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Download as PDF 36184 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices showing that the installation of other vehicle safety technologies mounted on the interior of the windshield has resulted in any degradation in safety. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Terms and Conditions for the Exemption [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0060] The Agency hereby grants the exemption for a 5-year period, beginning August 3, 2017 and ending August 3, 2022. During the temporary exemption period, motor carriers will be allowed to operate CMVs manufactured by Hino equipped with AEB/LDW system cameras mounted in the approximate center of the windshield such that the bottom edge of the camera is not more than 7 inches below the upper edge of the windshield and outside the driver’s sight lines to all mirrors, highway signs, signals, and view of the road ahead. The exemption will be valid for 5 years unless rescinded earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) Motor carriers and/or commercial motor vehicles fail to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b). Interested parties possessing information that would demonstrate that motor carriers operating Hino CMVs equipped with the AEB/LDW system camera are not achieving the requisite statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any such information and, if safety is being compromised or if the continuation of the exemption is not consistent with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Preemption In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(d), as implemented by 49 CFR 381.600, during the period this exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation applicable to interstate commerce that conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a firm or person operating under the exemption. States may, but are not required to, adopt the same exemption with respect to operations in intrastate commerce. Issued on: July 26, 2017. Daphne Jefferson, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–16339 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ACTION: Grant of petitions. AGENCY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards or because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. DATES: These decisions became effective on the dates specified in Annex A. ADDRESSES: For further information, contact Mr. George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–5308). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. Where there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified motor vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits a nonconforming motor vehicle to be admitted into the United States if its safety features comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS based on destructive test data or such other evidence as NHTSA decides to be adequate. Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either manufacturers or PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR part 593.7, NHTSA publishes notice in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and affords interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. At the close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in the Federal Register. NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough description of the petitions. Comments: No substantive comments were received in response to the petitions identified in Appendix A. Conclusions: For each vehicle identified in Appendix A, NHTSA has reviewed the respective petition and concluded that the vehicle is either substantially similar to its U.S. certified counterpart and capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS, or that it is capable of being altered to conform to conform to all applicable FMVSS. NHTSA has also concluded that each RI who imports and modifies a vehicle under one of the subject vehicle eligibility numbers for the first time must include in the statement of conformity and associated documents (‘‘conformity package’’) it submits to the NHTSA under 49 CFR part 592.6(d) explicit proof to confirm that the vehicle was, where applicable, originally manufactured to conform to, or was successfully altered to conform to, FMVSS No. 101 Controls and Displays, FMVSS No. 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, and FMVSS No. 301 Fuel System Integrity. This proof must include detailed descriptions of all modifications made, including a detailed description of systems in place (if any) on the vehicle as delivered to the RI, and a similarly detailed description of alterations made to the vehicle and said systems, including photographs of all required labeling. The descriptions must also include parts assembly diagrams and associated part numbers for all components that were removed from or installed in the vehicle, an accounting of any computer programming modifications undertaken and a E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 148 / Thursday, August 3, 2017 / Notices description of how compliance was verified after alteration of the vehicle. NHTSA Decision: Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable FMVSS, is either substantially similar to a motor vehicle manufactured for importation into and/ or sale in the United States, and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS or has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles: The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS–7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are specified in Annex A. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), (a)(1)(B) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.7; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. Annex A—Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 2. Docket No. NHTSA–2015–0023 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Passenger Cars Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Passenger Cars Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17508 (April 11, 2017) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–591 (effective date June 15, 2017) 3. Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0041 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Trucks Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Trucks Notice of Petition Published at: 81 FR 71182 (October 14, 2016) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–590 (effective date November 28, 2016) 4. Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0118 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2013 BMW R1200 GS Adventure Motorcycles 16:35 Aug 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 5. Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0130 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4 × 4 Extreme Adventure Because there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified version, the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B). Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17068 (April 7, 2017) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–63 (effective date June 15, 2017) [FR Doc. 2017–16384 Filed 8–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Revision; Comment Request; Comptroller’s Licensing Manual Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. 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Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0121 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Notice of Petition Published at: 81 FR 64978 (September 21, 2016) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–589 (effective date October 31, 2016) VerDate Sep<11>2014 Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2013 BMW R1200 GS Adventure Motorcycles Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17082 (April 7, 2017) Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–592 (effective date June 15, 2017) PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36185 may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, (202) 649–5597. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0060]


Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

ACTION: Grant of petitions.

