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Determination That Nonconforming 1986 Bentley Turbo Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

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American Government Topics:  Bentley

Determination That Nonconforming 1986 Bentley Turbo Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

William A. Boehly
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Federal Register
February 2, 1994

[Federal Register: February 2, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
[Docket No. 93-71; Notice 2]

 
Determination That Nonconforming 1986 Bentley Turbo Passenger 
Cars Are Eligible for Importation

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

ACTION: Notice of determination by NHTSA that nonconforming 1986 
Bentley Turbo passenger cars are eligible for importation.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the determination by NHTSA that 1986 
Bentley Turbo passenger cars not originally manufactured to comply with 
all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for 
importation to 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 U.S.-certified version of the 1986 Bentley 
Turbo), and they are capable of being readily modified to conform to 
the standards.

DATES: The determination is effective February 2, 1994.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under section 108(c)(3)(A)(i) of the National Traffic and Motor 
Vehicle Safety Act (the Act), 15 U.S.C. 1397(c)(3)(A)(i), a motor 
vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all 
applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards must be refused 
admission into the United States on and after January 31, 1990, 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 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 determined in 
the Federal Register.
    G&K Automotive Conversion, Inc. of Santa Ana, California 
(Registered Importer R-90-007) petitioned NHTSA to determine whether 
1986 Bentley Turbo passenger cars are eligible for importation into the 
United States. NHTSA published notice of the petition on October 26, 
1993 (58 FR 57670) to afford an opportunity for public comment. The 
reader is referred to that notice for a thorough description of the 
petition. 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 #53 is the vehicle eligibility number assigned to vehicles 
admissible under this determination.

Final Determination

    Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby determines 
that a 1986 Bentley Turbo not originally manufactured to comply with 
all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards is substantially 
similar to a 1986 Bentley Turbo originally manufactured for importation 
into and sale in the United States and certified under section 114 of 
the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and is capable of 
being readily modified to conform to all applicable Federal motor 
vehicle safety standards.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1397(c)(3)(A)(i) (I) and (C)(ii); 49 CFR 
593.8; delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.50 and 501.8.

    Issued on: January 27, 1994.
William A. Boehly,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 94-2352 Filed 2-1-94; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-59-M

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