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Mixed Messages: Comments, links, job postings and more!

It’s a chock-a-block week of mixed messages that includes comments, links, job postings more.

1. We’re pleased to pass along the following comment from Tom Carey, NYS Director of Weatherization in response to last week’s message “Workforce Development Crucial for Construction”.

“Through June 30, the last period for which we have data at this level, $68.3 million in NYS Weatherization Stimulus funds has been paid to private contractors. Yes these funds were passed through local weatherization agencies, and yes, weatherization programs also directly employ staff that install energy conservation work, but I think you will agree that that is a significant amount. It’s nearly half of the total funding that was paid through that date. Also, all weatherization agencies and their subcontractors are required to employ BPI-certified staff when working on State-funded weatherization contracts.”

That’s good news. More investment in energy efficient and healthy homes and buildings helps us all. Here’s a link to the NYS Weatherization Assistance Program

2. The EPA has created a new communication tool, designed to help EPA more effectively communicate with those involved with implementation of EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. It always takes a few years for new environmental regulations to settle in. This is a great way to stay current between those five year refreshers.

3. VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport New York, is looking for an environmental engineer, chemical engineer, a couple chemical operators and several other management and administrative positions. Take a look at www.vdmchemical.com and contact human resources.

4. The Jets and Giants will have to beat the Bills this year to lay claim to supremacy of New York’s gridiron. EEA wants you there at the Bills – Jets game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6th to experience the game in style at our Kelly Club Box Seats. You’ll never sit in the cold again. Click here to register.