US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 49 - TRANSPORTATION


(a) The national objectives of general welfare, economic growth and stability, and security of the United States require the development of transportation policies and programs...


(a) The Department of Transportation is an executive department of the United States Government at the seat of Government. (b) The head of the Department is the Secretary of ...


(a) The Federal Railroad Administration is an administration in the Department of Transportation. To carry out all railroad safety laws of the United States, the Administration...


(a) The Federal Highway Administration is an administration in the Department of Transportation. (b)(1) The head of the Administration is the Administrator who is appointed...


(a) The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an administration in the Department of Transportation. (b) The head of the Administration is the Administrator who is ...


(a) The Federal Aviation Administration is an administration in the Department of Transportation. (b) The head of the Administration is the Administrator. The Administration...


(a) The Federal Transit Administration is an administration in the Department of Transportation. (b) The head of the Administration is the Administrator who is appointed by...


(a)(1) The Coast Guard is a part of the Department of Transportation. The Secretary of Transportation exercises all duties and powers related to the Coast Guard vested in the ...


(a) The Maritime Administration transferred by section 2 of the Maritime Act of 1981 (46 App. U.S.C. 1601) is an administration in the Department of Transportation. (b)...


(a) The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation established under section 1 of the Act of May 13, 1954 (33 U.S.C. 981), is subject to the direction and supervision of...


(a) Establishment. - There is established in the Department of Transportation a Bureau of Transportation Statistics. (b) Director. - (1) Appointment. - The Bureau shall...


(a) Establishment. - There is established in the Department of Transportation a Research and Special Programs Administration. (b) Administrator. - (1) Appointment. -...


(a) In General. - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shall be an administration of the Department of Transportation. (b) Safety as Highest Priority. - In carrying...


The Secretary of Transportation shall - (1) under the direction of the President, exercise leadership in transportation matters, including those matters affecting ...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation is governed by the transportation policy of sections 10101 and 13101 of this title in addition to other laws. (b) This subtitle and...


(a) It is the policy of the United States Government that special effort should be made to preserve the natural beauty of the countryside and public park and recreation...


(a) Policy. - It is the policy of Congress - (1) to promote, encourage, and develop water transportation, service, and facilities for the commerce of the United States; ...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall - (1) consult and exchange information about their respective ...


(a) Subject to sections 301-304 of this title, the Secretary of Transportation shall develop standards and criteria to formulate and economically evaluate all proposals for...


(a) In this section, ''financial assistance'' includes obligation guarantees. (b) A person in the United States may not be excluded from participating in, be denied the...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation shall inspect promptly the safety compliance record in the Department of Transportation of each person applying to the Interstate...


(a) As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary of Transportation shall report to the President, for submission to Congress, on the activities of...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce, Energy, and Defense, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the...


In this subchapter, ''aeronautics'', ''air commerce'', and ''air navigation facility'' have the same meanings given those terms in section 40102(a) of this title. ...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may prescribe regulations to carry out the duties and powers of the Secretary. An officer of the Department of Transportation may...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may appoint and fix the pay of officers and employees of the Department of Transportation and may prescribe their duties and powers. (b)...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation - (1) to ensure that national defense interests are safeguarded properly and that the Secretary is advised properly about the needs...


(a) Without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointment in the competitive service, the Secretary of Transportation may appoint advisory committees to consult with and ...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may accept and use conditional or unconditional gifts of property for the Department of Transportation. The Secretary may accept a gift of...


(a) The Department of Transportation has an administrative working capital fund. Amounts in the fund are available for expenses of operating and maintaining common administrative ...


(a) The Department of Transportation has a Transportation Systems Center working capital fund. Amounts in the fund are available for financing the activities of the Center,...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may collect and collate transportation information the Secretary decides will contribute to the improvement of the transportation system of...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may make contracts with educational institutions, public and private agencies and organizations, and persons for scientific or...


(a) When necessary and not otherwise available, the Secretary of Transportation may provide for, construct, or maintain the following for officers and employees of the Department of ...


(a) In this section, ''minority'' includes women. (b) The Department of Transportation has a Minority Resource Center. The Center may - (1) include a national...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may develop and make available to interested persons any plans, proposals, and recommendations for mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, and ...


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(a) After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, a person found by the Secretary of Transportation to have violated a provision of law that the Secretary carries out through...


The annual budget the Secretary of Transportation submits shall include a specific request for the Office of the Director of Intelligence and Security. In deciding on the...


(a) Judicial Review. - An action of the Secretary of Transportation in carrying out a duty or power transferred under the Department of Transportation Act (Public Law 89-670,...


In carrying out a duty or power transferred under the Department of Transportation Act (Public Law 89-670, 80 Stat. 931), the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrators of...


(a) Collecting Specimens. - When the Secretary of Transportation or the head of a component of the Department of Transportation conducts post-accident or post-incident...


(a) In this chapter - (1) the definitions in sections 10102 and 13102 of this title apply. (2) ''migrant worker'' has the same meaning given that term in ...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation shall carry out this chapter. (b) The Secretary may - (1) inquire into and report on the management of the business of rail...


(a) Each motor carrier of migrant workers (except a motor contract carrier) and each motor private carrier shall designate an agent by name and post office address on whom service...


(a) In this section - (1) ''association'' means an organization maintained by or in the interest of a group of rail carriers, motor carriers, motor carriers of...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may require a motor carrier, motor carrier of migrant workers, or motor private carrier to file a copy of each arrangement related to a...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may begin an investigation under this chapter on the initiative of the Secretary or on complaint. If the Secretary finds that a rail...


(a) The Secretary of Transportation may bring a civil action to enforce - (1) an order of the Secretary under this chapter when violated by a rail carrier; and ...


(a) Limitation on Liability. - No action or proceeding for defamation, invasion of privacy, or interference with a contract that is based on the furnishing or use of...


(a)(1) A person required under section 504 of this title to make, prepare, preserve, or submit to the Secretary of Transportation a record about rail carrier transportation, that...


A person required to make a report to the Secretary of Transportation, or make, prepare, or preserve a record, under section 504 of this title about transportation by rail carrier, ...


(a) A motor carrier, or an officer, receiver, trustee, lessee, or employee of that carrier, or another person authorized by that carrier to receive information from that carrier,...


A person, or an officer, employee, or agent of that person, that by any means knowingly and willfully tries to evade regulation of motor carriers under this chapter shall be fined...


A motor carrier, motor carrier of migrant workers, or motor private carrier not obeying a subpena or requirement of the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter to appear and ...


When another criminal penalty is not provided under a provision of this chapter, subchapter III of chapter 311 (except sections 31138 and 31139), or section 31502 of this title,...


(a) Establishment. - There is hereby established within the Department of Transportation the Surface Transportation Board. (b) Membership. - (1) The Board shall consist of...


Except as otherwise provided in the ICC Termination Act of 1995, or the amendments made thereby, the Board shall perform all functions that, immediately before January 1, 1996,...


(a) Executive Reorganization. - Chapter 9 of title 5, United States Code, shall apply to the Board in the same manner as it does to an independent regulatory agency, and the...


The Board shall annually transmit to the Congress a report on its activities. ...


There are authorized to be appropriated for the activities of the Board - (1) $8,421,000 for fiscal year 1996; (2) $12,000,000 for fiscal year 1997; and ...


(a) Reports on Proceedings. - The Board shall make a written report of each proceeding conducted on complaint or on its own initiative and furnish a copy to each party to...


