Regulations Compliance Dates

— 2000 —

July 3, 2000 — Commercial motor vehicle operators have two years from this date to replace the ICC number of trucks with a new DOT number, FMCSA (202)366-4009.

July 3, 2000 — Operators of commercial motor vehicles have five years to comply with a requirement to display the legal name or a single trade name on their trucks and tractors, FMCSA (202)366-4009.

December 15, 2000 — Comment period ends for hours-of-service rulemaking, DOT (202)366-0456.

— 2001 —

March 1, 2001 — Compliance date for in-cab indicator lamps that monitor trailer antilock braking systems, NHTSA (202)366-5278.

June 1, 2001 — Reflective tape retrofit program must be complete for trailers and semitrailers built prior to Dec 1, 1993, FMCSA (202)366-4009.

July 1, 2001 — Operators of pressure vessels must begin retrofitting vehicles with emergency discharge equipment at time of requalification, RSPA (202)366-8553.

July 1, 2001 — New and retested (hydrostatic and pneumatic) pressure vessels must have off-truck remote shutoff systems, RSPA (202)366-8553.

July 1, 2001 — Pressure vessels in other than metered service must have an emergency discharge control system that automatically shuts off flow within 20 seconds following complete hose separation, RSPA (202)366-8553.

July 1, 2001 — Installation of emergency discharge control systems on pressure vessels must be supervised by a registered inspector, RSPA (202)366-8553.

July 1, 2001 — Retrofit must begin and new vehicle specifications must include passive shut-down systems on pressure vessels, RSPA (202)366-8553.

October 1, 2001 — New poison inhalation standard (PIH) placards must be in use, RSPA (800)467-4922.

— 2002 —

November 1, 2002 — Shippers and carriers must retain hazmat shipping papers for at least 375 days after the shipment is accepted by a carrier, RSPA (202)366-8553.

November 4, 2002 — Periodic tire checks no longer required for motor carriers hauling hazardous materials, FMCSA (202)366-6121.

— 2006 —

July 1, 2006 — Retrofits of emergency discharge equipment on pressure vessels must be complete, RSPA (202)366-8553.

Internet addresses for federal government agencies and departments

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
http://www.epa.gov/

Department of Transportation (DOT) and its agencies:
http://www.dot.gov/

Department of Energy (DOE) alternative fuels:
http://www.afdc.doe.gov/

Government Printing Office:
http://access.gpo.gov/su_docs

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