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HHS RELEASES $2.9 BILLION TO STATES IN LIHEAP FUNDING FOR FY 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the total fiscal year 2014 LIHEAP funds released under the Continuing Resolution (CR) apportionment passed by Congress last month as part of the temporary deal to reopen the federal government. Overall, HHS released $2.9 billion in regular block grant funding, which represents 90 percent of the fiscal year 2013 ...

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Taco University, Session 3 Approaches

Register now for Session 3 of Taco University, Tuesday, November 26. The topic is ‘Fundamentals of Hydronic, Air and Geothermal Systems.” Learn from working professionals with decades of practical experience. Session 3 will familiarize participants with many of the systems installers and engineers will encounter in the field, then explain how to turn design and engineering theory into real-world, effective ...

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Taco Celebrates Ten Years of Taco 00 Variable Speed Circulators

Taco’s celebrating! Ten years ago, the company introduced their first variable speed 00 pump ‘ the 00-VS Variable Speed Circulator ‘ a big step toward defining the firm’s role as a leader in variable speed pumping and Delta-T system control. The ‘OO-VS” circs, still sold today, were the first in Taco’s growing line of energy-efficient variable speed pumps that now ...

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OESP’s New Website

The new website for the Oil and Energy Service Professionals association is up and running. OESP has worked hard to integrate the association’s software with the new site. They are still working out the kinks to make the site more user-friendly. One area that has made significant progress is the Corporate Directory at www.thinkoesp.org – it is a searchable database ...

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State Releases Draft Decision on Natural Gas Expansion

The Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) released their draft decision on the natural gas utility’s request to expand their pipelines by 900 miles and convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas. The draft decision would increase rates to businesses who convert to gas by 50%, multi-family dwellings by 50%, homeowners more than 150 feet off a main by 30% ...

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OSHA Workplace Hazard Communication Rule Requires Employee Training

New OSHA Workplace Hazard Communication Rule Requires Employee Training By 12/01/13 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) issued a final rule making changes to the agency’s existing Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM). The HAZCOM standard has been in effect since 1983 and requires chemical manufacturers to label hazardous chemicals, prepare Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) describing potential chemical hazards and ...

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Fuel Relief Fund Responds to Super Typhoon Haiyan

Sacramento, CA (November 8, 2013) ‘ In the aftermath and destruction of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Fuel Relief Fund is announcing a response to Tacloban, capitol city of the Philippine province Leyte. Fuel Relief Fund will be providing gas and diesel to aid individuals, other non-profit organizations, clinics, medical groups, etc. for use in generators and vehicles. ...

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