Historical and Revision Notes

Revised

Section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

30117(a)

15:1397(a)(1)(B), (E) (as 1397(a)(1)(B), (E) relates to 15:1401(d)).

Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, § 108(a)(1)(B) (related to § 112(d)), (D) (related to § 158(b)), (E) (related to § 112(d)), 80 Stat. 722; Oct. 27, 1974, Pub. L. 93–492, § 103(a)(1)(A), (2), (3), 88 Stat. 1477, 1478.

15:1401(d).

Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, § 112(d), 80 Stat. 725; May 22, 1970, Pub. L. 91–265, § 3, 84 Stat. 262.

30117(b)

15:1397(a)(1)(D) (related to 15:1418(b)).

15:1418(b)(1).

Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, 80 Stat. 718, § 158(b)(1); added Oct. 27, 1974, Pub. L. 93–492, § 102(a), 88 Stat. 1476; Nov. 6, 1978, Pub. L. 95–599, § 317, 92 Stat. 2752; Oct. 15, 1982, Pub. L. 97–331, § 4(a)(1), 96 Stat. 1619.

15:1418(b)(2), (3).

Sept. 9, 1966, Pub. L. 89–563, 80 Stat. 718, § 158(b)(2), (3); added Oct. 15, 1982, Pub. L. 97–331, § 4(a)(2), 96 Stat. 1620.

In this section, the text of 15:1397(a)(1)(B) (related to 15:1401(d)), (D) (related to 15:1418(b)), and (E) (related to 15:1401(d)) is omitted as surplus.

In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “such performance data and other”, “as may be”, “the purposes of”, “performance and technical”, and “to carry out the purposes of this chapter” the 2d time they appear are omitted as surplus. In clause (1), the words “such manufacturer’s” and “which may include, but is not limited to, printed matter (A) available for retention by such prospective purchaser and (B) sent by mail to such prospective purchaser upon his request” are omitted as surplus. The words “legal relationship” are substituted for “contractual, proprietary, or other legal relationship” to eliminate unnecessary words.

In subsection (b)(1), the word “cause to be maintained” is substituted for “cause the establishment and maintenance of” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “prescribe by regulation” are substituted for “by rule, specify” for consistency and because “rule” and “regulation” are synonymous. The words “under this subsection” are added for clarity. The word “involved” is substituted for “for which they are prescribed” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “the purpose of” and “except that . . . or not” are omitted as surplus. The words “from a distributor or dealer” are added for clarity.

In subsection (b)(3)(A), before clause (i), the words “At the end of the two-year period following the effective date of this paragraph” are omitted as expired. In clause (iii), the words “(or any combination of such groups)” are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (b)(3)(B), before clause (i), the words “may prescribe a requirement” are substituted for “may order by rule the imposition of requirements” for consistency and to eliminate unnecessary words.

References in Text

The date of the enactment of this subsection, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 106–414, which was approved Nov. 1, 2000.

Amendments

2015—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 114–94 amended par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) related to requirement for Secretary to evaluate record maintenance procedures under par. (2) and submit reports to Congress.

2000—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 106–414 added subsec. (c).

Retention of Safety Records by Manufacturers

Pub. L. 114–94, div. B, title XXIV, § 24403, Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1720, provided that:

“(a)
Rule.—
Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 4, 2015], the Secretary of Transportation shall issue a final rule pursuant to section 30117 of title 49, United States Code, requiring each manufacturer of motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment to retain all motor vehicle safety records required to be maintained by manufacturers under section 576.6 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, for a period of not less than 10 calendar years from the date on which they were generated or acquired by the manufacturer.
“(b)
Application.—
The rule required by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to any record described in such subsection that is in the possession of a manufacturer on the effective date of such rule.”

15-Passenger Van Safety

Pub. L. 109–59, title X, § 10309(a), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1942, provided that:

“(1)
In general.—
The Secretary of Transportation shall require the testing of 15-passenger vans as part of the rollover resistance program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s new car assessment program.
“(2)
15-passenger van defined.—
In this subsection, the term ‘15-passenger van’ means a vehicle that seats 10 to 14 passengers, not including the driver.”