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1474 Program filed with Secretary; notice of availability published in Federal Register.
PUBLIC LAW 93-492-OCT. 27, 1974
"(c) The manufacturer shall tile with the Secretary a copy of his program pursuant to this section for remedying any defect or failure to comply, and the Secretary shall make the program available to the public. Notice of such availability shall be published in the Federal Register. ENFOKGEMENT OF NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY ORDERS
15 USC 1415.
"SEC. 155. (a)(1) An action under section 110(a) to restrain a violation of an order issued under section 152(b), or under section 109 to collect a civil penalty with respect to a violation of such an order, or any other civil action with respect to such an order, may be brought only in the United States district court for the District of Columbia or the United States district court for a judicial district in the State of incorporation (if any) of the manufacturer to which the order applies; unless on motion of any party the court orders a change of venue to any other district court for good cause shown. All actions (including enforcement actions) brought with respect to the same order under section 152(b) shall be consolidated in an action in a single judicial district, in accordance with an order of the court in which the first such action is brought (or if such first action is transferred to another court, by order of such other court). "(2) The court shall expedite the disposition of any civil action to which this subsection applies. " (b) If a civil action which relates to an order under section 152(b), and to which subsection (a) of this section applies, has been commenced, the Secretary may order the manufacturer to issue a provisional notification which shall contain— " (A) a statement that the Secretary has determined that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety, or failure to comply with a Federal motor vehicle safety standard, exists, and that the manufacturer is contesting such determination in a proceeding in a United States district court, " (B) a clear description of the Secretary's stated basis for his determination that there is such a defect or failure, " (C) the Secretary's evaluation of the risk to motor vehicle safety reasonably related to such defect or failure to comply, " (D) any measures which in the judgment of the Secretary are necessary to avoid an unreasonable hazard resulting from the defect or failure to comply, " (E) a statement that the manufacturer will cause such defect or failure to comply to be remedied without charge pursuant to section 154, but that this obligation of the manufacturer is conditioned on the outcome of the court proceeding, and " (F) such other matters as the Secretary may prescribe by regulation or in such order. Issuance of notification under this subsection does not relieve the manufacturer of any liability for failing to issue notification required by an order under section 152(b). " (c)(1) If a manufacturer fails to notify owners or purchasers in accordance with section 153(c) within the period specified under section 153(b), the court may hold him liable for a civil penalty with respect to such failure to notify, unless the manufacturer prevails in an action described in subsection (a) of this section or unless the court in such an action restrains the enforcement of such order (in which case he shall not be liable with respect to any period for which the effectiveness of the order was stayed). The court shall restrain the enforcement of such an order only if it determines. (A) that the failure to furnish notification is reasonable, and (B) that the manufacturer has demonstrated that he is likely to prevail on the merits.