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Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation


American Government Topics:  Bentley Flying Spur, Bentley Continental GT

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2 August 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 148 (Tuesday, August 2, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50788-50789]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18227]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0059; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental Passenger Cars 
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 
model year (MY) 2014 Bentley Flying Spur 4-door (Saloon) and 2-Door 
(Continental) passenger cars (PC's) 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.-
certified version of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental 
PC's) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the 
standards.

DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is September 1, 
2016.

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.
    J. K. Technologies, LLC (JK), Inc. of Baltimore, Maryland 
(Registered Importer R-90-006) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether 
nonconforming MY 2014 Bentley Flying Spur PC's are eligible for 
importation into the United States. The vehicles which JK believes are 
substantially similar are MY 2014 Bentley Flying Spur PC's sold in the 
United States and certified by their manufacturer as conforming to all 
applicable FMVSS.
    The petitioner claims that it compared the subject non-U.S. 
certified MY 2014 Bentley Flying Spur PC's to their U.S.-certified 
counterparts, and found the vehicles to be substantially similar with 
respect to compliance with most FMVSS.
    JK submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate 
that the subject non-U.S. certified MY 2014 Bentley Flying Spur PC's, 
as originally manufactured, conform to many applicable 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 subject non U.S.-certified MY 2014 Bentley 
Flying Spur PC's, as originally manufactured, conform to: Standard

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Nos. 102 Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and 
Transmission Braking Effect, 103 Windshield Defrosting and Defogging 
Systems, 104 Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems, 135 Light Vehicle 
Brake Systems, 106 Brake Hoses, 113 Hood Latch System, 114 Theft 
Protection, 116 Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids, 118 Power-Operated Window, 
Partition, and Roof panel System, 124 Accelerator Control Systems, 126 
Electronic Stability Control Systems, 138 Tire Pressure Monitoring 
Systems, 139 New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles, 201 
Occupant Protection in Interior Impact, 202a 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, 225 Child Restraint Anchorage Systems, 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 
speedometer with U.S. model components and addition of the brake 
warning indicator to fully comply with the standard.
    Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: replacement of the taillamps, headlamps, and front and rear 
side marker lamps with U.S.-conforming components.
    Standard No. 110 Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation 
Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles 
with a GVWR of 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds) or Less: Installation of 
the required tire information placard.
    Standard No. 111 Rearview Mirrors: Inscription of the required 
warning statement on the face of the passenger side rearview mirror or 
replacement of mirror with the U.S. model component.
    Standard No. 208 Occupant Crash Protection: Replacement of the knee 
air bags (and associated hardware), passenger seat cushion weight 
sensor, software, warning labels, warning lights and owner manuals that 
are not identical to the U.S. model components with U.S. model 
components as detailed in the petition and its attachments.
    After all new components are installed and wired, the diagnostic 
programming/coding tool must be used to ensure that the latest U.S. 
model code packs are installed and that all vehicle control modules 
associated with the occupant protection system function as required for 
the vehicles to conform to the standard.
    Standard No. 301 Fuel System Integrity: Replacement of the fuel 
filler cap, leak diagnostics pump, vent pipe, and hose with U.S. model 
components as detailed in the petition and its attachments.
    After all new components are installed and wired, the diagnostic 
programming/coding tool must be used to ensure that the latest U.S. 
model code packs are installed and that all vehicle control modules 
associated with the fuel system function as required for the vehicles 
to conform to the standard.
    Standard No. 401 Interior Trunk Release: Installation of a U.S. 
model interior trunk release system as detailed in the petition and its 
attachments.
    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.

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-18227 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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