Autocar, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 38999-39001 [2017-17331]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Notices (b) NHTSA stated in a 2005 FMVSS No. 101 rulemaking that the reason for including vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVWR in the application of the standard is that drivers of heavier vehicles need to see and identify their displays just like drivers of lighter vehicles. See 70 FR 48295, 48298 (Aug. 17, 2005). Drivers of commercial vehicles conduct pre-trip daily inspections. For vehicles with pneumatic brake systems, the in-cab air brake checks for warning light and buzzer, at 60 PSI, would familiarize the driver with the specific telltale displayed and audible warning in the event a low-air condition occurred during operation. (c) There are two scenarios when a low brake air pressure condition could exist: a parked vehicle and a moving vehicle. In both conditions, the driver would be alerted to a low-air condition by the following means: • Red contrasting color of the ISO brake malfunction telltale. • Audible alert to the driver as long as the vehicle has low air. • Dual indicator air pressure gauge for the primary and secondary air reservoirs clearly indicating the level of air pressure in the system. • Red contrasting color on the air gauges indicating pressure below 60 PSI. The functionality of both the parking brake system and the service brake system remains unaffected by using the ISO symbol for brake malfunction instead of ‘‘Brake Air’’ for the telltale in the subject vehicles. (d) NHTSA Precedents—Autocar Industries notes that NHTSA has previously granted petitions for decisions of inconsequential noncompliance for similar brake telltale issues. See Docket No. NHTSA–2012– 0004, 78 FR 69931 (November 21, 2013) (grant of petition for Ford Motor Company); Docket No. NHTSA–2014– 0046, 79 FR 78559 (December 30, 2014) (grant of petition for Chrysler Group, LLC); and Docket No. NHTSA–2016– 0103, 82 Federal Register 17084 (April 7, 2017) (grant of petition for Daimler Trucks North America). In all of these instances, the vehicles at issue did not have the exact requirements listed in FMVSS No. 101 table 2. The available warnings were deemed sufficient to provide the necessary driver warning. Autocar Industries respectfully suggests that the same is true for the subject vehicles: the red ‘‘BRAKE PRESSURE’’ telltale, the audible alert, and the contrasting colors on the air pressure gauges are fully sufficient to warn the driver of a low brake air pressure situation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Autocar Industries concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. To view Autocar Industries’ petition analyses in its entirety you can visit https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets and by using the docket ID number for this petition shown in the heading of this notice. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Autocar Industries no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Autocar Industries notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–17330 Filed 8–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0065] Autocar, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Autocar, LLC (Autocar), has determined that certain model year SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38999 (MY) 2014–2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar filed a noncompliance report dated June 14, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. 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 comments you have submitted by mail 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. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: Autocar, LLC (Autocar), has determined that certain MY 2014– 2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Table 2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar filed a noncompliance report dated June VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 14, 2017, pursuant to CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, and petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of their petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved: Approximately 5,545 MY 2014–2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks, manufactured between September 3, 2013 and June 2, 2017, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance: Autocar explains that the noncompliance is that the Low Brake Air Pressure telltale for air brake system displays the word ‘‘BRAKE PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 PRESSURE’’ and the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 101 specified symbol, rather than the words ‘‘Brake Air,’’ as specified in Table 2 of FMVSS No. 101. Autocar states that the telltale is accompanied by an audible alert and pressure gauges. IV. Rule Text: Paragraph S5 of FMVSS No. 101 provides: ‘‘Each passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck and bus that is fitted with a control, a telltale, or an indicator listed in Table 1 or Table 2 must meet the requirements of this standard for the location, identification, color, and illumination of that control, telltale or indicator.’’ Paragraph S5.2.1 of FMVSS No. 101 provides, in pertinent part: ‘‘. . . each control, telltale and indicator that is listed in column 1 of Table 1 or Table 2 must be identified by the symbol specified for it in column 2 or the word or abbreviation specified for it in column 3 of Table 1 or Table 2.’’ Table 2 appears as follows: E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 EN16AU17.002</GPH> 39000 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 16, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES V. Summary of Autocar’s Petition: Autocar described the subject noncompliance and stated its belief that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. In support of its petition, Autocar submitted the following reasoning: (a) Autocar notes that the purpose of the low brake air pressure telltale is to alert the driver to a low air condition, consistent with the requirements of FMVSS No. 121, S5.1.5 (warning signal). The words ‘‘BRAKE PRESSURE’’ instead of ‘‘Brake Air,’’ the CMVSS required symbol, and an audible alert that occurs in the subject vehicles would alert the driver to an air issue with the brake system. Once alerted, the driver can check the actual air pressure by reading the primary and secondary air gauges and seeing the contrasting color on the gauges indicating low pressure. (b) NHTSA stated in a 2005 FMVSS No. 101 rulemaking that the reason for including vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVWR in the application of the standard is that drivers of heavier vehicles need to see and identify their displays just like drivers of lighter vehicles. See 70 FR 48295, 48298 (Aug. 17, 2005). Drivers of commercial vehicles conduct pre-trip daily inspections. For vehicles with pneumatic brake systems, the in-cab air brake checks for warning light and buzzer, at 60 PSI, would familiarize the driver with the specific telltale displayed and audible warning in the event a low-air condition occurred during operation. (c) There are two scenarios when a low brake air pressure condition could exist: A parked vehicle and a moving vehicle. In both conditions, the driver would be alerted to a low-air condition by the following means: • Red contrasting color of the telltale indicating ‘‘BRAKE PRESSURE’’ • Audible alert to the driver as long as the vehicle has low air • Air pressure gauges for the primary and secondary air reservoirs clearly indicating the level of air pressure in the system • Red contrasting color on the air gauges indicating pressure below 60 PSI The functionality of both the parking brake system and the service brake system remains unaffected by using ‘‘BRAKE PRESSURE’’ instead of ‘‘Brake Air’’ for the telltale in the subject vehicles. (d) NHTSA Precedents—Autocar notes that NHTSA has previously granted petitions for decisions of inconsequential noncompliance for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Aug 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 similar brake telltale issues. See Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0004, 78 FR 69931 (November 21, 2013) (grant of petition for Ford Motor Company); Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0046, 79 FR 78559 (December 30, 2014) (grant of petition for Chrysler Group, LLC); and Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0103, 82 Federal Register 17084 (April 7, 2017) (grant of petition for Daimler Trucks North America). In all of these instances, the vehicles at issue did not have the exact requirements listed in FMVSS No. 101 table 2. The available warnings were deemed sufficient to provide the necessary driver warning. Autocar respectfully suggests that the same is true for the subject vehicles: the red ‘‘BRAKE PRESSURE’’ telltale, the audible alert, and the contrasting colors on the air pressure gauges are fully sufficient to warn the driver of a low brake air pressure situation. Autocar concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. To view Autocar’s petition analyses in its entirety you can visit https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets and by using the docket ID number for this petition shown in the heading of this notice. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Autocar no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Autocar notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39001 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 16, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0065]


