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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Hand This notice of receipt of Goodyear’s
Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza petition is published under 49 U.S.C.
National Highway Traffic Safety level of the Nassif Building, 400 30118 and 30120 and does not represent
Administration Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It any agency decision or other exercise of
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21267; Notice 1] is requested, but not required, that two judgment concerning the merits of the
copies of the comments be provided. petition.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber The Docket Section is open on Affected are a total of approximately
Company, Receipt of Petition for weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except 958 Wrangler AT tires produced from
Decision of Inconsequential Federal holidays. Comments may be March 7, 2005 to April 4, 2005. S6.5(b)
Noncompliance submitted electronically by logging onto of FMVSS No. 119 requires that each
the Docket Management System Web tire shall be marked with ‘‘[t]he tire
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on identification number required by part
Company (Goodyear) has determined ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions for filing 574 of this chapter.’’ The noncompliant
that certain tires it manufactured in the document electronically. Comments tires should have been marked ‘‘DOT
2002–2004 do not comply with may be faxed to 1–202–493–2251, or PJ10 MPH0 wwyy,’’ but were actually
S4.3.4(d) of Federal Motor Vehicle may be submitted to the Federal marked with one of the following serial
Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 109, eRulemaking Portal: go to http:// codes: DOT 1085 PJ10 MPH0, DOT 1086
‘‘New pneumatic tires.’’ www.regulations.gov. Follow the online PJ10 MPH0, DOT 2013 PJ10 MPH0, or
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and DOT 2014 PJ10 MPH0.
instructions for submitting comments.
30120(h), Goodyear has petitioned for Goodyear believes that the
The petition, supporting materials,
an exemption from the notification and noncompliance is inconsequential to
and all comments received before the
remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. motor vehicle safety and that no
close of business on the closing date
Chapter 301 on the basis that this corrective action is warranted. Goodyear
indicated below will be filed and will be
noncompliance is inconsequential to states that the mislabeling creates no
considered. All comments and
motor vehicle safety. unsafe condition. Goodyear further
This notice of receipt of Goodyear’s supporting materials received after the
closing date will also be filed and will states that all of the markings related to
petition is published under 49 U.S.C. tire service including load capacity and
30118 and 30120 and does not represent be considered to the extent possible.
When the petition is granted or denied, corresponding inflation pressure are
any agency decision or other exercise of correct, and that the tires meet or exceed
judgment concerning the merits of the notice of the decision will be published
in the Federal Register pursuant to the all applicable FMVSS performance
petition. requirements. Goodyear says that when
Affected are a total of approximately authority indicated below.
Comment closing date: June 30, 2005. consumers register these tires in
6117 Eagle F1 Supercar tires in four Goodyear’s registration database, they
different sizes, manufactured from Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: can easily be identified in the unlikely
January 2002 to December 2004. Delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and event that they would be involved in a
S4.3.4(d) of FMVSS No. 109 requires 501.8.
tire recall.
that ‘‘each tire shall have permanently Issued on: May 23, 2005. Interested persons are invited to
molded into or onto both sidewalls Ronald L. Medford, submit written data, views, and
* * * (d) The generic name of each cord Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle arguments on the petition described
material used in the plies (both sidewall Safety. above. Comments must refer to the
and tread area) of the tire.’’ The labeling [FR Doc. 05–10687 Filed 5–27–05; 8:45 am] docket and notice number cited at the
information on the noncompliant tires BILLING CODE 4910–59–P
beginning of this notice and be
incorrectly states that one of the tire submitted by any of the following
reinforcement materials is NYLON methods. Mail: Docket Management
when the actual material in these tires DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Facility, U.S. Department of
is ARAMID. Transportation, Nassif Building, Room
Goodyear believes that the National Highway Traffic Safety PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
noncompliance is inconsequential to Administration Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Hand
motor vehicle safety and that no Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21268; Notice 1]
corrective action is warranted. Goodyear level of the Nassif Building, 400
states that the mislabeling creates no The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It
unsafe condition. Goodyear further Company, Receipt of Petition for is requested, but not required, that two
states that all of the markings related to Decision of Inconsequential copies of the comments be provided.
tire service including load capacity and Noncompliance The Docket Section is open on
corresponding inflation pressure are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except
correct, and that the tires meet or exceed The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Federal holidays. Comments may be
all applicable FMVSS performance Company (Goodyear) has determined submitted electronically by logging onto
requirements. that certain tires it manufactured in the Docket Management System Web
Interested persons are invited to 2005 do not comply with S6.5(b) of site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on
submit written data, views, and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions for filing
arguments on the petition described (FMVSS) No. 119, ‘‘New pneumatic tires the document electronically. Comments
above. Comments must refer to the for vehicles other than passenger cars.’’ may be faxed to 1–202–493–2251, or
docket and notice number cited at the Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and may be submitted to the Federal
beginning of this notice and be 30120(h), Goodyear has petitioned for eRulemaking Portal: go to http://
submitted by any of the following an exemption from the notification and www.regulations.gov. Follow the online
methods. Mail: Docket Management remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. instructions for submitting comments.