(a) In General. - The Board shall carry out this chapter and subtitle IV. Enumeration of a power of the Board in this chapter or subtitle IV does not exclude another power the...


(a) Effective Date of Actions. - Unless otherwise provided in subtitle IV, the Board may determine, within a reasonable time, when its actions, other than an action ordering...


(a) Designation of Agent. - A carrier providing transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Board under subtitle IV shall designate an agent in the District of Columbia, on...


(a) Designation of Agent. - A carrier providing transportation subject to the jurisdiction of the Board under subtitle IV shall designate an agent in the District of Columbia on...


The Secretary of Transportation shall provide administrative support for the Board. ...


(a) Establishment; Membership. - There is established the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (in this section referred to as the ''Council'') to be composed of...


All terms used in this chapter that are defined in subtitle IV shall have the meaning given those terms in that subtitle. ...


Section 2101(17a) of title 46 and section 40102(a) of this title apply to this chapter. In this chapter, the term ''accident'' includes damage to or destruction of vehicles...


(a) Organization. - The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent establishment of the United States Government. (b) Appointment of Members. - The Board is composed...


(a) Establishment. - If an accident involves a substantial question about public safety in air transportation, the National Transportation Safety Board may establish a special...


(a) General Authority. - (1) The National Transportation Safety Board, and when authorized by it, a member of the Board, an administrative law judge employed by or assigned to...


(a) General. - (1) Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (f) of this section, a copy of a record, information, or investigation submitted or received by the...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''Institute'' means the Transportation Safety Institute of the Department of Transportation and any successor organization of the Institute. ...


(a) Periodic Reports. - The National Transportation Safety Board shall report periodically to Congress, departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States...


The National Transportation Safety Board shall submit a report to Congress on July 1 of each year. The report shall include - (1) a statistical and analytical summary of...


(a) In General. - There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this chapter $57,000,000 for fiscal year 2000, $65,000,000 for fiscal year 2001, and $72,000,000...


(a) In General. - Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this section, the National Transportation Safety Board shall, in consultation and coordination with...


(a) General. - (1) The National Transportation Safety Board shall investigate or have investigated (in detail the Board prescribes) and establish the facts, circumstances, and...


(a) General Authority. - (1) The National Transportation Safety Board shall investigate - (A) each accident involving civil aircraft; and (B) with the participation...


The National Transportation Safety Board shall review on appeal - (1) the denial, amendment, modification, suspension, or revocation of a certificate issued by the Secretary...


(a) Entry and Inspection. - An officer or employee of the National Transportation Safety Board - (1) on display of appropriate credentials and written notice of ...


(a) General. - When the National Transportation Safety Board submits a recommendation about transportation safety to the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary shall give...


(a) In General. - As soon as practicable after being notified of an aircraft accident within the United States involving an air carrier or foreign air carrier and resulting in a...


(a) In General. - The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation, in accordance with the mission of the Inspector General to prevent and detect fraud and abuse, shall...


(a) Civil Actions by Board. - The National Transportation Safety Board may bring a civil action in a district court of the United States against a person to enforce section...


A person interested in or affected by a matter under consideration in a proceeding or a civil action to enforce section 1132, 1134(b) or (f)(1) (related to an aircraft accident), or ...


(a) General. - The appropriate court of appeals of the United States or the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit may review a final order of...


(a) Transcripts and Recordings. - (1) Except as provided by this subsection, a party in a judicial proceeding may not use discovery to obtain - (A) any part of a cockpit...


(a) Civil Penalty. - (1) A person violating section 1132, section 1134(b), section 1134(f)(1), or section 1136(g) (related to an aircraft accident) of this title or a...


The purpose of this chapter is to provide adequate protection against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous material in commerce by improving...


In this chapter - (1) ''commerce'' means trade or transportation in the jurisdiction of the United States - (A) between a place in a State and a place outside of the ...


(a) Designating Material as Hazardous. - The Secretary of Transportation shall designate material (including an explosive, radioactive material, etiologic agent, flammable...


(a) Representation. - A person may represent, by marking or otherwise, that - (1) a container, package, or packaging (or a component of a container, package, or...


(a) Definitions. - In this section, ''high-level radioactive waste'' and ''spent nuclear fuel'' have the same meanings given those terms in section 2 of the Nuclear Waste Policy...


The Secretary of Transportation may prescribe criteria for handling hazardous material, including - (1) a minimum number of personnel; (2) minimum levels of training...


(a) Training Requirements. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe by regulation requirements for training that a hazmat employer must give hazmat employees of the...


(a) Persons Required to File. - (1) A person shall file a registration statement with the Secretary of Transportation under this subsection if the person is transporting or causing...


(a) Requirement. - A motor carrier may transport or cause to be transported by motor vehicle in commerce hazardous material only if the carrier holds a safety permit the Secretary...


(a) Providing Shipping Papers. - Each person offering for transportation in commerce hazardous material to which the shipping paper requirements of the Secretary of...


A rail tank car built before January 1, 1971, may be used to transport hazardous material in commerce only if the air brake equipment support attachments of the car comply with...


(a) Application. - (1) This section applies to a motor vehicle only if the vehicle is transporting hazardous material in commerce for which placarding of the vehicle is required...


See section 31144. ...


(a) Transporting in Air Commerce. - Material that emits ionizing radiation spontaneously may be transported on a passenger-carrying aircraft in air commerce (as defined in...


(a) Development and Updating. - Not later than November 16, 1992, in coordination with the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Chairman of the Nuclear...


(a) Planning Grants. - (1) The Secretary of Transportation shall make grants to States and Indian tribes - (A) to develop, improve, and carry out emergency plans under ...


(a) Authority To Exempt. - (1) As provided under procedures prescribed by regulation, the Secretary of Transportation may issue an exemption from this chapter or a...


(a) General Requirement. - The Secretary of Transportation shall maintain the employment of 30 hazardous material safety inspectors more than the total number of safety...


(a) Working Group. - The Secretary of Transportation shall establish a working group of State and local government officials, including representatives of the National...


(a) Participation in International Forums. - Subject to guidance and direction from the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation shall participate in international...


(a) General Authority. - To carry out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may investigate, make reports, issue subpenas, conduct hearings, require the production of...


(a) General. - At the request of the Secretary of Transportation, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States to enforce...


(a) Penalty. - (1) A person that knowingly violates this chapter or a regulation prescribed or order issued under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a...


A person knowingly violating section 5104(b) of this title or willfully violating this chapter or a regulation prescribed or order issued under this chapter shall be fined under...


(a) General. - Except as provided in subsections (b), (c), and (e) of this section and unless authorized by another law of the United States, a requirement of a State,...


(a) Contracts. - A person under contract with a department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government that transports or causes to be transported hazardous...


(a) General. - Not more than $18,000,000 may be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for fiscal year 1993, $18,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, $18,540,000 for fiscal...


(a) Development of Transportation Systems. - It is in the interest of the United States to encourage and promote the development of transportation systems that embrace various...


(a) In General. - In this chapter, the following definitions apply: (1) Capital project. - The term ''capital project'' means a project for - (A)...


(a) General Requirements. - (1) Development of plans and programs. - To carry out section 5301(a), metropolitan planning organizations designated under subsection (c),...


(a) Development and Update. - (1) In general. - In cooperation with the State and affected mass transportation operators, a metropolitan planning organization...


(a) Designation. - The Secretary of Transportation shall designate as a transportation management area - (1) each urbanized area with a population of more than 200,000; ...


