Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulations; Delay of Compliance Date
Interim final rule; delay of compliance date.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) delays the compliance date for the new part 375, Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulations, which was published as an interim final rule on June 11, 2003. That rule amends regulations governing the interstate transportation of household goods. On August 25, 2003, FMCSA received two petitions for reconsideration of the rule. On the same date, one of the petitioners, the American Moving and Storage Association, submitted a separate Petition for Stay of Effective Date. The reconsideration petitions address a variety of issues, both substantive and technical. The interim final rule took effect on September 9, 2003, with mandatory compliance to begin March 1, 2004. As the rule's effective date has passed, we are delaying the compliance date to gain time to consider fully the petitioners' concerns.