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California Enacts Legislation to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria

Governor Brown signed into law legislation amending how California enforces “Made in U.S.A.” labels.

California Bill to Ease “Made in U.S.A.” Labeling Criteria Goes to Governor

Legislation to amend the California law governing “Made in U.S.A.” labeling has been passed by the state legislature and sent to Governor Brown for his signature and enactment into law.

Washington State Patrol to Retain Existing Bumper/Windshield Standards

Responding to comments submitted by SEMA to a proposed motor-vehicle equipment rule, the Washington State Patrol opted to retain the current maximum bumper height for passenger vehicles and the minimum height requirement for windshields.

SEMA Submits Comments to Washington State Motor Vehicle Equipment Proposal

In comments submitted to a rule proposed by the Washington State Patrol to update the state’s motor vehicle equipment standards, SEMA opposed efforts to modify the regulations by lowering the maximum bumper height requirement for passenger vehicles from 22 inches to 20 inches.

EPA Seeks to Limit New Uses of Trichloroethylene

When used as a metal degreasing solvent, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified some potential health risks of Trichloroethylene and would prefer voluntarily limiting its exposure or switching to alternative chemicals.

OSHA Seeks Lower Exposure Limits for Beryllium

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed significantly lower exposure limits for beryllium and related compounds.

Congress Considers Vehicle Safety Reforms While Extending Short-Term Highway Bill

President Obama signed into law a bill to continue current federal highway spending through the end of October. It marks the 34th short-term extension since 2009.

SEMA PAC Releases Honor Roll

SEMA’s Political Action Committee (SEMA PAC) helps you keep pace by supporting the Congressional car guys and gals who have our industry’s back.

U.S. House Committee Passes Business Friendly E-Warranty Legislation

The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee passed legislation to allow manufacturers to meet warranty and labeling requirements for consumer products by providing warranty information online.

SEMA Urges EPA to Abandon E15 Ethanol

In comments submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SEMA urged the agency to support legislation in the U.S. Congress to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate within the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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