(a) Private Enterprise Participation. - A plan or program required by section 5303, 5304, or 5305 of this title shall encourage to the maximum extent feasible the participation of ...


(a) Definitions. - In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Associated capital maintenance items. - The term ''associated capital maintenance items''...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) the term ''clean fuel vehicle'' means a vehicle that - (A) is powered by - (i) compressed natural gas; ...


(a) General Authority. - (1) The Secretary of Transportation may make grants and loans under this section to assist State and local governmental authorities in financing - ...


(a) General Authority. - The Secretary of Transportation may make grants and loans to - (1) State and local governmental authorities to help them provide mass...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''recipient'' includes a State authority, a local governmental authority, a nonprofit organization, and an operator of mass transportation...


(a) Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects. - The Secretary of Transportation (or the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development when required by section 5334(i) of...


(a) Cooperative Research Program. - (1) The amounts made available under paragraphs (1) and (2)(C)(ii) of section 5338(d) of this title are available for a mass...


(a) Program. - (1) The amounts made available under subsections (d) and (h)(7) of section 5338 of this title are available to the Secretary of Transportation for grants and...


(a) Establishment and Duties. - The Secretary of Transportation shall make grants to Rutgers University to establish a national transit institute. In cooperation with the...


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(a) Establishment. - The Secretary of Transportation shall establish one facility for testing a new bus model for maintainability, reliability, safety, performance (including ...


A project to provide access for bicycles to mass transportation facilities, to provide shelters and parking facilities for bicycles in or around mass transportation facilities, or...


(a) Purpose. - The purpose of this section is to provide for the construction by a public entity of a suspended light rail system technology pilot project - (1) to assess...


The Secretary of Transportation may make capital grants from amounts available under section 5338 of this title to mass transportation systems for crime prevention and security....


The Secretary of Transportation may undertake, or make grants and contracts for, programs that address human resource needs as they apply to mass transportation activities. A...


(a) Interests in Property. - (1) Financial assistance provided under this chapter to a State or a local governmental authority may be used to acquire an interest in, or buy...


(a) Relocation Program Requirements. - Financial assistance may be provided under section 5309 of this title only if the Secretary of Transportation decides that - (1)...


(a) Noncompetitive Bidding. - A capital project or improvement contract for which a grant or loan is made under this chapter, if the contract is not made through competitive...


(a) Turnkey System Projects. - (1) Turnkey system project defined. - In this subsection, the term ''turnkey system project'' means a project under which a recipient...


(a) Project Management Plan Requirements. - To receive United States Government financial assistance for a major capital project under this chapter or the National...


(a) Schedule. - (1) When the Secretary of Transportation allows a new fixed guideway project to advance into the alternatives analysis stage of project review, the Secretary...


(a) General. - The Secretary of Transportation may investigate a condition in equipment, a facility, or an operation financed under this chapter that the Secretary believes causes...


(a) Application. - This section applies only to States that have rail fixed guideway mass transportation systems not subject to regulation by the Federal Railroad Administration. ...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) ''controlled substance'' means any substance under section 102 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of ...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''person'' includes a governmental authority, political subdivision, authority, legal representative, trust, unincorporated organization, trustee, ...


(a) Prevailing Wages Requirement. - The Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that laborers and mechanics employed by contractors and subcontractors in construction work...


(a) General Authority. - In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may - (1) prescribe terms for a project under sections 5307 and 5309-5311 of...


(a) National Transit Database. - (1) To help meet the needs of individual mass transportation systems, the United States Government, State and local governments, and the public for ...


(a) Based on Urbanized Area Population. - Of the amount made available or appropriated under section 5338(a) of this title - (1) 9.32 percent shall be apportioned each fiscal...


(a) Distribution. - The Secretary shall apportion amounts made available for fixed guideway modernization under section 5309 for each of fiscal years 1998 through 2003 as follows: ...


(a) Formula Grants. - (1) Fiscal year 1998. - (A) From the trust fund. - There shall be available from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund to...


(a) General. - It is the policy of the United States Government to develop a National Intermodal Transportation System that is economically efficient and environmentally...


(a) Organization. - The Intermodal Transportation Advisory Board is a board in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. (b) Membership. - The Board consists of the...


(a) Establishment. - The Secretary of Transportation shall establish in the Office of the Secretary an Office of Intermodalism. (b) Director. - The head of the Office is...


(a) Grants. - The Secretary of Transportation shall make grants to States to develop model State intermodal transportation plans that are consistent with the policy set forth...


(a) Regional Centers. - The Secretary of Transportation shall make grants to nonprofit institutions of higher learning to establish and operate 1 university transportation center...


(a) Purposes. - The Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with other government agencies and private consortia, shall encourage and promote the research, development,...


In this chapter, ''civic and cultural activities'' includes libraries, musical and dramatic presentations, art exhibits, adult education programs, public meeting places, and...


(a) Requirements To Provide Assistance. - The Secretary of Transportation shall provide financial, technical, and advisory assistance under this chapter to - (1) promote, on...


(a) Authority To Provide Assistance. - The Secretary of Transportation may provide financial assistance to convert a rail passenger terminal to an intermodal transportation...


(a) General Grant Authority. - Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary of Transportation may make a grant of financial assistance to a responsible person...


(a) General Grant Authority. - The Secretary of Transportation may make a grant of financial assistance to a qualified person (including a governmental authority) to encourage...


(a) Record Requirements. - Each recipient of financial assistance under this chapter shall keep records required by the Secretary of Transportation. The records shall disclose - ...


Amtrak shall give preference to the use of rail passenger terminal facilities that will preserve buildings of historic or architectural significance. ...


(a) General. - The following amounts may be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation: (1) not more than $15,000,000 to carry out section 5562(a)(1) and (3) of...


Congress finds that - (1) the United States public is entitled to receive food and other consumer products that are not made unsafe because of certain...


In this chapter - (1) ''cosmetic'', ''device'', ''drug'', ''food'', and ''food additive'' have the same meanings given those terms in section 201 of the Federal...


(a) General Requirements. - (1) Not later than July 31, 1991, the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation required by section 5709 of this title, shall prescribe...


(a) Prohibitions. - The regulations prescribed under section 5703(a)(1) of this title shall include provisions prohibiting a person from - (1) using, offering for use,...


(a) Prohibitions. - The regulations prescribed under section 5703(a)(1) of this title shall include provisions prohibiting a person from using, offering for use, or arranging for...


(a) Prohibitions. - The regulations prescribed under section 5703(a)(1) of this title shall include provisions prohibiting a person from using, offering for use, or arranging for...


(a) General Authority. - After consultation required by section 5709 of this title, the Secretary of Transportation may waive any part of this chapter or regulations prescribed...


(a) General Authority. - For commercial motor vehicles, the Secretary of Transportation may carry out this chapter and assist in carrying out compatible State laws and...


As provided by sections 5703-5708 of this title, the Secretary of Transportation shall consult with the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services and the...


The Secretary of Transportation has the same duties and powers in regulating transportation under this chapter as the Secretary has under section 5121(a)-(c) (except...


(a) Actions. - The Secretary of Transportation shall request that a civil action be brought and take action to eliminate or ameliorate an imminent hazard related to a violation of a ...


Section 5125 of this title applies to the relationship between this chapter and a requirement of a State, a political subdivision of a State, or an Indian tribe. ...


Sections 5711 and 5712 of this title apply only to transportation occurring on or after the date that regulations prescribed under section 5703(a)(1) of this title are effective. ...


