MEMA regularly weighs in on important state, federal and regulatory issues. The list below contains letters, comments and testimony submitted by MEMA on behalf of the motor vehicle components manufacturing industry.
 

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


Aftermarket

 

May 31, 2018 - MEMA comments to CA State Senate opposing A.B. 2107 regarding aftermarket parts

May 23, 2018 - MEMA comments to CA State Assembly opposing A.B 2107 regarding aftermarket parts

May 16, 2018 - MEMA comments to RI House of Representatives opposing S. 2679 regarding aftermarket parts

March 14, 2018 - MEMA second set of comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Proposed Class 7 Exemption

December 18, 2017 - MEMA comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Proposed Class 7 Exemption

July 31, 2017 - MEMA comments to U.S. Copyright Office re Renewal of Exemptions to Circumvent Copyrighted Material (Maintenance & Repair)

July 3, 2017 - MEMA Comments to US Copyright Office re Renewal of Exemptions to Circumvent Copyrighted Material (Goodfaith Research)

June 2, 2016 - MEMA comments to MI Governor regarding aftermarket and remanufactured parts

May 27, 2016 - MEMA comments to MI House regarding aftermarket and remanufactured parts

February 16, 2016 - MEMA comments to U.S. Copyright Office on aftermarket access to vehicle software

March 30, 2015 - MEMA letter to NJ Assembly opposing A.B. 230 regarding "right to repair"

January 23, 2015 - MEMA letter to MT Senate opposing S.B. 132 regarding aftermarket parts


Conflict Minerals


March 16, 2017 - MEMA comments to SEC to repeal Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Conflict Minerals Rule

April 28, 2014 - MEMA comments to SEC to stay the disclosure requirements for conflict minerals reporting

June 26, 2013 - MEMA comments to European commission regarding EU Conflict Minerals - Public Consultation


Energy & Environment



October 26, 2018 - MEMA comments to NHTSA and EPA re NPRM on the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicle Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

March 9, 2018 - MEMA comments to California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on Lead Acid Batteries

February 5, 2018 - MEMA comments to California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Phase 2 proposed rule

January 5, 2018 - MEMA comments to EPA on Proposal to Repeal Regulation on Glider Kits

December 11, 2017 - MEMA statement for the hearing record on House Energy & Commerce Subcommittees Hearing - CAFE and GHG Vehicle Emissions

October 5, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Midterm Evaluation Reconsideration

September 25, 2017 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for CAFE Standards

September 11, 2017 - MEMA comments to House Environment Subcommittee on RPM Act of 2017

September 6, 2017 - MEMA testimony to EPA on request for comments on the Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation of the GHG Emissions Standards for MY2022 – 2025 Light-duty Vehicles and MY2021 GHG Emissions Standards

July 19, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Off-Cycle Credits

May 19, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Trichloroethylene Risk Management Proposed Rule

May 15, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Regulations to Repeal, Replace, or Modify

March 20, 2017 - MEMA comments to California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board (ARB) on “California’s Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) Midterm Review

March 20, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Procedures for Chemical Risk Evaluation under TSCA

March 20, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on Procedures for Prioritization of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA

March 14, 2017 - MEMA comments to EPA on TSCA Inventory Reset

December 30, 2016 - MEMA comments to EPA on Proposed Determination of MYs 2022-2025 GHG Emissions

December 9, 2016 - MEMA request for extension of comment period to EPA on GHG Emissions Determination 

November 29, 2016 - MEMA letter to S.2012 the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 Conferees 

September 26, 2016 -  MEMA comments to EPA/NHTSA/CARB on CAFE/GHG Midterm Evaluation Draft TAR

June 30, 2016 - MEMA comments to CA regarding Brake Friction Material Law

June 6, 2016 - MEMA, Alliance and Global Automakers comments to CA on Prop 65

June 6, 2016 - AASA comments to CA on Prop 65

May 23, 2016 - MEMA BMC comments to CA regarding Brake Friction Material Law

April 1, 2016 - MEMA comments to EPA on Road to Racecar

March 15, 2016 - MEMA statement on EPA Overreach on Amateur Drivers

February 29, 2016 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate and House on TSCA Reform

January 25, 2016 - MEMA comments to EPA on Refrigerants

January 25, 2016 - MEMA multi-signatory letter to California on Prop 65

January 25, 2016 -  AASA multi-signatory letter to California on Prop 65

November 18, 2015 - MEMA comments to EPA on TSCA Work Plan Problem Formulations for Flame Retardant Clusters

November 16, 2015 - MEMA comments to CA on Safer Consumer Products Alternative Analysis Draft Guide

November 6, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate and House on ozone NAAQS

October 28, 2015 - MEMA, Alliance and Global Automoakers letter to EPA on Chlorinated Paraffins

October 8, 2015 - MEMA letter to House Energy & Commerce Committee on Diesel Engines

October 1, 2015 - MEMA comments to EPA/NHTSA on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles - Phase 2

