December 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
December 30 - Metalworking facilities in Los Angeles County should prepare to attend the January 15, 2013 LA County Board of Supervisors meeting to oppose the parcel tax for storm water. The meeting starts at 9:30am. (Directions)(About Measure)
December 27 - Schools pooling up to oppose arbitrary storm-water tax Cal Watchdog
December 11 - CMC holds Northern California Roundtable meeting at AB&I in Oakland. Special guest is Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
December 7 - CMC holds Southern California Roundtable meeting at the So Cal Gas Company ERC in Downey. Special guest is Senator Kevin DeLeon.
December 3 - Metalworking companies are encouraged to learn more about California's newest law: Mandatory Retirement Savings Plan. SB 1234 created a new retirement system for private employees who do not have access to any other type of sponsored retirement. It applies to companies with 5+ employess.
November 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
November 28 - California voted "worst run state" in the US for the second year straight based on data from Standard & Poorâ€™s, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Tax Foundation, RealtyTrac, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Conference of State Legislators. Article
November 25 - Cal-EPA posts public comments received on the Draft California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool.Comments
November 7 - CMC co-signs letter on receiving water limitations to State Water Resources Control Board Letter
November 5 - CMC encourages all members to vote on November 6!
October 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
October 22 - CMC submits comments on storm water industrial general permit (IGP). Storm water regulations impact all metalworking facilities in California. Letter
October 18 - CMC presents to the NTMA San Francisco on California's New Laws and Regulations in 2012. The meeting was held in Union City.
October 16 - CMC joins other business groups to bring awareness to OEHHA's approach to the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen). Letter
October 4 - Laney College (East Bay) is presenting a seminar on Manufacturing Reshoring in California. The session will take place October 27. Invitation
September 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
September 24 - CMC supports manufacturing forum in Fairfield with Congressman John Garamendi. Flyer
September 18 - Where do old refrigerators go to die? (LA Times). 10 million Americans discard old refrigerators each year. See how the metals industry recycles these units. Link
September 17 - CMC urges CARB to support additional free cap and trade credits (AB 32) for energy intensive businesses. Letter
September 14 - CMC joins coalition to request governor's signature on SB 965. The bill would change exparte rules for water board correspondence. Letter
September 13 - CMC joins other organizations to request governor's veto for AB 1532 and SB 535. Both bills would direct cap and trade auction funds to specific programs. Letter
September 5 - Riverside Press examines OEHHA cumulative impacts maps. Link
September 4 - LA Times chronicles the loss of midwage jobs, such as manufacturing jobs, during the recession and their disappearance in the slow economic recovery. Article
September 2 - Cal-EPA's OEHHA updates cumulative impact maps to include Oakland, Fresno, Seaside, Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and statewide. (Link)
September 1 - CMC supported bills SB 863 (workers comp reform) and SB 965 (exparte rules at Water Boards) passed by the Legislature on the final day of session.
August 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
August 29 - CMC supports workers' comp reform bill SB 863 by Senator DeLeon (D-Los Angeles). Letter
August 26 - CMC supports Reshoring Initiative and applauds their accomplishments. Reshoring
August 24 - CMC opposes OEHHA Community Screening Tool as currently proposed. Assemblymember Hall is working to address this issue with legislation. Hall Letter; CMC Letter
August 23 - CMC hosts tour of USS POSCO in Pittsburg, with special guest Contra County Supervisor Mary Piepho.
August 22 - SWRCB grants 30-day extension for written comments on the draft IGP storm water permit. The new date is October 22 at 12pm. Letter
August 21 - CMC addresses the State Water Resources Control Board at the public hearing on the industrial storm water permit. CMC also reinforced its request, as co-Chair of WATER, to extend the written comment period.
August 20 - CMC, as co-Chair of WATER Coalition, submits comments on proposed toxicity policy. Comments
August 19 - CMC supports Department of Industrial Relation's Christine Baker in legislative approach to fixing California's workers comp system. Letter
August 17 - CMC joins business groups to support SB 863 - Lieu, which would make changes to California's workers compensation system. Letter
August 16 - EPA holds stakeholder meeting on federal lead free law, which mirrors California's law. Law impacts potable water products. Review
August 3 - CMC submits written comments on BAAQMD draft metal rules: BAAQMD Draft Regulation 12, Rule 13: Metal Melting and Processing Operations; BAAQMD Draft Regulation 12, Rule 14: Metal Recycling and Shredding Operations. Comments
August 1 - CMC named subcommittee leader for CASQA Compliance Group review, Industrial General Permit (storm water).
July 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
July 31 - CMC, as WATER co-Chair, request a 120-day written comment period for the industrial storm water draft permit. (Letter)
July 24 - CMC hosts roundtable meeting with former Anaheim Mayor and Assembly candidate Tom Daly. The location was Downey, CA.
July 18 - State Water Board released 2nd draft Industrial General Stormwater Permit (IGP) with workshops in August. Stormwater requirements impact all metalworking companies in California. (Link)
July 16 - SCAQMD prepares for proposed amendments to Rule 1107, coating of metal parts and products. The next hearing is July 18 in Diamond Bar.
