[Laws in effect as of January 16, 1996]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 16, 1996 and August 28, 1996]
[CITE: 42USC4912]


                        CHAPTER 65-- NOISE CONTROL

Sec. 4912. Records, reports, and information

(a) Duties of manufacturers of products

    Each manufacturer of a product to which regulations under section 

4905 or 4907 of this title apply shall--

        (1) establish and maintain such records, make such reports, 

    provide such information, and make such tests, as the Administrator 

    may reasonably require to enable him to determine whether such 

    manufacturer has acted or is acting in compliance with this chapter,

        (2) upon request of an officer or employee duly designated by 

    the Administrator, permit such officer or employee at reasonable 

    times to have access to such information and the results of such 

    tests and to copy such records, and

        (3) to the extent required by regulations of the Administrator, 

    make products coming off the assembly line or otherwise in the hands 

    of the manufacturer available for testing by the Administrator.

(b) Confidential information; disclosure

    (1) All information obtained by the Administrator or his 

representatives pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, which 

information contains or relates to a trade secret or other matter 

referred to in section 1905 of title 18, shall be considered 

confidential for the purpose of that section, except that such 

information may be disclosed to other Federal officers or employees, in 

whose possession it shall remain confidential, or when relevant to the 

matter in controversy in any proceeding under this chapter.

    (2) Nothing in this subsection shall authorize the withholding of 

information by the Administrator, or by any officers or employees under 

his control, from the duly authorized committees of the Congress.

(c) Violations and penalties

    Any person who knowingly makes any false statement, representation, 

or certification in any application, record, report, plan, or other 

document filed or required to be maintained under this chapter or who 

falsifies, tampers with, or knowingly renders inaccurate any monitoring 

device or method required to be maintained under this chapter, shall 

upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by 

imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.

(Pub. L. 92-574, Sec. 13, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1244.)

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 4909 of this title.


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