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With the success of our newly signed Public Act 68, MIACCA is ready to accomplish another legislative goal for our industry and HVACR contractors.
NOW, we are seeking input from our members on our next topic of focus. We are asking you to provide feedback on which one of these important issues you think we should tackle:
1. Plumbing license exemption for mechanical contractors replacing a residential water heater
2. Electrical license exemption for mechanical contractors installing low voltage HVACR control wiring
3. Allowing for and requiring only a single permit when replacing an existing appliance that involves multiple disciplines (mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
4. Process for initiating a mandatory performance evaluation of an enforcing agency upon receiving multiple written complaints
5. An administrative appeals process to the Board of Boiler Rules for appealing a State Boiler Inspector's notice of violation of a boiler installation.
6. An administrative appeals process for appealing the Bureau of Construction Codes determination that there is insufficient evidence to proceed with a formal complaint of a Skilled Trades Regulation Act violation.
7. Other suggestions you may have.
The Bureau has released the 2020 FY Annual Report of Boards. In regards to our industry, he Board of Boiler Rules had met 2 out of 5 meetings. The Board of Mechanical Rules had met 1 out of 4 meetings.
For license complaints vs enforcement action, the BCC had 1 boiler license complaint that resulted in 0 closures and no enforcement action in 2020. They had 37 Mechanical license complaints of which they investigated 21 of them which resulted in 0 enforcement actions and all cases closed. Out of all licenses, the Bureau had total of 681 complaints, they investigated 617, closed 269 and had a total of 54 enforcement actions.
There were a total of of 200 new mechanical licenses issued and 772 renewals You can read the full report HERE.
SB 60 bill was signed by the Governor on July 29th and is now Public Act 68 . This act is important to the HVAC industry as it will continue the long standing safety practice of having employers attest to an applicant's mechanical work experience; and provide for a reasonable work experience credit for those who go to school to learn a skilled trade and successfully completes a recognized HVAC trade school, community college, or university program.
One important part of this act, for a lot of existing mechanical contractors, is the ability to expand certain license classifications without having to go to work for someone else or hire someone with the desired classification. Click here for a complete, comprehensive list of the new experience requirements.
Please note that there is a new Mechanical Contractor Licensing Exam Application found here.
This is another great accomplishment that MIACCA is proud to see pass into law. You may view Public Act 68 here.
MIACCA extends our gratitude to Senator Roger Victory, and his staff, for their due diligence in making this act come to be.
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is seeking nominations for the Service Manager of the Year award, sponsored by XOi Technologies. Each year, ACCA presents the Service Manager of the Year award to one outstanding individual. This year, ACCA will present the award at ACCA's Service Managers Forum, November 2-3 2021 in New Orleans, LA.
Service Managers who work for an ACCA member company in good standing are eligible and must be nominated by their company's owner, president, or general manager. The ideal candidate promotes teamwork amongst all departments, emphasizes the importance of continuous training and learning, develops programs to motivate employees, and focuses on providing superior customer service.
"ACCA is proud to recognize the important role that service managers play in contracting businesses," said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. "We look forward to receiving many outstanding nominations from ACCA's top contracting businesses across the country."
To nominate a service manager, contractors must submit the online form at acca.org/members/awards/smotyaward. Nominations are due September 24, 2021.
For additional information on ACCA's Service Manager of the Year Award, or any of ACCA's award programs, please contact Melissa Broadus, ACCA director of member communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 824-8842.
For more information about ACCA, please contact Deb Weiner, ACCA manager of communications and strategic partnerships at email@example.com or (703) 824-8862.
The Bureau of Construction Codes will hold a public meeting Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI 48915, 1st Floor Forum.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow persons an opportunity to present data and comments on the general need to update the current Michigan Residential Code with the 2021 edition of the International Residential Code.
Comments may be presented in person at the public meeting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. If presentations at the public meeting are available in written form, please provide a copy to the Rules Analyst at the conclusion of comments. Individuals who are not present at the meeting may submit written testimony by email or mail to be received no later than 5:00 pm, Tuesday, July 20, 2021,
We are asking our members for your opinion on whether or not you would like MIACCA to take a position on this. If you have an opinion you would like to share, please do so as soon as possible. If you would like us to take a position and if you would like MIACCA to submit your written testimony, please provide it to M.J. D'Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 16th at 5:00 p.m.
This bill would mandate that every meeting of a public body that is a state licensing board, commission panel, or rule-making board, except a meeting or part of a meeting held in closed session, must be recorded in a manner that allows for the capture of sound, MIACCA has been active in trying to get these meetings recorded in order to reference things that are not always captured in minutes. This will provide our members involved in these meetings to access them in a thorough manner. The bill states that these recordings will have to be maintained for one year. You may view the bill here.
The bill has passed through the House Oversight Committee hearing. We will keep you posted on the next steps in the process.
We gratefully appreciate Representatives Luke Meerman, Gary Howell, Jeffrey Yaroch and Steven Johnson for introducing this important piece of legislation.
Earn your CSD-1 Certification!
Tuesday June 22nd - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us at Behler-Young
to earn your NATE Accredited CSD-1 certification
31899 Glendale St. Livonia, MI 48150
The class will cover code requirements for CSD-1 testing and certification, forms needed, how to test and record, and code updates.
There will be a review of current CSD-1 codes, test procedures and recording of information, how to fill out forms for state mandated CSD-1 testing, and best practices and troubleshooting.
Cost Includes Lunch
MIACCA Member: $250 * Non Member: $350
Not a Member? Join Today! Your $300 MIACCA membership includes membership for up to 10 employees.
Presented by Phil Forner
Attendees need to bring a copy of:
• ASME CSD-1-2018
• Article 9 of the Skilled Trades Regulation Act
• Michigan Boiler Rules
Reserve Your Spot Today- Limited Seating!
There is minimum of 10 attendees necessary to run this training.
We will be practicing appropriate social distancing measures.
Information on the specifics will be forth coming.
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Consumers Energy Business Instant Discount Program is expanding their team of distributors! We have also improved our incentive structure to now include new construction projects to better serve our customers. Once enrolled, you will have the ability to provide an instant discount over the counter and earn bonuses based on your level of participation. Processing Instant Discounts is the fastest, easiest way to provide incentives to your valued customers. For a list of current incentives, please visit
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Practical HVAC - Beyond the Box Diagnostics
ACCA is proud to present our new in-person course, Practical HVAC - Beyond the Box Diagnostics. This course provides a fundamental turning point for your Service Technicians, Installers, Sales Advisors, Production Managers, and Service Managers to transition to an improved and consistent performance level. This training encourages a higher level of service, reducing liabilities, increasing knowledge, and ramping-up sales opportunities. Anyone can sell another box, but this is for the team members ready for the next level.
Students will learn how to test and design ducting the correct way while dealing with real-world installations how we find them. Students will gain a core understanding of the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning.
This practical problem-solving approach arms students with the very best practices to increase technician competence. ACCA's technical training delivers proven best practices with industry-accepted techniques that reinforce the science in HVACR.
ACCA has the following upcoming class:
This course costs $1,000 for ACCA members and $1,200 for non-members. You can learn more about the course on our website.
If you would like to schedule a private training for your company, please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
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