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Determination That Nonconforming 1989 Honda Legend Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government Topics:  Honda Legend

Determination That Nonconforming 1989 Honda Legend Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

William A. Boehly
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Register
July 29, 1994

[Federal Register: July 29, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Docket No. 94-44; Notice 2]

 
Determination That Nonconforming 1989 Honda Legend Passenger Cars 
Are Eligible for Importation

AGENCY: National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of determination by NHTSA that nonconforming 1989 Honda 
Legend passenger cars are eligible for importation.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the determination by NHTSA that 1989 
Honda Legend passenger cars not originally manufactured to comply with 
all applicable Federal motor vehicles safety standards are eligible for 
importation into the United States because they are substantially 
similar to a vehicle originally manufactured for importation into and 
sale in the United States and certified by its manufacturer as 
complying with the safety standards (the 1989 Acura Legend), and they 
are capable of being readily modified to conform to the standards.

DATE: The determination is effective July 29, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ted Baylor, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-5306).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 30141(a)(1)(A) (formerly section 
108(c)(3)(A)(i)(I) of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act 
(the Act)), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to 
conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards shall 
be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has determined 
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. Sec. 30115 (formerly section 114 of 
the Act), and of the same model year as the model of the motor vehicle 
to be compared, and is capable of being readily modified to conform to 
all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
    Petitions for eligibility determinations 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 determines, 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 determination 
in the Federal Register.
    J.K. Motors, Inc. of Kingsville, Maryland (``J.K.'') (Registered 
Importer R-90-006) petitioned NHTSA to determine whether 1989 Honda 
Legend passenger cars are eligible for importation into the United 
States. NHTSA published notice of the petition on May 25, 1994 (59 FR 
27102) to afford an opportunity for public comment. The reader is 
referred to that notice for a thorough description of the petition. The 
notice identified the vehicle that is the subject of the petition as 
the ``1989 Honda (Acura) Legend.'' No comments were received in 
response to the notice. Based on its review of the information 
submitted by the petitioner, NHTSA has determined to grant the 
petition.

Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles

    The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final determination 
must indicate on the form HS-7 accompanying entry the appropriate 
vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for 
entry. VSP 77 is the eligibility number assigned to vehicles admissible 
under this determination.

Final Determination

     Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby 
determines that a 1989 Honda Legend is substantially similar to a 1989 
Acura Legend originally manufactured for importation into and sale in 
the United States and certified under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 30115, and is 
capable of being readily modified to conform to all applicable Federal 
motor vehicle safety standards.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A) and (b)(1); 49 CFR 593.8; 
delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

    Issued on: July 26, 1994.
William A. Boehly,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 94-18514 Filed 7-25-94; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-M

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