NMMA urges manufacturers to share regulatory challenges

The Commerce Department is seeking input from American manufacturers to learn about the unnecessary burdens manufacturers face from federal permitting and regulatory requirements, and NMMA is encouraging marine manufacturers to share their thoughts to ensure the industry’s issues are heard.

“I call on all businesses to share their input on the federal regulations and permits that hold back manufacturing,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “I look forward to reporting back to the President on how to unshackle our nation’s innovative manufacturers.”

Secretary Ross will report back to President Trump summarizing the burdens of American businesses and recommending reforms.

To make this effort successful, NMMA said it is essential that marine businesses speak up, and include the following information in their responses:

  • The type and number of permits required to build, expand or operate a  manufacturing facility,
  • The most onerous part of the permitting process,
  • Federal, state or local agencies with best practice permitting processes,
  • The top four burdensome regulations affecting manufacturing, and
  • Ways that regulatory compliance could be simplified.
 Comments must be received by 5 p.m. EDT Friday and should be submitted online via http://www.regulations.gov (at the home page enter DOC-2017-0001 in the “Search” box, click the “Comments Now!” icon, complete the required fields and enter or attach your comments.) All responses received will be publicly posted at www.regulations.gov.  NMMA is also asking that comments be sent to  Nicole Vasilaros at nvasilaros@nmma.org so NMMA can reinforce needs with the Department of Commerce.

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