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    • Fight back against the EPA and protect your race car - Support the RPM Act

      This network in very clear terms wrote what it thinks of the EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) attempt to prevent modification of cars to turn them into race cars. Do you like the idea of the government telling you how you can use your car or what parts you can put it on it?


      If you do not, support the RPM Act. This act will support the protection of Motorsports as well as the industries that supply race cars:

      Quote Originally Posted by SEMA
      Urge your legislators to pass the RPM Act, which clarifies that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.

      The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act, HR 4715), introduced by U.S. Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Bill Posey (R-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY), addresses any doubts regarding regulation of racecars and gives the public and racecar industry much-needed certainty regarding how the Clean Air Act is applied.

      A companion bill was also introduces in the Senate (S. 2659) by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). Both bills seek to ensure that converting street vehicles to racecars used exclusively in competition does not violate the Clean Air Act.
      Simply go here and fill otu the form to notify your local legislator: http://semasan.com/issue_alert.asp?g...&parent=SEMAGA

      The EPA needs to be reigned in and in no uncertain terms made aware we will not stand for them taking our right to modify cars and race cars away from us:

      Quote Originally Posted by SEMA
      The Clean Air Act prohibits the EPA from regulating racecars. When Congress amended the law in 1990 to authorize the EPA to regulate nonroad vehicles, it expressly exempted “vehicles used solely for competition” to ensure there was no confusion about the regulatory exclusion. However, the EPA recently issued a proposed regulation to prohibit the conversion of motor vehicles into racecars and disallow the sale of emissions-related parts for use on these converted vehicles.

      The EPA contends this is “tampering” and that a vehicle is forever a “motor vehicle” subject to the Clean Air Act, even if it is unregistered, the license have been plates removed and the vehicle is never driven on the highway.

      In July 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a regulation to prohibit conversion of vehicles originally designed for on-road use into racecars. The regulation would also make the sale of certain products for use on such vehicles illegal.

      The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act):

      • Confirms that it has always been Congress’ intent that racecars are not included in the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) definition of “motor vehicle.”
      • Makes clear that it has always been legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track.
      • Confirms that modifying these vehicles for exclusive track use would not be considered tampering.

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