Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation, 12460-12461 [2018-05720]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 12460 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / Notices and proper maintenance and periodic inspection for damage, are and have been included in all Volkswagen owners’ manuals. 4. Volkswagen has developed installation and use instructions for replacement seat belt assemblies. This material is being placed into the packages of seat belts currently in Volkswagen’s Parts Distribution Centers and will be included with all seat belt assemblies shipped to Volkswagen for resale to dealers in the future. 5. Volkswagen is not aware of owner complaints or field incident reports relating to the lack of installation and use instructions with replacement seat belt assemblies. Volkswagen stated that NHTSA has previously granted similar petitions for noncompliance with seat belt assembly installation and usage instruction standards. See Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (77 FR 24762, April 25, 2012); Bentley Motors, Inc. (75 FR 35877, September 20, 2011); Hyundai Motor Company (73 FR 49238, March 2, 2009); Ford Motor Company (73 FR 11462, March 3, 2008); Mazda North America Operations (73 FR 11464, March 3, 2008); Ford Motor Company (73 FR 63051, October 22, 2008); and TRW, Inc. (58 FR 7171, February 4, 1993). Volkswagen also stated that they have made process changes to ensure that hard copies of the instructions will be included with all Volkswagen service seat belt assemblies shipped to its dealers. Volkswagen 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. 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 Volkswagen 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Mar 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Volkswagen 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) Claudia Covell, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–05689 Filed 3–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0012; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Motorcycles 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 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles 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 MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is April 20, 2018. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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) website 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 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA, telephone (202) 366–5308. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. History: Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 55 / Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / Notices not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS (49 CFR 571) 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 Processing of Petitions, 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. II. Summary of Petition: J.K. Technologies, LLC (JK), of Baltimore, Maryland (Registered Importer R–90– 006) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that JK believes are substantially similar are MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8Ball motorcycles manufactured for sale in the United States, and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner submitted information that it claimed it received from the manufacturer of the vehicles, Victory Motorcycles (Polaris Industries, Inc.) to demonstrate that non-U.S.-certified MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles, 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 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles, as originally manufactured, conform to the following standards: FMVSS Nos. 106 Brake Hoses, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) and Motorcycles, 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems, and 205 Glazing Materials. The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S. certified vehicles are VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:34 Mar 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards in the manners indicated: Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment: The headlamp must be replaced with the U.S.-model component. In addition, U.S.-model front and rear side mounted reflex reflectors, and a rear center mounted reflex reflector must be installed. Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: The mirror must be replaced with the U.S.-model part or etched to show any required labeling. 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): The petitioner states that their Registered Importer Certification Label, which must be affixed to the vehicle to satisfy the requirements of 49 CFR part 567, Certification, will include the necessary tire, rim, tire pressure and weight rating information. Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: The instrument cluster must be replaced with the U.S.model part. III. Comments: 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. Claudia Covell, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–05720 Filed 3–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Multiple IRS Information Collection Requests Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12461 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments should be received on or before April 20, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8142, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622–0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0012; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Motorcycles 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 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles 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 MY 2013 and 
2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles) and they are capable of being 
readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is April 20, 2018.

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) website 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 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).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. History: Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that 
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not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS (49 CFR 
571) 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 Processing of Petitions, 
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.
    II. Summary of Petition: J.K. Technologies, LLC (JK), of Baltimore, 
Maryland (Registered Importer R-90-006) has petitioned NHTSA to decide 
whether nonconforming MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball 
motorcycles are eligible for importation into the United States. The 
vehicles that JK believes are substantially similar are MY 2013 and 
2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles manufactured for sale in the 
United States, and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all 
applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner submitted information that it claimed it received 
from the manufacturer of the vehicles, Victory Motorcycles (Polaris 
Industries, Inc.) to demonstrate that non-U.S.-certified MY 2013 and 
2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles, 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 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles, as originally 
manufactured, conform to the following standards: FMVSS Nos. 106 Brake 
Hoses, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for 
Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) 
and Motorcycles, 122 Motorcycle Brake Systems, and 205 Glazing 
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 manners indicated:
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated 
Equipment: The headlamp must be replaced with the U.S.-model component. 
In addition, U.S.-model front and rear side mounted reflex reflectors, 
and a rear center mounted reflex reflector must be installed.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: The mirror must be replaced with 
the U.S.-model part or etched to show any required labeling.
    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): The 
petitioner states that their Registered Importer Certification Label, 
which must be affixed to the vehicle to satisfy the requirements of 49 
CFR part 567, Certification, will include the necessary tire, rim, tire 
pressure and weight rating information.
    Standard No. 123 Motorcycle Controls and Displays: The instrument 
cluster must be replaced with the U.S.-model part.
    III. Comments: 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.

Claudia Covell,
Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
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