July 12 - CMC provides testimony at BAAQMD public workshop in Redwood City. Topic is proposed metal rule. (Link)
July 11 - CMC provides testimony at BAAQMD public workshop in Oakland. Topic is proposed metal rule. (Link)
July 10 - CMC speaks at North American Die Casting Association (Chapter 30) meeting in Oakland. (Link)
June 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
June 28 - CMC supports AB 858, a measure which would allow California manufacturers to use the Made in USA label at the same terms as all other US states.
June 20 - CMC files for temporary exemption with CARB on AB32 early action measure for SF6 use by sand and investement magnesium foundries.
June 18 - BAAQMD releases second draft regulation for metal melting, metal handling, forging, and metal recycling operations. Public hearings are July 11-12. (Link)
June 10 - Scrap metal recyclers in the Santa Ana Region are required to file for regional storm water permit. (Details)
June 7 - CMC joins business coalition to oppose AB 1186 which would direct 10% of the Investor Owned Utilitiy (IOU) auction revenue proceeds from the stateâ€™s cap-and-trade program toward energy efficiency projects. (Letter)
June 2 - California mandatory recycling law takes effect July 1. It impacts any business that generates four cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week. (Link)
May 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
May 28 - Educate students interested in manufacturing by uploading video about your process to a new education web site: (Link)
May 22 - For the third year in a row, Oakland's The Crucible is featuring Fuego â€“ a leadership and internship program for high school students sponsored by CASS: (Link)
May 21 - Design2Part magazine is holding an election year survey. CMC members are encouraged to participate: (Link)
May 19 - CMC publishes its 2012 California Government Roster and Directory. (Download)
May 17-18 - California Metals Coalition holds 39th Annual Conference and Gala Party in Sacramento.
May 7 - St. Louis of France Education Office of LaPuente thanks Custom Alloy Light Metals for sponsoring the school's annual student appreciation day, including new bikes for kids with perfect attendance. (Link)
April CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
April 24 - Laney College career and technical college career fair takes place April 28 in Oakland. (Flyer)
April 19 - CMC Annual Conference speaker Harry Moser, Reshoring Initiative, featured in Modern Casting magazine. (Link)
April 17 - CMC helps push for meeting with State Water Board executive staff to discuss storm wtaer regulations and pending permit changes for metal companies. (Letter)
April 11 - Police Sting Results in Metals Recycler Arrests (Sacramento Bee)(Link)
April 9 - Cal-OSHA is pursuing aluminum metal fume to lower the worker permissible exposure limit. The next meeting takes place May 31. (Link)
April 5 - CMC co-hosts tour of US Pipe (Union City) for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. (Photo)
April 2 - California Air Resources Board offers facilities the option to opt in to the state's Cap and Trade program. Deadline is May 1. (Link)
March 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
March 27 - Santa Ana Regional Water Board passes sector specific storm water permit for scrap yards. (Link)
March 22- Federal government study released today by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) designates most metals industry jobs as green jobs. This is an important distinction for metal company employers and those elected officials interested in green jobs. (BLS Study)
March 17- Guide to Working with the State Water Boards is released by the Office of Public Participation. (Download Document)
March 13- CMC supports Senate Bills 964 and 965, which would make important changes to the State Water Board regulatory process. (Letter)
February 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
February 25- The California Foundry History Institute participates in Sacramento's free museum day. Over 300 people tour the foundry museum.
February 19- CMC supports Assembly Bill 1972, which would exempt equipment purchases for manufacturing from sales tax.
February 15- CMC supports Assembly Bill 347, which would make sure that any energy efficiency or energy reduction improvements made at a metal facility would receive the proper greenhouse gas cap-and-trade credits.
February 10- CMC Member So Cal Gas Company publishes reference materials on SCAQMD Rule 1147. (Document)
February 6- State Senator Rod Wright addresses SWRCB with numerous concerns about pending draft storm water permit. (Letter)
February 1- Justice System Cracks Down on Metal Thieves (Sacramento Bee). (Article)
January 2012 CMC Newsletter Sacramento Update published (Link)
January 24- CMC member So Cal Gas Company is hosting a workshop on March 29 in Downey. Metal facilities should attend as workshop includes Boilers, Burners, Business loans, Ozone, Pipe and supply, Third-party energy providers and Investor owned utilities. (Flyer)
January 23- Southern California metal caster reduces carbon footprint and energy consumption with solar project. (Article)
January 18- Governor Brown delivers 2012 State of the State Address. (Speech)
January 14- California Foundry History Institute museum will participate in Sacramento's free museum day on Saturday, February 4. (Link)
January 10- CMC schedules webinar for R&D Tax Credit to be held February 7, 2012. (Flyer)
January 6- CMC joins allies to oppose AB 1207, a bill that would expand the statute of limitations for lawsutis against property owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers and other service providers alleging that property was exposed to a pollutant or hazardous substance. (Letter)
January 5- New York Times article: Manufacturing is Surprising Bright Spot in US Economy. (Article)
January 3- California metalworking facilities are invited to participate in rail supply forum on Feb 8, 2012 in Sacramento. (Flyer)
January 1- DTSC releases 2011 review of potable water products tested under AB 1953, California's lead free law. (Study)