September 29, 2015 - MEMA testimony to MA Senate regarding S.B. 397, An Act for Healthy Families and Businesses

June 2, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate urging for a vote on S. 697, the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

June 2, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to House supporting H.R. 2576, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015

May 6, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to CA Senate opposing S.B. 778, Automotive Oil Source Reduction

April 23, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to CA Senate opposing S.B. 778, Automotive Oil Source Reduction

March 31, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate supporting S. 697, the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act 

January 26, 2015 - MEMA letter to NY Senate opposing S.B. 996, regarding brake friction material

January 13, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to House and Senate supporting TSCA legislation

July 1, 2013 - MEMA comments to EPA on Tier 3 Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standards Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0135

March 19, 2013 - MEMA and Global Automakers joint letter to EPA re: NORM, certain polybrominated diphenylethers

February 28, 2013 - MEMA letter to CA on revised SCP


Intellectual Property

 

November 13, 2018 - MEMA comments to IPEC on Development of the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property

October 1, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

October 2, 2017 - MEMA comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

September 28, 2017 - MEMA comments to USTR on Section 301 China Investigation

October 26, 2016 - Multi-signatory letter to USTR urging designation of Alibaba platforms as notorious markets

October 12, 2016 - MEMA additional comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

October 7, 2016 - MEMA letter to USTR on Notorious Markets

November 19, 2015 - MEMA letter to USTR on Special 301

October 16, 2015 - MEMA comments to IPEC on 2016 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement


Labor, Workforce & Employee Benefits

 

June 22, 2017 - MEMA letter to the President in support of Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeships in America

June 8, 2016 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate on FY 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

April 1, 2016 - MEMA comments to EEOC on EEO-1

November 17, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate and House on Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) premiums

October 27, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to OSHA on NPRM for Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness

October 1, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate and House supporting S. 2015 / H.R. 3549, the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act

April 7, 2014 - Multi-signatory letter to NLRB on "Ambush Election" rule

April 7, 2014 - MEMA comments to NLRB on "Ambush Election" rule

March 10, 2014 - MEMA comments to OSHA on Tracking Workplace Injuries and Illness

February 11, 2014 - MEMA comments to OHSA on NPRM Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure

June 12, 2013 - Multi-signatory OSHA Letter of Interpretation Endorsing Union Representatives on Walk-Around Inspections at Non-Union Workplace


Regulatory Reform



March 31, 2017 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce regarding request of information on the impact of federal regulations on domestic manufacturing

December 5, 2016 - Multi-signatory letter to Speaker of the House urging support on the Regulatory Accountability Act

January 12, 2015 - Multi-signatory letter to House supporting H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act


Tax Reform


December 11, 2017 - MEMA letter to House and Senate conferees on tax reform

November 30, 2017 - MEMA letter to Senate on tax reform

May 24, 2017 - MEMA statement for the hearing record on House Ways and Means Hearing - Increasing U.S. Competitiveness


Trade and International Affairs



December 10, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on U.S.-E.U. Trade Agreement

December 10, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

November 28, 2018 - MEMA Joins Other Trade Associations in Seeking Extension on Export Controls Comments

November 26, 2018 - MEMA Comments before USTR on Negotiating Objectives re: Japan-US Trade Agreement

November 15, 2018 - MEMA testimony before ITC on United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

November 13, 2018 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce on Section 232 steel and aluminum interim final rule on exclusion requests and objections

November 9, 2018 - MEMA Letter to Ambassador Lighthizer re USMCA and Sec. 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

September 6, 2018 - Multi-signatory letter to USTR on proposed Section 301 tariffs (round three - $200 billion)

September 6, 2018 -  MEMA comments to USTR on proposed Section 301 tariffs (round three - $200 billion)

August 8, 2018 - Multi-signatory letter to USTR on Section 301 exclusion process

August 7, 2018 - MEMA statement for the hearing record to the House Ways and Means Committee on Section 232 steel and aluminum exclusion process

July 25, 2018 - MEMA oral statement before USTR on Section 301 (round two - Annex C)

July 23, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on proposed Section 301 tariffs (round two - Annex C)

July 19, 2018 - MEMA testimony before Department of Commerce on Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles and Automotive Parts Imports

July 13, 2018 - MEMA rebuttal comments to Department of Commerce on Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles and Automotive Parts Imports

July 9, 2018 - MEMA joint statement with other automotive industry associations urging renewed focus on NAFTA modernization 

June 29, 2018 - MEMA request to testify at Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles and Automotive Parts Imports hearing

June 29, 2018 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce on Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles and Automotive Parts Imports

May 18, 2018 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce on steel and aluminum exclusion requirements

May 16, 2018 - MEMA oral statement before USTR on Section 301

May 11, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on Section 301

April 12, 2018 - MEMA testimony to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on tariff increases

February 13, 2018 - MEMA letter to President Trump on Section 232 investigations on steel and aluminum 