Not later than November 3, 1991, the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with appropriate State officials, shall establish procedures to promote more...


In this chapter - (1) except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the definitions in sections 10102 and 13102 of this title apply. (2) ''beneficial owner'' means...


(a) Prior Notification. - If the first carrier to which any loaded container or trailer having a projected gross cargo weight of more than 29,000 pounds is tendered for intermodal ...


(a) Providing Erroneous Information. - A person, To (FOOTNOTE 1) whom section 5902(b) applies, tendering a loaded container or trailer may not provide erroneous information in...


(a) General. - A State may enact a law to permit the State or a political subdivision of the State - (1) to impose a fine or penalty, for a violation of a State ...


(a) General. - If a person involved in the intermodal transportation of a loaded container or trailer for which a certification is required by section 5902(b) of this title is ...


Section 5905 of this title does not apply to a container or trailer the contents of which are perishable agricultural commodities (as defined in the Perishable...


This chapter shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment of the Intermodal Safe Container Transportation Amendments Act of 1996. ...


Nothing in this chapter affects - (1) chapter 51 (relating to transportation of hazardous material) or the regulations promulgated under that chapter; or (2) any...


The purposes of this chapter are - (1) to enhance public safety; (2) to protect the environment; (3) to minimize risks to excavators; and (4) to...


In this chapter, the following definitions apply: (1) One-call notification system. - The term ''one-call notification system'' means a system operated by an organization ...


(a) Minimum Standards. - In order to qualify for a grant under section 6106, a State one-call notification program shall, at a minimum, provide for - (1)...


(a) Requirement. - In order to qualify for a grant under section 6106, each State shall submit to the Secretary a grant application under subsection (b). The State shall submit...


(a) Study of Existing One-Call Systems. - Except as provided in subsection (d), the Secretary, in consultation with other appropriate Federal agencies, State agencies,...


(a) In General. - The Secretary may make a grant of financial assistance to a State that qualifies under section 6104(b) to assist in improving - (1) the overall quality...


(a) For Grants to States. - There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to provide grants to States under section 6106 $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2000 and $5,000,000...


Nothing in this chapter preempts State law or shall impose a new requirement on any State or mandate revisions to a one-call system. ...


(a) In General. - To ensure the development, coordination, and preservation of a transportation system that meets the transportation needs of the United States, including the United ...


In this part, the following definitions shall apply: (1) Board. - The term ''Board'' means the Surface Transportation Board. (2) Broker. - The term ''broker'' means...


Except as otherwise provided in this part, the remedies provided under this part are in addition to remedies existing under another law or common law. ...


(a) General Powers of Secretary. - Except as otherwise specified, the Secretary shall carry out this part. Enumeration of a power of the Secretary in this part does not...


Under regulations of the Secretary, reasonable notice of, and an opportunity to intervene and participate in, a proceeding under this part related to transportation subject...


(a) Agents for Service of Process. - A carrier, a broker, or a freight forwarder providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 shall designate,...


(a) Designation of Agent. - A motor carrier or broker providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135, including a motor carrier or broker operating within...


The Secretary and the Board have jurisdiction, as specified in this part, over transportation by motor carrier and the procurement of that transportation, to the extent...


To the extent that transportation by a motor carrier between a place in Alaska and a place in another State under section 13501 is provided in a foreign country - (1)...


(a) Transportation by Carriers. - (1) In general. - Neither the Secretary nor the Board has jurisdiction under this subchapter over transportation by motor ...


Neither the Secretary nor the Board has jurisdiction under this subchapter over transportation, except transportation of household goods, by a motor carrier operating solely...


(a) In General. - Neither the Secretary nor the Board has jurisdiction under this part over the transportation of property by motor vehicle when - (1) the property...


(a) In General. - Neither the Secretary nor the Board has jurisdiction under this part over - (1) a motor vehicle transporting only school children and teachers to or...


A motor carrier of property providing transportation exempt from jurisdiction under paragraph (6), (8), (11), (12), or (13) of section 13506(a) may transport property under...


(a) In General. - Notwithstanding section 13506(a)(5), any cooperative association (as defined by section 15(a) of the Agricultural Marketing Act (12 U.S.C. 1141j(a))) or a...


(a) General Rules. - The Secretary and the Board have jurisdiction over transportation insofar as water carriers are concerned - (1) by water carrier between a place in...


(a) In General. - The Secretary and the Board have jurisdiction, as specified in this part, over service that a freight forwarder undertakes to provide, or is authorized or...


(a) In General. - In any matter subject to jurisdiction under this part, the Secretary or the Board, as applicable, shall exempt a person, class of persons, or a transaction...


(a) Reasonableness. - (1) Certain household goods transportation; joint rates involving water transportation. - A rate, classification, rule, or practice related...


(a) In General. - Except when providing transportation for charitable purposes without charge, a carrier subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 may provide transportation or ...


(a) Agreements. - (1) Authority to enter. - A motor carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 may enter into an agreement...


(a) In General. - (1) Authority. - Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection, a motor carrier providing transportation of household goods subject...


(a) Establishment; Reasonableness. - A motor carrier providing transportation of passengers subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 shall establish through...


(a) Liability of Consignee. - Liability for payment of rates for transportation for a shipment of property by a shipper or consignor to a consignee other than the shipper...


(a) Transfer of Possession Upon Payment. - Except as provided in subsection (b), a carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under this part shall give...


(a) Disclosure. - A motor carrier subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 shall disclose, when a document is presented or electronically transmitted for payment...


(a) Transportation Provided at Rates Other Than Legal Tariff Rates. - (1) In general. - When a claim is made by a motor carrier of property (other than a household...


(a) Miscellaneous Provisions. - (1) Information relating to basis of rate. - A motor carrier of property (other than a motor carrier providing transportation in ...


(a) General Rule. - It shall be an unreasonable practice for a motor carrier of property (other than a household goods carrier) providing transportation subject to jurisdiction...


A carrier providing transportation or service for the United States Government may transport property or individuals for the United States Government without charge or at a...


(a) Certain Compensation Prohibited. - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it shall not be unlawful for a seller of food and grocery products using a uniform zone...


A person may provide transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I or III of chapter 135 or be a broker for transportation subject to jurisdiction...


(a) Motor Carrier Generally. - (1) In general. - Except as provided in this section, the Secretary shall register a person to provide transportation subject...


(a) In General. - The Secretary shall register a person to provide service subject to jurisdiction under subchapter III of chapter 135 as a freight forwarder if the Secretary...


(a) In General. - The Secretary shall register, subject to section 13906(b), a person to be a broker for transportation of property subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I...


(a) Person Holding ICC Authority. - Any person having authority to provide transportation or service as a motor carrier, freight forwarder, or broker under this title, as in effect...


(a) Motor Carrier Requirements. - (1) Liability insurance requirement. - The Secretary may register a motor carrier under section 13902 only if the registrant files...


(a) Carriers Responsible for Agents. - Each motor carrier providing transportation of household goods shall be responsible for all acts or omissions of any of its agents which...


(a) Regulations Replacing Certain Programs. - The Secretary, in cooperation with the States, and after notice and opportunity for public comment, shall issue regulations to...


(a) On Reasonable Request. - A carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 shall provide the transportation or service on reasonable...


(a) General Authority of Secretary. - The Secretary may require a motor carrier providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 that uses...


(a) Shipper Responsible for Assisting. - Whenever a shipper or receiver of property requires that any person who owns or operates a motor vehicle transporting property in...


