Member Benefit ALERTS
ReBuilding Our Community - Resources for Contractors
Waldo Canyon Fire Support - Mike Mallon phone: 719-592-1800, ext 20 email: email@example.com
City of Colorado Springs
Waldo Canyon Fire Recovery Resource Guide - Click here
Colorado Springs Together
Debris Cleanup - Contractors, Permits & Air Quality video - Click Here
Stormwater Mitigation Video - Click here
Rules of the Road Article 1 - "Living in a Construction Zone" - Click Here
Mountain Shadows Covenants & Approving Authorities - Click Here
Parkside Development Plan Power Point Presentation - Click Here
Parkside Development Plan - Planning Department Interpretation for Rebuild - Click Here
Regional Building Department
Pikes Peak Building Department Information - Click Here
Use of existing plans for rebuild - Click Here
Restoration of Structures in the fire area - Click Here
Potential Building Code Upgrade Costs - Beginning Matrix - Click Here
Colorado Springs Fire Department
HILLSIDE IGNITION-RESISTANT CONSTRUCTION- agreement -Click Here
Estimated Cost of Hillside Ignition-Resistant Materials - Click Here
Colorado Springs Utilities
Restoring Utilities in the fire area - Click Here
Requirements for Utility Capping and Line Inspection for Sewer Services -Click Here
Mountain Shadows Rebuilds - Possible Issue with Sanitary Sewer Service Elevation -Click Here
Colorado Department of Pubic Health and Environment
CDPHE- Wildfire Recovery Guidance for Cleanup of Damaged or Destroyed Buildings - Click Here
Landfills accepting debris and ash -CDPHE has provided a list of landfills that will accept debris and ash from burned structures affected by these wildfires. Roll-offs can be taken to any one of the landfills on the list. Please call the landfill contact before transporting loads to alert the landfill that the material is coming and confirm it will accept the waste.
El Paso County
Disaster Recovery Website Click Here
El Paso County Health Department
El Paso County Health Department -Wildfire Guidance Click Here
HBA MEMBER ALERTS
El Paso County Transportation Impact Fee
The El Paso Board of County Commissioners have approved a new County transportation impact fee moving from the interim fee of $156.25 per trip to $348.00 per trip. Beginning March 1, 2013, all plans submitted for building permits, located in El Paso County (EPC) and Colorado Springs, must first be checked into the Regional Building Department (RBD) in order to receive a plan track number – in addition, RBD will also start collecting all fees for EPC that are associated with the issuance of the resulting building permit – fees may include ,but not be limited to, Development Review, Site Plan, BESQCP, Driveway, Surcharge, Transportation Impact Fee and Constitution Heights IGA – as with projects located in the city of Colorado Springs, a single check should be submitted at time of permit issuance made payable to RBD – for questions, please call …… 520-6300
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EPA Set To Reissue Construction Stormwater Permit Sans Turbidity Limits
The reissuance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Construction General Permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges – due out by Feb. 15, 2012 – will not include a numeric turbidity limit or associated monitoring and reporting requirements, according to latest reports. Instead, EPA is seeking more industry data to correct an error that resulted in a faulty turbidity limit established in the 2009 “Effluent Limitation Guidelines” for the “Construction Development Industry” (C&D ELG) rule. EPA will need many more months to gather better data, propose a correction rule for public comment and then take final action on a revised limitation.
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REMINDER-UNDERGROUND ELECTRICAL SERVICE METER INSTALLATION
Please forward to your electrician so they understand the criteria that needs to be met when setting the electrical meter/riser.
Note: CSU is charging trip fees of $299 if the riser sitting on the footer or the meter being set too far from the J Box.
CSU Electrical Standards -http://www.csu.org/business/businesswithus/Pages/electricstandards.aspx
UNDERGROUND SERVICE METER INSTALLATION
Appendix D – Drawings and Photos
Drawing 3A -Underground Service Meter Installation…………………………….………. page D-4
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IMPORTANT Member Alert! - OSHA Extends Temporary Enforcement Measures on Fall Protection
As reported in NAHB's latest Washington Update, home builders and remodelers have been given a 90-day reprieve from federal OSHA enforcement of new, more stringent fall protection regulations, which have been in effect since September 15, 2011. The previously announced temporary enforcement measures, which provide priority free on-site compliance assistance, penalty reductions, extended abatement dates, measures to ensure consistency and increased outreach, have been extended until March 15, 2013, to allow the industry more time to learn about the rule. NAHB has long held that OSHA’s fall protection standard -- including requirements that all residential construction companies must ensure that any employees or subcontractors doing work that’s six feet above ground or floor level must be protected with guardrail, safety net or personal fall arrest systems -- could actually cause greater danger on the job site than using alternate methods that home builders say are safer. NAHB again made that argument and recently sent a letter and petition to OSHA officials asking them to reopen the rulemaking and try again to create a rule that applies to home builders, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach that is better suited to commercial contracting. "We are very pleased that OSHA heeded our calls" in delaying enforcement of the new guidelines, noted NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg when OSHA made its announcement on Dec. 11.
Please be aware of the Fall Protection requirements below.
Now that OSHA has rescinded STD 03-00-001, what do residential construction employers have to do to protect employees from fall hazards?
• Employees working six (6) feet or more above lower levels must be protected by conventional fall protection methods listed in 1926.501(b)(13) ( i.e., guardrail systems, safety net systems, or personal fall arrest systems ) or alternative fall protection measures allowed by other provisions of 29 CFR 1926.501(b) for particular types of work.
• An example of an alternative fall protection measure allowed under 1926.501(b) is the use of warning lines and safety monitoring systems during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs. (4 in 12 pitch or less). (See 1926.501(b)(10)).
• OSHA allows the use of an effective fall restraint system in lieu of a personal fall arrest system. To be effective, a fall restraint system must be rigged to prevent a worker from reaching a fall hazard and falling over the edge. A fall restraint system may consist of a full body harness or body belt that is connected to an anchor point at the center of a roof by a lanyard of a length that will not allow a worker to physically reach the edge of the roof.
• When the employer can demonstrate that it is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use required fall protection systems, a qualified person must develop a written site-specific fall protection plan in accordance with 1926.502(k) that, among other things, specifies the alternative fall protection methods that will be used to protect workers from falls.
These new requirements replaced the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction, Standard 03-00- 001 which were in effect since 1995 and allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements.
More Residential Construction Questions and Answers -http://www.osha.gov/doc/residential-construction/residential-construction-qa.html