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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-751




[67 PA. CODE CH. 175]

Vehicle Equipment and Inspection; Postponement of Effective Date for Recent Amendments

[29 Pa.B. 2460]

   The effective date of portions of the regulations of the Department of Transportation on use and inspection of mirrors and bumpers on passenger cars and light trucks and mirrors, bumpers and exhaust systems on medium and heavy trucks (67 Pa. Code Chapter 175) is postponed until further notice. The postponed portions of the regulations prohibit placement of bumpers above specific limits as measured from the ground and require the rejection of inspected vehicles equipped with bumpers that exceed the specified limit. In addition, portions of the postponed regulations require the rejection of inspected passenger vehicles that are not equipped with all mirrors as originally equipped from the manufacturer. Finally, portions of the postponed regulations require that exhaust systems exit at the rear of the cab on trucks and truck-tractors.

   The amendments to the following sections are postponed indefinitely:

§ 175.78(e)(5)
§ 175.80(a)(5)(v)
§ 175.80(a)(8)(iii)
§ 175.80(a)(8)(iv)
§ 175.80(b)(7)(iv)
§ 175.105(b)(5)(i)
§ 175.110(d)(6)(viii) (A)
The repeal of § 175.78(e)(6) is also postponed indefinitely.

   These regulations were originally adopted at 28 Pa.B. 5670 (November 14, 1998) and were made effective May 13, 1999.

   The Department has postponed the effective date of these portions of the new regulations to allow the Department to examine the possible conflicts these regulations may have with the Federal standards and to assess the need for these regulations and the impact these regulations would have on the manufacture and use of vehicles as well as the safety issues related to these specific provisions.

   All other provisions of the equipment and inspection regulations that were scheduled to go into effect on May 13, 1999, will continue to do so.

   Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, suggestions or objections regarding the changes in effective dates to Thomas J. Zamboni, Vehicle Inspection Division, 1101 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104, within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-751. Filed for public inspection May 7, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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