The dates for the 2018 Damage Prevention & Properties of Natural Gas Training are below.  Formal training sessions include the review of natural gas properties, the 811 laws in each of our jurisdictions, safe excavation techniques, escalation protocols, and a demonstration of a natural gas fire in our Pipetown training facility.  In addition, we train the excavator on the benefit and use of WG’s Enhanced Positive Response information provided on every locate ticket where gas facilities are marked.

 

Please note that Classes will be held indoors and outdoors, please dress accordingly.

 

Location:

6801 Industrial Rd

Springfield, VA  22151

 

Presentations are from 8:00 am to approximately 10:00 am

 

If attending-please RSVP to Jack Ellison @ (703)750-5128 or jellison@washgas.com

 

            1/25/19

            2/22/19

3/22/19

            4/26/19

            5/24/19

            6/28/19

            7/26/19

            8/23/19

            9/27/19

           10/18/19

           11/15/19

           12/13/19

 

Additional training is available upon request

 

ACV Enviro Corporation, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC
announced today the acquisition of CTR Industries, Inc. (CTR) formerly known as
Connecticut Tank Removal, Inc. CTR represents the second add-on acquisition for ACV
and Kinderhook’s 37th acquisition in the environmental services sector.

CTR, with locations in Connecticut and New York, provides hazardous and nonhazardous
waste management services specializing in industrial maintenance,
emergency response, tank removal, remediation, demolition, transportation and
disposal. (CLICK TO READ PRESS RELEASE)

NUCA OF DC Annual Partner JESCO will introduce it’s new Waldorf, Maryland location with an Open House on Friday, October 12 – 8 am to 5 pm.

JESCO_OPEN_HOUSE_FLYER-1 2018

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MEMORANDUM
TO: DC Vendors
FROM: District of Columbia Government
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Purpose
The purpose of this memorandum is to announce that Government of the District of Columbia is launching a new vendor portal for electronic invoicing. This project will be implemented in phased manner across all District agencies.
Project Overview
The objective of the e-Invoicing module is to standardize invoice processing throughout the District and improve the payment process for vendors and contractors doing business with the District Government.
Benefits
The e-Invoicing system will allow vendors to:
• View Purchase Orders online
• Eliminate requirement of sending invoices by mail
• Submit invoices online
• Standardized invoice format
• Receive real-time notifications
• Track status of invoices & payments
Please click on the link to view DC vendor portal implementation timeline for agencies.
Vendors receiving new purchase orders from agencies that implemented e-invoicing (refer the timeline above) must submit invoices electronically through the vendor portal https://vendorportal.dc.gov). Vendors are required to register on the vendor portal prior to submitting an invoice.
The Classroom and WebEx training schedule can be viewed by clicking the training session link below. Training materials, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Videos are available online. An administrative modification for existing and future contracts will be prepared and put in place
as this system is expanded. If you have any questions, please contact the E-Invoicing Support Desk at (202) 741-5200 or
dcvendorportal@dc.gov.
Register for training session
Click here to register for e-Invoicing Training
or
Copy and Paste
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vendor-portal-training-session-phase-7-tickets-47112448602
Please click on the link to view DC vendor portal implementation timeline for agencies.
For Webex , click and join the session https://dcnet.webex.com/join/pass.support

Media and the public are invited to an important public meeting and open house as DC Water discusses the District’s aging water and sewer infrastructure with the community. 

The meeting consists of a formal presentation to discuss the types of projects that DC Water undertakes, our criteria for project selection, our construction processes, and other related topics. Staff will be on hand to answer questions on infrastructure and a wide range of other topics.
 
Who:               DC Water
When:             Saturday, September 8, 2018; 2-4 p.m.
Where:            DC Housing Finance Agency, Auditorium
                        815 Florida Avenue, NW
Parking:         Parking lot located behind the facility.  Push the button by the gate and announce that you are there for the DC Water Infrastructure Forum.
Nearest Metro Station: Shaw or U Street Metro Stations

OSHA is preparing to release a FAQ regarding their Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. In advance of that, we have prepared a 3 page document for your company.

OSHA Silica Construction FAQs Three-Pager

On Tuesday, July 31st, H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act was signed into law. This legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act), and it was one of our priorities during the Washington Summit. As was reported last month in NUCA’s Political Insiders report, the Senate finally came to an agreement on this legislation, which allowed the bill to move forward.

Here is brief recap of the final version of this legislation and specifically highlight provisions that will benefit NUCA.

The Perkins Act is the main federal support for state and local CTE programs. These programs help prepare high school and community college students with the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary for jobs in a broad range of industries.

H.R. 2353 had enormous bipartisan support when it finally moved through Congress, with both the House and Senate passing the legislation by voice vote without any objection.

This legislation increases funding for CTE programs and makes numerous reforms to ensure that programs better serve the needs of students, employers, and local economies.  The changes in H.R. 2353 will place more responsibility on states to align their programs with local needs. The bill also encourages stronger engagement with employers by involving local business leaders in the development of CTE programs and goals. The legislation also reduces regulatory and paperwork burdens on states, while  proving a framework to guide states to set and meet strong performance standards.

