Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 88 Part 1.djvu/745

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page needs to be proofread.
[88 STAT. 701]
[88 STAT. 701]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1975

88 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-383-AUG. 22, 1974

701

or construction of such mobile home, or any unreasonable risk of death or injury to the user or to the public if such accidents do occur; (9) "imminent safety hazard" means an imminent and unreasonable risk of death or severe personal injury; (10) "purchaser"' means the first person purchasing a mobile home in good faith for purposes other than resale; (11) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; (12) "State"' includes each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and American Samoa; and (13) "United States district courts" means the Federal district courts of the United States and the United States courts of the Commonwealth of Puerto Eico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and American Samoa. FEDERAL MOBILE H O M E CONSTRUCTION A N D SAFETY STANDARDS

SEC. 604. (a) The Secretary, after consultation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, shall establish by order appropriate Federal mobile home construction and safety standards. Each such Federal mobile home standard shall be reasonable and shall meet the highest standards of protection, taking into account existing State and local laws relating to mobile home safety and construction. (b) All orders issued under this section shall be issued after notice and an opportunity for interested persons to participate are provided in accordance with the provisions of section 553 of title 5, United States Code. (c) Each order establishing a Federal mobile home construction and safety standard shall specify the date such standard is to take effect, which shall not be sooner than one hundred and eighty days or later than one year after the date such order is issued, unless the Secretary finds, for good cause shown, that an earlier or later effective date is in the public interest, and publishes his reasons for such finding. (d) Whenever a Federal mobile home construction and safety standard established under this title is in effect, no State or political subdivision of a State shall have any authority either to establish, or to continue in effect, with respect to any mobile home covered, any standard regarding construction or safety applicable to the same aspect of performance of such mobile home which is not identical to the Federal mobile home construction and safety standard. (e) The Secretary may by order amend or revoke any Federal mobile home construction or safety standard established under this section. Such order shall specify the date on which such amendment or revocation is to take effect, which shall not be sooner than one hundred and eighty days or later than one year from the date the order is issued, unless the Secretary finds, for good cause shown, than an earlier or later date is in the public interest, and publishes his reasons for such finding. (f) In establishing standards under this section, the Secretary shall— (1) consider relevant available mobile home construction and safety data, including the results of the research, development, testing, and evaluation activities conducted pursuant to this title, and those activities conducted by private organizations and other governmental agencies to determine how to best protect the public;

'^^ use 5403.

^°^'-^-

f^^^f "^'^^^e' ^^'

^ "^"^"f^^^effec'^^'""'^a t'e. tive d