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SUMMARY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor 
vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable 
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for 
importation into the United States because they are substantially 
similar to vehicles originally manufactured for sale in the United 
States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the 
safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to 
conform to the standards or because they have safety features that 
comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all 
applicable FMVSS.

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

ADDRESSES: For further information, contact Mr. George Stevens, Office 
of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-5308).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not 
originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS shall be 
refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that 
the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle 
originally manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United 
States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model year as 
the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, and is capable of being 
readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS.
    Where there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified motor 
vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) permits a nonconforming motor vehicle 
to be admitted into the United States if its safety features comply 
with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable 
FMVSS based on destructive test data or such other evidence as NHTSA 
decides to be adequate.
    Petitions for eligibility decisions may be submitted by either 
manufacturers or importers who have registered with NHTSA pursuant to 
49 CFR part 592. As specified in 49 CFR part 593.7, NHTSA publishes 
notice in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, and 
affords interested persons an opportunity to comment on the petition. 
At the close of the comment period, NHTSA decides, on the basis of the 
petition and any comments that it has received, whether the vehicle is 
eligible for importation. The agency then publishes this decision in 
the Federal Register.
    NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide 
whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for 
importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public 
comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in 
Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough 
description of the petitions.
    Comments: No substantive comments were received in response to the 
petitions identified in Appendix A.
    Conclusions: For each vehicle identified in Appendix A, NHTSA has 
reviewed the respective petition and concluded that the vehicle is 
either substantially similar to its U.S. certified counterpart and 
capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS, or 
that it is capable of being altered to conform to conform to all 
applicable FMVSS.
    NHTSA has also concluded that each RI who imports and modifies a 
vehicle under one of the subject vehicle eligibility numbers for the 
first time must include in the statement of conformity and associated 
documents (``conformity package'') it submits to the NHTSA under 49 CFR 
part 592.6(d) explicit proof to confirm that the vehicle was, where 
applicable, originally manufactured to conform to, or was successfully 
altered to conform to, FMVSS No. 101 Controls and Displays, FMVSS No. 
138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash 
Protection, and FMVSS No. 301 Fuel System Integrity. This proof must 
include detailed descriptions of all modifications made, including a 
detailed description of systems in place (if any) on the vehicle as 
delivered to the RI, and a similarly detailed description of 
alterations made to the vehicle and said systems, including photographs 
of all required labeling. The descriptions must also include parts 
assembly diagrams and associated part numbers for all components that 
were removed from or installed in the vehicle, an accounting of any 
computer programming modifications undertaken and a

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description of how compliance was verified after alteration of the 
vehicle.
    NHTSA Decision: Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA 
hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this 
notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all 
applicable FMVSS, is either substantially similar to a motor vehicle 
manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and 
certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is 
capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS or 
has safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered 
to comply with, all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
    Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles: The importer of a 
vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form 
HS-7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number 
indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility 
numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are 
specified in Annex A.

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

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

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

1. Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0121

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger 
Vehicles
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2009 Jeep Compass 
Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles
Notice of Petition Published at: 81 FR 64978 (September 21, 2016)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-589 (effective date October 31, 
2016)

2. Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0023

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Passenger Cars
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 
Passenger Cars
Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17508 (April 11, 2017)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-591 (effective date June 15, 2017)

3. Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0041

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Trucks
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2008 Chevrolet 
Silverado Trucks
Notice of Petition Published at: 81 FR 71182 (October 14, 2016)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-590 (effective date November 28, 
2016)

4. Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0118

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2013 BMW R1200 GS Adventure Motorcycles
Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2013 BMW R1200 GS 
Adventure Motorcycles
Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17082 (April 7, 2017)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-592 (effective date June 15, 2017)

5. Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0130

Nonconforming Vehicles: 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4 x 4 Extreme 
Adventure

Because there is no substantially similar U.S.-certified version, 
the petitioner sought import eligibility under 49 U.S.C. 
30141(a)(1)(B).

Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17068 (April 7, 2017)
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-63 (effective date June 15, 2017)

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