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Join us for this important fundraiser! The business you change may be your own!
Please join us for a fundraiser for Walker Stapleton, Republican candidate for Governor
Join us Wednesday, August 8 from 4 – 5:30 for a fundraiser for Republican candidate for Governor, Walker Stapleton at CADA Headquarters.

Walker Stapleton is the current Colorado State Treasurer. He was elected to the post in 2010, and re-elected in 2014. He was graduated from Williams College and later earned a master’s Degree in Business Economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Harvard. He pursued a 13-year career in the private sector before his election as State Treasurer in 2010.

If you want to elect a business-minded and -friendly governor, attend this fundraiser. As you’ll see in the CADA Bulletin later this week, Walker supports dealers’ doors staying closed on Sundays, does not support Cal-LEV/ZEV mandates that cede our state’s responsibilities to California bureaucrats and will hold the Colorado Department of Transportation accountable on its spending.

If you share his position on these issuses — and more — attend this fundraiser and do all you can to elect Walker Stapleton Colorado’s next governor.

Contact Michelle O'Connor if you want to attend — or with any questions you may have.

We count on seeing you there!
Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables – Colorado
The SBA Office of Advocacy is an independent office that serves as a voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.
 
President Donald J. Trump has made regulatory reform a centerpiece of his agenda and has signed two executive orders addressing the regulatory burden faced by the private sector. Advocacy has a unique and important role to aid agency implementation of the executive orders. To assist in accomplishing the goals of the executive orders, the office has developed a Regulatory Reform Action Plan.
 
As part of this plan, Advocacy is hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them the most. This is an opportunity for small business owners and stakeholders to meet in-person with Advocacy senior staff. The next set of roundtables will be in Colorado the week of August 6, 2018. These roundtables are free and open to the public. Please see below for the upcoming schedule:
 
Fort Collins, CO – Wednesday, August 8
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Location: La Quinta Inn Fort Collins | 3709 East Mulberry Street | Fort Collins, CO 80524
CLICK HERE to register
 
Colorado Springs, CO – Thursday, August 9
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Location: Colorado Springs Marriott | 5580 Tech Center Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80919
CLICK HERE to register
 
The purpose of Advocacy’s Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables is to:
  1. Identify regional small business regulatory issues in order to assist agencies with regulatory reform and reduction in compliance with Executive Orders 13771 & 13777;
  2. Compile crucial information for Advocacy’s new report on existing small business regulatory burdens across the nation, identifying specific recommendations for regulatory changes based upon first-hand accounts from small businesses across the country; and
  3. Inform and educate the small business public as to how Advocacy and SBA can assist them with their small business goals.
In order for this regulatory reform effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through firsthand accounts of how they are impacted by federal regulations. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.
 
For more information regarding Advocacy’s efforts to help reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and upcoming roundtable events, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/regulatory-reform.
Register now for the CADA Annual Convention in Kaua’i!

Discover the fun on Kaua’i at the CADA Annual Convention


Join us — and discover the fun on Kaua’i — November 11 -14 for the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa!
 
Hawaii’s fourth-largest and oldest island, Kaua’i enjoys the nickname of Garden Isle, due to its dramatic coastline of jagged cliffs and sharp mountain spires, emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls.
 
All this splendor serves as the backdrop to the CADA Annual Convention, which begins with a welcome reception Sunday evening. Great educational sessions kick off Monday and Tuesday. And we’re thrilled to announce keynote speaker, Automotive News Vice President & Publisher Jason Stein!  
 
This year, we’ve added several tours to take advantage of during free time — ranging from surf lessons, zipline and tubing adventures to hikes, horseback rides, ATV waterfall adventures, helicopter tours, canyon excursions and a dinner sunset sail! Click here for more info.
 
You’ll find it all at the CADA Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort and Spa! Registration is now open, so register today!
Register today!
Make your hotel reservations here. Passkey: CADA18
Mark your calendar!

Attend a Legislative Grassroots Meeting near you!

This election year is developing into one of the most crucial for the State of Colorado in recent memory, and dealer participation in the legislative process has never been more important. 
 
CADA is meeting with candidates in key districts in the upcoming weeks, so check out the list below and put the closest Legislative Grassroots Meeting (LGM) on your calendar now. If you can't make it, please send someone from your management team to ensure your dealership is represented.

Walker Stapleton (candidate for governor)
Wednesday, August 8
4:00pm
CADA (290 E Speer Blvd, Denver 80203)

 
Kerry Tipper (candidate for HD28)
Monday, August 13
8:30am
The French Press (7323 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood 80226)

 Dave Young (candidate for State Treasurer)
Wednesday, August 15
12:30pm
Racine’s (650 Sherman St, Denver 80203)
 
Questions? Comments? Contact Michelle O’Connor
Abandoned vehicle donations

Do you have abandoned vehicles on your lot and you’re unsure how to donate them? I’ve had extensive conversations with the Communications Specialist at the Department of Motor Vehicles, our Internal VP & Corporate Counsel as well as external Counsel regarding this very issue. The best course of action is to request that the title be signed over to either your dealership or the Clear the Air Foundation. This way I can contact a recycler who will pick up the vehicle at no cost to you and we will recycle it. The proceeds will go towards providing scholarships to students in the automotive tech fields right here in Colorado.
 
If you are unable to secure the original title, all you need to do is complete form DR2173 Motor Vehicle Bill of Sale, sign it over to Clear the Air Foundation and I will take care of the rest. We don’t need a duplicate title or a bond as the vehicle will be scrapped, never to pollute our air again!
 
Please contact Clear the Air Foundation Director Mark Zeigler with any questions.
303-775-8896
 
Thanks for your donation!
Freeway Ford                   3
Johnson Auto Plaza         3
Private donations             2
Berthod Motors                1

Total                                9
Regulatory & legal updates
ZEV on the horizon?

At last week’s Friday stakeholder meeting of the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC), few signals were given on how the Commission would move forward with the rulemaking. However, some of the special interest groups around the table made their intentions perfectly clear.

This condensed and accelerated rulemaking process began with a proposed rule from the AQCC, in response to the Governor’s Executive Order to adopt the California standards for vehicle emissions. The proposed rule accomplished exactly what the Governor requested, adopting the Low Emission Vehicle standard, without adopting the Zero Emission Vehicle program.

However, from this starting point, stakeholders will be able to submit comments and even draft alternative proposals that the AQCC may adopt in lieu of their proposed rule. Representatives from the Sierra Club questioned the Department’s staff about when the period for alternative proposals would open, all but eliminating any doubt that the environmental groups would be heavily encouraging the AQCC to go beyond the Governor’s executive order and adopt a zero emissions program at the same time.

CADA, in conjunction with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Global Automakers, were present to oppose any efforts to issue a rule that includes a zero emissions program — or potentially goes beyond the regulatory authority delegated to the AQCC.

Dealer participation will be integral to this process if we are to defeat the environmental advocacy groups and their legislative liaisons from flying in and influencing the AQCC. The next step in this process will be on August 16, 2018 with a formal meeting at the Department of Public Health & Education, at 4300 Cherry Creek South, in Denver.

For more information, please call Matthew Groves at 303-282-1449.
Shuster proposes federal gas tax increase in infrastructure discussion draft

In his final months as a Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and US Congressman, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been working tirelessly on an academic document to begin the discussion process on a comprehensive infrastructure bill that will begin to restore our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. This is not dissimilar to Rep. Dave Camp’s tax reform draft that vetted out ideas that became the core of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

What may raise some eyebrows is Shuster’s suggestion to raise the federal gas tax to raise revenues to pay for the infrastructure projects. This would be the first time the federal gas tax has been raised since 1993. It also proposes a 4.3 cent-per-gallon tax on diesel, and a 10 percent user fee on the wholesale price of electric vehicles. In addition, Section 102 proposes a voluntary pilot program to test the efficacy of moving toward a vehicle miles travelled program. It would further create a commission to oversee the highway trust fund program.

While the comprehensive bill is designed to start the conversation, it is unlikely that the bill will survive in its present form. Both the Senate Transportation Chairman and President have balked on moving infrastructure plans before the mid-term elections, after which there will be significant attrition on the committees, due to retirement and term limitations.
Updates to State Forms DR 24 and DR 26

As you may have recently discovered, the DR 24 – State Sales Tax Receipt and DR 26 – State Sales Tax Receipt, Lease – were updated at the end of June. As with all forms, the state has created a phase-out period, so dealers can use up their older forms inventory. While the newer versions are now being accepted, we have e-mail confirmation from the state (available upon request) that the older versions will be accepted until December 31, 2018.

Orders for the newer versions of these forms have been placed, and they will be widely available from CADA well in advance the deadline.

