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REGISTERED IMPORTER NEWSLETTER No. 23
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance
September 2004


MAINTENANCE OF RI REGISTRATION

This will be your only reminder that it is time to submit the information required to permit you to continue as an RI in fiscal year (FY) 2005, which begins on October 1, 2004. The information specified below should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than November 1, 2004, for your company to remain in active status as an RI. Because there are delays in our receipt of materials sent by regular mail, we recommend that you send this information to us through an express mail service. Please mark "RI RENEWAL" on the outside of the mailer.

  1. A cashiers or certified check for $745 made payable to the Treasurer of the United States, or authorization to charge that renewal fee if your company is approved for credit card use,
  2. The statement required by 49 CFR 592.5(e), (See Attachment 1)
  3. A current business interest statement, (See Attachment 2)
  4. The addresses of all of your company’s facilities used for: 
    1. vehicle modification,
    2. vehicle storage,
    3. record storage, and
    4. mailing (See Attachment 3).
  5. A Prepaid Mandatory Service Insurance Policy covering recall obligations for FY 2005 with notarized signatures, and
  6. Changes in any of the information submitted in your company’s prior applications for RI status or renewal requests that have not been previously reported to NHTSA.

 

Attachment 1

YEARLY REGISTRATION MAINTENANCE
INFORMATION LETTER
SAMPLE

Smith Imports, Inc. , 1177 Market St. , New York, NY 44888
Phone: 212-676-3344 / FAX: 676-3300
E-mail: smithimports@aol.com

September 27, 2004

Administrator
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 Seventh St. SW
NVS-223 (Room 6111)
Washington, D.C. 20590

Re: YEARLY STATEMENT OF REGISTERED IMPORTER

Dear Sir or Madam:

This is to affirm that all information that Smith Imports, Inc. submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pursuant to 49 CFR 592.5 (a)(4), (a)(5), (a)(6), (a)(9), and (a)(11) remains correct.

A copy of the mandatory service insurance policy that we have acquired pursuant to 49 CFR 592.5(a)(8) to cover recall obligations that we may incur in fiscal year (FY) 2005 is enclosed, with signatures properly notarized. Also enclosed is a check for $745 or credit card authorization to cover the annual fee for renewing our registration and a copy of our current business interest statement, as well as a list of the current addresses for each of our mailing, vehicle modification, record storage, and vehicle storage facilities. There are no other changes to the information we have previously submitted.

Sincerely,

________________________              _____________________
Mr. Jack Smith, President                        Date
Smith Imports, Inc.

________________________              _____________________
Notary                                                         Date

 

Enclosures: ___ 1. Check or authorization to charge credit card
___ 2. Business interest statement
___ 3. Addresses of facilities
___ 4. Mandatory Service Insurance Policy
___ 5. Changes to information on file


Attachment 2

REGISTERED IMPORTER BUSINESS INTEREST STATEMENT


Registered Importer Name: ____________________________________

  1. I am willing to bring vehicles into conformity with the FMVSS that:

     

    ____ were manufactured for sale in Canada.
    ____ were manufactured for sale in all other countries.

    ____ have an eligibility number.
    ____ do not have an eligibility number and must be petitioned.

    The Independent Commercial Importer (ICI) that I am associated with is
    ____________________________. That company has the following address and telephone number:
    (For the following, check No. 2 or No. 3, not both).

     

  2. ____ I am not willing to accept compliance certification contracts for individual owners.
  3. ____ I am willing to accept compliance certification contracts for individual owners of the following types of vehicles, when those vehicles are determined to be eligible for importation pursuant to 49 CFR Part 593:

    _____ Passenger Cars
    _____ Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles
    _____ Light Duty Trucks (GVWR 10,000 lb or less)
    _____ Heavy Trucks & Tractors (GVWR over 10,000 lb)
    _____ Trailers
    _____ Buses
    _____ Motorcycles/Motor Scooters/Mopeds

Signature: _____________________________________

Date: ________________

Title: ________________________________


Attachment 3

FACILITY LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS
SAMPLE

 

NAME OF REGISTERED IMPORTER:   Smith Imports, Inc.
OWNER/PRESIDENT: Mr. Jack Smith
MAILING ADDRESS: 1955 Apple Towers, Suite 56
New York, NY 44888
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: Mr. Jack Smith/Phone: 212-676-3300/FAX: 676-3344
***EMAIL ADDRESS: smithimports@aol.com
 
RECORD STORAGE Same as above
ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________
 
MODIFICATION FACILITY 1177 Market Street
ADDRESS New York, NY 44888
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: Mr. Joe Kelly/Phone: 212-676-3222/FAX: 676-3001
 
VEHICLE STORAGE Same as Modification Facility
FACILITY ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________
 
(If Applicable)
ADDITIONAL STORAGE
__________________________________________
FACILITY ADDRESS: __________________________________________
CONTACT/PHONE/FAX #: __________________________________________
*** The Email address listed above will be used by NHTSA to send ALL DOT correspondences to the Registered Importer including releases, monthly invoices, Recall Notification, and RI Newsletters, etc.