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189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Rules and Regulations

252.237–7000, Notice of Special DATES: The revised list of import eligible Regulatory Analyses and Notices
Standards of Responsibility, in vehicles is effective on September 30,
A. Executive Order 12866, Regulatory
solicitations for audit services. 2005.
(2) Use the clause at 252.237–7001, Planning and Review
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory
Compliance with Audit Standards, in
solicitations and contracts for audit Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Planning and Review’’ (58 FR 51735,
services. Compliance, NHTSA, (202) 366–3151. October 4, 1993), provides for making
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 49 determinations about whether a
237.271 and 237.272 [Removed] U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle regulatory action is ‘‘significant’’ and
■ 4. Sections 237.271 and 237.272 are that was not originally manufactured to therefore subject to Office of
removed. conform to all applicable FMVSS shall Management and Budget (OMB) review
[FR Doc. 05–19458 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] be refused admission into the United and to the requirements of the Executive
BILLING CODE 5001–08–P States unless NHTSA has decided that Order. The Order defines a ‘‘significant
the motor vehicle is substantially regulatory action’’ as one that is likely
similar to a motor vehicle originally to result in a rule that may:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION manufactured for importation into and (1) Have an annual effect on the
sale in the United States, certified under economy of $100 million or more or
Research and Special Programs 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of the same model adversely affect in a material way the
Administration year as the model of the motor vehicle economy, a sector of the economy,
to be compared, and is capable of being productivity, competition, jobs, the
49 CFR Part 192 readily altered to conform to all environment, public health or safety, or
applicable FMVSS. Where there is no State, local, or tribal governments or
Damage Prevention Program substantially similar U.S.-certified communities;
motor vehicle, 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B) (2) Create a serious inconsistency or
CFR Correction otherwise interfere with an action taken
permits a nonconforming motor vehicle
In Title 49 of the Code of Federal to be admitted into the United States if or planned by another agency;
Regulations, parts 186 to 199, revised as its safety features comply with, or are (3) Materially alter the budgetary
of October 1, 2004, on page 81, in capable of being altered to comply with, impact of entitlements, grants, user fees,
§ 192.614 paragraph (c)(5) is corrected all applicable FMVSS based on or loan programs or the rights and
by removing the word ‘‘possible’’ and destructive test data or such other obligations of recipients thereof; or
adding in its place the word ‘‘practical’’. evidence as the Secretary of (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues
[FR Doc. 05–55512 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] Transportation decides to be adequate. arising out of legal mandates, the
President’s priorities, or the principles
BILLING CODE 1505–01–D Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1), import set forth in the Executive Order. This
eligibility decisions may be made ‘‘on rule will not have any of these effects
the initiative of the Secretary of and was not reviewed under Executive
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Transportation or on petition of a Order 12866. It is not significant within
manufacturer or importer registered the meaning of the DOT Regulatory
National Highway Traffic Safety under [49 U.S.C. 30141(c)].’’ The
Administration Policies and Procedures. The effect of
Secretary’s authority to make these this rule is not to impose new
decisions has been delegated to NHTSA. requirements but to provide a summary
49 CFR Part 593 The agency publishes notice of compilation of decisions on import
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–22233] eligibility decisions as they are made. eligibility that have already been made
Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(b)(2), a list of and does not involve new decisions.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles; all vehicles for which import eligibility
Decided To Be Eligible for Importation This rule will not impose any additional
decisions have been made must be burden on any person. The agency
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic published annually in the Federal believes that this impact is minimal and
Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. Register. On October 1, 1996, NHTSA does not warrant the preparation of a
ACTION: Final rule. added the list as an appendix to 49 CFR regulatory evaluation.
Part 593, the regulations that establish
SUMMARY: This document revises the list procedures for import eligibility B. Environmental Impacts
of vehicles not originally manufactured decisions (61 FR 51242). As described We have not conducted an evaluation
to conform to the Federal motor vehicle in the notice, NHTSA took that action of the impacts of this rule under the
safety standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA to ensure that the list is more widely National Environmental Policy Act.
has decided to be eligible for disseminated to government personnel This rule does not impose any change
importation. This list is contained in an who oversee vehicle imports and to that would result in any impacts to the
appendix to the agency’s regulations interested members of the public. See 61 quality of the human environment.
that prescribe procedures for import FR 51242–43. In the notice, NHTSA Accordingly, no environmental
eligibility decisions. The list has been expressed its intention to annually assessment is required.
revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA revise the list as published in the
has decided to be eligible for appendix to include any additional C. Regulatory Flexibility Act
importation since October 1, 2004, and vehicles decided by the agency to be Pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility
to remove all previously listed vehicles eligible for importation since the list Act, we have considered the impacts of
that are now more than 25 years old and was last published. See 61 FR 51243. this rule on small entities (5 U.S.C. 601
need no longer comply with all The agency stated that issuance of the et seq.). I certify that this rule will not
applicable FMVSS to be lawfully document announcing these revisions have a significant economic impact
imported. NHTSA is required by statute will fulfill the annual publication upon a substantial number of small
to publish this list annually in the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 30141(b)(2). entities within the context of the
Federal Register. Ibid. Regulatory Flexibility Act. The

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