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November 2015 Government Affairs Update

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are also concise FAQs for those interested in becoming certified before the legislation goes into effect 1/1/2016. To read the full article, visit http://www.nhbr.com/October-16- 2015/NHs-new-mold-bill-What-you-need-to-know/ [Guy Sylvester is the Special Advisor for rulemaking for mold licensing in New Hampshire. Scott Herzog is the Coordinator.] ALSO IN THE WORKS AT GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS The Committee continues to work on our initiatives in California, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Oregon, and regarding Legionella in New York City and State as reported last month. Updates are expected in future reports in this forum. In addition, during the past several weeks, the IAQA Government Affairs Committee is pleased to announce the addition of four new members: Jennifer Salvilla, ServPro Industries, Inc., Gallatin, TN Tony Gabriele, VOC Instrumentation, Libertyville, IL Fred Schauf, Spectrum Environmental Associates, Schenectady, NY Joe Footlik, Inspectional Services Department, Village of Glenview, IL Jennifer is working on development of IAQA's concept for an Outstanding Advocate Award specific to Government Affairs including legislative and regulatory activity. Jennifer is also taking point on the development of the IAQA Government Affairs session coming this January at the IAQA national meeting in Orlando. Tony has delved into Minnesota's radon rules as noted above. Fred has been working hard on the New York State Mold Licensing regulations as your local advocate on the ground in Albany. Fred also has the honor of being our first Special Advisor to matriculate to membership on the full Government Affairs Committee, and he will now assume the role of Coordinator for the Mold Licensing initiative in New York State. Joe Footlik is the first member of your revived Government Affairs Committee to actually be in Government! His direct experience as a regulator is welcomed, as are his decades as a homebuilder. The IAQA Government Affairs Committee's mission is more than only observing government activity that affects our members and the public. IAQA will take an active advocacy position when there is a consensus among our members. All IAQA members

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