A seminar about the requirements RV manufacturers face under the federal TREAD Act has been scheduled by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) for Nov. 13 in South Bend, Ind.
The seminar will be presented by Larry Henneberger, a partner in the law firm of Arent, Kintner, Plotkin and Kahn, the RVIA’s outside counsel, and Bob Squire of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Henneberger will provide a backgrounder/refresher on the NHTSA early warning reporting (EWR) rule and how it relates to the recently revised confidential business information regulation ruling.
Meanwhile, Squire’s presentation will focus on the process of submitting data to NHTSA, how to use EWR templates an identify issues encountered by manufacturers that have made early submissions.
The seminar will be at the Marriott Hotel in downtown South Bend. The cost is $225 per person and registration is required prior to Oct. 29.
On-site registration will cost $275.
The seminar will begin a 9 a.m. and lunch will be provided. It should conclude by 3 p.m.
The RVIA has reserved a block of rooms at the South Bend Marriott and they are available for $79 a night plus tax for those making reservations by Oct. 29. To make room reservations, call the hotel at (574) 234-2000 and ask for a room in the RVIA block.
Otherwise, completed registration forms and payments should be mailed to: Standards Department, RVIA, P.O. Box 2999, Reston, VA 20195, for faxed to: (703) 620-5071.
TREAD stands for Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act and it applies to the manufacturers of more than 500 vehicles per year.
Initially, the first TREAD Act reports were due Aug. 1, but the deadline was delayed to Dec. 1.
Manufacturers are required to submit a three-year historical accounting and first quarterly report of safety-related incidents by that date.