January 22, 2018 - MEMA letter to USTR on NAFTA negotiations

October 11, 2017 - MEMA and CLEPA joint statement on Global Trade

August 1, 2017 - MEMA statement to House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

June 28, 2017 - MEMA testimony before USTR on NAFTA

June 20, 2017 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce regarding Section 232 Investigation of Aluminum Imports

June 12, 2017 - MEMA comments to USTR on North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

May 31, 2017 -  MEMA comments to Department of Commerce regarding Section 232 Investigation of Steel Imports

May 10, 2017 - MEMA comments to Department of Commerce on trade deficits 

January 15, 2016 - MEMA statement on TPP

May 11, 1015 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate and House urging passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA legislation)

July 16, 2014 - Multi-signatory letter to USTR on TPP - Market Access and Intermediate Elimination of Tariffs

May 5, 2014 - MEMA comments to WTO on Environmental Goods Agreement

April 10, 2014 - MEMA letter to USTR on JCCT

January 9, 2014 - MEMA comments to ITA and Department of Commerce on U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

May 10, 2013 - MEMA and CLEPA comment to USTR on TTIP


Vehicle Safety & Mobility

 

December 11, 2018 - MEMA letter to NHTSA urging amendment of FMVSS No. 108 to permit certification of ADB headlighting

December 10, 2018- MEMA comments to NHTSA on Vehicle Safety

December 07, 2018 - MEMA comments to USTR on Automated Vehicles

November 28, 2018 - MEMA comments to FCC on Vehicle Safety

October 31, 2018 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on NCAP

October 24, 2018 - Multi-stakeholder Statement on Preserving the 5.9GHz Band

September 5, 2018 - MEMA letter to Senate urging Senate passage of the AV START Act (S. 1885)

July 23, 2018 - Multi-signatory letter to Senate urging Senate passage of the AV START Act (S. 1885)

June 7, 2018 - MEMA comments to FCC on 5.9 GHz Spectrum

May 10, 2018 - MEMA comments to FMCSA on FMCSRs which may be a barrier to the safe testing and deployment of  ADS-equipped commercial motor vehicles on public roads

April 20, 2018 - MEMA comments to MO House of Representatives on state inspection programs

March 20, 2018 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems

February 12, 2018 - MEMA letter to DOT on WP. 29 vote on Electric Vehicle Safety GTR

January 18, 2018 - MEMA comments to NH opposing changing their annual vehicle inspection requirements

December 18, 2017 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Automated Driving Systems: Voluntary Safety Self-Assessments

November 14, 2017 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Automated Driving Guidelines: Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety

October 10, 2017 - Multi-signatory letter to House Highways and Transit Subcommittee on Safety Spectrum

October 4, 2017 - MEMA letter to Sen. Inhofe (R-Okla.) on heavy-duty vehicle amendment to S. 1885

June 27, 2017 - MEMA statement for the hearing record on Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Hearing - Paving the Way for Self-Driving Cars

June 26, 2017 - MEMA statement for the hearing record on House Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Hearing - Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

April 12, 2017 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

January 18, 2017 - MEMA comments to OMB on NHTSA Vehicle Performance Info Collection

November 28, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Cybersecurity Best Practices 

November 22, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on information collection request for Vehicle Performance Guidance

November 22, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Federal Automated Vehicles Policy

November 15, 2016 - MEMA testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on "Self-Driving Cars'

July 11, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on its enforcement guidance 

July 7, 2016 - MEMA comments to FCC on 5 GHz Band

June 27, 2016 - MEMA comments to FMCSA on state inspection programs

June 20, 2016 - MEMA comments to FMCSA on Beyond Compliance Program

May 2, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Enforcement Guidance Bulletin 2016-02

March 15, 2016 - MEMA letter to CA Senate regarding telematics

February 16, 2016 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on NCAP

January 29, 2016 - MEMA statement to NHTSA on NCAP

November 20, 2015 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Civil Penalty Procedures and Factors

October 19, 2015 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Enforcement Guidance Bulletin

June 22, 2015 - MEMA comments to FMCSA on Beyond Compliance Program

​June 5, 2015 - MEMA letter to RI Senate regarding telematics bill S.B. 660

May 1, 2015 - MEMA comments to U.S. Copyright Office on Exemption Requests

April 2, 2015 - MEMA letter to CA Senate supporting S.B. 431, Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning (DATP)

March 30, 2015 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)

March 27, 2015 - MEMA letter to MS Governor opposing repeal of state inspection program

March 24, 2015 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Child Restraint Anchorage Systems

October 20, 2014 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on ANPRM for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

February 25, 2014 - MEMA comments to OMB on MEMA Cost Benefit Analysis of Rearview Cameras

July 25, 2013 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on NCAP inclusion of rearview video systems

July 5, 2013 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on updating the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)

May 28, 2013 - MEMA comments to NHTSA on Direct Final Rulemaking Procedures

March 25, 2013 - MEMA letter to White House supporting Advanced Vehicle Technology Funding

February 11, 2013 - MEMA comments on Events Data Recorders FMVSS

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