|(a) Applicability. This section establishes standards applicable to transporters collecting and hauling used or scrap tires or tire pieces. (b) Exemptions. (1) Used or defective tires shipped back to the manufacturer or manufacturer's representative for adjustment are not required to be transported by a registered transporter, provided the generator retains, for a period of three years, written records of the shipments, indicating the date of shipment, destination and the number of tires in each shipment. These records shall be made available to the executive director upon request. (2) Any person who is registered with the executive director as an On-Site Sewage Facility Installer under §285.50 of this title (relating to General Requirements for Registration and Certification) may transport used or scrap tires or tire pieces for construction of an on-site sewage disposal system without a transporter registration, but must still comply with all manifesting requirements under §328.58 of this title (relating to Manifest System) and record keeping requirements in subsection (d) of this section. (3) Retreaders who haul tires from customers for the purpose of retreading or who return tires to customers after retreading or recapping, do not have to register as transporters; however, they must register as transporters if they haul tires to an authorized facility. (4) Trucks engaged in municipal solid waste collection or commercial route collection which handle incidental loads of used or scrap tires or tire pieces as part of their normal household or commercial collection activities, may transport such incidental small quantities of scrap tires to a landfill, transfer station or other collection point for proper handling without a transporter registration. (5) Transport vehicles owned and operated by municipalities, counties, or other governmental entities or agencies which are used to transport used or scrap tires to an authorized facility or to a facility used by local or other governmental entities or agencies to collect used or scrap tires shall be exempt from registration under this section; however, each load of used or scrap tires shall be manifested in accordance with §328.58 of this title (relating to Manifest System). (c) General requirements. (1) Transporters shall register their operations with the executive director before conducting business, according to the registration procedures outlined in §328.55 of this title (relating to Registration Requirements). (2) Transporters shall maintain records using a manifest system, as required in §328.58 of this title. (3) Each transporter shall be responsible for ensuring that used or scrap tires or tire pieces are transported to an authorized scrap tire facility. (4) Each transporter shall notify the generator of any changes to the manifest. A written notification must be received by the generator within two weeks of any changes. (d) Maintenance of records. The transporter shall retain all manifests, work orders and invoices showing the collection and disposition of all used or scrap tires and tire pieces. Records shall be retained by the transporter at the designated place of business for a period of at least three years and made available to the executive director upon request. (1) Any change made to the face of an original record shall be made by drawing a single line through the item being changed, ensuring that the item remains legible and readable. To the side of the mark, the person making the change shall place his/her initials with the date of the change. (2) Any change made to the face of an original record shall be accompanied by a written justification stating the reason and purpose for the change. This written justification shall be prepared simultaneously with the change to the original record, attached to the original record, maintained at the designated place of business for a period of at least three years, and made available to the executive director upon request. The justification shall include the date of the change, and the full name and position of the individual making the change. (e) Annual report. Transporters shall submit to the executive director an annual report of their activities from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year showing the number and type of used or scrap tires collected listed by generator name and address, the disposition of the tires, and the number of whole used or scrap tires delivered to each facility. The report shall be submitted no later than March 1 of the year following the end of the reporting period. The report shall be prepared on a form provided by the executive director. (f) Interstate transportation. Persons who engage in the transportation of used or scrap tires or tire pieces from Texas to other states or countries, or from other states or countries to Texas, or persons who collect or transport used or scrap tires or tire pieces in Texas but have their place of business in another state or country, shall comply with all of the requirements for transporters contained in this subchapter. If such persons also engage in any activity of managing used or scrap tires or tire pieces in Texas by storage, processing or disposal, they shall follow the applicable requirements for operators of such activities. Persons who engage in the transportation of used or scrap tires or tire pieces which do not originate or terminate in Texas, are exempt from these regulations, except for §328.54 of this title (relating to General Requirements).