the aforementioned interviews, but hopes to collect surveys from more than one driver in each of those school districts. The survey will not take more than 10–15 minutes to complete. Follow-up telephone discussions may also be conducted depending on the interest of respondents in providing additional information. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—On average, from 2004– 2013, each year eight (8) school-age pedestrians killed were struck by school transportation vehicles (school buses and non-school-bus vehicles used as school buses), and 4 by other vehicles involved in school-bus-related crashes. During this same time period, on average each year six school age children are killed in collisions while riding in a school bus. By focusing on safety both in and around the school bus, we could envision a future where there are zero school transportation fatalities. There has generally been resistance against installing seat belts on school buses based on a variety of reasons including the existing safety features of school buses compared to other vehicles (i.e. taller and heavier vehicles, padded and high seat backs, etc.), need for drivers or aides to enforce wearing seat belts, cost, and other factors. However, it is commonly known that the use of seat belts has improved safety for other types of vehicles. Thus, on November 8, 2015, NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind stated, ‘‘NHTSA has not always spoken with a clear voice on the issue of seat belts on school buses. So let me clear up any ambiguity now: The position of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is that seat belts save lives. That is true whether in a passenger car or in a big yellow bus. And saving lives is what we are about. So NHTSA’s policy is that every child on every school bus should have a three-point seat belt. NHTSA will seek to use all the tools at our disposal to help achieve that goal, and today I want E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0104; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars 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) 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars 
(PCs) 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 (1) they are 
substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for 
sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as 
complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 
MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PC), and (2) they are capable 
of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 6, 
2017.

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 https://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 https://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 https://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

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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.
    G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. (G&K) of Santa Ana, California 
(Registered Importer R-90-007) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs are eligible 
for importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K believes 
are substantially similar are MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta 
PCs 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 2013 
and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs to their U.S.-certified 
counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with 
respect to compliance with most FMVSS.
    G&K submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate 
that non-U.S. certified MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs, 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 
2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PCs, 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, 139 New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, 201 
Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202a 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 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 
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: The speedometer and 
associated software must be modified to indicate vehicle speed in miles 
per hour (MPH).
    Inspection of all vehicles and modification of any vehicles that 
fail to have all required displays and indicators function as required 
by the standard such that they comply with the standard.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Installation of front and rear side marker lamps with U.S.-
conforming components.
    Inspection of all vehicles and installation of U.S.-model headlamps 
on vehicles not already so equipped to ensure that the vehicles meet 
the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation of the 
required tire information placard.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inscription of the required 
warning statement on the face of the passenger side rearview mirror.
    Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Program the warning system to be 
activated when the key is left in the locking device and the driver's 
door is open to comply with the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems: Inspect each 
vehicle to make sure the TPMS system has the [same] required functions 
as the U.S.-companion model.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: The passenger side air 
bag control system must be reprogramed so that the advanced air bag 
system function is identical to the U.S.-companion model.
    Standard No. 214 Side Impact Protection: Verify the door beams on 
every incoming vehicle are original.
    Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of a U.S.-
model interior trunk release system.
    Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: Installation of 
a U.S. model child restraint anchorage system.
    Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: All vehicles must be 
inspected and any non U.S.-model fuel system components must be 
replaced with U.S.-model components to meet the requirements of the 
standard.
    The petitioner additionally 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.
    Because the subject petition covers nonconforming vehicles that 
have been manufactured on or after September 1, 2006, compliance with 
the advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208 is of significant 
concern to the agency. NHTSA is therefore particularly interested in 
comments regarding the ability of a Registered Importer to readily 
alter the subject vehicles to fully meet the driver and front outboard 
passenger frontal crash protection and child passenger protection 
requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The following is a partial listing of 
the components that may be affected:

a. Driver's frontal air bag module
b. Passenger frontal air bag module
c. Passenger frontal air bag cover
d. Knee air bags
e. Knee bolsters
f. Passenger outboard frontal seat belt system
g. Driver and front outboard seat assemblies including seat tracks and 
internal seat components
h. Steering wheel components, including the clock spring assembly, the 
steering column, and all connecting components
i. Instrument panel
j. Instrument panel support structure (i.e. cross beam)
k. Occupant sensing and classification systems, including sensors and 
processors
l. Restraint control modules
m. Passenger air bag status indicator light system, including related 
display components and wiring
n. Wiring harnesses between the restraint control module, occupant 
classification system and restraint system components
o. Control system computer software and firmware.

    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.


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    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. 2016-29268 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
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