Current Call to Action

>>Invitation to Be Part of Field Exam Survey – Participate by Oct. 9
We are gauging interest in offering the SPFA PCP Field Exams on Monday-Tuesday, January 26-27, 2015, during the Sprayfoam 2015 Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
We need your help!  Please respond to this short survey by close of business on Thursday, October 9, 2014. 

For more information, please contact Kelly Marcavage, SPFA PCP Certification Director, at or 571-748-5003. 

>>EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
On July 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations and related programs to modernize its regulations as required under Executive Order (EO) 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.

During the 90-day comment period, EPA asks for information and data on specific regulatory elements and process safety management approaches to enhance public health and safety, and aid local fire, police, and emergency response personnel to prepare for and respond to chemical emergencies. The information received will be used when reviewing chemical hazards covered by the RMP and to determine how this program should be expanded to improve chemical facility safety. The RFI does not commit the agency to rulemaking. 

To view EPA’s RFI and provide public comment, visit

The public will have 90 days to submit written comments online, (the portal for federal rulemaking), or by mail.
>>Papers Sought for International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships
Papers are being sought for a conference on ships and on land facilities that focuses on the state of the art and challenges related to environment, HVAC, energy security and health and safety among other topics.
Organized by ASHRAE, the Hellenic Navy, the Technical Chamber of Greece and the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter, the International Conference on Energy and Environment in Ships takes place May 22-24, 2015, in Athens, Greece.
Abstracts (400 words in length) are due Oct. 13, 2014. If accepted, papers are due Jan. 26, 2015.  Submittal information can be found at
>>EPA Seeks Feedback from the Public on Proposed Label Options for Safer Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is redesigning its Design for the Environment Safer Product Label to better convey to consumers that products bearing the label meet the program’s rigorous standard to be safer for people and the environment.
"We want consumers to be able to easily find safer products that work well," said Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. "The agency wants to hear from the American people on which designs will help people identify household cleaning and other products that are safer for families and the environment."
The agency is also seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, including the chemical and product manufacturing industry, retailers, consumers and environmental organizations. This input will help inform the agency’s selection of a new label.

Comment on the proposed designs up until October 31, 2014: