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.