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20798 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

76 / Thursday, April 21, 2005 / Notices

Wohnwagenwerk Exclusive 650 KMFE ACTION: Notice of receipt of petition for specified in 49 CFR 593.7, NHTSA
trailers, as originally manufactured, decision that nonconforming 2001–2005 publishes notice in the Federal Register
comply with one applicable FMVSS and Mercedes Benz Sprinter trucks are of each petition that it receives, and
are capable of being modified to comply eligible for importation. affords interested persons an
with all other applicable standards to opportunity to comment on the petition.
which they were not originally SUMMARY: This document announces At the close of the comment period,
manufactured to conform. receipt by the National Highway Traffic NHTSA decides, on the basis of the
Specifically, the petitioner claims that Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition and any comments that it has
2002–2003 Hobby Wohnwagenwerk petition for a decision that 2001–2005 received, whether the vehicle is eligible
Exclusive 650 KMFE trailers have safety Mercedes Benz Sprinter trucks that were for importation. The agency then
features that comply with Standard No. not originally manufactured to comply publishes this decision in the Federal
119 New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles with all applicable Federal motor Register.
Other than Passenger Cars. vehicle safety standards, are eligible for Registered Importer Corporation of
Petitioner also contends that the importation into the United States Oxnard, California (‘‘RIC’’)(Registered
vehicles are capable of being altered to because (1) they are substantially Importer 01–290) has petitioned NHTSA
meet the following standards, in the similar to vehicles that were originally to decide whether nonconforming 2001–
manner indicated: manufactured for sale in the United 2005 Mercedes Benz Sprinter trucks are
Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective States and that were certified by their eligible for importation into the United
Devices and Associated Equipment: manufacturer as complying with the States. The vehicles which RIC believes
installation of rear mounted safety standards, and (2) they are are substantially similar are 2001–2005
identification lamps and front side capable of being readily altered to Dodge Sprinter 2500/3500 trucks that
mounted amber clearance lamps. conform to the standards. were manufactured for sale in the
Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and DATES: The closing date for comments United States and certified by their
Rims for Motor Vehicles Other than on the petition is May 23, 2005. manufacturer as conforming to all
Passenger Cars: installation of a tire applicable Federal motor vehicle safety
ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to
information placard. standards.
Interested persons are invited to the docket number and notice number,
and be submitted to: Docket The petitioner claims that it carefully
submit comments on the petition compared non-U.S. certified 2001–2005
described above. Comments should refer Management, Room PL–401, 400
Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC Mercedes Benz Sprinter trucks to their
to the docket number and be submitted U.S.-certified counterparts, and found
to: Docket Management, Room PL–401, 20590. [Docket hours are from 9 am to
the vehicles to be substantially similar
400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 5 pm]. Anyone is able to search the
with respect to compliance with most
20590. [Docket hours are from 9 a.m. to electronic form of all comments
Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
5 p.m.]. It is requested but not required received into any of our dockets by the RIC submitted information with its
that 10 copies be submitted. name of the individual submitting the petition intended to demonstrate that
All comments received before the comment (or signing the comment, if non-U.S. certified 2001–2005 Mercedes
close of business on the closing date submitted on behalf of an association, Benz Sprinter trucks as originally
indicated above will be considered, and business, labor union, etc.). You may manufactured, conform to many Federal
will be available for examination in the review DOT’s complete Privacy Act motor vehicle safety standards in the
docket at the above address both before Statement in the Federal Register same manner as their U.S. certified
and after that date. To the extent published on April 11, 2000 (Volume counterparts, or are capable of being
possible, comments filed after the 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you readily altered to conform to those
closing date will also be considered. may visit http://dms.dot.gov. standards.
Notice of final action on the petition FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Specifically, the petitioner claims that
will be published in the Federal Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety non-U.S. certified 2001–2005 Mercedes
Register pursuant to the authority Compliance, NHTSA (202–366–3151). Benz Sprinter trucks are identical to
indicated below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: their U.S-certified counterparts with
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and respect to compliance with Standard
(b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority
Background Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever
at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a Sequence, Starter Interlock, and
Claude H. Harris,
motor vehicle that was not originally Transmission Braking Effect, 103
manufactured to conform to all Windshield Defrosting and Defogging
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
applicable Federal motor vehicle safety Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and
[FR Doc. 05–8004 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] Washing Systems, 105 Hydraulic and
standards shall be refused admission
BILLING CODE 4910–59–P Electric Brake Systems, 106 Brake
into the United States unless NHTSA
has decided that the motor vehicle is Hoses, 113 Hood Latch System, 114
substantially similar to a motor vehicle Theft Protection, 116 Motor Vehicle
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
originally manufactured for importation Brake Fluids, 118 Power-Operated
National Highway Traffic Safety into and sale in the United States, Window, Partition, and Roof Panel
Administration certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, and of Systems, 119 New Pneumatic Tires for
the same model year as the model of the Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars, 120
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21011] motor vehicle to be compared, and is Tire Selection and Rims for Motor
capable of being readily altered to Vehicles Other than Passenger Cars, 124
Notice of Receipt of Petition for
conform to all applicable Federal motor Accelerator Control Systems, 201
Decision That Nonconforming 2001–
vehicle safety standards. Occupant Protection in Interior Impact,
2005 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Trucks
Petitions for eligibility decisions may 202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering
Are Eligible for Importation
be submitted by either manufacturers or Control Rearward Displacement, 205
AGENCY: National Highway Traffic importers who have registered with Glazing Materials, 206 Door Locks and
Safety Administration, DOT. NHTSA pursuant to 49 CFR Part 592. As Door Retention Components, 207

