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(Pub. L. 95–208, § 3, Dec. 13, 1977, 91 Stat. 1476; Pub. L. 97–249, § 1(1), Sept. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 708; Pub. L. 101–225, title III, § 307(10), Dec. 12, 1989, 103 Stat. 1925.)


1989—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–225 struck out subsec. (b) which related to approval of existing containers.
1982—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–249 substituted “before January 1, 1985, an owner of an approved existing container may have a safety approval plate affixed to it, if that container” for “before September 6, 1982, an owner of an existing container may have such container approved according to the procedure established by the Secretary, and have a safety approval plate affixed to it, if such container”.

Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Section 2 of Pub. L. 97–249 provided that: “This Act [amending this section and section 1504 of this Appendix] shall take effect on the later of the date of its enactment [Sept. 8, 1982] or September 6, 1982.”

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