Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
GAO-09-981R: Aug 24, 2009
GAO reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new rule on requirements and procedures for consumer assistance to recycle and save program. GAO found that (1) the rule sets forth the requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program and establishes a process by which dealers can register in order to participate in the program and establishes the criteria this agency will use to determine which disposal facilities are eligible to receive and either crush or shred the trade-in vehicles. It also sets forth the criteria that trade-in vehicles and new vehicles must meet in order for purchases and leases to qualify for assistance under this program and establishes the requirements that must be met by consumers, dealers, disposal facilities, and others; and (2) NHTSA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.