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U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Manufactured Home Tires

Final rule.

The FMCSA delays the termination date of the rule allowing the overloading of certain tires. Currently, tires used for the transportation of manufactured homes may be loaded up to 18 percent over the load rating marked on the sidewall of the tires, or in the absence of such a marking, 18 percent above the load rating specified in publications of certain organizations specializing in tires. The regulatory language allowing this overloading is scheduled to expire November 20, 2000, unless extended by mutual consent of the FMCSA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The delay of the termination date will enable motor carriers transporting manufactured homes to continue loading tires up to 18 percent above the load rating until December 31, 2001. In a separate document published elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD is taking the necessary action to delay its requirements for builders of manufactured homes. This action is in response to a petition for rulemaking from the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

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