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Window on Washington

Window on Washington

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Phil Squair, Vice President, Government Relations, NEMA In some ways, the 116th Congress has been one long tease for those interested in energy/climate and infrastructure policy. But this situation changed over the course of a 24-hour period on January 28-29, 2020, with the release of two major proposals in the House of Representatives. These two proposals contain provisions that would, if enacted, be some Read more […]

NEMA Regulatory Update and 2020 Outlook

NEMA Regulatory Update and 2020 Outlook

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA Despite the recent departure of Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry, DOE staff seem to have maintained their stride. The Administration continues to focus on improving regulatory proceedings, particularly in terms of transparency and fairness of analytical review. For example, after a very modest number of “no new Standard” Read more […]

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA It was a consequential summer for NEMA and the electroindustry on Capitol Hill. NEMA has advanced legislative proposals on surface transportation, industrial efficiency, appropriations, carbon monoxide detection, and cyber modernization of the grid. Most recently, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a surface transportation Read more […]

Lithium Batteries Remain in Regulators’ Crosshairs

Lithium Batteries Remain in Regulators’ Crosshairs

This piece was originally published in the May 2017 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA As Congress considers legislation this year to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), discussions continue on the proper approach to achieving safe transportation of lithium batteries and devices containing them. Current law prevents the FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)—both within the U.S. Read more […]

Regulatory Update and 2017 Outlook

Regulatory Update and 2017 Outlook

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Manager, Government Relations, NEMA In the closing weeks of the previous administration, the Department of Energy pushed numerous rules to completion in an effort to finalize as many regulatory actions as possible. Power Electronics Originally part of the rulemaking for battery chargers and external power supplies, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) technology was carved out in Read more […]

Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

Setting a Global Priority: Test Once, Sell Everywhere

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Hans Beinke, Chair, MITA Global Affairs Committee Just as MITA works with Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve regulatory and business conditions, its Global Affairs Committee (GAC) works with partners in an increasingly interconnected world to streamline regulatory procedures and strengthen members’ businesses. When threats to global business emerge or countries enact barriers Read more […]

Focusing on Regulatory Environment

Focusing on Regulatory Environment

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Diane Wurzburger, Executive, Regulatory Affairs, GE Healthcare MITA’s Technical and Regulatory Committee (TRC) promotes a regulatory environment that supports growth and innovation in medical imaging. In 2016, the TRC set three priorities: successful Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA) negotiations; critical to quality (CtQ) engagement, which is part of a of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Read more […]

The Copyright Debate

The Copyright Debate

Whose Rights Prevail When Privately Developed Standards Are Incorporated into Law? This piece was originally published in the October 2016 issue of electroindustry. Clark R. Silcox, Legal Counsel, NEMA Privately developed standards, often a form of voluntary self-regulation, facilitate commerce and serve a variety of economic and societal purposes and interests. Privately developed standards facilitate common understanding between parties to a transaction about a product or service; Read more […]

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA This week, the NEMA government relations team and representatives from several member companies met with congressional staff involved in the House-Senate conference committee working to reach an agreement on the first broad energy bill in nearly a decade. We are advocating for the swift development and passage of a comprehensive energy bill with a number of specific provisions important to our members. Both the House of Representatives Read more […]

Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

Regulatory Challenges Emerge for Additive Manufacturing

This piece was originally published in the August 2016 issue of electroindustry. Megan A. Hayes, Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategy, MITA Additive manufacturing (AM) is another term for the synthesis of three-dimensional objects—otherwise known as 3D printing. This concept is nothing new to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which already has approved or cleared more than 80 medical devices and one prescription drug that are manufactured using 3D printing processes. On Read more […]