Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 2015 Bentley Continental Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation, 61710-61711 [2018-26054]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 61710 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2018 / Notices (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Project; and 8) the Chicago to Detroit/Pontiac Corridor Investment Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information please contact Michael Johnsen, Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, at the Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 202– 493–0845; or email: Michael.Johnsen@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FRA has identified several projects that, for various reasons, are no longer advancing through FRA environmental review and has therefore determined it is appropriate to rescind the applicable NOI to prepare an EIS. The following NOIs are being rescinded: • Pennsylvania Maglev Proposal: FRA published the NOI on July 19, 2001. 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[FR Doc. 2018–25993 Filed 11–29–18; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0013; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 2015 Bentley Continental 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 certain model year (MY) 2015 Bentley Continental passenger cars (PCs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2015 Bentley Continental PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is December 31, 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 must be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the 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 the 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 for 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, 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 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 231 / Friday, November 30, 2018 / Notices 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: Neil Thurgood, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA, telephone (202) 366–0712. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. History: Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was 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 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 notices 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: Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories (WETL), of Houston, Texas (Registered Importer R–90–005) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2015 Bentley Continental PCs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that WETL believes are substantially similar are MY 2015 Bentley Continental PCs manufactured for sale in the United States, and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that the subject non-U.S.certified vehicles, 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 2015 Bentley VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Nov 29, 2018 Jkt 247001 Continental PCs, as originally manufactured, conforms 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, 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, 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; Mandatory Applicability Begins on September 1, 2009, 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, 214 Side Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance; Applicable unless a Vehicle is Certified to § 571.216a, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, 301 Fuel System Integrity, and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials. The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S.-certified passenger cars are capable of being readily altered to meet the following standards in the manners indicated: Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: The brake warning telltale must be modified to show the word ‘‘BRAKE’’ when activated. Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of the front and rear sidemounted reflex reflectors with U.S.conforming components. Standard No. 111 Rear Visibility: Replacement of the passenger side mirror with the U.S.-model or inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the existing mirror. Standard No. 114 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention: Installation of a supplemental key warning buzzer or activation of the U.S.-version software to meet the requirements of this standard. Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: Inspection to ascertain if the software and firmware installed in the vehicle are the same as the most up-todate versions installed in the U.S.- PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61711 conforming version of the vehicle. Replacement of any software or firmware found not to be the most recent versions. Replacement of sun visors with U.S.-model components to meet the labeling requirements of FMVSS No. 208. Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of U.S.-model trunk release components to meet the requirements of this standard. The petitioner further states that labels will be affixed to conform the vehicle to the requirements of 49 CFR parts 565 and 567, VIN Content and Certification, respectively. III. Comments: All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and considered. Comments filed after the closing date will also be considered to the fullest extent possible and available for examination in the docket at the above addresses. Once the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. This notice of receipt of the subject petition does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. 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. 2018–26054 Filed 11–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0014; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2005 Chevrolet Corvette 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0013; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 
Model Year 2015 Bentley Continental 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 
certain model year (MY) 2015 Bentley Continental 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 they are substantially 
similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the 
United States and were certified by their manufacturer as complying 
with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2015 
Bentley Continental PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to 
conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is December 31, 
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 must be 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the 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 the 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 for 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, 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

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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: Neil Thurgood, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA, telephone (202) 366-0712.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. History: Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that 
was 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 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 notices 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: Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories 
(WETL), of Houston, Texas (Registered Importer R-90-005) has petitioned 
NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2015 Bentley Continental PCs 
are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles that 
WETL believes are substantially similar are MY 2015 Bentley Continental 
PCs manufactured for sale in the United States, and certified by their 
manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that the subject non-U.S.-certified vehicles, 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 
2015 Bentley Continental PCs, as originally manufactured, conforms 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, 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, 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; Mandatory 
Applicability Begins on September 1, 2009, 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, 214 Side 
Impact Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance; Applicable unless a 
Vehicle is Certified to Sec.  571.216a, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 
225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, 301 Fuel System Integrity, and 
302 Flammability of Interior Materials.
    The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S.-certified 
passenger cars are capable of being readily altered to meet the 
following standards in the manners indicated:
    Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: The brake warning telltale 
must be modified to show the word ``BRAKE'' when activated.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Installation of the front and rear side-mounted reflex 
reflectors with U.S.-conforming components.
    Standard No. 111 Rear Visibility: Replacement of the passenger side 
mirror with the U.S.-model or inscription of the required warning 
statement on the face of the existing mirror.
    Standard No. 114 Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention: 
Installation of a supplemental key warning buzzer or activation of the 
U.S.-version software to meet the requirements of this standard.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: Inspection to ascertain 
if the software and firmware installed in the vehicle are the same as 
the most up-to-date versions installed in the U.S.-conforming version 
of the vehicle. Replacement of any software or firmware found not to be 
the most recent versions. Replacement of sun visors with U.S.-model 
components to meet the labeling requirements of FMVSS No. 208.
    Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of U.S.-model 
trunk release components to meet the requirements of this standard.
    The petitioner further states that labels will be affixed to 
conform the vehicle to the requirements of 49 CFR parts 565 and 567, 
VIN Content and Certification, respectively.
    III. Comments: All comments and supporting materials received 
before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will 
be filed in the docket and considered. Comments filed after the closing 
date will also be considered to the fullest extent possible and 
available for examination in the docket at the above addresses.
    Once the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will 
be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated at the end of this notice.
    This notice of receipt of the subject petition does not represent 
any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits 
of the petition. 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.
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