WASHINGTON (Nov. 24)—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a rule to make its tire pressure monitoring standard conform with a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. The Aug. 6 decision vacated the monitoring standard as a whole, but NHTSA officially rescinded that portion of the rule to which the court objected. The agency will work "expeditiously" to produce a new standard the court will approve, it said in the new rule. A spokesman for the Rubber Manufacturers Association said the Nov. 20 rule was "a necessary paperwork item for NHTSA to say it's working on a new tire pressure monitoring standard," but had no significance in and of itself.
NHTSA publishes pro forma tire pressure monitoring notice
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