July 11, 2013
The Association of Global Automakers, Inc. submitted comments to the New Mexico Environment Department, Air Quality Bureau on July 11, 2013 regarding regulatory options for the New Mexico Low Emission Vehicle Program.
July 2, 2013
Global Automakers Statement to the Trade Policy Staff Committee on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Japan’s Participation in the TPP
Paul Ryan, Director of Government Affairs of Global Automakers, testified today at the public hearing before the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) on Japan’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.Attached is Ryan’s oral statement.
July 1, 2013
Global Automakers Submits Joint Comments on Proposed Tier 3 Regulations and Gasoline Sulfur Proposed Rulemaking
The Association of Global Automakers and the Auto Alliance jointly submitted the attached comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed rulemaking to adopt Tier 3 vehicle emissions standards and ultra-low sulfur gasoline standards.Automakers appreciate the fact that EPA is working to achieve one national program. The Agency has made strong efforts to address critical issues such as convergence of the Federal and California programs so that a vehicle can be tested once, certified once and sold everywhere.EPA’s proposal to require lower sulfur in gasoline would help...
June 27, 2013
Global Automakers, along with other organizations representing the Complex Durable Goods Manufacturers, released a joint statement in support of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act.
June 25, 2013
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 24, 2013 supporting the proposed changes to the Significant New Use Rule for HFO-1234yf, a refrigerant.
June 24, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 24, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased to announce that it has hired Mark Dowd as Assistant General Counsel. Dowd will provide legal advice and guidance to the Association on a broad range of environmental, energy, safety, and other automotive industry policy matters. Dowd has extensive experience in transactions, restructuring, litigation, and regulatory matters as they relate to environmental and energy issues. Before joining Global Automakers, Dowd was a senior member of President Obama’s Auto Task Force where he worked on the...
June 14, 2013
Global Automakers submitted comments on Rhode Island's (RI) proposed changes to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Program to align with California's LEV, Zero Emission Vehicle and Greenhouse Gas Programs under Section 177 State requirements.
June 7, 2013
Global Automakers submitted comments on documents added to the California Safer Consumer Products rulemaking file on June 6, 2013.
June 7, 2013
Global Automakers submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on the inclusion of Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The Association believes that a TPP including Japan will promote economic growth, increase jobs, benefit consumers, and enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. and other TPP producers.
June 7, 2013
Global Automakers submitted a letter to the chairmans of the Massachusettes Joint Committee on Transportation regarding distracted driving legislation. In the letter, the Association urges the committee to enact a texting ban for all drivers.
June 3, 2013
Global Automakers Honors California Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal With “California Legislator of the Year” Award
SACRAMENTO, CA, JUNE 1, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) presented Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) with its first-ever “California Legislator of the Year Award” at its annual Sacramento Lobby Day reception on May 21, 2013. “Assemblywoman Lowenthal’s support of the auto industry efforts to make vehicles more environmentally friendly and to advance passenger safety has been invaluable over the years,” said Gordon Fry, Global Automakers director of state relations. Lowenthal represents the 70th district in California, which includes the cities of...
May 28, 2013
Opening Airwaves to Unlicensed Devices May Threaten Upcoming Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Technologies Washington, DC – Allowing unlicensed Wi-Fi devices to share spectrum with connected vehicles must not be permitted without thorough testing, said automakers today in comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and The Association of Global Automakers submitted joint comments in response to an FCC proposal to allow unlicensed wireless devices to operate in the 5.9 GHz frequency band that has been designated for exclusive use...
May 21, 2013
President and CEO Michael J. Stanton Announces 2014 RetirementOne of the auto industry's most seasoned Washington representatives, Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers, announced his plans to retire in early 2014 to spend more time with family and friends. Stanton, who has spent over 35 years representing motor vehicle manufacturers before Congress, the Executive Branch, and State legislatures, decided to announce his retirement this week to provide the Association with enough time to ensure a successful and seamless change of leadership. “After a...
May 21, 2013
Global Automakers Stress the Importance of Infrastructure to Promote the Adoption of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in California
SACRAMENTO, MAY 21, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) and its member companies are meeting with California lawmakers today to discuss the auto industry’s impact in the state and to emphasize support for hydrogen fueling infrastructure.“Our members continue to invest in technologies to reduce the environmental footprint of their vehicles, but that is only one part of the equation,” said Global Automakers’ Director of State Relations Gordon Fry. “To get consumers to buy green vehicles, they need to have the refueling infrastructure necessary to support their...
May 10, 2013
Global Automakers submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP). The Association supports the expansion of international trade and endorses negotiations toward that objective.
May 9, 2013
President & CEO of Global Automakers, Mike Stanton, spoke at the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) - MIT Technology Conference in Boston. At the conference, titled " Mass v. Efficiency, Hitting The Automotive Sweet Spot," Stanton discussed finding the balance between the new CAFE standards and vehicle safety.
May 3, 2013
Comments on Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse Draft Guidance for Alternatives Assessment and Risk Reduction
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments to the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) on May 3, 2013 on a draft version of Guidance for Alternative Assessment and Risk Reduction.
April 25, 2013
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments to the California Department of Toxic Substance Control on the 15-Day Notice of revisions to the Safer Consumer Products proposal. Global Automakers also submitted comments through the Complex Durable Goods Coalition. Both sets of comments are available below.
April 24, 2013
Written Testimony of Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J, Stanton at EPA Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Tier 3 Standards
PHILADELPHIA, PA, APRIL 24, 2013 – Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) testified today at the Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing to discuss the Proposed Tier 3 standards.Below is Stanton’s written testimony that was submitted to the record.###April 24, 2013 – EPA Public Hearing, Philadelphia, PATestimony of Michael J. StantonPresident & CEOAssociation of Global Automakers, Inc.Regarding Proposed Tier 3 StandardsGood morning. My name is Mike Stanton, and I am President and CEO of the Association of Global...
April 24, 2013
The president and CEO of Global Automakers, Mike Stanton, testified before the Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing on the proposed Tier 3 Standards. Please find his entire testimony attached.
April 23, 2013
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on proposed Significant New Use Rules pertaining to thirty seven chemicals.
April 23, 2013
Statement by Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton Regarding NHTSA’s Finalized Guidelines for Electronic Devices Installed in Vehicles
WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 23, 2013 – Global Automakers supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) goal to help reduce the potential for driver distraction. When designing in-vehicle features and their controls, automakers consider usability, comprehension, and safety, in the context of the driving environment. Our members have already factored in many of the recommendations in the draft NHTSA guidelines for in-vehicle devices in their internal design processes. We will carefully review the final NHTSA guidelines issued today, and will continue to work with the agency...
April 18, 2013
Statement from Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton on the FTC’s Acceptance of a Single Label for Alternative Vehicles
WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 18, 2013 –We are pleased with today’s announcement from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accepting a single fuel economy label for alternative fuel vehicles. Global Automakers supports a single, harmonized label for vehicles to provide clear and consistent vehicle-related information to the consumer. The Association provided comments on the proposed rule in August of 2012.###The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry...
April 17, 2013
President and CEO of Global Automakers, Mike Stanton, spoke at the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) luncheon about the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program. Stanton discussed the details of the plan and stressed the importance of making it successful by working together as an industry with all stakeholders.
April 16, 2013
The Association of Global Automakers submitted comments to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on the Notice of Intent to adopt permanent regulations and the proposed regulations for the new low emission vehicle (LEV III), greenhouse gas (GHG), and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) standards.