SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2004) — The California Integrated Waste Management Board unanimously approved emergency regulations to provide retreaders relief from a tire manifest rule.
The regulations will allow retreaders to document the transport of used tires with a single trip log with invoice instead of multiple forms for each pickup and delivery, said Terry Leveille, lobbyist for the Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB). The board will submit legal paperwork authorizing the change, allowing it to become effective, probably by mid-July, Mr. Leveille said. The regulations will not be permanent, but the board has agreed to look at making them permanent.
Retreaders' delivery trucks will be required to carry registration cards and decals to show state highway patrol officers that their transports are legal despite not having manifest forms on hand, he said. The controversial manifest rule became effective last July and carried fines of up to $25,000 against retreaders who failed to fill out the forms.