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eWeekly Alert & News Archives: August 13th, 2010

2010 INDUSTRY AWARDS GALA

Published on August 13, 2010

The Industry Awards Dinner is scheduled for October 21, 2010 at The Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. This event is not to be missed as it is a chance to recognize the unwavering leadership of individuals and companies dedicated to our industry. Winners  | Read More » |

CALCHAMBER SOUNDS ALARM ON IMPACT OF PROPOSITION 19

Published on August 13, 2010

According to a recent legal analysis by the California Chamber of Commerce, Proposition 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, not only would legalize pot use in California, it also would create a legal quagmire for employers by compromising  | Read More » |

SB 375/ARB REPORT ON REDUCTION TARGETS FOR AUTOS AND LIGHT TRUCKS

Published on August 13, 2010

ARB staff has released its proposed regional greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for automobiles and light trucks pursuant to Senate Bill 375. The report and its associated California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Functional Equivalent Document  | Read More » |

SDG&E SEEKS 7 PERCENT RATE HIKE

Published on August 13, 2010

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. has asked regulators for its largest increase in revenue in at least 30 years as part of an initial filing to raise rates for electricity and gas. In a draft application submitted in early August, the utility said it  | Read More » |

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND HVAC BUILDING PERMIT ENHANCED ENFORCEMENT

Published on August 13, 2010

The Contractor’s State Licensing Board (CSLB) is advising licensees that it is accelerating its enforcement plan to ensure that new Title 24 Energy Efficiency enhanced compliance requirements are being met for HVAC systems in Residential and Nonresidential  | Read More » |

BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION SET FOR HISTORIC VOTE ON PLASTIC PIPE

Published on August 13, 2010

The California Building Standards Commission is set to vote this Monday on an emergency regulatory package that would effectively allow the use of PEX plastic pipe on a statewide basis. What separates this proceeding from all of the others is that all  | Read More » |

LIMITED CEQA UPDATE BILL GOES TO GOVERNOR

Published on August 13, 2010

A bill strongly supported by industry, AB 1846 (M. Pérez; D-Coachella), which amends the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to expand the authorized use of a “focused” environmental impact report (EIR) for installation of mandated  | Read More » |

WATER BOND SERENDIPITY

Published on August 13, 2010

The legislature and the governor acted to have the Water Bond vote moved to November 2012. Many questioned the need to do this since the water issue is so vital to California’s economy and the reason was very simple – the current economic situation  | Read More » |

STILL NO BUDGET – 44 DAYS LATE – HO HUM

Published on August 13, 2010

In an interview earlier in the week, the Governor stated that although there was “progress” on the budget a deal was still two or three weeks away. In Capitol-speak that means they are nowhere near a deal… In other news, the Governor has tried  | Read More » |

BAY AREA TAX DOLLARS GO TO ELECTRIC-CAR CHARGING STATIONS

Published on August 13, 2010

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has voted to spend $5 million to subsidize the installation of 3,000 home electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, 2,000 public EV charging stations, and 50 fast-chargers near highways. Click here to read more  | Read More » |