Letters, Comments & Testimony

Energy & Environment
Intellectual Property
Labor, Workforce & Employee Benefits
Tax Reform
Trade & International Affairs
Vehicle Safety & Mobility


February 3, 2020 - MEMA letter opposing VA HB 130 Regarding Ending Virginia's Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

Energy & Environment

February 7, 2023 - This report summarizes the Fall 2022 US Federal Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda (SARA), published in January 2023, and regulatory proceedings of potential importance to MEMA members.

April 20, 2022 - MEMA Comments to California OEHHA re: Comments on 2nd 15-day Modification of Text to Proposed Amendments to Article 6, Proposition 65

April 14, 2022 - MEMA Testimony before U.S. EPA re: Heay-Duty Standards for NOx

January 21, 2022 - MEMA comments to California’s OEHHA regarding Modification of Text to Proposed Amendments to Proposition 65 Related to Short-Form Warnings for Consumer Product Exposures

October 13, 2021 - MEMA Testimony on NHTSA’s NPRM on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards MYs 2024-2026

September 27, 2021 - Coalition Comments to EPA Proposed Rule on TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for PFAS

September 27, 2021 - MEMA Comments to EPA on Proposed Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Model Year 2026

August 26, 2021 - MEMA before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Notice of proposed rulemaking; Revised 2023 and later model year light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards

June 24, 2021 - MEMA and three other motor vehicle technology supplier associations submitted a letter to EPA urging them to not delay the heavy-vehicle low NOx proposal and completion.

June 4, 2021 - MEMA submits comments to California Air Resources Board’s 30-day Changes to the Heavy Vehicle NOx Omnibus Package.

May 16, 2021 - MEMA and Alliance for Automotive Innovation comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the “Regulation of Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals Under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6(h); Request for Comments” notice of proposed rulemaking. 

March 26, 2021 - Joint Association Comments to California’s OEHHA on the Proposal to Amend Proposition 65 Short-form Warnings

March 25, 2021 - Downstream User Coalition Comments to EPA on the TSCA Fees Rulemaking

March 19, 2021 - Stakeholder Comments to California’s DTSC on Removing Lead Acid Batteries from the Priority Products Workplan for the Safer Consumer Products

August 24, 2020 - MEMA Comments to CARB HD NOx Omnibus

May 28, 2020 - MEMA Comments to CARB ​RE: Advanced Clean Trucks Proposed Regulation

February 20, 2020 - ​MEMA Comments to EPA on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (Heavy-duty NOx Rulemaking)​

Intellectual Property

June 25, 2021 – MEMA Joint Letter with Auto Innovators and A2C2 Urging Support for the SHOP SAFE Act

May 14, 2021 – MEMA Joint Letter with Auto Innovators and A2C2 Urging Support for the INFORM Consumers Act

July 22, 2020 - MEMA Comments US Copyright Office on 8th Triennial DMCA Rulemaking - Diagnosis Maintenance and Repair - Renewal Petition

July 22, 2020 - MEMA Comments US Copyright Office on 8th Triennial DMCA Rulemaking - Good Faith Security Research - Renewal Petition

Labor, Workforce & Employee Benefits

January 25, 2022 - Multi-signatory Letter to Labor Secretary RE: Pending Proposed New Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act

December 17, 2021 – MEMA Multi-signatory Comments to OSHA on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard


Tax Reform

September 16, 2020 - MEMA joins other stakeholders urging Congress to suspend the federal excise tax on new trucks

April 28, 2020 - MEMA Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders Urging Suspension of Federal Excise Tax on the Purchase of Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers Through 2021

Trade and International Affairs

April 11, 2022 - MEMA Comments to USTR and Dept. of Commerce re: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

March 28, 2022 - Multi-signatory coalition letter to USTR re: Upcoming Review of Sec. 301 Tariffs

March 28, 2022 - MEMA Comments to USTR re: Operation of the USMCA and Automotive Goods

March 25, 2022 - MEMA Comments to Dept. of Commerce RE: Domestic Semiconductor Industry

March 10, 2022 - MEMA Comments to DHS re: Forced Labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

January 31, 2022 – Americans for Free Trade Letter to House Leadership RE: Support for Section 301 Product Exclusions Process in the America COMPETES Act

December 14, 2021 – MEMA letter to the United States Trade Representative re: Sec. 301 Tariffs on Imports from China

December. 9, 2021 – MEMA Comments on the U.S. 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals

November 12, 2021 - MEMA Comments to Dept. of Commerce re: Sec. 232 Investigation on Neo-Magnets

October 19, 2021 - Coalition Letter to U.S. Senate Support for the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act of 2021 (S.2934)

October 18, 2021 - MEMA Comments to U.S. DOT re: America's Supply Chains and the Transportation Industrial Base

October 15. 2021 – MEMA Comments to International Trade Administration re: U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy

Sept. 7, 2021 – MEMA Comments re: NPRM Non-Preferential Origin Determinations for Merchandise Imported from Canada or Mexico

June 30, 2021 –  MEMA multi-signatory letter via Americans for Free Trade RE: House Action on USICA, Section 301 Product Exclusions Process