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Seating Systems, 209 Seat Belt will be published in the Federal install austenitic stainless steel pipe to
Assemblies, 210 Seat Belt Assembly Register pursuant to the authority satisfy the U.S. Navy requirement. TPI
Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, indicated below. also intends to use mechanical joints to
219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 301 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and isolate the carbon steel from the
Fuel System Integrity, and 302 (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; delegations of authority austenitic stainless steel pipeline and
Flammability of Interior Materials. at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8. will use fusion bond epoxy abrasion
The petitioner also contends that the coating material to minimize coating
vehicles are capable of being readily Claude H. Harris, disbondment. TPI gave the following
altered to meet the following standards, Director, Office of Vehicle, Safety reasons for selecting austenitic stainless
in the manner indicated: Compliance. steel pipe and the use of a 1.0 LJF:
Standard No. 101 Controls and [FR Doc. 05–8005 Filed 4–20–05; 8:45 am] • The pipeline meets the
Displays: installation of an indicator BILLING CODE 4910–59–P requirements of the U.S. Navy and is a
lamp lens cover inscribed with the word low magnetic permeability pipe
‘‘brake’’ in the instrument cluster in material;
place of one inscribed with the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION • The pipeline is manufactured to the
international ECE warning symbol. American Society for Testing and
Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Materials (ASTM) standards ASTM A
Devices and Associated Equipment: Safety Administration 358 and A 999;
installation of U.S.-model (a) headlamp [Docket No. RSPA–04–18817; Notice 2] • The plate material is manufactured
assemblies that incorporate front side to comply with standards ASTM A 240
marker lamps and front side reflex Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; and Unified Numbering System S31254;
reflectors; (b) taillamp assemblies that Tractebel Power, Inc. • The selected material is compatible
incorporate rear side marker lamps and with the bending properties and the test
AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous
rear side reflex reflectors; and (c) a high- criteria in Appendix B of 49 CFR part
Materials Safety Administration
mounted stoplamp assembly. 192;
(PHMSA), DOT.
Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: • The selected material is compatible
installation of a U.S.-model passenger ACTION: Notice; grant of waiver. with the weldability testing and
side rearview mirror, or inscription of SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous inspection criteria required by
the required warning statement on the Materials Safety Administration’s Appendix B of 49 CFR part 192; and
face of the passenger side rearview (PHMSA), formerly the Research and • The selected material is consistent
mirror. Special Programs Administration with prior practice of the American
Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash (RSPA), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) Society of Mechanical Engineers
Protection: installation of air bag is granting Tractebel Power, Inc.’s (TPI) (ASME) standard ASME B31.8 to allow
warning labels to meet the requirements petition for a waiver of the pipeline a LJF of 1.0 when the longitudinal seam
of this standard. safety regulations to employ a 1.0 has been subjected to 100 percent X-ray.
The petitioner states that the occupant On September 17, 2004, RSPA/OPS
longitudinal joint factor (LJF) for
protection system in these vehicles published a notice in the Federal
austenitic stainless steel pipe in its
consists of an airbag and combination Register requesting public comment on
Tractebel Calypso Pipeline (TCP)
lap and shoulder belts at the driver’s TPI’s waiver request (69 FR 056113). No
project.
seating position. comments were received in response to
Standard No. 214 Side Impact SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the Notice.
Protection: inspection of all vehicles Background
and installation of U.S.-model Findings and Grant of Waiver
components, on vehicles that are not TPI petitioned RSPA/OPS for a waiver For the reasons explained above and
already so equipped, to ensure from compliance with the gas pipeline in Notice 1, PHMSA/OPS finds that the
compliance with the standard. safety regulations at 49 CFR 192.113 to requested waiver is consistent with
The petitioner also states that a allow it to employ a 1.0 longitudinal pipeline safety. Therefore, TPI’s request
vehicle identification plate must be joint factor (LJF) for austenitic stainless for waiver of compliance with 49 CFR
affixed to the vehicles near the left steel pipe. TPI requested the waiver 192.113 is granted on the condition that
windshield post to meet the because it intends to install a 96 mile, TPI conducts the following activities:
requirements of 49 CFR Part 565. 24-inch diameter, X65 steel, standard • TPI must X-ray 100 percent of the
Interested persons are invited to API 5L compliant interstate natural gas girth welds of this pipeline as part of the
submit comments on the petition pipeline. The pipeline will extend from procurement specification to comply
described above. Comments should refer its liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving with the requirements of Appendix B to
to the docket number and be submitted and re-gasification terminal in Freeport, Part 192—Qualification of Pipe, Section
to: Docket Management, Room PL–401, Grand Bahamas Island, to an onshore II (B) Weldability;
400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC location in Broward County, FL. TPI • TPI must purchase ASTM A 358,
20590. [Docket hours are from 9 am to intends to construct a portion of this class 1 pipe and radiograph 100 percent
5 pm]. It is requested but not required pipeline through a U.S. Navy exclusion of the longitudinal joint;
that 10 copies be submitted. zone offshore of Port Everglades, in • TPI must employ qualified welding
All comments received before the Broward County, FL. As a condition of procedures specifically designed to
close of business on the closing date the pipeline traversing the exclusion address the material characteristics of
indicated above will be considered, and zone, the U.S. Navy stipulated that austenitic stainless steel pipe;
will be available for examination in the approximately 14,000 feet of the • TPI must consider and address any
docket at the above address both before pipeline be constructed of a low special testing requirements unique to
and after that date. To the extent magnetic permeability steel material to the material characteristics of austenitic
possible, comments filed after the prevent electromagnetic interference stainless steel pipe;
closing date will also be considered. with U.S. Navy operations. Therefore, • TPI must provide PHMSA/OPS—
Notice of final action on the petition TPI is proposing to use a 1.0 LJF and Southern Region the opportunity to

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