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Urge Congress for OHV Lead Ban Hearings

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Urge Congress to hold hearings regarding the CPSIA lead ban affecting youth-model off-highway motorcycles and ATVs! Contact your Senators and Representative!

OHV Kids Are '09 Motorcyclists of Year

Saturday, December 5, 2009
The recipients of the 2009 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Award are the kids of the off-road community who ride motorcycles and ATVs.

Nellis Dunes National OHV Recreation Act

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The Nellis Dunes National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Act of 2009, H.R. 765, has the potential of becoming very good news for OHV enthusiasts living in the Las Vegas area.

AMA Urges Support to Protect Youth OHVs

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The AMA is urging all motorcyclists and ATV riders to ask their U.S. senators and representatives to support language in an appropriations bill that would allow kids' dirtbikes and ATVs to continue to be sold.

ROV Industry Developing New Standards

Friday, November 13, 2009
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is working with the industry and other interested parties to develop a voluntary American National Standard that addresses the design and performance of ROVs sold in North America.

US Rep Requests Block OHVs on 9 Million Acres

Thursday, November 12, 2009
The U.S. representative from New York who is sponsoring U.S. House bill H.R. 1925, which would close 9.4 million acres to OHV riding in Utah, has sent a letter to Ken Salazar requesting the secretary use his powers to close those lands.

New Mexico Vetoes Raid on OHV Funds

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson rejected a proposal to raid the state's off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail safety fund as part of a plan to balance the state budget.

CPSC to Regulate ROV Utility Vehicles

Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Commision is back in the OHV news, with reports that the government agency has voted to write mandatory rules regulating ROVs.

ROHVA Statement Regarding CPSC Ballot Vote

Monday, October 19, 2009
The ROHVA is disappointed that the CPSC announced a ballot vote on the agency's staff recommendation to proceed with a rulemaking process for recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) by publishing an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking.

AMA Questions BLM & NLCS Ties

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Investigators with the U.S. Interior Department's Office of Inspector General say in a report that they found alleged wrongdoing in the relationships between certain NLCS employees of the Bureau of Land Management and anti-access groups.

Husqvarna Dealers Lose Fight to DMV and CARB

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Two Husqvarna motorcycle dealers were forced to pay $180,000 for a mistake by the DMV. Read both sides of the story.

Lawmakers to Ban OHVs from 9 Million Acres

Friday, October 2, 2009
U.S. lawmakers conduct hearing that considers banning motorized vehicles from more than 9 million acres in Utah.

House Looks to Ban 9.4 Million Acres in Utah

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A U.S. House subcommittee is considering banning off-highway riding on more than nine million acres of Utah land.

MIC and SVIA Releases Statement on Lead Ban

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Specialty Vehicle Institute of America and Motorcycle Industry Council Statement Regarding Lead Ban and Lead-Containing Parts of Youth ATVs and Motorcycles.

Congress to Hold Hearing on CPSIA Lead Ban

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Federal lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to receive an update on the status of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) that essentially banned the sale of kids' dirtbikes and ATVs.

Congressional Motorcycle & OHV Issues

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Congress is in recess this month and many of your elected officials will be in their home state. This is a great opportunity to meet them and discuss issues important to you. The AMA Offers some motorcycle and OHV related questions to ask.

Support Federal Recreational Trails Program

Thursday, July 16, 2009
U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Tom Petri released a "Dear Colleague" letter asking members of the House of Representatives to sign a letter to the leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of Recreational Trails Program.

BLM & Forest Service Get New Leadership

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
On June 17 the Obama Administration replaced the current Chief of the Forest Service, Gail Kimbell, with Tom Tidwell and has also announced the nomination of Bob Abbey as the next Director of BLM.

Blue Ribbon Coalition Doubts Obama BLM Pick

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), expressed concern over the Obama Administration's nomination of Robert V. Abbey as Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

BLM Sole Manager of Chappie-Shasta OHV

Thursday, June 4, 2009
The AMA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to eliminating the dual bureaucracy of the BLM and U.S. Forest Service over California's Chappie-Shasta Area by giving sole control to the BLM.
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