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                                   Energy Standards and ENERGY STAR Levels Timeline
                                            Quebec French Labeling Requirement
Energy Efficient and Smart Appliance Agreement
Extended Producer Responsibility
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Public policies in the form of laws and regulations, whether in effect or in the proposal stage, can significantly impact the design and manufacture of home appliances.  Energy, environmental, safety, trade and other public policy issues are monitored closely by AHAM staff in the legislative, and regulatory level in the state, federal and international arenas for any impact on the membership and its customers.  Members benefit from AHAM's access, intelligence, analysis and advocacy on a wide range of public policy issues.  AHAM also provides a lawful forum for members to discuss such issues and respond with responsible policy positions.  AHAM policy priorities are developed by its membership divisions through government relations councils and task forces.  Frequently, AHAM testifies before Congress and other governmental bodies, lobbies on behalf of the membership and coordinates member company advocacy through a grassroots legislative network.

AHAM Government Relations priorities and positions are determined by each division's Government Relations Council (GRC).