• News for Advocacy and Legislation

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    On September 9, 2021, the Biden administration took two significant steps designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The President called on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and implement the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100+ employees. Under the ETS, employers must require employees to be fully vaccinated or subject to COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, Member News
    Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    JEFF QUACKENBUSH THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 7, 2021 Following up on California Building Code updates that required photovoltaic systems be installed on new single-family homes as of last year, the California Energy Commission recently approved recommended updates such as solar installations on commerical buildings and standards to promote electric cars at home, all to meet goals ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Member News
    Thursday, September 02, 2021
    On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill AB332 and the bill takes effect immediately. AB332 adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste that are codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result of the chaptering of the bill, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect. The ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability
    Monday, August 30, 2021
    Please be advised that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added a new item to the Treated Wood Waste Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage.   The new FAQ is titled “What is the process for extending a TWW variance.” Scroll down the page to find the added FAQ, which is the second from the bottom.    FAQ Webpage ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Community
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the possible Marin Municipal Water District moratorium on new water hook ups.View full letterLittle evidence has been provided regarding the projected amount of water to that may be saved by a possible water hook up moratorium. Nor are we aware of any outreach to the business or construction members of our community to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin    Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Builders Corner, CEMIP Permit Simplicity Program
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association News

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