H.R. 3824 (104th): To provide for the refunding of expenses incurred by innocent persons in the State of Maine required ...

...to comply with automobile inspection and maintenance requirements negligently imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Jul 16, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 3824 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3824

To provide for the refunding of expenses incurred by innocent persons in the State of Maine required to comply with automobile inspection and maintenance requirements negligently imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 16, 1996

Mr. LONGLEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To provide for the refunding of expenses incurred by innocent persons in the State of Maine required to comply with automobile inspection and maintenance requirements negligently imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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

SECTION 1. REFUNDS FOR INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE EXPENSES IN MAINE.

    (a) GRANT TO STATE FOR REFUNDS- The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall provide a grant in the amount of $2,300,000 to the State of Maine to be administered by the Governor of Maine under this section. The Administrator shall make such grant within 15 days after the date on which funds are appropriated for such purpose. Not more than $200,000 of such grant may be used by the State for administration. The remainder of such grant shall be used by the State to provide refunds to any person (including any governmental entity) who was required to comply with automobile inspection and maintenance requirements adopted by the State for purposes of the Clean Air Act. The purpose of such refunds shall be to compensate such persons for the costs incurred by them for testing, repairs, and other work performed to comply with such inspection and maintenance requirements.

    (b) PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS- Such refunds shall be made in accordance with such rules and procedures as may be established by the State, except that no refund provided to any such person shall exceed the amount expended by such person for testing, repairs, and other work performed to comply with such inspection and maintenance requirements.

    (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated for purposes of this Act not more than $2,300,000.