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New Decarbonization Building Code Being Adopted

While the State Energy Commission and Public Utilities Commission hold hearings about decarbonization, some California cities are moving forward adopting their own all-electric building code under what is known as a Reach Code. Reach Codes are building codes that are...

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Analysis of AB 5 for the Swimming Pool and Spa Industry

The California Legislature, in its last week of the 2019 legislative session in September, arguably the most controversial bill of the session, AB 5, passed the State Senate on a 29-11 vote after over two hours of debate. The State Assembly concurred in Senate...

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Building Standards for Residential Pools

The California Building Standards Commission this week issued a Bulletin 19-06 to state agencies, local governments and interested parties relative to the Swimming Pool Safety Act. The purpose of the Bulletin was to correct errors and omissions that occurred in the...

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CPSA Files Testimony on Decarbonization

City of Berkeley has already adopted.  San Jose and Oakland are pushing for it.  If gas lines are not even provided for new builds, gas heaters, outdoor kitchens, and fire features will not be an option. The Governor, Legislature and key state agencies are very...

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Cal-OSHA Enacts Emergency Regulations

All Employers Must Train and Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire SmokeThis new emergency regulation will apply to pool service companies and those who work in the pool construction business.  An action plan for employers is provided at the end of the...

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De-Carbonization Hearing Continues

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a second joint Workshop on Building Decarbonization. According to the CPUC and CEC, the objective of this workshop was to share an overview of...

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New AB 5 Amendments Emerge

Assembly Bill 5 (Gonzalez), the Dynamex codification bill backed by organized labor, heads to its second policy committee hearing this week sporting new construction industry and business-to-business (B2B) amendments that provide additional flexibility. Since its...

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The Rubber Starting to Meet the Road Regarding Dynamex

In a bicameral legislature, it is not unusual to see bills that receive substantial support in their house ofintroduction confront a bumpier road in the second house. AB 5 (Gonzalez), the bill dealing with the issue ofemployee/independent contractor as a result of the...

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