Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 2.djvu/290

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108 STAT. 1006 PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 (5) The amount of the penalty may be deducted from amounts the Government owes the person. An amount collected under this section shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. (e) NONAPPLICATION. — This section does not apply to a motor vehicle— (1) transporting only school children and teachers to or from school; (2) providing taxicab service, having a seating capacity of not more than 6 passengers, and not being operated on a regular route or between specified places; or (3) carrying not more than 15 individuals in a single, daily round trip to and from work. §31139. Minimum financial responsibility for transporting property (a) DEFINITIONS. —In this section— (1) "farm vehicle" means a vehicle— (A) designed or adapted and used only for agriculture; (B) operated by a motor private carrier (as defined in section 10102 of this title); and (C) operated only incidentally on highways. (2) "interstate commerce" includes transportation between a place in a State and a place outside the United States, to the extent the transportation is in the United States. (3) "State" means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. (b) GENERAL REQUIREMENT AND MINIMUM AMOUNT.— (1) The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations to require minimum levels of financial responsibility sufficient to satisfy liability amounts established by the Secretary covering public liability, property damage, and environmental restoration for the transportation of property for compensation by motor vehicle in the United States between a place in a State and— (A) a place in another State; (B) another place in the same State through a place outside of that State; or (C) a place outside the United States. (2) The level of financial responsibility established under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be at least $750,000. (c) REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS MATTER AND OIL.—(1) The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations to require minimum levels of financial responsibility sufficient to satisfy liability amounts established by the Secretary covering public liability, property damage, and environmental restoration for the transportation by motor vehicle in interstate or intrastate commerce of— (A) hazardous material (as defined by the Secretary); (B) oil or hazardous substances (as defined by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency); or (C) hazardous wastes (as defined by the Administrator). (2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the level of financial responsibility established under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be at least $5,000,000 for the transportation— (i) of hazardous substances (as defined by the Administrator) in cargo tanks, portable tanks, or hopper-type vehicles, with capacities of more than 3,500 water gallons;