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Articles for Dirt Bike OHV Legal Issues

Montana OHV Case Reopens Trails

Thursday, July 8, 2010
The U.S. District Court for the District of Montana directed the Forests that were part of the case to reopen certain motorized routes and to restore dispersed camping.

ROHVA Fourth of July Weekend Tips

Friday, July 2, 2010
In preparation for the fourth of July weekend, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association offers safety tips to be safe and responsible while having fun.

EPA Voids 200,000 Chinese OHVs

Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Environmental Protection Agency voided the emissions certificates of up to 200,000 Chinese-imported off-road motorcycles and ATV.

Proposed Rule for CPSIA Testing Procedures

Thursday, May 27, 2010
The CPSC offers a proposed rule for the implementation of testing procedures for the CPSIA lead ban.

Law to Force Interior’s Monument Plans

Monday, May 3, 2010
The Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a vote on May 5 to consider H. Res. 1254. This resolution is aimed at requiring the Secretary DOI to turn over to the information related to potential National Monument designations.

Congressional Hearings on Lead Ban Fix

Friday, April 30, 2010
The OHV industry testifies at hearings before a congressional hearing regarding the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act (CPSEA).

MIC to Testify at Congressional Hearing

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The Motorcycle Industry Council will be testifying at tomorrow’s hearing regarding amendments to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Congress to Hold Hearing on CPSEA

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
On April 29th a hearing will be held to discuss the Consumer Product Safety Enhancement Act of 2010 (CPSEA). The AMA needs your help in contacting representatives to let them know that that this particular bill is not the answer.

MIC Applauds 18 Congress Members

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Motorcycle Industry Council applauds the 18 representatives who sent a letter to the Forest Chief opposing the highly restrictive management of Recommended Wilderness Areas

Hidden Gems Wilderness to Block 379,000 Acres

Friday, March 26, 2010
The AMA has learned that within the next few weeks an anti-access group will present U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) with the Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign, which would designate 379,000 acres of public land in Colorado as federal Wilderness.

ROHVA Seeks Comments on CPSC Standards

Friday, March 5, 2010
The Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association is asking off-road enthusiasts to continue submitting comments and concerns in regards to the CPSC Lead Ban.

MIC Takes Stop the Ban Campaign to Baja

Friday, March 5, 2010
The Motocycle Industry Council is taking its Stop the Ban Campaign to seek advocates and raise awareness at the San Felipe Baja 250 desert race.

AMA Urges Action Against Purposed 2011 Bill

Friday, February 26, 2010
The AMA is urging off-road enthusiasts to contact local represenatives in opposition to a purposed 2011 Appropriations bill for the CPSC lead ban.

Obama Admin Plans 13M Acres for Monuments

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The president is poised to declare 13 million acres in western states as National Monuments without considering public comment.

AMA Objects to Eleven-State Land Closures

Friday, February 19, 2010
AMA is opposing action by the Obama Adminstration to designate 13 million acres in 11 western states as National Monuments, which would close those lands to OHV use.

MIC Collects 4k "Stop the Ban" Letters at Indy

Friday, February 19, 2010
The Motorcycle Industry Council collected almost 4,000 "Stop the Ban" letters opposing the CPSC ban on youth ATVs and OHVs at the Dealer Expo Show in Indy.

Economic Issues Focus of Annual MIC Meeting

Saturday, February 13, 2010
The economic outlook and regulatry challenges were the focus of the annual MIC meeting at the 2010 Dealer Expo.

USFS Seeks to Rewrite Land Management Rule

Saturday, February 13, 2010
The US Forest Service has issued a Notice of Intent to rewrite land management planning rules to restore forest areas. OHV enthusiasts need to act to ensure areas remain open for use.

MIC Launches "Stop the Ban" Campaign at Indy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Motorcycle Industry Council will launch a multi-media campaign at the Indy Dealer Expo against the lead ban on youth ATVs and motorcycles.

AMA Urges OHV Action Against Obama Budget

Friday, February 5, 2010
The AMA is urging OHV enthusiasts to take a stand against President Obama's recommendation to slash the motorized trail funding budget which would ultimately lead to fewer open areas.