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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

NHTSA Rulemaking Upgrading Tire Performance Standards Has Not Complied with the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not complied with the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act and OMB Circular A-119 in their rulemaking to upgrade tire performance standards. The Act and Circular require that agencies use voluntary technical standards in regulations unless doing so would be contrary to law or impractical. However, even though a number of private consensus and consortia standards are available for adoption by NHTSA, including a draft international standard the agency participated in developing, NHTSA has proposed using a government-unique standard in the tire standard regulation.

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