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Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation

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American Government Topics:  Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation

Coleman R. Sachs
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
August 7, 2015


[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 152 (Friday, August 7, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47555-47557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-19470]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2015-0022; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti Passenger Cars Manufactured 
Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 
nonconforming model year (MY) 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti passenger cars 
(PC) manufactured before September 1, 2006 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.-

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certified version of the MY 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC manufactured 
before September 1, 2006) and they are capable of being readily altered 
to conform to the standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 8, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above 
and be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: 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 your comments were 
received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the 
comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).
    How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the 
comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given 
above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the 
dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the 
heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the 
comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in 
the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit 
late comments. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically search 
the Docket for new material.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle 
Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-5308).

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 model year 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 
in the Federal Register of each petition that it receives, 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.
    Wallace Environmental Testing Laboratories (``WETL''), Inc. of 
Houston, Texas (Registered Importer R-90-005) has petitioned NHTSA to 
decide whether nonconforming MY 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC's 
manufactured before September 1, 2006 are eligible for importation into 
the United States. The vehicles which WETL believes are substantially 
similar are MY 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC's manufactured before 
September 1, 2006 for sale 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 2006 
Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC's manufactured before September 1, 2006 to 
their U.S.-certified counterparts, and found the vehicles to be 
substantially similar with respect to compliance with most FMVSS.
    WETL submitted information with its petition intended to 
demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC's 
manufactured before September 1, 2006, as originally manufactured, 
conform to many 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 2006 Ferrari 612 Scagletti PC's manufactured before 
September 1, 2006 are identical to their U.S.-certified counterparts 
with respect to compliance with Standard Nos. 102 Transmission Shift 
Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect, 103 
Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and 
Washing Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 109 New Pneumatic Tires, 113 Hood 
Latch System, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118 Power-Operated 
Window, Partition, and Roof panel System, 124 Accelerator Control 
Systems, 135 Light Vehicle Brake Systems, 201 Occupant Protection in 
Interior Impact, 202 Head Restraints, 204 Steering Control Rearward 
Displacement, 205 Glazing Materials, 206 Door Locks and Door Retention 
Components, 207 Seating Systems, 209 Seat Belt Assemblies, 210 Seat 
Belt Assembly Anchorages, 212 Windshield Mounting, 214 Side Impact 
Protection, 216 Roof Crush Resistance, 219 Windshield Zone Intrusion, 
and 302 Flammability of Interior Materials.
    The petitioner also contends that the subject non-U.S. certified 
vehicles are capable of being readily altered to meet the following 
standards, in the manner indicated:
    Standard No. 101 Controls and Displays: Replacement of the 
instrument cluster and associated software, or modification of the 
instrument cluster by replacing the speedometer faceplate and brake 
telltale and reprogramming of the instrument cluster. If, the 
instrument cluster is modified, the method of altering any software as 
part of the modification will be included as part of the statement of 
conformity and associated documents (referred to as a ``conformity 
package'') the RI must submit to NHTSA under 49 CFR 592.6(d) to obtain 
release of the DOT Conformance bond furnished at the time the vehicle 
is imported.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Replacement of the front and rear side marker lamps with 
U.S.-model components.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims: Installation of the 
required tire information placard.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Installation of the conforming 
U.S.-model passenger side mirror, or inscription of the required 
warning statement on the face of the passenger mirror.

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    Standard No. 114 Theft Protection: Reprogramming of the instrument 
cluster. A description of the reprogramming will accompany the vehicle 
conformity package.
    Standard No. 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems: Installation of 
U.S.-model child restraint anchorage system components including 
lateral rear window plates and brackets for belt coupler with covers.
    Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: The inspected vehicle was 
found to be equipped with conforming components, however each vehicle 
must be inspected for the presence of U.S.-model multifunction valve 
and tank ventilation valve. Vehicles without these U.S.-model valves 
must have them installed.
    Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of trunk 
release system components to ensure that the system, as modified, is 
identical to the U.S.-model system.
    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.
    All comments received before the close of business on the closing 
date indicated above will be considered, and will be available for 
examination in the docket at the above addresses both before and after 
that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing 
date will also be considered. Notice of final action on the petition 
will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority 
indicated below.

    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.

    Issued on: July 31, 2015.
Coleman R. Sachs,
Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2015-19470 Filed 8-6-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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