Autocar, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential 
Noncompliance

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

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: Autocar, LLC (Autocar), has determined that certain model year 
(MY) 2014-2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Federal 
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. 
Autocar filed a noncompliance report dated June 14, 2017, and 
subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, for a decision that the 
subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle 
safety.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 15, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, 
views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the 
docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The 
Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except 
Federal Holidays.
     Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging 
onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493-2251.
    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 comments you have submitted by mail 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.
    All comments and supporting materials received before the close of 
business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the 
docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials 
received after the closing date will also be filed and will be 
considered to the fullest extent possible.
    When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will 
also

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be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated at the end of this notice.
    All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials 
submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and 
times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at 
https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for 
accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown 
in the heading of this notice.
    DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a 
Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477-78).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Overview: Autocar, LLC (Autocar), has determined that certain MY 
2014-2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Table 2 of 
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and 
Displays. Autocar filed a noncompliance report dated June 14, 2017, 
pursuant to CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and 
Reports, and petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 
30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, for an exemption from the 
notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the 
basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor 
vehicle safety.
    This notice of receipt of their petition is published under 49 
U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or 
other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition.
    II. Vehicles Involved: Approximately 5,545 MY 2014-2018 Autocar 
Xpeditor trucks, manufactured between September 3, 2013 and June 2, 
2017, are potentially involved.
    III. Noncompliance: Autocar explains that the noncompliance is that 
the Low Brake Air Pressure telltale for air brake system displays the 
word ``BRAKE PRESSURE'' and the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 
(CMVSS) 101 specified symbol, rather than the words ``Brake Air,'' as 
specified in Table 2 of FMVSS No. 101. Autocar states that the telltale 
is accompanied by an audible alert and pressure gauges.
    IV. Rule Text: Paragraph S5 of FMVSS No. 101 provides: ``Each 
passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck and bus that is 
fitted with a control, a telltale, or an indicator listed in Table 1 or 
Table 2 must meet the requirements of this standard for the location, 
identification, color, and illumination of that control, telltale or 
indicator.''
    Paragraph S5.2.1 of FMVSS No. 101 provides, in pertinent part: ``. 
. . each control, telltale and indicator that is listed in column 1 of 
Table 1 or Table 2 must be identified by the symbol specified for it in 
column 2 or the word or abbreviation specified for it in column 3 of 
Table 1 or Table 2.''
    Table 2 appears as follows:
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    V. Summary of Autocar's Petition: Autocar described the subject 
noncompliance and stated its belief that the noncompliance is 
inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
    In support of its petition, Autocar submitted the following 
reasoning:
    (a) Autocar notes that the purpose of the low brake air pressure 
telltale is to alert the driver to a low air condition, consistent with 
the requirements of FMVSS No. 121, S5.1.5 (warning signal). The words 
``BRAKE PRESSURE'' instead of ``Brake Air,'' the CMVSS required symbol, 
and an audible alert that occurs in the subject vehicles would alert 
the driver to an air issue with the brake system. Once alerted, the 
driver can check the actual air pressure by reading the primary and 
secondary air gauges and seeing the contrasting color on the gauges 
indicating low pressure.
    (b) NHTSA stated in a 2005 FMVSS No. 101 rulemaking that the reason 
for including vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVWR in the application of 
the standard is that drivers of heavier vehicles need to see and 
identify their displays just like drivers of lighter vehicles. See 70 
FR 48295, 48298 (Aug. 17, 2005). Drivers of commercial vehicles conduct 
pre-trip daily inspections. For vehicles with pneumatic brake systems, 
the in-cab air brake checks for warning light and buzzer, at 60 PSI, 
would familiarize the driver with the specific telltale displayed and 
audible warning in the event a low-air condition occurred during 
operation.
    (c) There are two scenarios when a low brake air pressure condition 
could exist: A parked vehicle and a moving vehicle. In both conditions, 
the driver would be alerted to a low-air condition by the following 
means:

 Red contrasting color of the telltale indicating ``BRAKE 
PRESSURE''
 Audible alert to the driver as long as the vehicle has low air
 Air pressure gauges for the primary and secondary air 
reservoirs clearly indicating the level of air pressure in the system
 Red contrasting color on the air gauges indicating pressure 
below 60 PSI

    The functionality of both the parking brake system and the service 
brake system remains unaffected by using ``BRAKE PRESSURE'' instead of 
``Brake Air'' for the telltale in the subject vehicles.
    (d) NHTSA Precedents--Autocar notes that NHTSA has previously 
granted petitions for decisions of inconsequential noncompliance for 
similar brake telltale issues. See Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0004, 78 FR 
69931 (November 21, 2013) (grant of petition for Ford Motor Company); 
Docket No. NHTSA-2014-0046, 79 FR 78559 (December 30, 2014) (grant of 
petition for Chrysler Group, LLC); and Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0103, 82 
Federal Register 17084 (April 7, 2017) (grant of petition for Daimler 
Trucks North America). In all of these instances, the vehicles at issue 
did not have the exact requirements listed in FMVSS No. 101 table 2. 
The available warnings were deemed sufficient to provide the necessary 
driver warning. Autocar respectfully suggests that the same is true for 
the subject vehicles: the red ``BRAKE PRESSURE'' telltale, the audible 
alert, and the contrasting colors on the air pressure gauges are fully 
sufficient to warn the driver of a low brake air pressure situation.
    Autocar concluded by expressing the belief that the subject 
noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, 
and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the 
noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the 
noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted.
    To view Autocar's petition analyses in its entirety you can visit 
https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for 
accessing the dockets and by using the docket ID number for this 
petition shown in the heading of this notice.
    NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 
30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a 
determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers 
only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, 
to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance 
and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on 
this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Autocar no 
longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance 
existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve 
vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer 
for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate 
commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Autocar 
notified them that the subject noncompliance existed.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 
49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8.

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2017-17331 Filed 8-15-17; 8:45 am]
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