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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
COVID-19 Coronavirus
Energy & Environment
Intellectual Property
Labor, Workforce & Employee Benefits
Regulatory Reform
Tax Reform
Trade & International Affairs
Vehicle Safety & Mobility


Aftermarket

 

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

May 08, 2019 - MEMA Comments Opposing IL S.B. 2104 Regarding Aftermarket Crash Parts

April 30, 2019 - MEMA's Letter to FTC About Call for Research and Data Regarding Repair Restrictions: "Nixing the Fix"

March 08, 2019 - MEMA Comments to NV Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor Opposing A.B. 173 Regarding Aftermarket Parts

February 25, 2019 - MEMA Comments to FDA: Medical Device Servicing and Remanufacturing Activities

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 03, 2017 - MEMA Comments to US Copyright Office Re Renewal of Exemptions to Circumvent Copyrighted Material (Goodfaith Research)


Conflict Minerals


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


COVID-19 Coronavirus


June 17, 2020 - MEMA Urges Senate Committee on Finance to Pass New Trade Measures to Directly Help Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers

June 17, 2020 - MEMA Urges House Committee on Ways and Means to Pass New Trade Measures to Directly Help Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers

June 03, 2020 - MEMA letter to the ​Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation - RE: Letter for the Record – “The State of Transportation and Critical Infrastructure: Examining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

May 28, 2020 - MEMA Joint Letter with CWS Urging House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections to Not Require OSHA to Issue an Emergency Temporary Standard

May 27, 2020 - ​MEMA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Urge Lawmakers to Provide Temporary Liability Relief Legislation

May 21, 2020 - MEMA and Other Trade Associations Urge Changes to Paycheck Protection Program

May 20, 2020 - MEMA and Member Companies Urge Treasury Secretary to Create a Supplier Liquidity Program

May 08, 2020 - MEMA Thanks Congressmen for Receiving Commitment from Treasury to Affirm Applicability of ERTC to Health Care Benefits​

May 08, 2020 - MEMA Letter to Illinois Governor Pritzker Urging Adoption of CISA Guidelines to Ensure Suppliers are Essential

May 05, 2020 - 90 Motor Vehicle Component and Parts Suppliers Join MEMA President Bill Long on Letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Mexico Issues

May 03, 2020 - ​​MEMA Signs Letter Urging That Congressional Leaders Pass Limited Safe Harbor Liability Relief in Coronavirus Recovery Legislation

April 30, 2020 - ​MEMA and OESA Urge Governor Whitmer to Reopen Michigan Supplier Plants Ahead of OEM Production Re-Start

April 17, 2020 - ​MEMA and Trade Associations Urge North American Plan to Restart Motor Vehicle Operations in North America

April 06, 2020 - MEMA ​Urges DOC and USTR to Clarify Role of Auto Industry with Mexico Amid COVID-19

April 01, 2020 - MEMA and Auto Associations Urge ​National Governors Association to Encourage States to Adopt DHS Essential Industry Guidelines

March 26, 2020 - MEMA Urges CISA to Clarify Essential Status of Motor Vehicle Suppliers

March 23, 2020 - MEMA Urges Congressional Leaders to Pass a Stimulus Package to Aid the Automotive Industry

March 20, 2020 - MEMA Urges Congressional Leaders to Consider Stimulus Provisions to Assist Automotive Businesses

March 18, 2020 - MEMA Joins Partner Automotive Associations in Letter Urging Officials to Deem Motor Vehicle Supply, Repair, and Facilities as Essential Businesses Amid CoVID-19 Emergency Measures

March 18, 2020 - MEMA Urges Congressional Leaders to Tackle Liquidity Crisis Affecting Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturers

March 17, 2020​ - MEMA Joins Transportation Associations in Urging Carefully Implemented State and Local Policies to Slow Coronavirus Spread 


Energy & Environment


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)​

August 30, 2019 - MEMA Comments to EPA on “Draft Toxic Substances Control Act Risk Evaluations: Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster (HBCD)

June 24, 2019 - Downstream Users Coalition - Comments on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting Revisions and Small Manufacturer; Definition Update for Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under TSCA Section 8(a)

June 20, 2019 - Shiloh Industries testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Trump Administration's SAFE proposal

June 19, 2019 - Written Comments: CARB's 15-Day Notice on HD OBD

June 19, 2019 - Auto Alliance - Written Comments: Prioritization of 20 High Priority Chemical Candidates Initiation of Prioritization Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

