Mr. David Hutton
Intereurope Regulations Ltd
21-23 East Street
Hampshire PO16 DB4

Dear Mr. Hutton:

This replies to your FAX of April 23, 1997, to Richard Van Iderstine of this agency, asking whether there is an error in paragraph S8.9 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, as it appears on page 247 of Title 49 Parts 400 to 999 of the Code of Federal Regulations revised as of October 1, 1996.

You are quite correct. The final sentence of S8.9 in the October 1, 1996, edition begins with the phrase "Distance 'A'". This is an error. The sentence beginning "Distance 'A'" should be the final sentence of S9 as amended on November 28, 1995. The 1996 volume mistakenly placed this amendment in S8.9.

Thank you for calling this matter to our attention. We have arranged for a correction in the next edition of Title 49 Parts 400 to 999.

John Womack
Acting Chief Counsel