SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 12, March 24, 2016

West Virginia Approves Resolution Opposing EPA Ban on Certain Race Cars

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The West Virginia Legislature approved a West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars.
   

A West Virginia House Concurrent Resolution to urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars was approved by the West Virginia Legislature. The pending EPA regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal. The resolution recognizes that while the Clean Air Act prohibits certain modifications to motor vehicles, it is clear that vehicles built or modified for racing, and not used on the streets, are not the “motor vehicles” that Congress intended to regulate. The resolution also recognizes that this proposed EPA regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles. 

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

 

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