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Connected Vehicle Spectrum at Issue in Rulemaking

Connected Vehicle Spectrum at Issue in Rulemaking

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA The NEMA Transportation Management Section recommends that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) preserve the entire 5.9 GHz band of the radiocommunications spectrum for roadway safety applications. Arguing that progress has been too slow in deploying intelligent transportation systems that use the spectrum, the commission approved a proposal Read more […]

Squair Serves on DOT Lithium Battery Advisory Committee

Squair Serves on DOT Lithium Battery Advisory Committee

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Phil Squair, NEMA Vice President, Government Relations, is a member of the federal Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee. Launched in January 2020, the committee promotes communication among manufacturers of lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and the federal government. The committee also advises the Read more […]

NEMA-DOD Cooperate on Critical Materials

NEMA-DOD Cooperate on Critical Materials

This piece was originally published in the May/June 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Kirk Anderson, Industry Director, NEMA NEMA is exploring cooperation with the Department of Defense (DOD) as agency procurement officials face mandates for supply chains of products containing critical materials. As rare earth minerals have become increasingly important for advanced manufacturing and other high-performance and strategic applications, manufacturers and the federal government have concerns Read more […]

U.S. DOE Rulemakings Show Impacts on NEMA Member Companies

U.S. DOE Rulemakings Show Impacts on NEMA Member Companies

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), an important subordinate entity within the White House Office of Management and budget (OMB), recently published1 its final report on the national impacts of significant rulemakings by Federal agencies from 2006 to 2016. Federal law mandates that OMB review any proceedings that may involve Read more […]

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial, Affairs, NEMA Following positive bipartisan votes in the House of Representatives and Senate, in January the President signed into law legislation to implement the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House approved USMCA 385-41 on December 19; the Senate voted 89-10 on January Read more […]

NEMA Promotes USMCA and Key Tax Provision

NEMA Promotes USMCA and Key Tax Provision

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA As this article is being written, the nation’s capital and much of the country are watching congressional hearings on the possible impeachment of the President. Amid this, NEMA continues to promote significant initiatives to implement policies that help NEMA Members be successful and profitable. In recent months, NEMA has engaged in two Read more […]

Embrace Technological Change

Embrace Technological Change

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mark W. Wingate, President, Maxivolt Corporation Mark W. Wingate is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Maxivolt Corporation. He is involved globally with Standards development and disruptive technology, has trained scores of people and authored numerous technical papers, and serves as an adviser to multiple boards and committees. As Bob Dylan’s title track song from his 1964 record says, “The Read more […]

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

NEMA-Supported, Bipartisan Efficiency and Competitiveness Legislation Introduced in House, Senate

This piece was originally published in the September/October 2019 issue of electroindustry. Phil Squair, Vice President for Government Relations, NEMA Just prior to the August Congressional Recess, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (ESIC). This bill is the latest version of the legacy energy-efficiency proposal that Senators Portman and Shaheen have introduced over the past Read more […]