National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT.
Notice of decision by NHTSA that certain nonconforming motor vehicles are eligible for importation.
This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
These decisions are effective as of the date of their publication in the Federal Register.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-3151).End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), 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 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 Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
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.
NHTSA received petitions from registered importers to decide whether the vehicles listed in Annex A to this notice are eligible for importation into the United States. To afford an opportunity for public comment, NHTSA published notice of these petitions as specified in Annex A. The reader is referred to those notices for a thorough description of the petitions. No comments were received in response to these notices. Based on its review of the information submitted by the petitioners, NHTSA has decided to grant the petitions.
Vehicle Eligibility Number for Subject Vehicles
The importer of a vehicle admissible under any final decision must indicate on the form HS-7 accompanying entry the appropriate vehicle eligibility number indicating that the vehicle is eligible for entry. Vehicle eligibility numbers assigned to vehicles admissible under this decision are specified in Annex A.
Accordingly, on the basis of the foregoing, NHTSA hereby decides that each motor vehicle listed in Annex A to this notice, which was not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, is substantially similar to a motor vehicle manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States, and certified under 49 U.S.C. 30115, as specified in Annex A, and is capable of being readily altered to conform to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.Start Signature
Issued on: March 17, 2003.
Kenneth N. Weinstein,
Associate Administrator for Enforcement.
Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Decided to be Eligible for Importation
1. Docket No. NHTSA-2002-14087
Nonconforming Vehicle: 2002 Moto Guzzi California EV motorcycles.
U.S.-certified vehicle: 2002 Moto Guzzi California EV motorcycles.
Notice of Petition
Published at: 68 FR 2396 (January 16, 2003).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-403.
2. Docket No. NHTSA-2002-14088
Nonconforming Vehicles: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee multipurpose passenger vehicles.
U.S.-certified vehicles: 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee multipurpose passenger vehicles.
Notice of Petition
Published at: 68 FR 2394 (January 16, 2003).
Vehicle Eligibility Number: VSP-404.End Supplemental Information
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