Legislation, Regulation, Enforcement Workshop


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January 21, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Prior to SAE International Government Industry Meeting and The Washington Auto Show

For international auto manufacturers and suppliers seeking to enter the U.S. market, this one-day event offers an overview of America’s lawmaking and regulatory process, and a chance to meet and learn from subject matter experts.



Tentative Schedule — January 21, 2020


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome remarks from SAE and WANADA

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Legislation – The Congress, Catherine Boland, MEMA
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

The Executive Branch – Regulation of Motor Vehicle Safety

NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Programs:  Jonathan Morrison Chief Counsel, NHTSA, Dan Smith, WAYMO 

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

National Transportation Safety Board – Michele Beckjord & Julie Kang

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

US Environmental Protection Agency, Darryl Moses & Mary Manners US EPA Office of Transportation Air Quality, Compliance Division 

3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. SAE Standards in Legislation, Regulation, Policy Bill Gouse, SAE International
3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.


3:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

State Level Regulations – Dealer Franchise Laws, Registration, In-use Conformity Assessment, Doug Greenhaus, NADA, Michael Charapp, CHARAPP & WEISS, LLP

5:20 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

New Energy Vehicle Safety, Robert Galyen, Chairman SAE Battery Standards Steering Committee, Chief Technology Officer (ret), CATL

5:50 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks from John O’Donnell, WANADA, Bill Gouse, SAE

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