(a) General Regulatory Authority. - (1) Paperwork minimization. - The Secretary may issue regulations, including regulations protecting individual shippers, in order...


In this subchapter, the following definitions apply: (1) Carrier and broker. - The terms ''carrier'' and ''broker'' include a receiver or trustee of a carrier and broker, ...


(a) Form of Records. - The Secretary or the Board, as applicable, may prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or compiled under this subchapter by carriers and...


(a) Reports. - (1) Annual reports. - The Secretary shall require Class I and Class II motor carriers to file with the Secretary annual financial and safety reports,...


(a) Definitions. - In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Motor vehicle. - The term ''motor vehicle'' means a truck of rated capacity (gross vehicle...


(a) Approval Required. - A carrier providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 may not agree or combine with another such carrier to pool...


(a) Approval Required. - The following transactions involving motor carriers of passengers subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 may be carried out only with the ...


(a) Motor Carriers of Passengers. - (1) Limitation on state law. - No State or political subdivision thereof and no interstate agency or other political agency of 2...


(a) Definitions. - In this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Assessment. - The term ''assessment'' means valuation for a property tax levied by a...


(a) Single State Tax Withholding. - (1) In general. - No part of the compensation paid by a motor carrier providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under ...


(a) Definitions. - In this section, the terms ''standards'' and ''amendments to standards'' mean the specification of forms and procedures required by regulations of the Secretary...


A State or political subdivision thereof may not collect or levy a tax, fee, head charge, or other charge on - (1) a passenger traveling in interstate commerce by motor ...


(a) Investigations. - The Secretary or the Board, as applicable, may begin an investigation under this part on the Secretary's or the Board's own initiative or on complaint. If...


(a) In General. - The Secretary or the Board, as applicable, may bring a civil action - (1) to enforce section 14103 of this title; or (2) to enforce this part, or...


The Attorney General may, and on request of either the Secretary or the Board shall, bring court proceedings - (1) to enforce this part or a regulation or order of the ...


(a) In General. - (1) Enforcement of order. - A person injured because a carrier or broker providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter...


(a) In General. - A carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 must begin a civil action to recover charges for transportation or...


(a) General Liability. - (1) Motor carriers and freight forwarders. - A carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I or III...


(a) In General. - If a person provides transportation by motor vehicle or service in clear violation of section 13901-13904 or 13906, a person injured by the transportation or...


(a) Offering Shippers Arbitration. - As a condition of registration under section 13902 or 13903, a carrier providing transportation of household goods subject to jurisdiction under ...


Subject to review and approval by the Board, motor carriers subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I of chapter 135 (other than motor carriers providing transportation of...


(a) Reporting and Recordkeeping. - A person required to make a report to the Secretary or the Board, answer a question, or make, prepare, or preserve a record under this...


A person - (1) delivering property to a carrier providing transportation or service subject to jurisdiction under chapter 135 for transportation under this part or...


(a) Civil Penalty for Undercharging and Overcharging. - A person that offers, grants, gives, solicits, accepts, or receives by any means transportation or service provided...


(a) Rebates by Agents. - A person, or an officer, employee, or agent of that person, that - (1) offers, grants, gives, solicits, accepts, or receives a rebate...


(a) Civil Penalties. - Whoever knowingly authorizes, consents to, or permits a violation of subsection (a) or (b) of section 14103 or who knowingly violates subsection (a) of...


A person, or an officer, employee, or agent of that person, that by any means tries to evade regulation provided under this part for carriers or brokers is liable to the United...


A person required to make a report to the Secretary or the Board, as applicable, answer a question, or make, prepare, or preserve a record under this part about transportation...


(a) Disclosure of Shipment and Routing Information. - (1) Violations. - A carrier or broker providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under subchapter I, II, or III...


Whoever does not obey a subpoena or requirement of the Secretary or the Board to appear and testify or produce records shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than...


When another civil penalty is not provided under this chapter, a person that violates a provision of this part or a regulation or order prescribed under this part, or a condition of...


An act or omission that would be a violation of this part if committed by a director, officer, receiver, trustee, lessee, agent, or employee of a carrier providing transportation...


(a) Weight-Bumping Defined. - For the purposes of this section, ''weight-bumping'' means the knowing and willful making or securing of a fraudulent weight on a shipment of...


When a carrier publishes or files a particular rate under section 13702 or participates in such a rate, the published or filed rate is conclusive proof against that carrier,...


(a) In General. - After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, a person found by the Surface Transportation Board to have violated a provision of law that the Board carries out or...


(a) In General. - To ensure the development, coordination, and preservation of a transportation system that meets the transportation needs of the United States, including...


In this part - (1) Board. - The term ''Board'' means the Surface Transportation Board. (2) Pipeline carrier. - The term ''pipeline carrier'' means a ...


Except as otherwise provided in this part, the remedies provided under this part are in addition to remedies existing under another law or common law. ...


(a) In General. - The Board has jurisdiction over transportation by pipeline, or by pipeline and railroad or water, when transporting a commodity other than water, gas, or oil. ...


(a) In General - In a matter related to a pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to jurisdiction under this chapter, the Board shall exempt a person, class of persons,...


(a) Reasonableness. - A rate, classification, rule, or practice related to transportation or service provided by a pipeline carrier subject to this part must be reasonable. A...


A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service subject to this part shall establish - (1) rates and classifications for transportation and service it may...


(a) In General. - When the Board, after a full hearing, decides that a rate charged or collected by a pipeline carrier for transportation subject to this part, or that...


A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service for the United States Government may transport property for the United States Government without charge or at a rate...


A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service subject to this part may not subject a person, place, port, or type of traffic to unreasonable discrimination. ...


A pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to this part shall provide reasonable, proper, and equal facilities that are within its power to provide for the interchange...


(a) Service on Reasonable Request. - A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service under this part shall provide the transportation or service on reasonable request. ...


In this subchapter, the following definitions apply: (1) Carrier, lessor. - The terms ''carrier'' and ''lessor'' include a receiver or trustee of a pipeline carrier and...


(a) Form of Records. - The Board may prescribe the form of records required to be prepared or compiled under this subchapter by pipeline carriers and lessors, including...


(a) Filing of Reports. - The Board may require pipeline carriers, lessors, and associations, or classes of them as the Board may prescribe, to file annual, periodic, and...


(a) Investigation; Compliance Order. - Except as otherwise provided in this part, the Board may begin an investigation under this part only on complaint. If the Board finds that...


The Board may bring a civil action to enforce an order of the Board, except a civil action to enforce an order for the payment of money, when it is violated by a pipeline...


(a) On Behalf of Board. - The Attorney General may, and on request of the Board shall, bring court proceedings to enforce this part or a regulation or order of the Board and...


(a) Enforcement of Orders. - A person injured because a pipeline carrier providing transportation or service subject to this part does not obey an order of the Board, except an...


(a) In General. - A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service subject to this part must begin a civil action to recover charges for transportation or service provided...


(a) General Liability. - A pipeline carrier providing transportation or service subject to this part shall issue a receipt or bill of lading for property it receives for ...


(a) General. - Except as otherwise provided in this section, a pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to this part, an officer or agent of that carrier, or a...


A person required to make a report to the Board, or make, prepare, or preserve a record, under chapter 157 about transportation subject to this part that knowingly and willfully - ...


(a) General Prohibition. - A pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to this part, or an officer, agent, or employee of that carrier, or another person authorized...