Facility, U.S. Department of Chapter 301 on the basis that this The petition, supporting materials,
Transportation, Nassif Building, Room noncompliance is inconsequential to and all comments received before the
PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., motor vehicle safety. close of business on the closing date

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indicated below will be filed and will be motor vehicle safety and that no DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
considered. All comments and corrective action is warranted. Goodyear
supporting materials received after the explains that the cause of the National Highway Traffic Safety
closing date will also be filed and will noncompliance was the use of a Administration
be considered to the extent possible. different conversion factor than that [Docket No. NHTSA 2005–20047; Notice 2]
When the petition is granted or denied, used by the Tire and Rim Association.
notice of the decision will be published Goodyear states that the noncompliance Bridgestone/Firestone North America
in the Federal Register pursuant to the has no effect on the performance of the Tire, LLC. Denial of Application for
authority indicated below. tires on a motor vehicle or on motor Decision of Inconsequential
Comment closing date: June 30, 2005. vehicle safety. Goodyear says that the Noncompliance
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: tires meet or exceed all other tire
Delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and labeling requirements and all minimum Bridgestone/Firestone North America
501.8. performance requirements of FMVSS Tire, LLC has determined that
No. 109. approximately 323 size 445/50R22.5 20
Issued on: May 23, 2005. Ply, Load Range ‘L’, Bridgestone S892
Ronald L. Medford, Interested persons are invited to tires do not meet the labeling
Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle submit written data, views, and requirements mandated by Federal
Safety. arguments on the petition described Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)
[FR Doc. 05–10688 Filed 5–27–05; 8:45 am] above. Comments must refer to the No. 109, ‘‘New Pneumatic Tires.’’
BILLING CODE 4910–59–P docket and notice number cited at the Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and
beginning of this notice and be 30120(h), Bridgestone/Firestone has
submitted by any of the following petitioned for a determination that this
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION methods. Mail: Docket Management noncompliance is inconsequential to
Facility, U.S. Department of motor vehicle safety and has filed an
National Highway Traffic Safety Transportation, Nassif Building, Room appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR
Administration PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance
[Docket No. NHTSA–2005–21269; Notice 1] Washington, DC, 20590–0001. Hand Reports.’’ FMVSS No. 109 (S4.3(b)) and
Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza (S4.3(c)) require that each tire shall have
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber level of the Nassif Building, 400 permanently molded the maximum
Company, Receipt of Petition for Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. It permissible inflation pressure and the
Decision of Inconsequential is requested, but not required, that two maximum load rating of the tire,
Noncompliance copies of the comments be provided. respectively. Notice of receipt of the
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber The Docket Section is open on application was published, with a 30-
Company (Goodyear) has determined weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except day comment period, on February 9,
that certain tires it manufactured in Federal holidays. Comments may be 2005 in the Federal Register (70 FR
2005 do not comply with S4.3.4(b) of submitted electronically by logging onto 6923). NHTSA received no comment on
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard the Docket Management System Web this application.
(FMVSS) No. 109, ‘‘New pneumatic site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on The noncompliance with S4.3(c)
tires.’’ ‘‘Help’’ to obtain instructions for filing relates to the sidewall markings.
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and the document electronically. Comments Bridgestone/Firestone Tochigi, Japan
30120(h), Goodyear has petitioned for may be faxed to 1–202–493–2251, or Plant produced approximately 323 tires
an exemption from the notification and may be submitted to the Federal with incorrect markings. The
remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. eRulemaking Portal: go to http:// noncompliant tires were marked: ‘‘Max
Chapter 301 on the basis that this www.regulations.gov. Follow the online Load 4540 Kg (10,000 lbs.) @ 790 kPa
noncompliance is inconsequential to instructions for submitting comments. (115 psi).’’ The correct marking is as
motor vehicle safety. The petition, supporting materials, follows: ‘‘Max Load 4625 Kg (10,200
This notice of receipt of Goodyear’s and all comments received before the lbs.) @ 830 kPa (120 psi).’’
petition is published under 49 U.S.C. close of business on the closing date Bridgestone/Firestone believes that
30118 and 30120 and does not represent indicated below will be filed and will be the noncompliance described herein is
any agency decision or other exercise of considered. All comments and inconsequential as it relates to motor
judgment concerning the merits of the supporting materials received after the vehicle safety because the load molded
petition. closing date will also be filed and will on the tire is less than the actual
Affected are a total of approximately be considered to the extent possible. prescribed maximum load. Thus the
4,992 Kelly Signature HPT and Essenza When the petition is granted or denied, tires can easily accommodate the load
B210 Type 2 tires produced from notice of the decision will be published they will likely carry per tire
February 1, 2005 to March 31, 2005. in the Federal Register pursuant to the application. Therefore, Bridgestone/
S4.3.4(b) of FMVSS No. 109 requires authority indicated below. Firestone believes this noncompliance
that ‘‘[e]ach marking of the tire’s is particularly unlikely to have an
maximum load rating * * * in Comment closing date: June 30, 2005. adverse effect on motor vehicle safety
kilograms shall be followed in Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: and is clearly inconsequential in that
parenthesis by the equivalent load delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and regard. The noncompliant tires meet or
rating in pounds * * *.’’ The 501.8. exceed all performance requirements of
noncompliant tires have the correct Issued on: May 23, 2005.
FMVSS No. 109 and will have no
maximum load rating in kilograms but impact on the operational performance
Ronald L. Medford,
the actual stamping for the maximum or safety of vehicles on which these tires
load in pounds is 2839 pounds, while Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle are mounted.
the correct stamping should be 2833 lbs. Safety. The agency believes that the true
Goodyear believes that the [FR Doc. 05–10689 Filed 5–27–05; 8:45 am] measure of inconsequentiality to motor
noncompliance is inconsequential to BILLING CODE 4910–59–P vehicle safety is the effect of the

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