July 22, 2021 – Broad Business Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Action on CHIPS Act Funding

June 22, 2021 – MEMA Comments to USTR re: USMCA Labor Council Meeting

June 9, 2021 – MEMA and Other Trade Associations Urge President Biden to Terminate Sec. 232 Tariffs on Key Allies

April 28, 2021 – MEMA Comments to Dept. of Defense re: Risks in Critical Materials Supply Chain

April 14, 2021 – MEMA Comments to Dept. of Energy re: High-Capacity Batteries Supply Chain

April 5, 2021 – MEMA Comments to Dept. of Commerce RE: Risks of the Semiconductor Supply Chain

March 29, 2021 – MEMA Joint Letter to President Biden re: Working Toward a Net-Zero Carbon Transportation Future

March 17, 2021 -  MEMA Letter to Commerce Secretary and U.S. Trade Representative re: Trade and Tariffs

October 14, 2020 - MEMA Letter to Departments of Labor and Homeland Security RE: Issues Impacting H1B Visas and Wages

October 5, 2020 - MEMA Testimony to U.S. ITC on Economic Impact of Trade Agreements

August 31, 2020 - MEMA Comments to DOL's IFR High-Wage Requirements  

July 28, 2020 - Americans for Free Trade Coalition Letter to Rep. Walorski and Rep. Peterson RE: Support for H.R. 7665

July 24, 2020 - MEMA Comments RE: Review of Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute

July 15, 2020 - Multi-signatory Letter to U.S. Congress RE: Seeking deferment of the effective date of NDAA Sec. 889 Part B

July 10, 2020 - MEMA Comments RE: Sec. 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions Process

March 6, 2020 - ​MEMA Comments RE: Export Control Rule on Software Specially Designed to Automate the Analysis of Geospatial Imagery​

January 13, 2020 - MEMA Comments to USTR on Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute​

January 10, 2020 - Multi Association Letter - ICTS Supply Chain Proposed Rule

January 10, 2020 - MEMA Comments to DOC on Securing the Nation's Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain

Vehicle Safety & Mobility

April 14, 2022 - MEMA Comments to U.S. DOT re: Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council

March 31, 2022 - Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Prioritize AV Technology Legislation

January 28, 2022 – MEMA Response Comments to NHTSA RE: Incident Reporting for ADS and Level 2 ADAS

January 18, 2022 – MEMA Comments to NHTSA re: Consumer Research for the NCAP 5-Star Ratings Label 

December 17, 2021 – MEMA Comments re: U.S. DOT Strategic Plan for FYs 2022-2026

November 29, 2021 – MEMA Comments to NHTSA re: Incident Reporting for ADS and Level 2 ADAS

October 18, 2021 – MEMA Reply Comments to FCC Proposed Rule to Enable State-of-the-Art Radar Sensors in 60 GHz Band

October 14, 2021 – Coalition Letter re: Proposed Changes Impacting Shipments of Lithium Ion Batteries

September 20, 2021 – MEMA Initial Comments to FCC Proposed Rule to Enable State-of-the-Art Radar Sensors in 60 GHz Band

September 20, 2021 – Coalition Letter to Transportation Secretary Urging for Clear Automated Vehicle Policies

Aug. 5, 2021 – MEMA Comments to FMCSA re: NPRM on Authorized Windshield Area for the Installation of Vehicle Safety Technology

Aug. 2, 2021 – MEMA Comments to FCC in Support of Petitions for Reconsideration related to the 5.9 GHz First Report and Order

July 22, 2021 – MEMA Comments to U.S. DOT re: Transportation Equity Data

July 2, 2021 - MEMA Reply Comments to FCC re: FNPRM Adoption to Finalize Restructuring the 5.9 GHz band

June 2, 2021 - MEMA Comments to FCC re: FNPRM Adoption to Finalize Restructuring the 5.9 GHz band

May 14, 2021 – MEMA Comments to FHWA re: Proposed Modifications to the MUTCD (section for Automated Vehicles)

April 27, 2021 - MEMA Written Testimony for Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing: Driving Innovation

April 1, 2021 – MEMA Comments to NHTSA RE: ANPRM Framework for Automated Driving Systems Safety

March 15, 2021 – MEMA Comments to NHTSA RE: Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles

December 18, 2020 - Multi-Signatory Letter to NHTSA RE: Extending Comment Period for ADS Framework ANPRM

November 10, 2020 - MEMA Comments to FCC Draft Order to Split the 5.9 GHz Band

August 6, 2020 - MEMA/Auto Innovators comments to Acting Administrator Owens on FAST Act Expansion NPRM 

April 27, 2020 - ​MEMA Reply Comments to FCC NPRM on Use of the 5.9 GHz Band​

March 9, 2020 - MEMA Comments to FCC NPRM on Use of the 5.9 GHz Band​

February 18, 2020 - MEMA Letter to FMCSA on "Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Beyond Compliance​"

February 11, 2020 - MEMA Submits Letter for the Record “Autonomous Vehicles: Promises and Challenges of Evolving Automotive Technologies”​