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Feds Update Motorcycle Brake Standard

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has updated the performance test standards for motorcycle brakes, first adopted in 1972. The requirements are part of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 122, Motorcycle Brake Systems, which applies to both two-wheeled and three-wheeled motorcycles.

SEMA Seeks to Protect “King of the Hammers” OHV Event at Johnson Valley, California

SEMA recommended that the U.S. Marines Corps secure special-use permits from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) when conducting troop maneuvers within Johnson Valley, California, rather than take ownership of the land as part of an expanded Twentynine Palms base.

Feds Finalize Future Car Mileage Standards

The federal government issued final regulations implementing an agreement reached with auto industry representatives and California regulators on fuel economy and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions limits for model-year ’17–’25 vehicles.

Court’s Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts; SEMA Urges Congress to Ban E15  

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for ’01 and newer model-year cars and light trucks.

California Bill to Create Legacy License Plate Program Moves to Governor

SEMA has joined with the Association of California Car Clubs and other state enthusiast groups to support legislation that would establish the California Legacy License Plate Program.

Have You Registered to Vote in the November Election?

This year’s election is the most important in recent memory. The current political landscape holds an uncertain future for members of both parties, as control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House are in the balance. On November 6, voters will head to the polls to elect the President of the United States, 435 members of the U.S. House, 31 U.S. Senators, 12 governors and thousands of state and local leaders.

Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for 2001 and newer model year cars and light trucks.  The court found that the groups bringing the lawsuit, which included trade associations representing manufacturers of cars, boats and power equipment, along with the petroleum and food industries, lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.

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August 17, 2012

Contact: Della Domingo
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Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts
SEMA Urges Congress to Ban E15

Feds Approve SEMA-Endorsed Salt Replenishment Program for Bonneville Salt Flats

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a final Environmental Assessment (EA) for replenishing salt to the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) as potash is mined on adjoining lands.

SEMA Member Appointed to Board of California Small Business Association

Ernie Silvers, CEO/president of SEMA member Egge Machine Co. Inc., has joined the board of the California Small Business Association (CSBA). As a new board member, Silvers will play a vital role in representing the needs of CSBA members and the millions of small businesses throughout California.

Auto Industry Collides Over Federal Crash Parts Legislation

A U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing on a bill that would allow companies to market collision-repair parts without infringing a design patent once a vehicle has been marketed for two-and-a-half years. Under current law, a design patent covers the ornamental design for an object having practical utility for a 14-year term. 
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