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Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2017 UKANG FT-200 Trailers Are Eligible for Importation


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Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2017 UKANG FT-200 Trailers Are Eligible for Importation

Jeffrey M. Giuseppe
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
9 February 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 28 (Friday, February 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5826-5827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02674]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0006; Notice 1]


Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 
Model Year 2017 UKANG FT-200 Trailers Are Eligible for Importation

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

ACTION: Receipt of petition.

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SUMMARY: This document announces receipt by NHTSA of a petition for a 
decision that model year (MY) 2017 UKANG FT-200 trailers 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 have safety features that comply with, or 
are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.

DATE: The closing date for comments on the petition is February 9, 
2018.

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 https://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)(B), a motor vehicle that was not 
originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS, and has no 
substantially similar U.S.-certified counterpart, shall be refused 
admission into the United States unless NHTSA

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has decided that the motor vehicle has safety features that comply 
with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable 
FMVSS based on destructive test data or such other evidence as NHTSA 
decides to be adequate.
    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.
    Autostadt West of West Sacramento, California (Registered Importer 
R-06-346) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2017 
UKANG FT-200 trailers are eligible for importation into the United 
States, and included, as part of that petition, information intended to 
demonstrate that non-U.S. certified MY 2017 UKANG FT-200 trailers are 
capable of being altered to comply with all applicable FMVSS.
    Specifically, the petitioner claims that the subject non-U.S. 
certified trailers are capable of being readily altered to meet the 
following standards, in the manner indicated:
    Standard No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated 
Equipment: Replacement of noncompliant tail, stop, and rear turn signal 
lamps with lamps that meet the standard, and installation of compliant 
amber and red side marker lamps.
    Standard No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims: Inspection of tires and 
rims for certification markings, replacement of any noncompliant tires 
and rims with parts that meet the standard and installation of the 
required tire information placard.
    The petitioner also notes that the vehicle must be fitted with a 
certification label in order to meet the requirements of 49 CFR 567, 
Certification.
    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,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2018-02674 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-59-P

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