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RVIA seeks feedback on burdensome regulations

RVIA seeks feedback on burdensome regulations

RESTON, Va. — What are the most burdensome and costly regulations or federal tax policies that negatively affect an RV business or slow the business down? That’s what the RV Industry Association would like to know.

“We are entering an unprecedented political environment where there may be opportunities to eliminate burdensome federal regulations and reduce onerous federal taxes,” said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communications. “Now is the time to examine which federal regulations and taxes are preventing the RV industry from reaching its full potential.”

The RVIA staff and several RVIA members recently met with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who suggested the association , “. . . identify the most burdensome and stupid federal regulations that RV businesses have to deal with.”

These could be any federal regulation, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For example, motorhomes being regulated as commercial vehicles under greenhouse gas regulations. Or the RV industry being swept into some of the early warning reporting requirements that are geared for the automobile industry, said Baker.

Industry professionals can use this link to submit what regulations and taxes are most burdensome for their businesses.

“The more thoughtful the answers are, the better equipped RVIA will be to address the problem regulations,” said Baker.

Once such regulations are identified, RVIA’s federal affairs staff will work with its federal lobbying firm and the new administration to discuss how these regulations might be phased out.

For more information, contact Jay Landers, vice president of government affairs, at jlanders@rvia.org or by calling 571.665.5857.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

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Greg Gerber is the editor and founder of RV Daily Report. A native of Madison, Wis., he moved to Phoenix in 2009 to escape the endless winters and wicked humidity of the six-week "summer" season. He's a DODO -- Dad of Daughter's Only -- who would crawl across the desert on his hands and knees for an In-N-Out Double Double. He has visited every state except Hawaii and is anxiously waiting for some RV company to host a conference in the Aloha State.

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