Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet Multi-Purpose Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation, 79561-79562 [2020-27148]

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[FR Doc. 2020–27155 Filed 12–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0059; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet Multi-Purpose Vehicles 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) 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 3 The dollar equivalent cost is derived from the Surface Transportation Board’s Full Year Wage A&B data series using the appropriate employee group hourly wage rate that includes a 75-percent overhead charge. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 Average time per responses Total annual burden hours 79561 Total annual burden hours notes 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 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 11, 2021. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total cost equivalent 3 852 852 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. E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 79562 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 238 / Thursday, December 10, 2020 / Notices 30115, and of the same MY 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, 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. G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc, (Registered Importer R–90–007), of Santa Ana, California has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K Automotive Conversion believes are substantially similar are MY 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs 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 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs to their U.S. certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. G&K Automotive Conversion submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet 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 2012–2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs, 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, 105, Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems, 106, Brake Hoses, 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment, 113, Hood Latch System, 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, Power- VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Dec 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 124, Accelerator Control Systems, 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems, 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, 201, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202, Head Restraints; Applicable at the Manufacturers Option until September 1, 2009, 204, Steering Control Rearward Displacement, 205, Glazing Materials, 206, Door Locks and Door Retention Components, 207, Seating Systems, 208, Occupant Crash Protection, 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, 401, Interior trunk release. Furthermore, the petitioner states the petition vehicle has the identical anti-theft devices as found on the U.S. Companion Model and therefore meets the requirements set forth in 49 CFR part 541. Likewise, the petitioner states the petition vehicle has identical bumpers as the U.S. Companion Model and therefore meets the requirements set forth in 49 CFR part 581. 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 to display Mph and miles. 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: Installation of the required tire information placard. FMVSS No. 111, Rear Mirrors: Inscription of the required warning statement on the face of the passenger mirror. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2020–27148 Filed 12–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Privacy Act of 1974 Internal Revenue Service, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of a New Matching Program. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs, notice is hereby given of the conduct of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Data Loss Prevention Computer Matching Program. The program helps the IRS detect potential violations of security policies to determine whether there has been an actual violation by matching data from existing IRS systems of records. DATES: Comments on this matching notice must be received no later than 30 days after date of publication in the Federal Register. If no public comments are received during the period allowed for comment, the re-established agreement will be effective March 24, 2021, provided it is a minimum of 30 days after the publication date. Beginning and completion dates: The matches are conducted on an ongoing basis in accordance with the terms of the computer matching agreement in effect with the IRS as approved by the applicable Data Integrity Board(s). The term of this agreement is expected to cover the 18-month period, March 24, 2021 through September 23, 2022. Ninety days prior to expiration of the agreement, the parties to the agreement may request a 12-month extension in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552a(o). ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be sent by mail to the Office of Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Silverman, Management and Program Analyst, IRS Privacy, Governmental Liaison and Disclosure, 202–317–6452 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of the matching program was last SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0059; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet Multi-
Purpose Vehicles 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) 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet Multi-Purpose 
Vehicles (MPVs) 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 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs) and are 
capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 11, 
2021.

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.

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30115, and of the same MY 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, 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.
    G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc, (Registered Importer R-90-007), of 
Santa Ana, California has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs are 
eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which G&K 
Automotive Conversion believes are substantially similar are MY 2012-
2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs 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 2012-
2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs to their U.S. certified 
counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with 
respect to compliance with most FMVSS.
    G&K Automotive Conversion submitted information with its petition 
intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2012-2014 Mercedes 
Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet 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 2012-2014 Mercedes Benz G500 and G500 Cabriolet MPVs, 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, 105, Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems, 
106, Brake Hoses, 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment, 113, Hood Latch System, 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway 
Prevention, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, Power-Operated 
Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 124, Accelerator Control 
Systems, 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems, 135, Light Vehicle 
Brake Systems, 138, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, 139, New 
Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, 201, Occupant Protection in 
Interior Impact, 202, Head Restraints; Applicable at the Manufacturers 
Option until September 1, 2009, 204, Steering Control Rearward 
Displacement, 205, Glazing Materials, 206, Door Locks and Door 
Retention Components, 207, Seating Systems, 208, Occupant Crash 
Protection, 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, 401, Interior trunk release. Furthermore, the 
petitioner states the petition vehicle has the identical anti-theft 
devices as found on the U.S. Companion Model and therefore meets the 
requirements set forth in 49 CFR part 541. Likewise, the petitioner 
states the petition vehicle has identical bumpers as the U.S. Companion 
Model and therefore meets the requirements set forth in 49 CFR part 
581.
    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 to display Mph and miles. 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: Installation of the required tire information placard. 
FMVSS No. 111, Rear Mirrors: Inscription of the required warning 
statement on the face of the passenger mirror.
    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.
[FR Doc. 2020-27148 Filed 12-9-20; 8:45 am]
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