References in Text
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is title II of Pub. L. 89–272, as amended generally by Pub. L. 94–580, § 2, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2795, which is classified generally to chapter 82 (§ 6901 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. Section 3001 of the Act is classified to section 6921 of Title 42. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6901 of Title 42 and Tables.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in sections 10751 and 11901 of this title prior to the general amendment of this subtitle by Pub. L. 104–88, § 102(a).
2015—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114–94, § 5508(b)(1), amended Pub. L. 112–141, § 32108(a)(4). See 2012 Amendment note below.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 114–94, § 5508(a)(4), struck out “Household Goods” after “Settlement of” in heading.
2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32108(a)(4), as amended by Pub. L. 114–94, § 5508(b)(1), substituted “$10,000 for each violation, or $25,000 for each violation relating to providing transportation of passengers” for “$2,000 for each violation and for each additional day the violation continues” in concluding provisions.
Pub. L. 112–141, § 32108(a)(1)–(3), substituted “$1,000” for “$500” and “or section 13902(c) of this title,” for “with respect to providing transportation of passengers,” and struck out “who is not registered under this part to provide transportation of passengers,” after “in the case of a person” in concluding provisions.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32108(b), substituted “not less than $20,000, but not to exceed $40,000” for “not to exceed $20,000”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32923(a), added subsec. (h).
2005—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–59 designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted heading, and added pars. (2) and (3).
Effective Date of 2015 Amendment
Amendment by section 5508(a)(4) of Pub. L. 114–94 effective Oct. 1, 2015, see section 1003 of Pub. L. 114–94, set out as a note under section 5313 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title V, § 5508(b), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1554, provided that the amendment made by section 5508(b)(1) is effective as of July 6, 2012, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–141 as enacted.
Foreign Motor Carrier Penalties and Disqualifications
Pub. L. 106–159, title II, § 219, Dec. 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1768, provided that:
Subject to subsections (b) and (c), a foreign motor carrier or foreign motor private carrier (as such terms are defined under section 13102 of title 49
, United States Code) that operates without authority, before the implementation of the land transportation provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement, outside the boundaries of a commercial zone along the United States-Mexico border shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty and shall be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle anywhere within the United States as provided in subsections (b) and (c).
“(b)Penalty for Intentional Violation.—
The civil penalty for an intentional violation of subsection (a) by a carrier shall not be more than $10,000 and may include a disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle anywhere within the United States for a period of not more than 6 months.
“(c)Penalty for Pattern of Intentional Violations.—
The civil penalty for a pattern of intentional violations of subsection (a) by a carrier shall not be more than $25,000 and the carrier shall be disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle anywhere within the United States and the disqualification may be permanent.
Before the implementation of the land transportation provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement, during any period in which a suspension, condition, restriction, or limitation imposed under section 13902(c) of title 49
, United States Code, applies to a motor carrier (as defined in section 13902(e) of such title), that motor carrier may not lease a commercial motor vehicle to another motor carrier or a motor private carrier to transport property in the United States.
No provision of this section may be enforced if it is inconsistent with any international agreement of the United States.
“(f)Acts of Employees.—
The actions of any employee driver of a foreign motor carrier or foreign motor private carrier committed without the knowledge of the carrier or committed unintentionally shall not be grounds for penalty or disqualification under this section.”