Whoever does not obey a subpena or requirement of the Board to appear and testify or produce records shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 1 year, or both. ...


When another criminal penalty is not provided under this chapter, a pipeline carrier providing transportation subject to this part, and when that carrier is a corporation, a...


An act or omission that would be a violation of this subtitle if committed by a director, officer, receiver, trustee, lessee, agent, or employee of a pipeline carrier...


(a) Corridor Planning Assistance. - (1) The Secretary may provide under this section financial assistance to a public agency or group of public agencies for corridor planning for...


(a) Authority. - The Secretary may undertake activities for the improvement, adaptation, and integration of proven technologies for commercial application in high-speed rail...


The Secretary shall promulgate such safety regulations as may be necessary for high-speed rail services. ...


(a) Fiscal Year 1995. - There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $29,000,000 for fiscal year 1995, for carrying out sections 26101 and 26102 (including payment...


For purposes of this chapter - (1) the term ''financial assistance'' includes grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements; (2) the term ''high-speed rail'' means...


Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, a rail police officer who is employed by a rail carrier and certified or commissioned as a police officer under...


(a) General. - When a publicly financed commuter transportation authority established under Virginia law makes a contract to indemnify Amtrak for liability for operations conducted...


(a) Limitations. - (1) Notwithstanding any other statutory or common law or public policy, or the nature of the conduct giving rise to damages or liability, in a claim for...


(a) Eight Hour Day. - In contracts for labor and service, 8 hours shall be a day's work and the standard day's work for determining the compensation for services of an...


A person violating section 28301 of this title shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than one year, or both. ...


In this part (except chapter 329 and except as provided in section 33101) - (1) ''bumper standard'' means a minimum performance standard that substantially reduces - ...


There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $9,562,500 for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to carry out this part in each fiscal year beginning...


In this chapter - (1) ''crashworthiness'' means the protection a passenger motor vehicle gives its passengers against personal injury or death from a motor...


(a) Information Program. - The Secretary of Transportation shall maintain a program for developing the following information on passenger motor vehicles: (1)...


(a) General Reports and Information Requirements. - (1) In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may require an insurer, or a designated agent of the insurer,...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) ''allied supplier'' means a supplier of passenger motor vehicle equipment that is wholly owned by the manufacturer, or if a...


(a) Authority To Request. - The Secretary of Transportation may request information necessary to carry out this chapter from a department, agency, or instrumentality of the...


(a) General Authority. - In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may - (1) appoint and fix the pay of employees without regard to the provisions...


(a) General Authority. - In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may - (1) inspect and copy records of any person at reasonable times; (2) order...


(a) Prohibitions. - A person may not - (1) fail to provide the Secretary of Transportation with information requested by the Secretary in carrying out this chapter; or ...


(a) Definitions. - The definitions in section 32304 of this title apply to this section. (b) Penalties. - A manufacturer of a passenger motor vehicle distributed in commerce...


The purpose of this chapter is to reduce economic loss resulting from damage to passenger motor vehicles involved in motor vehicle accidents by providing for the maintenance...


(a) General Requirements and Nonapplication. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe by regulation bumper standards for passenger motor vehicles and may prescribe...


(a) Filing and Venue. - A person that may be adversely affected by a standard prescribed under section 32502 of this title may apply for review of the standard by filing a...


Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation, a manufacturer or distributor of a passenger motor vehicle or passenger motor vehicle equipment subject to a...


(a) General Authority. - (1) To enable the Secretary of Transportation to decide whether a manufacturer of passenger motor vehicles or passenger motor vehicle equipment is...


(a) General. - Except as provided in this section and section 32502 of this title, a person may not - (1) manufacture for sale, sell, offer for sale, introduce or ...


(a) Civil Penalty. - (1) A person that violates section 32506(a) of this title is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $1,000 for...


When an owner of a passenger motor vehicle sustains damages as a result of a motor vehicle accident because the vehicle did not comply with a standard prescribed under section...


(a) General Authority. - The Secretary of Transportation may request information necessary to carry out this chapter from a department, agency, or instrumentality of the...


...


(a) Preemption. - Except as provided in this section, a State or a political subdivision of a State may prescribe or enforce a bumper standard for a passenger motor vehicle...


(a) Findings. - Congress finds that - (1) buyers of motor vehicles rely heavily on the odometer reading as an index of the condition and value of a vehicle; (2)...


In this chapter - (1) ''auction company'' means a person taking possession of a motor vehicle owned by another to sell at an auction. (2) ''dealer'' means a person...


A person may not - (1) advertise for sale, sell, use, install, or have installed, a device that makes an odometer of a motor vehicle register a mileage different from...


(a) Adjusting Mileage. - A person may service, repair, or replace an odometer of a motor vehicle if the mileage registered by the odometer remains the same as before the...


(a)(1) Disclosure Requirements. - Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation that include the way in which information is disclosed and retained under...


(a) Authority To Inspect and Investigate. - Subject to section 32707 of this title, the Secretary of Transportation may conduct an inspection or investigation necessary to carry...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''probable cause'' means a valid public interest in the effective enforcement of this chapter or a regulation prescribed under this...


(a) General. - Information obtained by the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter related to a confidential matter referred to in section 1905 of title 18 may be...


(a) Civil Penalty. - (1) A person that violates this chapter or a regulation prescribed or order issued under this chapter is liable to the United States Government for a...


(a) Violation and Amount of Damages. - A person that violates this chapter or a regulation prescribed or order issued under this chapter, with intent to defraud, is liable for 3...


Except to the extent that State law is inconsistent with this chapter, this chapter does not - (1) affect a State law on disconnecting, altering, or tampering with...


(a) General. - In this chapter - (1) ''alternative fuel'' means - (A) methanol; (B) denatured ethanol; (C) other alcohols; (D) except...


(a) Non-Passenger Automobiles. - At least 18 months before the beginning of each model year, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe by regulation average fuel...


(a) Earning and Period for Applying Credits. - When the average fuel economy of passenger automobiles manufactured by a manufacturer in a particular model year exceeds an applicable ...


(a) Method of Calculation. - (1) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall calculate the average fuel economy of a manufacturer subject to - (A)...


(a) Dedicated Automobiles. - Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section or section 32904(a)(2) of this title, for any model of dedicated automobile manufactured by...


(a) Maximum Increases. - (1)(A) For each of the model years 1993-2004 for each category of automobile (except an electric automobile), the maximum increase in average fuel economy...


(a) Manufacturer Reports. - (1) A manufacturer shall report to the Secretary of Transportation on - (A) whether the manufacturer will comply with an applicable average...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) ''automobile'' includes an automobile rated at not more than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight regardless of whether the ...


(a) Filing and Venue. - (1) A person that may be adversely affected by a regulation prescribed in carrying out any of sections 32901-32904 or 32908 of this title may apply for...


(a) General Powers. - (1) In carrying out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may - (A) inspect and...


(a) General. - A person commits a violation if the person fails to comply with this chapter and regulations and standards prescribed and orders issued under this chapter...


(a) General Penalty. - A person that violates section 32911(a) of this title is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for each...


(a) General Authority and Limitations. - The Secretary of Transportation may compromise or remit the amount of a civil penalty imposed under section 32912(a) or (b) of this title. ...


(a) Civil Actions. - If a person does not pay a civil penalty after it becomes a final order of the Secretary of Transportation or a judgment of a court of appeals of the...


Any interested person may appeal a decision of the Secretary of Transportation to impose a civil penalty under section 32912(a) or (b) of this title, or of the Federal...