Additionally, the final version of the bill changes current law to allow CTE funding to be used for programs as early as 5th grade. More specifically, H.R. 2353 actually requires funding recipients to include how they will provide career exploration for middle school students in their implementation plans. These provisions accomplish the same goals as the Middle STEP Act (addressed in a previous Political Insiders), which was ultimately not included in the final version of the bill. These are welcome changes that can help students gain exposure to our industry and work at an earlier age. During the Washington Summit and other conversations, NUCA members have consistently expressed their interest in reaching out to students and letting them know about the career-path opportunities that are available in our industry.

As the implementation of this law moves forward, please reach out to your local school districts if you are interested in getting involved with these programs. Also, please continue to keep our team at NUCA informed of your work with local educators and community colleges. This information is invaluable as we work with legislators and agencies to show the hard work that you are putting into these education efforts.

New Partnership with Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

 EXPANDS RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO CLIENTS

 

Rockville, Maryland, June 29, 2018 – Insurance Associates, now a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, is proud to announce that we joined Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh LLC. Marsh formed MMA in 2008 to primarily serve the property/casualty, surety, and employee benefit needs of clients throughout the country. Since that time, MMA has been building out its national platform by joining forces with entrepreneurial insurance brokers across the country. Insurance Associates is proud to announce that we will now be part of the Mid-Atlantic region for MMA. To learn more about our new organization, please visit www.mma-midatlantic.com.

 

Stephen Spencer, President of Insurance Associates, added: “Joining MMA is an excellent opportunity that allows us to keep and grow our local team while giving us the capabilities of a national platform to build upon our success.”

 

“Insurance Associates is an excellent addition to MMA as it expands our presence into the greater Washington DC region and further enhances our construction capabilities,” said John Stanchina, president and CEO of MMA’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

About Insurance Associates, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

IA, a MMA LLC Company, is locally based with the resources and backing of a national agency. There are offices in Rockville, Fairfax, Laurel and Towson and the agency has been advising and protecting clients for over 60 Years! IA, a MMA LLC Company prides itself on having one of the most competent, experienced, and knowledgeable workforces of any agency in the area. The agency works with clients in all industries for their group benefit packages and personal insurance, but their expertise is in the construction industry for commercial insurance and surety bonding. For a little bit about what makes IA, a MMA LLC Company so different from the rest, click here for Employee Benefits, here for Commercial Insurance, and here for Surety Bonding and learn the IA, MMA difference!

 

For more information about our passion and the rest of our team at Insurance Associates, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company please visit us at www.insassoc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

 

About Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines, and employee benefits to midsize businesses and individuals across North America.

 

Today, the Board of Directors of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) voted to provide additional rate relief for low income customers. The resolution unanimously approved by the Board directs the General Manager to transfer $6 million from the Rate Stabilization Fund to the FY 2019 Budget to expand DC Water’s Customer Assistance Program to mitigate the impacts of increases in retail water and sewer rates.

“This is good news for the customers of DC Water,” said Board Chair Tommy Wells immediately after the vote. “We are working with the Mayor and DC Council to provide meaningful rate relief, based on need, while maintaining our fiscal integrity and keeping our commitment to help clean up our local waterways.”

In addition to the funding approved by the Board, the District Government has set aside $7 million in its 2019 Budget for assistance to residential customers and not-for-profit enterprises.

“That’s a total of $13 million that will be available to assist residential customers who feel the burden of rate increases the most,” said DC Water CEO and General Manager David L. Gadis. “It’s the right thing to do. I applaud the Board for taking this action today in direct response to what we’ve heard from our customers.”

DC Water’s existing Customer Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the Energy Office at the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and provides eligible customers with discounts on their water and sewer charges and other fees on their monthly bills. In the resolution approved today, the Board of Directors instructed management to expand the CAP program to provide assistance to more low income customers in the new fiscal year.

Insurance Associates and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation Provide Matching Grants

Rockville, Maryland, June 26, 2018 – Insurance Associates and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation joined forces to support the positive efforts of Patriot Point through a $1,000 grant. The Selective Insurance Group Foundation is a philanthropic affiliate of Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGI).

“The work that Patriot Point does to help our nation’s warriors so they can reconnect with their families, decompress after deployment, and just take some time to rejuvenate is vital to our community. Our service members face challenges abroad while working to maintain our safety and security so this is one way for us to give back to them” said Stephen A. Spencer, President, Insurance Associates.

The grant represents a $500 donation from Insurance Associates, matched by a $500 grant from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation. The grant will help Patriot Point’s efforts to provide a relaxing and safe environment for our nation’s wounded, ill, and injured service members to enjoy outdoor recreational activities with their families.

“At Selective, Response is everything®… and this includes responding to the communities where we live and work to give back and help those in need. Together with Insurance Associates, we are proud to support Patriot Point and its efforts to make a difference in the community,” said Chuck Musilli, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Distribution Strategies, Selective.

About Insurance Associates

IA is a locally-based firm with offices in Rockville, Fairfax, Laurel and Towson that has been advising and protecting clients for over 60 Years! As a locally owned company, IA prides itself on having one of the most competent, experienced, and knowledgeable workforces of any agency in the area. The agency works with clients in all industries for their group benefit packages and personal insurance, but their expertise is in the construction industry for commercial insurance and surety bonding. For a little bit about what makes us so different from the rest, click here for Employee Benefits, here for Commercial Insurance, and here for Surety Bonding and learn the IA difference!

For more information about our passion and the rest of our team at Insurance Associates, please visit us at www.insassoc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

About Selective

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer standard and specialty insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Selective maintains a website at www.Selective.com.