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Introduced in Senate (10/16/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2602


To exclude vehicles to be used solely for competition from certain provisions of the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 16, 2019

Mr. Burr (for himself, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Graham, Mr. Risch, Mrs. Capito, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mr. Braun, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Tester, Mr. Jones, Ms. Sinema, Mr. Young, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Moran, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Cramer, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Rounds) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To exclude vehicles to be used solely for competition from certain provisions of the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2019” or the “RPM Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) ADMINISTRATOR.—The term “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

(2) PART OR COMPONENT.—The term “part or component” is within the meaning of the term in section 203 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7522).

SEC. 3. Exemption from anti-tampering provisions.

(a) In general.—Section 203(a) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7522(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: “No action with respect to any device or element of design described in paragraph (3) shall be treated as a prohibited act under that paragraph if the action is for the purpose of modifying a motor vehicle into a vehicle to be used solely for competition, and that vehicle is not authorized for operation on a street or highway.”.

(b) Implementation.—In implementing the amendment made by subsection (a), the Administrator shall not—

(1) create a Federal database, or identify or require the creation of a State database, of vehicle registration information that is required to be consulted at the point of manufacture, sale, installation, or use of parts or components; and

(2) require the registration of a vehicle or a part or component of a vehicle by the manufacturer, seller, purchaser, installer, or user of the vehicle.

SEC. 4. Regulation.

(a) In general.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall finalize a regulation to implement the amendment made by section 3(a).

(b) Requirements.—The regulation under subsection (a) shall—

(1) describe reasonable conditions for the applicability of the exemption under the amendment made by section 3(a) that are consistent with the requirements described in section 3(b);

(2) provide that evidence of physical attributes of a vehicle to be used solely for competition may be sufficient to qualify for the exemption under the amendment made by section 3(a); and

(3) provide that a manufacturer, seller, or installer of a part or component seeking to use the exemption under the amendment made by section 3(a) may not rely solely on unsupported declarations from the purchaser or owner of a vehicle about—

(A) the legal status of the vehicle; or

(B) the intended use of—

(i) the part or component; or

(ii) the vehicle.

SEC. 5. Effective date.

Section 3, including the amendment made by section 3(a), takes effect on the date of enactment of this Act, without regard to whether a final regulation has been promulgated under section 4.


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