Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2015 Porsche 918 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation, 72131-72132 [2019-28139]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 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. America’s Import & Export Authority Inc., (Registered Importer R–17–423), of Fort Myers, Florida has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2018–2019 Swift Sprite Alpine 4 single axle camper trailers are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which America’s Import & Export Authority Inc. believes are capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable FMVSS. America’s Import & Export Authority Inc. submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2018–2019 Swift Sprite Alpine 4 single axle camper trailers, as originally manufactured, conform to many applicable FMVSS, or are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards. Specifically, the petitioner claims that the non-U.S. certified MY 2018–2019 Swift Sprite Alpine 4 single axle camper trailers, as originally manufactured, are only subject to: FMVSS Nos. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, 109, New pneumatic and certain specialty tires, 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. The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S. certified vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following FMVSS, in the manner indicated: FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of rear reflectors, side markers, side reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps and upper lights, front side marker lamps and reflectors, intermediate side marker lamps and reflectors, and license plate lamp. FMVSS No. 109, New pneumatic and certain specialty tires: Installation of tire placard with certification label. FMVSS 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: The petitioner claims the tires rims are within conformity of this standard. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. Otto G. Matheke III, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–28138 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2019–0115; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2015 Porsche 918 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2015 Porsche 918 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 that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2015 Porsche 918 PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 29, 2020. 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 may 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00242 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72131 • 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 along 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. 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: Robert Mazurowski, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202–366– 1012). 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 sale in the United States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same MY as the model of the motor vehicle to be compared, E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 72132 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices 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, NHTSA publishes notice of each petition that it receives in the Federal Register, 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. Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. (WETL), (Registered Importer R–90–005), of Houston, Texas has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2015 Porsche 918 PCs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. believes are substantially similar are MY 2015 Porsche 918 PCs sold in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it compared non-U.S. certified MY 2015 Porsche 918 PCs to their U.S. certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2015 Porsche 918 PCs, 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 Porsche 918 PCs, as originally manufactured, conform to: FMVSS 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, 109, New Pneumatic and Certain Specialty Tires, 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, 114, Theft Protection, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 124, Accelerator Control Systems, 126, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Electronic Stability Control Systems for light vehicles, 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202, Head Restraints; Applicable at the Manufacturers Option until September 1, 2009, 203, Impact Protection for the Driver from the Steering Control System, 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 vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following FMVSS, in the manner indicated: FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays: Programming of the speedometer and addition of the word ‘‘BRAKE’’ to the instrument cluster. FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment: Replacement of headlamps and taillamps. FMVSS No. 111, Rear Visibility: Inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the passenger mirror. FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection: Addition of knee bolsters. FMVSS No. 401, Internal Trunk Release: Addition of a trunk release. 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, as well as, a reference and certification label added to the left front door post area to meet the requirements of 49 CFR part 567. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2019–0101] Federal Advisory Committee National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting notice—National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council. AGENCY: Otto G. Matheke III, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. NHTSA announces a meeting of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) to be held at DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public, as well as provide opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS). DATES: The NEMSAC meeting will be held on January 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, on January 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT and on January 16, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. Pre-registration is requested no later than January 6, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT. A public comment period will take place on January 14, 2020, between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. EDT, January 15, 2020, between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EDT and January 16, 2020, between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. EDT. Requests to speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to DOT by January 6, 2020. Written comments may be submitted to the committee at any time. If you wish for the committee to review the comments before the meeting, submit them no later than January 6, 2020. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by January 6, 2020. Meeting materials will also be available to the public online on or before January 6, 2020. [FR Doc. 2019–28139 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: 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. BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00243 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The meetings will be held at the DOT Headquarters, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Written comments may be submitted by either one of the following methods: (1) You may submit comments by email: nemsac@dot.gov or (2) you may submit comments by fax: 202–366–7149. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 249 (Monday, December 30, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2019-0115; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2015 Porsche 918 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

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

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model 
year (MY) 2015 Porsche 918 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 that 
were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety 
standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2015 Porsche 918 PCs) and 
are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 29, 
2020.

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 may 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 along 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.
    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: Robert Mazurowski, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-1012).

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 sale in the United 
States, certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same MY as the 
model of the motor vehicle to be compared,

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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, NHTSA publishes notice 
of each petition that it receives in the Federal Register, 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.
    Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. (WETL), 
(Registered Importer R-90-005), of Houston, Texas has petitioned NHTSA 
to decide whether nonconforming 2015 Porsche 918 PCs are eligible for 
importation into the United States. The vehicles which Wallace 
Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. believes are substantially 
similar are MY 2015 Porsche 918 PCs sold in the United States and 
certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner claims that it compared non-U.S. certified MY 2015 
Porsche 918 PCs to their U.S. certified counterparts, and found the 
vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with 
most FMVSS.
    Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories, Inc. submitted 
information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. 
certified MY 2015 Porsche 918 PCs, 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 Porsche 918 PCs, as originally manufactured, conform 
to: FMVSS 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, 109, New Pneumatic and Certain Specialty Tires, 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, 114, Theft 
Protection, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, Power-Operated 
Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 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, 202, Head 
Restraints; Applicable at the Manufacturers Option until September 1, 
2009, 203, Impact Protection for the Driver from the Steering Control 
System, 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 
vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following 
FMVSS, in the manner indicated:
    FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays: Programming of the 
speedometer and addition of the word ``BRAKE'' to the instrument 
cluster. FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated 
Equipment: Replacement of headlamps and taillamps. FMVSS No. 111, Rear 
Visibility: Inscription of the required warning statement on the face 
of the passenger mirror. FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection: 
Addition of knee bolsters. FMVSS No. 401, Internal Trunk Release: 
Addition of a trunk release.
    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, as well as, a reference 
and certification label added to the left front door post area to meet 
the requirements of 49 CFR part 567.

    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.

Otto G. Matheke III,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
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