Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, 50949-50951 [2021-19626]

Download as PDF 50949 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. Information about the requestor’s vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2021–0199 any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2021–0199 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD–2021–0199, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and specific docket number. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, or to submit comments that are confidential in nature, see the section entitled Public Participation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 James Mead, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–459, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–5723, Email: James.Mead@ dot.gov. As described in the application, the intended service of the vessel LA LA LAND is: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Day or extended charter for private corporate groups.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 —Geographic Region Including Base of Operations: ‘‘Primary—California. Possible—Oregon, Washington, Alaska.’’ (Base of Operations: Vallejo, CA). —Vessel Length and Type: 96′ Motor. The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD 2021–0199 at https:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the employment of the vessel in the coastwise trade to carry no more than 12 passengers will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, MARAD will not issue an approval of the vessel’s coastwise endorsement eligibility. Comments should refer to the vessel name, state the commenter’s interest in the application, and address the eligibility criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Public Participation How do I submit comments? Please submit your comments, including the attachments, following the instructions provided under the above heading entitled ADDRESSES. Be advised that it may take a few hours or even days for your comment to be reflected on the docket. In addition, your comments must be written in English. We encourage you to provide concise comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. Where do I go to read public comments, and find supporting information? claim to be confidential commercial information by email to SmallVessels@ dot.gov. Include in the email subject heading ‘‘Contains Confidential Commercial Information’’ or ‘‘Contains CCI’’ and state in your submission, with specificity, the basis for any such confidential claim highlighting or denoting the CCI portions. If possible, please provide a summary of your submission that can be made available to the public. In the event MARAD receives a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the information, procedures described in the Department’s FOIA regulation at 49 CFR 7.29 will be followed. Only information that is ultimately determined to be confidential under those procedures will be exempt from disclosure under FOIA. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL–14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. To facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121) * * * * * By Order of the Acting Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–19646 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] Go to the docket online at https:// www.regulations.gov, keyword search MARAD–2021–0199 or visit the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES for hours of operation). We recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new submissions and supporting material. BILLING CODE 4910–81–P Will my comments be made available to the public? Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Yes. Be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, will be made publicly available. May I submit comments confidentially? If you wish to submit comments under a claim of confidentiality, you should submit the information you PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0092; Notice 1] National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin CrossClimate SUV SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 50950 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices replacement tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 31, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 21, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of MNA’s petition. DATES: Send comments on or before October 13, 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 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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. 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 docket. 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). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview MNA has determined that certain Michelin CrossClimate SUV replacement tires do not fully comply with the requirements of paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles (49 CFR 571.139). MNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 31, 2020, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. MNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 21, 2020, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. This notice of receipt of MNA’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any Agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Tires Involved Approximately 884 Michelin CrossClimate SUV replacement tires, size 235/55R17 99V, manufactured between October 20, 2019, and November 30, 2019, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance MNA explains that the noncompliance is due to a mold error and that as a result, the number of tread plies indicated on the sidewall of the subject tires does not match the actual number of plies in the tire construction as required by paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 139. Specifically, the tires were marked ‘‘Tread Plies: 2 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Polyester + 2 Steel + 1 Polyamide; Sidewall: 2 Polyester’’ when they should have been marked ‘‘Tread Plies: 1 Polyester + 2 Steel + 1 Polyamide; Sidewall: 1 Polyester.’’ IV. Rule Requirements Paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 139 include the requirements relevant to this petition. Each tire must be marked on each sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs S5.5(a) through (d) and on one sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs S5.5(e) through (i) according to the phase-in schedule specified in paragraph S7 of FMVSS No. 139. Specifically, each tire should be marked with the generic name of each cord material used in the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of the tire and the actual number of plies in the sidewall, and the actual number of plies in the tread area, if different. V. Summary of MNA’s Petition The following views and arguments presented in this section, ‘‘V. Summary of MNA’s Petition,’’ are the views and arguments provided by MNA. They have not been evaluated by the Agency and do not reflect the views of the Agency. MNA describes the subject noncompliance and contends that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. In support of its petition, MNA submitted the following reasoning: 1. Operational Safety a. Tire performance—MNA says that the subject tires have been designed as a single ply construction. The mismarked tires have been manufactured according to the design specification. These tires fully comply with MNA performance requirements as well as with all applicable FMVSS tire safety performance standards and related requirements. b. Tire application—MNA claims that the mismarked ply information has no direct impact on tire application. The tires are properly marked with all other FMVSS required information including the tire size designation, maximum load, and maximum inflation pressure. These markings provide both dealers and consumers with the necessary information to ensure proper selection and application of the tires. c. Tire repair and retread—MNA also says that concerns related to the safety of tire repair and retread personnel have been previously raised for filings involving steel carcass ply tires. The CrossClimate SUV is a passenger car, sport utility, and light truck tire line with a polyester carcass. The tire is not E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices intended for retreading. The concern for service personnel related to steel carcass construction is not relevant for this tire line. 2. Corrective Measures a. Upon identification of the mismarking, MNA instituted a block on the affected sku. A total of 782 tires were captured and retained in MNA inventory. These tires will be repaired to display the correct single ply marking, or they will be scrapped. b. The tire specification drawing has been corrected and the mold plate has been updated to show the correct single ply marking. All tires currently being produced have the correct marking. 3. Prior NHTSA Decisions lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 MNA states that NHTSA has concluded in other petitions related to the number of plies marking that this type of noncompliance is inconsequential to safety. Examples of prior decisions include: • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., 83 FR 13002 (March 26, 2018) • Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, 83 FR 36668 (July 30, 2018) • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, 82 FR 17075 (April 7, 2017) • Hankook Tire America Corp., 79 FR 30688 (May 28, 2014) • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, 78 FR 47049 (August 2, 2013). MNA concludes by again contending that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, be granted. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject tires that MNA no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve equipment distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant tires under their control after MNA notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. (Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8) Otto G. Matheke III, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. ACTION: 50951 Notice. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Andrea M. Gacki, Director, tel.: 202–622–2480; Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855; or the Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622– 2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability BILLING CODE 4910–59–P The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Notice of OFAC Actions [FR Doc. 2021–19626 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On September 3, 2021, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authorities listed below. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2020-0092; Notice 1]


Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of 
Inconsequential Noncompliance

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

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain 
Michelin CrossClimate SUV

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replacement tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety 
Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light 
Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 31, 2020, and 
subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 21, 2020, for a decision that 
the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor 
vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of MNA's petition.

DATES: Send comments on or before October 13, 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 
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 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.
    When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will 
also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated at the end of this notice.
    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 docket. 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).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Overview

    MNA has determined that certain Michelin CrossClimate SUV 
replacement tires do not fully comply with the requirements of 
paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires 
for Light Vehicles (49 CFR 571.139). MNA filed a noncompliance report 
dated July 31, 2020, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and 
Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. MNA subsequently petitioned 
NHTSA on August 21, 2020, for an exemption from the notification and 
remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this 
noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, 
Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance.
    This notice of receipt of MNA's petition is published under 49 
U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any Agency decision or 
other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition.

II. Tires Involved

    Approximately 884 Michelin CrossClimate SUV replacement tires, size 
235/55R17 99V, manufactured between October 20, 2019, and November 30, 
2019, are potentially involved.

III. Noncompliance

    MNA explains that the noncompliance is due to a mold error and that 
as a result, the number of tread plies indicated on the sidewall of the 
subject tires does not match the actual number of plies in the tire 
construction as required by paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 
139. Specifically, the tires were marked ``Tread Plies: 2 Polyester + 2 
Steel + 1 Polyamide; Sidewall: 2 Polyester'' when they should have been 
marked ``Tread Plies: 1 Polyester + 2 Steel + 1 Polyamide; Sidewall: 1 
Polyester.''

IV. Rule Requirements

    Paragraphs S5.5(e) and (f) of FMVSS No. 139 include the 
requirements relevant to this petition. Each tire must be marked on 
each sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs S5.5(a) 
through (d) and on one sidewall with the information specified in 
paragraphs S5.5(e) through (i) according to the phase-in schedule 
specified in paragraph S7 of FMVSS No. 139. Specifically, each tire 
should be marked with the generic name of each cord material used in 
the plies (both sidewall and tread area) of the tire and the actual 
number of plies in the sidewall, and the actual number of plies in the 
tread area, if different.

V. Summary of MNA's Petition

    The following views and arguments presented in this section, ``V. 
Summary of MNA's Petition,'' are the views and arguments provided by 
MNA. They have not been evaluated by the Agency and do not reflect the 
views of the Agency. MNA describes the subject noncompliance and 
contends that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to 
motor vehicle safety.
    In support of its petition, MNA submitted the following reasoning:

1. Operational Safety

    a. Tire performance--MNA says that the subject tires have been 
designed as a single ply construction. The mismarked tires have been 
manufactured according to the design specification. These tires fully 
comply with MNA performance requirements as well as with all applicable 
FMVSS tire safety performance standards and related requirements.
    b. Tire application--MNA claims that the mismarked ply information 
has no direct impact on tire application. The tires are properly marked 
with all other FMVSS required information including the tire size 
designation, maximum load, and maximum inflation pressure. These 
markings provide both dealers and consumers with the necessary 
information to ensure proper selection and application of the tires.
    c. Tire repair and retread--MNA also says that concerns related to 
the safety of tire repair and retread personnel have been previously 
raised for filings involving steel carcass ply tires. The CrossClimate 
SUV is a passenger car, sport utility, and light truck tire line with a 
polyester carcass. The tire is not

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intended for retreading. The concern for service personnel related to 
steel carcass construction is not relevant for this tire line.

2. Corrective Measures

    a. Upon identification of the mismarking, MNA instituted a block on 
the affected sku. A total of 782 tires were captured and retained in 
MNA inventory. These tires will be repaired to display the correct 
single ply marking, or they will be scrapped.
    b. The tire specification drawing has been corrected and the mold 
plate has been updated to show the correct single ply marking. All 
tires currently being produced have the correct marking.

3. Prior NHTSA Decisions

    MNA states that NHTSA has concluded in other petitions related to 
the number of plies marking that this type of noncompliance is 
inconsequential to safety. Examples of prior decisions include:

 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., 83 FR 13002 (March 26, 2018)
 Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, 83 FR 36668 (July 30, 
2018)
 Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, 82 FR 17075 (April 7, 2017)
 Hankook Tire America Corp., 79 FR 30688 (May 28, 2014)
 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, 78 FR 47049 (August 
2, 2013).

    MNA concludes by again contending that the subject noncompliance is 
inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its 
petition to be exempted from providing notification of the 
noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the 
noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, be granted.
    NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 
30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a 
determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers 
only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, 
to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance 
and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on 
this petition only applies to the subject tires that MNA no longer 
controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. 
However, any decision on this petition does not relieve equipment 
distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for 
sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate 
commerce of the noncompliant tires under their control after MNA 
notified them that the subject noncompliance existed.

(Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 
CFR 1.95 and 501.8)

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