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Please read these important COVID19 updates and safety tips from MIACCA:
MIACCA Covid 19 update 031820 B.pdf
MIACCA Covid 19 Safety 031820.pdf
In this letter (MIACCA letter to Gov Whitmer re COVID19.pdf) MIACCA urges Governor Whitmer to allow HVACR businesses to remain open during the COVID19 shutdowns.
MIACCA is pleased to announce, due to our diligent efforts, that Senate Bill 827 has been introduced into legislation, MIACCA had been working with Senator Roger Victory, who agreed that our suggested changes to the Skilled Trades Regulation Act needed to be considered. We sincerely are grateful for his efforts.
This proposed language will allow existing mechanical contractors to appropriately add work classifications to their mechanical licenses; 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 goes to school to learn a skilled trade and successfully completes a recognized HVAC trade school, community college, or university program. 3/11/2020
Both Consumers Energy Co. and SEMCO gas utility have started providing customer lists to those who have requested them using the information provided on the MPSC VAPS Website. While DTE has not been as forthcoming, they are working through its issues. If you do make a VAPS Information Sharing request, please share your experience with MIACCA as we want to know if the process is working well for you.
Great News for MIACCA Members!
According to this MPSC Order issued on January 23, 2020 in Case U-18361, MIACCA's comments regarding VAPS information sharing were basically adopted by the Commission. This means that contactors can now request the same customer lists that the utilities share with their VAPS programs, such as Appliance Service Plans programs, without having to sign a utility generated non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Contractors can now start using the utility current customer list to do target marketing in their areas. To find out who to contact at the utility to request the customer list contractors can go to the MPSC website
This is, yet, another great benefit of being a MIACCA Member!
Last month, Director of the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Liesl Eichler Clark announced Robert Jackson as the new Energy Ombudsman.
Jackson is the Manager of the Energy Office where he oversees the State Energy Program, and is directly responsible for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Program, industrial E2 Program, and Techology Demonstration Program.
Read the official letter here
On December 20, 2019 MIACCA submitted these rule change proposals to the Skilled Trades Regulatory Act. MIACCA will stay involved and keep you posted of any updates as we receive them.
MIACCA is Michigan's best resource for CSD-1 training. Our instructor, Phil Forner, is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We provide those who successfully complete our one day course with a CSD-1 certification. Our CSD-1 training is also one of a few that is also NATE Certified.
If you need CSD-1 training for your organization, please contact us so that we may get you on our 2020 schedule.
When MIACCA met with MPSC Staff, they asked MIACCA to advise them of any concerns we might have regarding the 2018 VAPS reports. If any MIACCA members have concerns with the 2018 VAPS Annual Reports complying with the Code of Conduct please submit those concerns to MIACCA by December 23.
You may review the most up to date Code of Conduct reports and forms at https://miacca.org/Code-of-Conduct
The Skilled Trades Regulation rule set is now open, and LARA is seeking input for the following rule sets: Board of Boiler Rules/Code, Board of Mechanical Rules, Building Officials, Plan Reviewers and Inspectors Rules, Electrical Administrative Board General Rules, and State Plumbing Board License Rules. For your convenience, attached is the Proposed Rule/Code Change Request form. The current rule sets affected can be reviewed at Administrative Rules webpage. Proposals for this rule set must be submitted to LARA-BCC-Rules@michigan.gov by 5:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2019. Updates to the rule set's status will be posted on our website.
If you wish to submit your comments through MIACCA, please email them to email@example.com by Friday, December 13, 2019.