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Sarah Says: Double Trouble
This month, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod discusses the extra regulatory measures repair stations must fulfill to comply with hazardous material requirements.
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ARSA to SBA: FAA Ignored Small Business Protections
On Sept. 26, ARSA urged Small Business Administration Chief Counsel for Advocacy Winslow Sargeant to request the immediate withdrawal of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed Airworthiness Directive regarding the replacement of certain cylinder assemblies. ARSA contends the FAA disregarded congressional mandates in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and that if the agency continues to get away with inaccurately assessing the small business impact of proposed rules, the entire industry will feel the consequences.
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ARSA Announces New Drug Program Management Service Benefit
ARSA, in partnership with NATA Compliance Services (NATACS), is pleased to announce a new drug program management service that provides accurate, fast, and reliable results for a safe and compliant drug-free workplace. NATACS is a "one stop" solution that provides policy templates, plan setup, regulatory assistance, and program administration.
Canada, US Government Seek Input on Regulatory Cooperation
On Aug. 29, the United States and Canada released a notice inviting public comment on the Regulatory Cooperation Council's (RCC) progress and how best to harmonize regulatory policy between the two countries. The RCC's mandate is to promote economic growth, job creation, and benefits to consumers and businesses in North America through increased regulatory transparency and coordination.
Free Recorded Webinars Available on New D&A Program, Obamacare Planning
ARSA held two free webinars to better prepare its members for maneuvering in a sea of regulations. Visit the association's recorded webinar library to view free presentations about ARSA's new member benefit drug and alcohol program management service and the various options to comply with Obamacare requirements.
MacLeod Addresses InfoShare on Proper Reporting
On Sept. 18, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod spoke at the Aviation Safety InfoShare conference in Atlanta. The three-day event is a confidential, biannual meeting sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration in which government and business representatives share aviation industry concerns and discuss current safety issues and mitigations.
Fruits of Our Labor
ARSA's effort to connect lawmakers with repair stations back in their districts was the association's summer strategy to tackle broader policy initiatives, including the "lift the ban" campaign.
FAA Again Ignored Small Business Concerns
ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher writes that the FAA's improper economic analysis on a proposed rule underestimates the agency's claim that small entities would not be detrimentally affected by the action.
Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) Rules for Repair Stations
Adding to the regulatory issue page "library," this month we look at how handling and carriage of hazardous materials (hazmat) impact repair stations.
In September, ARSA's legislative team met with senior officials from the Office of Management & Budget, Transportation Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security regarding the status of the repair station security rule, and worked with several Capitol Hill offices on "lift the ban" legislation. The association also educated the Small Business Administration and lawmakers about the FAA's failure to follow congressional mandates under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and optimized ARSA PAC to help ensure allies on Capitol Hill return in 2014.
Final Documents/ Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.
New OFCCP Rules on Hiring Veterans and Disabled
On Sept. 24, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a final rule that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to adopt quantifiable hiring goals for individuals with disabilities and hiring benchmarks for military veterans.
Limitations of Liability — Delaware Case Study
The economic risks to a service provider associated with an error or bad result usually exceed the monies paid for the work. Therefore, service contracts often include a limitation of liability provision restricting a party's responsibility to the amounts paid.
Member Spotlight: Coopesa — San Juan, Costa Rica
Coopesa, originally known as the Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales R.L., was founded in 1963 as an employee-owned company
Have You Seen This Person?
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, Operations, Safety, & Security.
A Member Asked ...
Question: Is it acceptable to install a part/component that has been salvaged or of "unknown status" into a higher assembly and certify the part/component by virtue of the fact that it has passed the testing specification for the higher assembly or does the part/component first have to be certified to its own/original design specification before installation?
Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA is pleased to announce that recorded online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted membership rate for your next membership term.
Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
ARSA recently updated its menu of advertising opportunities for arsa.org, the hotline and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
Exhibit, Sponsor the 2014 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
As part of ARSA's ongoing Positive Publicity Campaign (PPC), the association is actively working to enhance the media's understanding of our $65 billion industry and its vital importance to global civil aviation. To accomplish this goal, ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities in providing jobs and economic opportunities, and in civic involvement.
ICAO Floats Global Emissions Scheme
In its triennial meeting, the International Civil Aviation Organization began developing new global carbon-dioxide air pollution standards for air transport that would replace the current emissions trading scheme.
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry.
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