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Text of the Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act

This bill was introduced on September 24, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 24, 2002 (Introduced).

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HR 5433 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5433

To amend the Clean Air Act to ensure reasonable emissions standards for highway motorcycles, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEPTEMBER 24, 2002

Mr. BARCIA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to ensure reasonable emissions standards for highway motorcycles, 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 ‘Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act’.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE CLEAN AIR ACT REGARDING MOTORCYCLES.

    (a) STANDARDS- Section 202 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7521) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(3), by amending subparagraph (E) to read as follows:

    ‘(E) REVISED STANDARDS FOR HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES- Effective for the model year 2004 and thereafter, the regulations under paragraph (1) applicable to emissions of nonmethane hydrocarbons from gasoline-fueled highway motorcycles shall contain standards providing that such emissions shall not exceed 2.4 grams of nonmethane hydrocarbons per kilometer.’; and

      (2) in paragraph (2) of subsection (l), by striking ‘motor vehicles and motor vehicle fuels’ and inserting ‘motor vehicles (other than highway motorcycles) and motor vehicle fuels’.

    (b) PROHIBITIONS- Section 203(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7522(a)(3)) is amended in subparagraphs (A) and (B) by striking ‘motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine’ each place such term appears and inserting ‘motor vehicle (other than a highway motorcycle) or motor vehicle engine’.

    (c) STATE STANDARDS- Section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7543(b)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘The Administrator shall’ and inserting ‘Subject to paragraph (4), the Administrator shall’;

      (2) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘in the case’ and inserting ‘In the case’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(4) The Administrator may not waive application of this section with respect to any standard relating to the control of emissions from highway motorcycles.’.