Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks are Eligible for Importation, 20791-20792 [2021-08204]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / 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. Diversified Vehicle Services Inc. (DVS), (Registered Importer R–98–165), of Indianapolis, Indiana has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which DVS believes are substantially similar are MY 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs 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 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs to their U.S. certified counterparts and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. DVS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs, 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 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 2500HD TKs, 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, 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment, 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, 111, Rear Visibility, 113, Hood Latch System, 114, Theft Protection, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, PowerOperated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 119, New Pneumatic Tires, 124, Accelerator Control Systems, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 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; Mandatory Applicability Begins on 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, 208, Occupant Crash Protection, 209, Seat Belt Assemblies, 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212, Windshield Mounting, 213, Child Restraint Systems, 214, Side Impact Protection, 216, Roof Crush Resistance; Applicable Unless a Vehicle is Certified to § 571.216a, 219, Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301, Fuel System Integrity, 302, Flammability of Interior Materials, 49 CFR part 541, Theft Prevention, and, 49 CFR part 565 VIN Requirements. 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: the instrument cluster will require the addition of the word ‘‘BRAKE’’. The petitioner additionally states a reference and certification label will need to be 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. 2021–08207 Filed 4–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0018; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20791 (MY) 2020–2021 GMC Sierra Trucks (TKs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 4,520–5,270 lbs, 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 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is May 21, 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 E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 20792 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / Notices 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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, 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. Diversified Vehicle Services Inc. (DVS), (Registered Importer R–98–165), of Indianapolis, Indiana has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles which DVS believes are substantially similar are MY 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs sold in the United States and certified by their VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 manufacturer as conforming to all applicable FMVSS. The petitioner claims that it compared non-U.S. certified MY 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs to their U.S. certified counterparts and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS. DVS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs, 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 2020–2021 GMC Sierra TKs, 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, 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment, 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, 111, Rear Visibility, 113, Hood Latch System, 114, Theft Protection, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, PowerOperated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 119, New Pneumatic Tires, 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; Mandatory Applicability Begins on 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, 208, Occupant Crash Protection, 209, Seat Belt Assemblies, 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212, Windshield Mounting, 213, Child Restraint Systems, 214, Side Impact Protection, 216, Roof Crush Resistance; Applicable Unless a Vehicle is Certified to § 571.216a, 219, Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301, Fuel System Integrity, 302, Flammability of Interior Materials, 49 CFR part 541, Theft Prevention, and, 49 CFR part 565 VIN Requirements. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays: the instrument cluster will require the addition of the word ‘‘BRAKE’’. The petitioner additionally states a reference and certification label will need to be 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. 2021–08204 Filed 4–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2021–0020; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD Trucks 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) 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD Trucks (TKs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 6,231–7,059 lbs, 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 2020–2021 GMC Sierra 3500HD TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is May 21, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 21, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2021-0018; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2020-2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Trucks 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) 2020-2021 GMC Sierra Trucks (TKs) that were not originally 
manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety 
standards (FMVSS) with a GVWR range of 4,520-5,270 lbs, 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 
2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs) and are capable of being readily altered to 
conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is May 21, 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

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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, 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.
    Diversified Vehicle Services Inc. (DVS), (Registered Importer R-98-
165), of Indianapolis, Indiana has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming 2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs are eligible for importation 
into the United States. The vehicles which DVS believes are 
substantially similar are MY 2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs 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 2020-
2021 GMC Sierra TKs to their U.S. certified counterparts and found the 
vehicles to be substantially similar with respect to compliance with 
most FMVSS.
    DVS submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate 
that non-U.S. certified MY 2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs, 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 2020-2021 GMC Sierra TKs, 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, 108, Lamps, Reflective 
Devices, and Associated Equipment, 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, 111, Rear Visibility, 113, Hood Latch System, 114, 
Theft Protection, 116, Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118, Power-Operated 
Window, Partition, and Roof Panel System, 119, New Pneumatic Tires, 
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; Mandatory Applicability Begins on 
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, 208, Occupant Crash Protection, 209, Seat Belt 
Assemblies, 210, Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212, Windshield 
Mounting, 213, Child Restraint Systems, 214, Side Impact Protection, 
216, Roof Crush Resistance; Applicable Unless a Vehicle is Certified to 
Sec.  571.216a, 219, Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301, Fuel System 
Integrity, 302, Flammability of Interior Materials, 49 CFR part 541, 
Theft Prevention, and, 49 CFR part 565 VIN Requirements.
    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: the instrument cluster will 
require the addition of the word ``BRAKE''.
    The petitioner additionally states a reference and certification 
label will need to be 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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