The Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA) is the agent for various states of the United States to provide equipment compliance services.  The AMECA program is the only program of its type in the United States.  This Equipment Compliance Program is centralized, one-stop, and notifies government, industry and the general public about compliant motor vehicle safety equipment.  Our Notice of Equipment Compliance is recognized as evidence of compliance with the regulatory requirements with our representative jurisdictions.  

Every item listed by AMECA has been tested by an AMECA-accredited laboratory and found to be in compliance with applicable United States standards.  Our clients are the national and international automotive industry, the standards-setting community, the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA), numerous state governments, as well as some foreign governments.

AMECA maintains a listing of items that have been tested and currently comply with the applicable standards.  Called the “Compliance List of Automotive Safety Devices”, this listing is updated monthly and is available free as an Adobe PDF on our website www.ameca.org under publications.  Currently AMECA lists the following compliance items:
    VESC V-3 Brake Friction Material
    FMVSS 116 Brake Fluid
    FMVSS 205/ANSI Z26.1 Safety Glass
    FMVSS 108 Automotive exterior lamps/lenses
    FMVSS 106 Hydraulic Brake Hose
    FMVSS 106 Air Brake Hose
    FMVSS  106Vacuum Brake Hose
    GSA Ambulance Warning Lamps
    GSA Ambulance Sirens
    SAE/Police Warning Lamps    
    VESC V-5 Trailer Hitches
    SAE J-2530 Aftermarket Wheels Voluntary Compliance Program
    FMVSS 111 Exterior Rear View Mirrors
    FMVSS 125 Safety Warning Triangle
       FMCSA 393 Synthetic Webing Tie-Downs

The international "List of Acceptable Plastics for Optical Lenses and Reflectors Used on Motor Vehicles" is also maintained by AMECA.  This document is also available free as an Adobe PDF on our website www.ameca.org under List of Acceptable Plastics for Optical Lenses and Reflectors webpage.   To be added to the distribution lists for either document please email: info@ameca.org

Many state laws regulating automotive safety equipment were promulgated by the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission (VESC) of the Vehicle Equipment Safety interstate compact.  VESC regulations continue to be used by the states.  AMECA is the custodian of the VESC files.  A complete list of VESC regulations is available at VESC.org.  

AMECA staff members voluntarily participate on various consensus standards committees such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) committees on lighting, brakes, emergency lighting and sirens, and the American National Standards Institute, (ANSI) Z26.1 committee on glazing materials.

The AMECA Program is financed exclusively by fees received for processing submissions, laboratory audit charges and from listing fees and publications. We receive no funding from the states we represent or the general public.

Each day we receive communications from every corner of the world with questions we try to answer in order to help industry and governments carry out their needs and responsibilities.