From From SEMA eNews
WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently studying the issue of whether aging has a detrimental effect on tires (since some rubber compounds may deteriorate over years, regardless of use). Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) wants to introduce legislation that will require NHTSA to study the issue and prepare a report to Congress within three years.
SEMA and the Tire Industry Association are working with Sen. DeWine’s staff in support of language that would not be burdensome to the industry if the legislation were to be enacted. SEMA and TIA are seeking removal of one provision in the draft bill that would require NHTSA to issue a rule requiring the immediate disclosure of the tire-manufacture date. Since there is no completed study or recommendations, a regulation would be premature, unduly burdensome to the industry and potentially confusing to the public, according to TIA and SEMA.
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