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Comments Submitted in Response to EPA's Proposed Significant New Use Rule for Glymes

The Global Automakers’ comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Significant New Use Rule for Glymes requests clarification on the uses of glymes that EPA proposes to regulate and provides EPA with information about expected uses of glymes in the automotive industry.

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Letter Urging Members of Congress to Pass the Free Trade Agreements

Global Automakers submitted a letter to Members of Congress urging them to pass the three free trade agreements President Barack Obama submitted to Congress for  approval.  The Association of Global Automakers supports these agreements and urges the prompt approval of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement as well as agreements with Colombia and Panama.  Ratification of these agreements will significantly expand trade and investment opportunities to the benefit of consumers in all of the nations involved.

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Global Automakers Letter to California Governor Brown Supporting Senate Bill 869 Regarding Airbags

Global Automakers sent a letter requesting the Governor of California sign into law SB 869 (Airbags).  SB 869 clarifies the duty of an automobile repair dealer to ensure that when a vehicle with a depolyed airbag is repaired, the airbag must be restored to its "orginal operating condition".

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Global Automakers Comments on Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Proposed Green Chemistry Hazard Traits

Global Automakers provided comments to the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on the proposed regulations implementing Title 22, California Code of Regulations Section 69401 through 69406. Global Automakers and its members are committed to supporting the development and use of safe chemicals and products available for use in the automotive industry.

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Statement by Global Automakers’ President and CEO Michael J. Stanton Regarding the Massachusetts Right to Repair Petitions

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 07, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is disappointed that the proponents of so-called “Right to Repair” legislation have resorted to circumventing the Massachusetts legislature for passage of their bill. Efforts to promote this legislation have failed numerous times at the federal level, in several states and last year in the Massachusetts legislature.

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Letter Submitted to Members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on S. 1001

Global Automakers supports many provisions in the bill that seeks to increase energy and security and reduces U.S. dependence on foreign oil by integrating alternative fuels into U.S. transportation infrastructure. However, additional amendments on the inclusion of Hydrogen in Section 107 and ATVM loans were suggested.

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Statement Regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s E15 Pump Label Final Rule

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 28, 2011 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is disappointed with the final rule announced by EPA today on E15 dispenser pump labeling. While we are still reviewing the details of the final regulations, it is clear that the EPA program will not effectively prevent both intentional and unintentional misfueling.

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Toyota and Honda Lead "Most American" Automobile Index

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 27, 2011 – Members of the Association of Global Automakers (Global
Automakers) garnered half of the top ten spots in this year’s annual ranking of “Most American” vehicles.  The listing rates vehicles built and bought in the U.S. based on popularity, sourcing of parts, and a variety of other factors.

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Global Automakers Comments on Arizona Proposal to Repeal the LEV Program

Global Automakers' comments submitted to the Arizona Dept. of Environmental Quality supporting their proposal to repeal the LEV program, as part of the broader goals for a single, national program, on June 21, 2011 are provided below.

Global Automakers Comments-ADEQ LEV Repeal-2011_06-21

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Comments to EPA Regarding CARB's Request for a Within-the-Scope Waiver Determination

The Association submitted comments to EPA regarding California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) request for a within-the-scope waiver determination on amendments it has adopted for its passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emissions program.

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