USTMA Legislative Priorities for 2023

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and our member companies remain committed to working with you to advance road safety, tire innovation and environmental stewardship and we hope to continue to drive solutions America needs in the 21st century.

USTMA supports six key policy priorities for the expansion of advanced technologies and responsible infrastructure:

• We support a unified North American approach to consumer tire information and standards and urge NHTSA to lead this process by publishing regulations mandated by EISA and the FAST Act;

• We support investment in the expansion of sustainable and circular infrastructure solutions for scrap tires, such as use in rubber modified asphalt (RMA) in infrastructure projects and research to assess the benefits of tire derived aggregate (TDA);

• We encourage Congress to support funding for research to identify mitigation solutions for roadway runoff to ensure stormwater is protected as a valuable resource;

• We support the use and domestic manufacturing of retreaded tires for commercial vehicles to enhance sustainability and grow American jobs;

• We encourage Congress to ensure fair, equal and standardized access to digital vehicle data and infrastructure assets; and

• We support federal funding to develop domestic sources of natural rubber.   USTMA asks Congress to urge the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to publish consumer tire information and standards as mandated by EISA and the FAST Act. 

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