NMMA comments on federal boating regulations

CHICAGO – In what it calls an attempt to improve boat manufacturing, the legislative team of the National Marine Manufacturers Association has submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget on its draft report to Congress on the costs and benefits of federal regulations, NMMA said in a release yesterday.

NMMA said it nominated the following rules to the OMB:

  • 1. Use of 2003 fire safety standards for working with flammable materials developed specifically for the boating industry, rather than outdated 1969 standards created by the National Fire Protection Association.
  • 2. Abandonment of outdated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules prohibiting the use of surge brakes in trailers used for commercial purposes.
  • 3. Raising the unreasonably low exemption level for trailer manufacturers under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Early Warning Reporting Requirements.
  • The National Association of Manufacturers has submitted comments to the OMB as well, which can be viewed as a downloadable PDF file from www.nam.org

    For information on NMMA’s comments, contact NMMA Regulatory Counsel Cindy Squires at (202) 737-9766; csquires@nmma.org.

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