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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2846

PUBLIC LAW 98-554—OCT. 30, 1984

ings of the investigation and study conducted under this subsection not later than two years after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) For purposes of this subsection, the term "commercial motor vehicle" means any self-propelled or towed vehicle used on highways in intrastate commerce to transport passengers or property if such vehicle is described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of section 204(1) of this Act. STUDY OP SAFETY-RELATED DEVICES 49 USC app. 2516.


Appropriation authorization.

SEC. 219. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a study of the effectiveness of existing regulations regarding emergency warning devices required to be carried on buses, trucks, truck-tractors, and motordriven vehicles which are involved in emergency situations. Such study shall also investigate the potential costs and benefits of requiring passenger automobile operators to carry emergency warning devices, and shall examine the relative benefits of various types of warning devices in enhancing highway safety. The Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report containing the findings of this study not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) There are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 1986 and 1987 such sums as may be necessary to undertake the study required by this section. SAFETY STUDY; FEDERAL COORDINATION

49 USC app. 2517.

SEC. 220. (a) The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Secretary of Labor, shall undertake a study of significant health hEizards to which employees engaged in the operation of commercial motor vehicles are exposed, and shall develop such materials and information as are necessary to enable such employees to carry out their employment in a place and manner free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm. The study shall include findings regarding the most appropriate method for regulating and protecting the health of operators of commercial motor vehicles. The findings of such study shall be submitted to the Congress within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) The Secretary shall coordinate the activities of Federal agencies to ensure adequate protection of the safety and health of operators of commercial motor vehicles. The Secretary shall attempt to minimize paperwork burdens to assure maximum coordination and to avoid overlap and the imposition of undue burdens on persons subject to regulations under this title. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAW

49 USC app. 2518.

SEC. 221. Except as provided in section 206(b), the provisions of this title and the regulations issued under this title shall not affect any provision of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. App. 1801-1812) or any regulation issued by the Secretary under such Act. AMENDMENT TO THE MOTOR CARRIER ACT OF 1980

SEC. 222. (a) Section 30(b)(3) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 (49 U.S.C. 10927 note) is amended—