Regulatory Affairs

The Structural Building Component Industry is regulated by a wide range of local, state, and federal agencies and departments. These organizations create rules, set standards, and enforce them on a daily basis; all of which play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of a truss plant. As they develop rules and standards, component manufacturers have the ability to voice them support or concerns for the proposals before they are implemented.


U.S. Dept. of Commerce
The U.S. Department of Commerce works to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. The Department is a critical resource for Component Manufacturers

United States Trade Representative
The United States Trade Representative is the negotiating arm of the U.S. government with offices in Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland. The agency has been the leader in negotiating with Canada over the Softwood Lumber Agreement.

U.S. Dept. of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor promotes and develops programs to support employees, job seekers, and retirees. They focus on improving working conditions, advancing opportunities for profitable employment, and assure work-related benefits and rights. The agency oversees the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), whose mission is to oversee working conditions through training, outreach, and education. The DOL also oversees the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), which provides job training and employment through state and local workforce development systems.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupation Safety and Health Administration, a program under the U.S. Department of Labor, was created in 1970 to ensure safe working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation with a mission to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. The agency does this through the enforcement of safety regulations, targeting high-risk carriers and commercial motor vehicle drivers, improving safety information systems and commercial motor vehicle technologies, strengthening commercial motor vehicle equipment and operating standards, and increasing safety awareness.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental and Protection Agency was created to address issues impacting human health and the environment. The agency does this through the development and enforcement of regulations, grants, studies, and much more.