Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act

Law:

Pub. L. No. 92-513, 86 Stat. 947, now codified in relevant part at 49 U.S.C. §§ 32908, 32912-32913, and 32918, and 42 U.S.C. § 6363

Provisions added to this Act by Section 301 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (a) provide for Commission enforcement of fuel economy labeling requirements under the FTC Act, except for penalty provisions, as well as for EPA consultation with the Commission regarding labeling (49 U.S.C. § 32908); (b) provide for the Commission to advise the Department of Transportation on rules for assessing penalties against automobile manufacturers for violating average fuel economy standards, and to certify that a reduction in a particular penalty assessed is necessary to prevent a substantial lessening of competition (49 U.S.C. § 32912-32913); (c) require the Commission to establish a program for systematically examining fuel economy representations for retrofit devices (49 U.S.C. § 32918), and (d) give the Commission certain duties with respect to labeling of recycled oil (42 U.S.C. § 6363).