June 19, 2019 - Downstream Users Coalition - Written Comments: Prioritization of 20 High Priority Chemical Candidates Initiation of Prioritization Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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 09, 2018 - MEMA Comments to California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on Lead Acid Batteries

February 05, 2018 - MEMA Comments to California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Phase 2 proposed rule

January 05, 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 05, 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 06, 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


Intellectual Property


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

July 29, 2019 - MEMA Comments to DOC on Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trafficking

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

October 01, 2018 - MEMA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

October 02, 2017 - MEMA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

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


Labor, Workforce & Employee Benefits



May 08, 2019 - MEMA Letter in Opposition to H.R. 2474

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


Regulatory Reform


March 31, 2017 - MEMA Comments to Department of Commerce Regarding Request of Information on the Impact of Federal Regulations on Domestic Manufacturing


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

July 24, 2019 - MEMA Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on the Purchase of Heavy Duty Trucks and Trailers

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

 

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

September 20, 2019 - MEMA Comments to USTR on Increase to 30  Percent Tariffs on China

August 5, 2019 - MEMA Comments to USTR in "Response to Request for Public Comment Concerning Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute"

June 27, 2019 - Coalition Letter to Extend the Comment Period for the ANPRM in Review of the Controls for Foundational Technologies to 90 Days

June 17, 2019 - Comments Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Sec. 301

June 13, 2019 - Oral Testimony Concerning Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Sec. 301 

June 07, 2019 - USTR Requests for Emergency Clearance of a Collection of Information by the OMB and for Comments Related to Sec. 301 Exclusion Requests

April 04, 2019 - MEMA's Letter to the White House on U.S. - Mexico Border Delays

April 04, 2019 - MEMA's Open Message to Capitol Hill about U.S. - Mexico Border Delays

February 27, 2019 - MEMA Applauds President Trump for Delaying a Tariff Increase on China March 2

January 30, 2019 - Coalition Letter in Support of Bicameral Bipartisan Legislation on Presidential Tariff Authority

January 23, 2019 - Coalition Letter Urging Administration to Lift Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Canada and Mexico

January 10, 2019 - MEMA Comments on Review of Controls for Certain Emerging Technologies

December 20, 2018 - MEMA Comments to the U.S. ITC re: USMCA Likely Impact on Industry Sectors

December 14, 2018 - MEMA Testimony to USTR on Negotiating Objectives for a U.S.-E.U. Trade Agreement

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

December 10, 2018 - MEMA  Testimony 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 to 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 09, 2018 - MEMA Letter to Ambassador Lighthizer re USMCA and Sec. 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

September 06, 2018 - Multi-Signatory Letter to USTR on Proposed Section 301 Tariffs (Round Three - $200 billion)

September 06, 2018 -  MEMA Comments to USTR on Proposed Section 301 Tariffs (Round Three - $200 billion)

August 08, 2018 - Multi-Signatory Letter to USTR on Section 301 Exclusion Process

August 07, 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 09, 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 01, 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 


Vehicle Safety & Mobility

 

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”​

December 5, 2019 - MEMA letter to Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on 5.9 GHz

December 5, 2019 - Safety Spectrum Coalition Statement re FCC Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing

August 28, 2019 - ​MEMA Comments to NHTSA Regarding Proposed Rulemaking on "Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems"

July 22, 2019 - MEMA Comments to NHTSA about Driver Interactions with Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies

July 15, 2019 - MEMA Comments to NHTSA on "Record Retention Requirement; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" (NPRM)
 
May 06, 2019 - Infrastructure Priorities Urging Support of Policies That Protect the 5.9 GHz Band for V2X Communications

March 25, 2019 - MEMA Opposes Bill Proposing Revisions to SCP

March 01, 2019 - MEMA Comments to USDOT on V2X Communications

February 25, 2019 - MEMA's Request to Comment on V2X Communications

February 08, 2019 - MEMA Comments to the 5GAA Petition for a Waiver to Allow Deployment of Intelligent Transportation System Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) Technology

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 ANPRM Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles with High or Full Driving Automation

December 07, 2018 - MEMA Comments to USDOT on Request for Comments on Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0

November 28, 2018 - MEMA Comments to FCC on Phase I Testing of Prototype Unlicensed Devices  

October 31, 2018 - MEMA Comments to NHTSA on NCAP

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

September 05, 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 04, 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

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