If you are hearing contrary information from your county DMVs, please contact Matthew Groves, or freely provide my information to those counties.
Upcoming Events
Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables – Colorado
Fort Collins, CO – Wednesday, August 8
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Location: La Quinta Inn Fort Collins | 3709 East Mulberry Street | Fort Collins, CO 80524
CLICK HERE to register
Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables – Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO – Thursday, August 9
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM MDT
Location: Colorado Springs Marriott | 5580 Tech Center Drive | Colorado Springs, CO 80919
CLICK HERE to register
Automotive News
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Tesla
Tesla vows sustainable profitability as quarterly loss blows past expectations
Musk says he could take Tesla private as Saudis acquire stake
Tesla reported the biggest loss in its history. But it could’ve been worse.
Electric Vehicles
EPA and NHTSA look to pull the plug on California EVs
GM creeps closer to cap on $7,500 EV tax credit
Manufacturer News
Driving off into the sunset: Discontinued cars for 2019
Floorplanning revenue dries up as rates rise
GM offers bounty for software bugs
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Bonds & Forms
CADA has a fillable bond request form for new sales people! This new, fillable PDF form makes it easier, faster and more accurate for us to turn around your salesperson bond request. Because there’s no handwriting to decipher with this form, bond turnaround can be faster than ever. Just download the form, electronically fill it out and return to Khorrie Luther (khorrie.luther@colorado.auto). Questions? Call Khorrie: 303.457.5122.
Download the form
Contact Khorrie
ENDORSED PROVIDER / PROGRAMS

For information about any of the Endorsed Provider’s products or services, contact
Polly Penna polly.penna@colorado.auto 
303.457.5119 office  |  303.945.6426  mobile

Federal EPA e-Manifest Program
Now in effect
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently made a significant change impacting those who generate hazardous waste. On June 30, 2018, the EPA launched its electronic manifest (e-Manifest) program as authorized under the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act.
 
It’s intended to reduce the costs and burdens of tracking paper manifests from generators to transporters to treatment/disposal facilities. The goal — eventually — is a fully electronic way for your organization to track its hazardous waste shipments. 
 
Note: This is a transitional period for waste generators, and NO CHANGES are required right now.
 
Highlights:
  • To use e-Manifest you must have an active EPA ID number for your facility.
  • Hazardous waste generators have the option to register for e-Manifest. A mix of paper and electronic manifests can be used until 2021.
  • The e-Manifest system is linked to the Resource Conservation Recovery Act database (RCRAInfo) and you will be able to validate information entered on an electronic manifest against RCRAInfo.
  • User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of Treatment Storage or Disposal Facilities (TSDFs). The EPA won’t invoice generators directly, though we expect costs to increasingly be passed on to waste generators. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.
  • RCRAInfo has published an in-depth FAQ and guide on how to register and use the e-Manifest system. 
Paper Manifests
Generators should be aware that a new 5-page manifest replaced the previous 6-page manifest. The new manifest doesn’t include 2 copies for the TSDF to return to the destination/generator’s state. Instead, there is a single copy for the TSDF to submit to the EPA. Please consult with your waste transporter and/or TSDF for state-specific manifest requirements.

In addition, even though you can now register for e-Manifest, many waste vendors are not yet fully prepared for digital manifests and will continue to use the paper method. Over the next 3 years, we expect waste transporters and generators will be increasingly motivated to use e-Manifest.
 
Fees
User fees to pay for the cost of establishing, implementing, and operating e-Manifest are the responsibility of TSDFs. Even for those who don’t adopt e-Manifest, the EPA will assess additional fees to TSDFs. The EPA will not invoice generators directly. However, the waste haulers and TSDFs may pass these new fees onto generators. Since the fees for using e-Manifest are lower than using a paper manifest, there are incentives to register and begin using the electronic process. For information on your waste handling fees, please contact your waste transporter and/or TSDF directly.

The fees established by the EPA are as follows: 
  • Paper manifest submitted — $20.00 per manifest
  • PDF image of the manifest submitted — $13.00 per manifest
  • Date file and PDF submitted together — $7.00 per manifest
  • Manifest created in e-Manifest or electronic manifest numbers obtained from EPA system for hybrid manifest usage — $4.00 per manifest
Facilities and Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) Without an EPA ID Number
Many VSQGs weren’t previously required to have an EPA ID number. Depending on your state, you obtain an EPA ID number by submitting the federal form (8700-12) or by submitting your state-specific form. View your state requirements and acceptable forms to obtain an EPA ID. 

Registering for e-Manifest:
  • To create an e-Manifest user ID, go to rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfoprod/action/secured/login  
  • You will need to select 2 users from your facility or group, create user IDs, and add your existing, site-specific EPA ID numbers. Select users familiar with and ultimately responsible to sign-off on your waste hauling. The e-Manifest system is designed to work on any computer or handheld device. 
  • Under RCRAInfo site management permissions, you can add and update multiple existing site EPA Site ID numbers if you manage multiple locations.  
  • Additional information is available at epa.gov/e-manifest and a FAQ and user guide is located at:
    rcrainfo.epa.gov/rcrainfo-help/application/industryHelp/index.htm#t=FAQs.htm
Need help? Please contact your KPA consultant to assist you.

