National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
Receipt of petition.
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This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4x4 Extreme Adventure 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.
The closing date for comments on the petition is May 8, 2017.
Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and be submitted by any of the following methods:
Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays.
Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at https://www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
- Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493-2251.
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 comments you have submitted by mail 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.
All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible.
When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice.
All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice.
DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477-78).
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA (202-366-5308).
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Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(B), a motor vehicle, including a trailer, 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 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.
G&K Automotive Conversion Inc. (G&K), of Santa Ana, California (Registered Importer R-90-007) has petitioned NHTSA to decide whether nonconforming MY 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4x4 Extreme Adventure trailers are eligible for importation into the United States. G&K believes these vehicles are capable of being modified to meet all applicable FMVSS.
G&K submitted information with its petition intended to demonstrate that MY 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4x4 Extreme Adventure trailers are capable of being altered to comply with all applicable standards to which they were not originally manufactured to conform.
Specifically, the petitioner contends that the nonconforming MY 2014 EMU Camper Trailer 4x4 Extreme Adventure trailers meet or are capable of being altered to meet the following standards, in the manner indicated:
Standard No. 108 Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment: Installation of the following U.S.-certified components as necessary to meet the requirements of the standard: front and rear side marker lamps, stop lamps, taillamps, turn signal lamps, front clearance lamps, and side and rear mounted reflex reflectors.
Standard No. 119 New pneumatic tires for motor vehicles with a GVWR of more than 10,000 pounds: Replacement of any nonconforming tires with tires that conform to the standard.
Standard No. 120 Tire Selection and Rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer: Installation of the required tire information placard.
G&K further states that labels will be affixed to conform to requirements of 49 CFR part 567 Certification.
This notice of receipt of G&K petition does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Notice of final action on the petition will be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated below.
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Jeffrey M. Giuseppe,
Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance.
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