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Section 232 All-Terrain Vehicle Standard:Submission of ATV Action Plans Required under Section 232

As of April 13, 2009, it will be unlawful for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) manufacturer or distributor to import into or distribute in commerce in the United States any new assembled or unassembled ATV, unless the ATV is subject to an Action Plan on file with the Commission and the manufacturer/distributor complies with all provisions of the Action Plan (as well as all provisions of the ANSI/SVIA 1-2007 standard for ATVs). Action Plans submitted after August 13, 2008 must be approved by the Commission. Therefore, action plans should be submitted as soon as possible to allow the Commission time to review them before April 13, 2009.


Section 42(e)(2) of the CPSA (as amended by the CPSIA) states that an "ATV action plan means a written plan or letter of undertaking that describes actions the manufacturer or distributor agrees to take to promote ATV safety, including rider training, dissemination of safety information, age recommendations, other policies governing marketing and sale of the ATVs, the monitoring of such sales, and other safety related measures, and that is substantially similar to the plans described under the heading 'The Undertakings of the Companies in the Commission Notice' published in the Federal Register on September 9, 1998 (63 FR 48199-48204)."


View a list of companies that either filed ATV Action Plans and/or Letters of Undertaking with the CPSC prior to August 14, 2008 or filed ATV Action Plans on or after August 14, 2008 that have been approved by the Commission.


Further information about ATV Action Plans can be found at:




You can learn more about the Section 232: All-Terrain Vehicle Standard at:




ATV Action Plans may be submitted to the Commission electronically in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) to or by mail to:



Office of the Secretary
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway
Suite 820
Bethesda, MD 20814-4408


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