Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation, 32709-32710 [2018-15027]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Notices counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. WETL submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S.-certified MY 2014 BMW X3 MPVs, 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 2014 BMW X3 MPVs, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Position 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 Systems, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 126 Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 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, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, 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: Replacement of the speedometer and brake warning indicator with the U.S.-model components as described in the petition. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Replacement of the headlamps, taillamps, and front and rear side markers with U.S.-model components. Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles With a GVWR of 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less: Installation of the required tire information placard. Standard No. 111 Rear Visibility: Inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the passenger mirror. Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Installation of a supplemental key VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Jul 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 warning buzzer, or activation of the U.S.-version software to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: Replacement of the front and rear upper seatbelt assemblies, front driver and passenger air bag modules, front knee pad air bag module, front passenger adapter cable, and front passenger classification sensor. Removal of the passenger air bag deactivation switch and reprogramming of the Advanced Crash Safety Module (ACSM) with U.S.-version software. Standard No. 209 Seat Belt Assemblies: Replacement of seat belt assemblies with U.S.-certified components as previously stated under FMVSS No. 208. Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: Installation of a rollover valve in the fuel tank vent line to meet the requirements of this 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. 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. Michael A. Cole, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2018–15026 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0068] Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petitions. AGENCY: This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32709 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. 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 notifies the petitioner of its decision by letter and publishes public notification of the decision in the Federal Register. NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 32710 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 135 / Friday, July 13, 2018 / Notices 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 Annex A. 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: When importing a vehicle admissible under any final decision a registered importer, or a person who has a contract with a registered importer to bring the vehicle into compliance with all applicable FMVSS following importation 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. Michael A. Cole, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 1. Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0061 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles manufactured for the Mexican domestic market. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles. Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17514 (April 11, 2017). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–593 (effective date September 13, 2017). 4. Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0006 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2017 Ukang FT–200 Trailers. 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: 83 FR 5826 (February 9, 2018). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–65 (effective date March 30, 2018). 5. Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0012 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2013–2014 Victory Hammer 8–Ball Motorcycles. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2013–2014 Victory Hammer 8–Ball Motorcycles. Notice of Petition Published at: 83 FR 12460 (March 21, 2018). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–597 (effective date May 11, 2018). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [PHMSA–2018–0072] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision of the Hazardous Liquid Annual Report Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) invites SUMMARY: 2. Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0056 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Jkt 244001 Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006 Penman Lightweight GS Cargo Trailers. 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: 83 FR 5827 (February 9, 2018). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP–64 (effective date March 30, 2018). BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation 16:47 Jul 12, 2018 3. Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0102 [FR Doc. 2018–15027 Filed 7–12–18; 8:45 am] ANNEX A VerDate Sep<11>2014 Vehicles manufactured before September 1, 2007 for the Mexican and other foreign Markets. Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles. Notice of Petition Published at: 83 FR 9083 (March 2, 2018). Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP–596 (effective date May 10, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on its intent to request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a revision to form PHMSA F 7000–1.1—Annual Report for Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems, which is currently collected under OMB Control number 2137–0614. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit comments on or before September 11, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: E-Gov website: http:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2018–0072, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that 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.). Therefore, you may want to review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on PHMSA– 2018–0072.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0068]


Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible 
for Importation

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

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.

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 notifies the petitioner of 
its decision by letter and publishes public notification of the 
decision in the Federal Register.
    NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide 
whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this

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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 Annex A.
    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: When importing a 
vehicle admissible under any final decision a registered importer, or a 
person who has a contract with a registered importer to bring the 
vehicle into compliance with all applicable FMVSS following importation 
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.

Michael A. Cole,
Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.

ANNEX A

Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation

1. Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0061
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger 
Vehicles manufactured for the Mexican domestic market.
    Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2010 Jeep Wrangler 
Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles.
    Notice of Petition Published at: 82 FR 17514 (April 11, 2017).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-593 (effective date September 13, 
2017).
2. Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0056
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger 
Vehicles manufactured before September 1, 2007 for the Mexican and 
other foreign Markets.
    Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2007 Jeep Wrangler 
Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles.
    Notice of Petition Published at: 83 FR 9083 (March 2, 2018).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-596 (effective date May 10, 2018).
3. Docket No. NHTSA-2017-0102
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2006 Penman Lightweight GS Cargo Trailers.
    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: 83 FR 5827 (February 9, 2018).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-64 (effective date March 30, 2018).
4. Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0006
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2017 Ukang FT-200 Trailers.
    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: 83 FR 5826 (February 9, 2018).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VCP-65 (effective date March 30, 2018).
5. Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0012
    Nonconforming Vehicles: 2013-2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball 
Motorcycles.
    Substantially Similar U.S. Certified Vehicles: 2013-2014 Victory 
Hammer 8-Ball Motorcycles.
    Notice of Petition Published at: 83 FR 12460 (March 21, 2018).
    Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-597 (effective date May 11, 2018).

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