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RPM 2016 Bill Summary

 

LATEST UPDATE: While the EPA has formally withdrawn the proposal, the agency continues to assert authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate the modification of vehicles used for competition. Congressional action is the ONLY way to guarantee that street vehicles can continue to be modified for the track, well into the future. Write your legislators today at www.sema.org/rpm.

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Converting a vehicle into a dedicated racecar is part of American heritage.  Until now, it has been an unquestioned practice by enthusiasts, industry and regulators that has worked harmoniously with previous application of the Clean Air Act.  

The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act), introduced by, U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Bill Posey (R-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) will address any doubts regarding regulation of racecars and give the public and racecar industry much-needed certainty regarding how the Clean Air Act is applied.

Problem: In July 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would:

  • Prohibit the conversion of emissions-certified vehicles into racecars. 
  • Make it illegal to sell any emissions-related parts for those cars.

The EPA contends this is “tampering” and that a vehicle is forever a “motor vehicle” subject to the Clean Air Act, even if it is unregistered, the license have been plates removed and the vehicle is never driven on the highway.

Solution: The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act):

  • Confirms that it has always been Congress’ intent that racecars are not included in the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) definition of “motor vehicle.” 
  • Makes clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.
  • Confirms that modifying these vehicles for exclusive track use would not be considered tampering.

 





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