Facilities With an Active EPA ID Number
After you register and create your username and password through RCRAInfo, you can register your site to e-Manifest. Many states have already imported their state-issued EPA ID numbers into the federal system. Other states are still working it. For state-specific information, please see the EPA’s state contacts page

Next Steps
For the immediate future, continue to match and retain your paper manifests as usual and begin inquiring about e-Manifest with your hazardous waste hauler. In addition, continue to follow any state-specific requirements regarding manifests as well as pay for any federal, state, or local fees for having an EPA ID number.

Any new or existing paper manifest must still be retained for 3 years, and generators must continue to follow federal and state-specific waste regulations. Additional enhancements are planned for e-Manifest in the future, including emailed notifications on when manifests have been approved and are ready for signatures.

Questions?  
Your KPA Consultant can provide you with guidance on applying for EPA ID numbers and e-Manifest registration. If you have questions, please contact your KPA Consultant directly.
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) September 10-14, 2018

Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is a unique, curriculum-based program that builds a solid foundation in both general industry and construction knowledge for the beginning safety practitioner, as well as the experienced safety professional. 

The course consists of 40 hours of hands-on, instructor-led learning and is designed to equip workers with the core competencies they need to succeed in occupational safety and health.  Case studies and workshops are used extensively to bring learning objectives into focus. Student presentations, daily quizzes, practical reviews and a comprehensive final exam allow students to demonstrate their competencies in the class. 

By learning how to promote safety on a job site, COSS graduates will have the knowledge necessary to help lower fatalities, near misses and OSHA citations.  Key to the program is the COSS Model, which focuses on four steps to providing a workplace free of recognized hazards. It enables newly appointed safety and health representatives to reach a higher level of understanding. Many experienced safety and health professionals who have completed the COSS class have used the COSS Model to successfully manage their safety processes.

COSS graduates will be able to:
• Determine the true cost of accidents
• Calculate total recordable incident rates
• Search company and public records to assess where the likelihood of an accident may lie
• Master the use of the Code of Federal Regulations (construction and general industry)
• Identify hazards, determine regulatory requirements, implement corrective actions and train personnel in required changes 
• Complete risk analyses for key jobs and processes
• Develop and implement a safety audit and inspection program
• Communicate corporate safety initiatives and goals
• Develop and maintain company safety plans and manuals

Course Fee
Member: $1799     Alliance Member: $1799     Non-member: $2095
Register Now!
Join us in Colorado Springs for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference!

Register today for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Safety Conference at the Antlers Colorado Springs on September 25 & 26, 2018.

Want to see who is speaking this year? 
Visit our Conference Program & Registration Page.

Looking to showcase your products or services?
Register to be an Exhibitor!

Show your commitment to safety in Colorado!
Become a Sponsor today.

Important Information:
1) Group discounts available - When registering three (3) or more employees at the same time call Rachel Massman for discounted pricing at (303) 373-1937. Discounts are available for both members and non-members.

2) Members must log-in on the website to get the Member Rates for the conference. Forgot your Username and Password? Not sure if you have one?  Call CSA for assistance (303) 373-1937

Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) October 29-November 2, 2018

The Certificate for Occupational Safety ManagersTM (COSM) program is an advanced, executive-level safety program consisting of 40 hours of specialized training. For participants who are currently an executive-level safety manager, this program will assist in identifying competencies that need to be strengthened.

In order to receive the final COSM certificate, participants must have a minimum of two years of safety, health and environmental work experience; complete 40 hours of training; and turn in all completed assignments. A workbook is provided to each student along with a Web address, which is needed to access the electronic post-session assignments, support documents and useful tools.

Program Topics
  • Essentials of Safety Management - Explores the scope and function of the safety position according to established health and safety benchmarks. Students assess personal competencies within the categories of foundation, core, technical and executive abilities. It also addresses leadership versus management roles.
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success - Teaches the importance of benchmarking your company Safety Management System (SMS) against quality safety systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM), ANSI Z10 and OHSAS 18001.
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances - Explores accident causation theories, shows how to measure and manage the hazards that create risk, how to budget to eliminate them and provides templates to accomplish the task.
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline - Explains how the concept of injury management has greatly expanded into what is now described as an Integrated Disability Management System (IDMS). It stresses the use of lagging indicators to drive effective incentive and recognition programs.
  • Communicating the Safety Message - Focuses on communicating within all levels of the organization and explores the critical steps to planning effective safety communications. Students develop and deliver a one-minute elevator pitch after learning key concepts for presenting to high-level executives.
Course Fee
Member: $1999 Alliance Member: $1999 Non-member: $2399
Register Now!
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