40 CFR § 89.609 - Final admission of modification nonroad engines and test nonroad engines.

§ 89.609 Final admission of modification nonroad engines and test nonroad engines.

(a) A nonroad engine may be imported under this section by an Independent Commercial Importer (ICI) possessing a currently valid certificate of conformity only if:

(1) The nonroad engine is six original production years old or older; and

(2) The ICI's name has not been placed on a currently effective EPA list of ICIs ineligible to import such modification/test nonroad engines, as described in paragraph (e) of this section; and

(3) The ICI has a currently valid certificate of conformity for the same nonroad engine class and fuel type as the nonroad engine being imported.

(b) A nonroad engine conditionally imported under this section may be finally admitted into the United States upon approval of the ICI's application by the Administrator. The application is to be made by completing EPA forms, in accordance with EPA instructions. The ICI includes in the application:

(1) The identification information required in § 89.604;

(2) An attestation by the ICI that the nonroad engine has been modified and tested in accordance with the applicable emission tests as specified in Subpart B § 89.119(a) of this part at a laboratory within the United States;

(3) The results of all emission tests;

(4) The applicable deterioration factor assigned by EPA, if any;

(5) The emission test results adjusted by the applicable deterioration factor;

(6) All information required under § 89.610 related to maintenance, warranties, and labeling;

(7) An attestation by the ICI that the ICI is responsible for the nonroad engine's compliance with federal emission requirements, regardless of whether the ICI owns the nonroad engine imported under this section;

(8) The applicable address and telephone number of the ICI, or the name, address, and telephone number of the person who the ICI prefers to receive EPA notification under § 89.609(d);

(9) An attestation by the ICI that all requirements of § 89.607-95 and § 89.610 have been met; and

(10) Such other information as is deemed necessary by the Administrator.

(c) EPA approval for final admission of a nonroad engine under this section is presumed not to have been granted if any requirement of this subpart has not been met.

(d) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, EPA approval for final admission of a nonroad engine under this section is presumed to have been granted if the ICI does not receive oral or written notice from EPA to the contrary within 15 working days of the date that the Engine Programs and Compliance Division of EPA receives the ICI's application under paragraph (b) of this section. Such EPA notice of nonapproval may be made to any employee of the ICI. It is the responsibility of the ICI to ensure that the Engine Programs and Compliance Division of EPA receives the application and to confirm the date of receipt. During this 15 working day hold period, the nonroad engine is stored at a location where the Administrator has reasonable access to the nonroad engine for the Administrator's inspection. The storage is to be within 50 miles of the ICI's testing facility to allow the Administrator reasonable access for inspection and testing. A storage facility not meeting this criterion must be approved in writing by the Administrator prior to the submittal of the ICI's application under paragraph (b) of this section.

(e) EPA list of ICIs ineligible to import nonroad engines for modification/test. EPA maintains a current list of ICIs who have been determined to be ineligible to import nonroad engines under this section. The determination of ineligibility is made in accordance with the criteria and procedures in § 89.612(e) of this subpart.

(f) Inspections. Prior to final admission, a nonroad engine imported under this section is subject to special inspections as described in § 89.606 with these additional provisions:

(1) If, in the judgment of the Administrator, a significant number of nonroad engines imported by an ICI fail to comply with emission requirements upon inspection or retest or if the ICI fails to comply with a provision of these regulations that pertain to nonroad engines imported pursuant to § 89.609, the ICI may be placed on the EPA list of ICIs ineligible to import nonroad engines under this section as specified in paragraph (e) of this section and § 89.612(e).

(2) An individual nonroad engine which fails a retest or inspection is to be repaired and retested, as applicable, to demonstrate compliance with emission requirements before final admission is granted by EPA.

(3) Unless otherwise specified by EPA, the ICI bears the costs of all retesting under this subsection, including transportation.

(g) In-use inspection and testing. A nonroad engine imported under this section may be tested or inspected by EPA at any time during the recall period specified in § 89.104(b), in accordance with § 89.608(a). If, in the judgment of the Administrator, a significant number of properly maintained and used nonroad engines imported by the ICI pursuant to this section fail to meet emission requirements, the name of the ICI may be placed on the EPA list of ICIs ineligible to import nonroad engines under the modification/test provision as specified in paragraph (e) of this section and § 89.612(e).

[59 FR 31335, June 17, 1994. Redesignated and amended at 63 FR 56996, 57021, Oct. 23, 1998]

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