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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 07, 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 07, 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 02, 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 09, 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 01, 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 04, 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.
AMA Urges States Not to Enforce Lead Law
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The American Motorcyclist Association is urging members and supports to contact their state attorney general and ask that they join the Consumer Product Safety Commission's stay of enforcement on the off-road vehicle lead law.
Prosecution Possible for CPSIA Violators
Friday, May 22, 2009
Prosecution for violators of the CPSIA ban on youth model off-road vehicles still remains possible since the law abides at the state level, despite the federal government voting to stay enforcement.
Idaho Takes OHV Gas Tax Money from Parks
Friday, May 08, 2009
The Idaho House voted to take away OHV Gas Tax Fund money from the Idaho Parks and Recreation department. The BlueRibbon Coalition encourages the state's OHV recreation community to contact their representatives.
AMA Argues 24 Mil Acres of Wilderness
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
The AMA submitted comments today to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources arguing against a bill that would designate more than 24 million acres of public land in Western states as Wilderness or Wilderness Preservation System land.
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