(a) Annual Report. - Not later than January 15 of each year, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit to each House of Congress, and publish in the Federal Register, a report...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''executive agency'' has the same meaning given that term in section 105 of title 5. (b) Fleet Average Fuel Economy. - (1) The President shall ...


(a) Definition. - In this section, the term ''retrofit device'' means any component, equipment, or other device - (1) that is designed to be installed in or on an automobile (as ...


(a) General. - When an average fuel economy standard prescribed under this chapter is in effect, a State or a political subdivision of a State may not adopt or enforce a law...


In this chapter - (1) ''chop shop'' means a building, lot, facility, or other structure or premise at which at least one person engages in receiving,...


(a) General. - (1) The Secretary of Transportation by regulation shall prescribe a vehicle theft prevention standard that conforms to the requirements of this chapter. The...


(a) General. - Not later than October 25, 1994, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe a vehicle theft standard that conforms to the requirements of this chapter for...


(a) Designation, Nonapplication, Selection, and Procedures. - (1) For purposes of the standard under section 33102 of this title, the following are high theft lines: (A)...


(a) Maximum Manufacturer Costs. - A standard under section 33102 or 33103 of this title may not impose - (1) on a manufacturer of motor vehicles, compliance costs of ...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) ''anti-theft device'' means a device to reduce or deter theft that - (A) is in addition to the theft-deterrent...


(a) Election To Inscribe or Affix Identifying Marks. - The Secretary of Transportation by regulation may prescribe a vehicle theft prevention standard under which a person may...


(a) Records, Reports, Information, and Inspection. - To enable the Secretary of Transportation to decide whether a manufacturer of motor vehicles containing a part subject to...


(a) General Requirements. - (1) Not later than July 25, 1993, the Attorney General shall establish, and thereafter maintain, a National Stolen Passenger Motor Vehicle...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''vehicle identification number'' means a unique identification number (or derivative of that number) assigned to a passenger motor vehicle by a ...


(a) General Requirements. - A person engaged in the business of salvaging, dismantling, recycling, or repairing passenger motor vehicles may not knowingly sell in commerce or...


(a) Purposes. - The purposes of this section are - (1) to prevent or discourage the theft of motor vehicles, particularly those stolen for the removal of certain parts; ...


(a) Truck, Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle, and Motorcycle Report. - Not later than October 25, 1995, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit a report to Congress that includes...


(a) General. - A person may not - (1) manufacture for sale, sell, offer for sale, introduce or deliver for introduction in interstate commerce, or import into the...


(a) General Penalty and Civil Actions To Collect. - (1) A person that violates section 33114(a)(1)-(4) of this title is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty...


(a) General. - Information obtained by the Secretary of Transportation under this chapter related to a confidential matter referred to in section 1905 of title 18 may be...


A person that may be adversely affected by a regulation prescribed under this chapter may obtain judicial review of the regulation under section 32909 of this title. A remedy...


When a motor vehicle theft prevention standard prescribed under section 33102 or 33103 of this title is in effect, a State or political subdivision of a State may not have a...


(a) Preference. - The Secretary of Transportation may obligate an amount that may be appropriated to carry out section 106(k), 44502(a)(2), or 44509, subchapter I of chapter...


A person or enterprise domiciled or operating under the laws of a foreign country may not make a contract or subcontract under section 106(k), 44502(a)(2), or 44509, subchapter I...


(a) Definitions. - In this section - (1) ''domestic firm'' means a business entity incorporated, and conducting business, in the United States. (2) ''foreign...


(a) Definition and Rules for Construing Section. - In this section - (1) ''project'' has the same meaning given that term in section 47102 of this title. (2)...


If the Secretary of Transportation decides that a person intentionally affixed a ''Made in America'' label to goods sold in or shipped to the United States that are not made in...


(a) General. - In this chapter - (1) ''existing liquefied natural gas facility'' - (A) means a liquefied natural gas facility for which an application to approve...


(a)(1) Minimum Safety Standards. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe minimum safety standards for pipeline transportation and for pipeline facilities. The standards ...


(a) Location Standards. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe minimum safety standards for deciding on the location of a new liquefied natural gas pipeline facility....


(a) Opportunity To Present Views. - The Secretary of Transportation shall give an interested person an opportunity to make oral and written presentations of information, views, and ...


(a) General Requirements and Submission. - Except as provided in this section and sections 60114 and 60121 of this title, the Secretary of Transportation may not prescribe or...


(a) General Authority. - If the Secretary of Transportation does not receive a certification under section 60105 of this title, the Secretary may make an agreement with a...


(a) General Authority. - If a State authority files an application not later than September 30 of a calendar year, the Secretary of Transportation shall pay not more than 50...


(a) Plans. - (1) Each person owning or operating an intrastate gas pipeline facility or hazardous liquid pipeline facility shall carry out a current written plan (including...


(a) Identification Requirements. - Not later than October 24, 1994, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe standards that - (1) establish criteria for identifying - ...


(a) Application. - This section applies only to - (1) a natural gas distribution system installed after the effective date of regulations prescribed under this section; and ...


(a) Notice. - When the Secretary of Transportation believes that an operator of a liquefied natural gas facility does not have adequate financial responsibility for the facility,...


(a) General Authority. - After notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the Secretary of Transportation may decide a pipeline facility is hazardous if the Secretary decides...


Not later than October 24, 1993, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe standards requiring an operator of a natural gas distribution pipeline that does not...


(a) Minimum Requirements. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations providing minimum requirements for establishing and operating a one-call notification...


(a) Organization. - The Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee are committees in the Department of ...


Under regulations the Secretary of Transportation prescribes, each owner or operator of a gas pipeline facility shall carry out a program to educate the public on the use of...


(a) General Authority. - To carry out this chapter, the Secretary of Transportation may conduct investigations, make reports, issue subpenas, conduct hearings, require the...


(a) General Requirements. - A person owning or operating a pipeline facility shall - (1) comply with applicable safety standards prescribed under this chapter, except...


(a) Review of Regulations and Waiver Orders. - (1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person adversely affected by a regulation prescribed under this chapter...


(a) Civil Actions. - (1) On the request of the Secretary of Transportation, the Attorney General may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States...


(a) General Authority. - (1) A person may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States for an injunction against another person (including the...


(a) General Penalties. - (1) A person that the Secretary of Transportation decides, after written notice and an opportunity for a hearing, has violated section 60114(c) (FOOTNOTE...


(a) General Penalty. - A person knowingly and willfully violating section 60114(c), (FOOTNOTE 1) 60118(a), or 60128 of this title or a regulation prescribed or order issued under...


(a) Submission and Contents. - Not later than August 15, 1997, and every 2 years thereafter, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress a report on carrying out...


(a) Gas and Hazardous Liquid. - To carry out this chapter (except for sections 60107 and 60114(b)) (FOOTNOTE 1) related to gas and hazardous liquid, there are authorized to...


(a) Risk Management Program Demonstration Projects. - (1) In general. - The Secretary shall establish risk management demonstration projects - (A) to...


(a) Land Use Recommendations. - The Secretary of Transportation shall make available to an appropriate official of each State, as determined by the Secretary, the land...


(a) Prohibition. - No person shall excavate for the purpose of unauthorized disposal within the right-of-way of an interstate gas pipeline facility or interstate hazardous...


(a) Schedule of Fees. - The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe a schedule of fees for all natural gas and hazardous liquids transported by pipelines subject to chapter 601...


