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August 18, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Senators Urge Agencies to Withdraw Proposed "Blacklisting" Rules for Federal Contractors

U.S. Senate committee leaders Aug. 6 urged the Obama administration to pull its "incomplete" guidance proposal to implement the Obama administration's "blacklisting" Executive Order 13673 and suspend its related proposed rule until the entire proposal is completed. 

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ABC Requests Extension for Comments on Overtime Proposal

ABC filed a letter July 23 with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requesting an extension of the comment period on the department's Wage and Hour Division's (WHD) Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees proposed rulemaking. Commonly referred to as "the overtime proposal," the notice of proposed rulemaking was issued June 30. 

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President Obama and EPA Announce Final Clean Power Plan

On Aug. 3, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final Clean Power Plan, which will cut power plant carbon emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels, by 2030. The rule is among several released by EPA that will increase compliance and transaction costs while creating uncertainty for America's small businesses.

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OSHA Issues New Employer Recordkeeping Proposal

OSHA July 29 issued a proposed rule clarifying an employer's continuing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of reportable injuries and illnesses.

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USACE Memos Show Concerns over 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently released a set of memos from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps or USACE) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that stated their concerns with the"Waters of the U.S." rule (WOTUS). The rule dramatically expands the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the country.  The rule has been finalized and is set to go into effect on Aug. 28.

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Register Now for the ABC Users Summit

On Oct. 8-9, in St. Pete Beach, Fla, ABC will bring together construction users and contractors to discuss industry safety, quality and workforce issues during its third annual Users Summit.

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ABC Carolinas is Now Offering Mobile Crane Operator Certification


ABC is pleased to offer NCCER Mobile Crane Operator
Certifications. NCCER certifications are equipment and
capacity specific; ANSI approved; and meet or exceed
current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC operator certification requirements.

To become certified, experienced operators must pass a
written assessment and practical examination.



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New ABC Members for August
  1. KMD Construction, LLC
  2. Diament Building Corp.
  3. Walbridge Southeast
Executive Club Member of the Month:
Gaylor Electric, Inc.
For more information regarding Gaylor Electric,Inc., 


ABC Calendar of Events


August Events


27 - Charlotte Mayoral Social


28 - EIC Intent to Submit Due


September Events


9 -  Triangle Breakfast

10 - Upstate Par 3


16 -Fayetteville Socal

17 - Lowcountry Cornhole Social

23 - Columbia Cornhole Social

24 - Charlotte Luncheon

24 - Coastal Social


30 - Triad Meet the Generals


ABC Calendar of Training


August Training


21 - Project Mgmt Series-Charlotte


31 - Mobile Crane Operator Cert-Clt


September Training


1-3 - Mobile Crane Operator Cert-Clt


14 - First Aid/CPR - Charlotte


17 - CQM - New Bern


6th Annual Safety Conference

October 15, 2015

The Speedway Club

Sponsorships still needed!

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For more information, contact Suzanne Richards at 704-367-1331 or richards@abccarolinas.org


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Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546
Low Country Office:
1276 Royal Troon Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 
p: 843.860.3634
f: 888.664.6172


Government Affairs:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546