Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 4.djvu/168

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104 STAT. 2484 PUBLIC LAW 101-549—NOV. 15, 1990 Regulations. "(h) Within 18 months after the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Administrator shall review and revise as necessary the regulations under subsection (a) and (b) of this section regarding the testing of motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines to insure that vehicles are tested under circumstances which reflect the actual current driving conditions under which motor vehicles are used, including conditions relating to fuel, temperature, acceleration, and altitude.". SEC. 209. AUTO WARRANTIES. Effective with respect to new motor vehicles and engines manufactured in the model year 1995 and thereafter, section 207 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7541) is amended as follows: (1) Strike out "useful life (as determined under section 202(d))" each place it appears in subsection (b) and insert "the warranty period (as determined under subsection (i))". (2) Strike so much of section 2070t)) as follows the third sentence thereof. (3) Add the following new subsection at the end thereof: " (i) WARRANTY PERIOD.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— For purposes of subsection (a)(1) and subsection (b), the warranty period, effective with respect to new light-duty trucks and new light-duty vehicles and engines, manufactured in the model year 1995 and thereafter, shall be the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of use (whichever first occurs), except as provided in paragraph (2). For purposes of subsection (a)(1) and subsection (b), for other vehicles and engines the warranty period shall be the period established by the Administrator by regulation (promulgated prior to the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990) for such purposes unless the Administrator subsequently modifies such regulation. " (2) SPECIFIED MAJOR EMISSION CONTROL COMPONENTS. —In the case of a specified major emission control component, the warranty period for new light-duty trucks and new light-duty vehicles and engines manufactured in the model year 1995 and thereafter for purposes of subsection (a)(1) and subsection (b) shall be 8 years or 80,000 miles of use (whichever first occurs). As used in this paragraph, the term 'specified major emission control component' means only a catalytic converter, an electronic emissions control unit, and an onboard emissions diagnostic device, except that the Administrator may designate any other pollution control device or component as a specified major emission control component if— "(A) the device or component was not in general use on vehicles and engines manufactured prior to the model year 1990; and "(B) the Administrator determines that the retail cost (exclusive of installation costs) of such device or component exceeds $200 (in 1989 dollars), adjusted for inflation or deflation as calculated by the Administrator at the time of such determination. For purposes of this paragraph, the term 'onboard emissions diagnostic device' means any device installed for the purpose of storing or processing emissions related diagnostic information, but not including any parts or other systems which it monitors except specified major emissions control components. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to provide that any part (other