Except as provided in section 60502 of this title, the Secretary of Energy has the duties and powers related to the transportation of oil by pipeline that were vested on October...


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the duties and powers related to the establishment of a rate or charge for the transportation of oil by pipeline or the valuation of...


The enactment of the Act of October 17, 1978 (Public Law 95-473, 92 Stat. 1337), the Act of January 12, 1983 (Public Law 97-449, 96 Stat. 2413), and the Act enacting this section...


(a) Findings. - Congress finds that - (1) the peaceful uses of outer space continue to be of great value and to offer benefits to all mankind; (2) private...


In this chapter - (1) ''citizen of the United States'' means - (A) an individual who is a citizen of the United States; (B) an entity organized or existing...


(a) General. - The Secretary of Transportation shall carry out this chapter. (b) Facilitating Commercial Launches and Reentries. - In carrying out this chapter, the...


(a) License Requirement. - A license issued or transferred under this chapter is required for the following: (1) for a person to launch a launch vehicle or to operate a ...


(a) Applications. - (1) A person may apply to the Secretary of Transportation for a license or transfer of a license under this chapter in the form and way the Secretary prescribes....


(a) General Requirements. - A licensee under this chapter must allow the Secretary of Transportation to place an officer or employee of the United States Government or...


(a) Effective Periods of Licenses. - The Secretary of Transportation shall specify the period for which a license issued or transferred under this chapter is in effect. ...


(a) General Authority. - The Secretary of Transportation may prohibit, suspend, or end immediately the launch of a launch vehicle or the operation of a launch site or reentry...


(a) General. - With the cooperation of the Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Secretary of Transportation shall...


(a) Licensing. - Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or any other provision of law, the Secretary may not, for the launch of a payload containing any material to be...


(a) Administrative Hearings. - The Secretary of Transportation shall provide an opportunity for a hearing on the record to - (1) an applicant under this chapter, for a decision...


(a) General Requirements and Considerations. - (1) The Secretary of Transportation shall facilitate and encourage the acquisition by the private sector and State governments of - ...


(a) General Requirements. - (1) When a launch or reentry license is issued or transferred under this chapter, the licensee or transferee shall obtain liability insurance...


(a) General Requirements. - (1) To the extent provided in advance in an appropriation law or to the extent additional legislative authority is enacted providing for paying claims in...


The Secretary of Transportation, an officer or employee of the United States Government, or a person making a contract with the Secretary under section 70106(b) of this title...


(a) Prohibitions. - A person may not violate this chapter, a regulation prescribed under this chapter, or any term of a license issued or transferred under this chapter. ...


(a) Matters Affecting National Security. - The Secretary of Transportation shall consult with the Secretary of Defense on a matter under this chapter affecting national security....


(a) Executive Agencies. - Except as provided in this chapter, a person is not required to obtain from an executive agency a license, approval, waiver, or exemption to launch a...


The Secretary of Transportation may collect a user fee for a regulatory or other service conducted under this chapter only if specifically authorized by this chapter. ...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for the activities of the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation - ...


(a) In General. - The Secretary of Transportation, within 9 months after the date of the enactment of this section, shall issue regulations to carry out this chapter that include - ...


The Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress an annual report to accompany the President's budget request that - (1) describes all activities undertaken under...


In this chapter - (1) the definitions in section 502 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1993 (15 U.S.C. 5802) apply. ...


(a) General Authority. - To ensure the resiliency of the space transportation infrastructure of the United States, the Secretary of Transportation may make project grants to...


(a) General. - A sponsor may submit to the Secretary of Transportation an application for a project grant. The application must state the project to be undertaken and be in the...


(a) Policy. - It is the policy of the United States that projects selected under this chapter shall provide for the protection and enhancement of the natural resources and the...


Not more than $10,000,000 may be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation to make grants under this chapter. Amounts appropriated under this section remain available...


In this chapter - (1) ''consignee'' means the person named in a bill of lading as the person to whom the goods are to be delivered. (2) ''consignor'' means the...


This chapter applies to a bill of lading when the bill is issued by a common carrier for the transportation of goods - (1) between a place in the District of Columbia and...


(a) Negotiable Bills. - (1) A bill of lading is negotiable if the bill - (A) states that the goods are to be delivered to the order of a consignee; and (B) does...


(a) General Rules. - (1) A negotiable bill of lading may be negotiated by indorsement. An indorsement may be made in blank or to a specified person. If the goods are deliverable...


(a) Title. - When a negotiable bill of lading is negotiated - (1) the person to whom it is negotiated acquires the title to the goods that - (A) the person...


(a) Delivery and Agreement. - The holder of a bill of lading may transfer the bill without negotiating it by delivery and agreement to transfer title to the bill or to the...


(a) General Rule. - Unless a contrary intention appears, a person negotiating or transferring a bill of lading for value warrants that - (1) the bill is genuine; ...


An alteration or addition to a bill of lading after its issuance by a common carrier, without authorization from the carrier in writing or noted on the bill, is void. However,...


A common carrier issuing a negotiable bill of lading has a lien on the goods covered by the bill for - (1) charges for storage, transportation, and delivery ...


(a) General Rules. - Except to the extent a common carrier establishes an excuse provided by law, the carrier must deliver goods covered by a bill of lading on demand of the...


(a) General Rules. - A common carrier is liable for damages to a person having title to, or right to possession of, goods when - (1) the carrier delivers the goods to a person...


(a) Parts and Sets. - A negotiable bill of lading issued in a State for the transportation of goods to a place in the 48 contiguous States or the District of Columbia may not...


(a) Liability for Nonreceipt and Misdescription. - Except as provided in this section, a common carrier issuing a bill of lading is liable for damages caused by nonreceipt by...


(a) Delivery on Court Order and Surety Bond. - If a negotiable bill of lading is lost, stolen, or destroyed, a court of competent jurisdiction may order the common carrier to...


(a) Attachment and Levy. - Except when a negotiable bill of lading was issued originally on delivery of goods by a person that did not have the power to dispose of the goods, goods...


A person shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, if the person - (1) violates this chapter with intent to defraud; or (2)...


In this chapter - (1) ''aircraft'' means a contrivance used, or capable of being used, for transportation in the air. (2) ''vehicle'' means a contrivance used,...


(a) Definition. - In this section, ''contraband'' means - (1) a narcotic drug (as defined in section 102 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 (21 ...


The Secretary of the Treasury or the Governor of Guam or of the Northern Mariana Islands as provided in section 80304 of this title, or a person authorized by another law to...


(a) General. - Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, the Secretary of the Treasury - (1) may designate officers, employees, agents, or other persons ...


Appropriations for enforcing customs, narcotics, counterfeiting, or internal revenue laws are available to carry out this chapter. ...


(a) Chapter as Additional Law. - This chapter is in addition to another law - (1) imposing, or authorizing the compromise of, fines, penalties, or forfeitures; or ...


(a) Criminal Penalty. - A person willfully damaging, or attempting to damage, property in the possession of an air carrier, motor carrier, or rail carrier and being transported...


(a) Confinement. - (1) Except as provided in this section, a rail carrier, express carrier, or common carrier (except by air or water), a receiver, trustee, or lessee of one of...


(a) General. - (1) In this subsection - (A) ''private aircraft'' means a civilian aircraft not being used to transport passengers or property for compensation. ...


(a) Medals. - The President may prepare and give a bronze medal of honor with emblematic devices to an individual who by extreme daring endangers that individual's life in trying...




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