Page images
PDF
EPUB

motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment upon motor vehicle safety;

(3) evaluating and developing methods and equipment for testing, inspecting, and determining safety of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equip

ment;

(4) evaluating and developing methods and equipment for determining adequacy of motor vehicle safety standards, and compliance of motor vehicles with motor vehicle safety standards; and

developing appropriate motor vehicle

safety standards.

(e) awarding grants to State or interstate agencies and nonprofit institutions for performance of activities authorized in this section.

COOPERATION

17

SEC. 105. In addition to such advisory authority as the

18

Secretary otherwise may exercise, he is authorized to advise,

[ocr errors]

e

19 assist, cooperate with, or enter into cooperative agreements 20 with and receive and expend funds made available there21 under by Federal agencies, State or other public agencies, 22 businesses, universities, or other institutions in the planning

23 or development of

(a) motor vehicle safety standards;

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small]

(b) method for inspecting or testing under motor vehicle safety standards;

(c) motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment test methods and test equipment.

TRAINING

6 SEC. 106. (a) The Secretary is authorized to train, 7 or establish training programs for, personnel of Federal 8 agencies, State or other public agencies or institutions, pri9 vate firms and private institutions by grants to or contracts

with such agencies, firms, or institutions for the purpose of

achieving motor vehicle safety as provided in this title. 12 He may receive and expend funds made available under a 13 cooperative agreement or utilize motor vehicles or motor 14 vehicle equipment furnished thereunder for training purposes. Such training may include

(1) interpreting and applying motor vehicle safety standards; .

(2) using test methods and test equipinent:

(3) testing and inspecting motor vehicles and motor vehicle cquipment to determine motor vehicle safety; or

(4) such other training as may be necessary to

[ocr errors]

IS May

necessar

carry out this title.

[ocr errors]

(b) The Secretary may purchase, use, and dispose of 2 motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment for use, other 3 than for purposes of transportation, in the training author4 ized by subsection (a), under the same authority, and sub5 ject to the same conditions, as provided in section 104.

n

PROHIBITED ACTS

[ocr errors]

Sec. 107. (a) No person shall

(1) manufacture for sale, sell, offer for sale, or introduce or deliver for introduction in interstate commerce, or import into the United States, any motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment manufactured on or after the date any applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard takes effect under this title unless it is in conformity with such standard as prescribed or amended by the Secretary pursuant to section 102 except as provided in subsection (b) of this section; or

(2) fail or refuse access to or copying of records,

or fail to make reports or provide information, as re

quired under section 111 (b).

(b) (1) Paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall not apply to the sale, the offer for sale, or the introduction or delivery for introduction in interstate commerce of any motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment after the first purchase of it in good faith for purposes other than resale.

24

(2) A motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equip

1 ment offered for importation in violation of paragraph (1) 2 of subsection (a) shall be refused admission into the United 3 States under joint regulations issued by the Secretary of the 4 Treasury and the Secretary; except that the Secretary of 5 the Treasury and the Secretary may, by such regulations, 6 provide for anthorizing the importation of such motor vehicle 7 or item of motor vehicle equipment into the United States 8 upon such ternis and conditions (including the furnishing 9 of a bond) as may appear to them appropriate to insure 10 that any such motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equip11 ment will be brought into conformity with any applicable 12 Federal motor vehicle safety standard prescribed under this 13 title, or will be exported or abandoned to the United States. 14 (3) The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary 15 may, by joint regulations, permit the temporary importation

16

of any motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment,

n ress

C

17 after the first purchase of it in good faith for purposes other 18 than resale, notwithstanding paragraph (2) of this subsec19 tion. 20 (4) Paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall not apply 21 in the case of a motor vehicle or item of motor vehiclo 22 equipment intended solely for export, and so labeled or 23 tagged on the vehicle or item itself and on the outside of 24 the container, if any.

S

ma

CIVIL PENALTY 2 SEC. 108. (a) Whoever violates any provision of sec3 tion 107, or any regulation issued thereunder, shall be sub4 ject to a civil penalty of not to exceed $1,000 for each such 5 violation. Such violation of a provision of section 107, or 6 regulations issued thereunder, shall constitute a separate 7 violation with respect to each motor vehicle or item of motor 8 vehicle equipment or with respect to each failure or refusal 9 to allow or perform an act required thereby. 10 (b) Any such civil penalty may be compromised by 11 the Secretary. The amount of such penalty, when finally 12 determined, or the amount agreed upon in compromise, may 13 be deducted froin any sums owing by the United States to 14 the person charged. 15

JURISDICTION; INJUNCTION 16 SEC. 109. (a) The United States district courts and 17 the United States courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto 18 Rico and the territories and possessions shall have jurisdic19 tion, for cause shown and subject to the provisions of rule 20 65 (a) and (b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to 21 restrain violations of this title upon petition by the appro22 priate United States attorney or the Attorney General on 23 behalf of the United States. 24 (b) In any proceeding for criminal contempt for viola25 tion of an order, injunction, or restraining order issued under

muna

« PreviousContinue »