HVAC Breaking News

July 16, 2002: Congressional Mold Hearing Tentatively Set For Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC — The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) reports that two congressional subcommittees plan to hold a joint hearing on the mold issue this Thursday, July 18.

Those expected to testify at the hearing include representatives from the insurance and home building industries. Congressional staff members were also exploring the possibility of including a scientist with experience in the mold issue and a mold remediation expert.

Staff members noted that the hearing is being scheduled to make members of Congress aware of the mold issue, and also to call for an increase in public education and additional studies. They also wanted to learn whether the “hysteria” surrounding the mold issue has possibly contributed to a slowdown in the construction industry. PHCC announced it plans to attend Thursday’s hearing.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) also notes that it and its Construction Alliance partners, which include the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), expect to be represented. They will present an overall view in support of federal backstops for catastrophic losses and remediation underwriting, but add a note of caution on the need for developing valid research and the development of fair standards by federal agencies.

Publication date: 07/15/2002

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

Recent Articles by Greg Mazurkiewicz

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 HARDI Fly-In

Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Kevin Conrad
Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 07-06-15 cover

2015 July 6

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Online Reviews

Do you track online review sites like Yelp to look for comments on your company’s performance?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con