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H.R. 144 Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act

117th Congress Swearing In Floor Proceedings – January 3, 2021, House Chamber

A BILL

To forestall the loss of research talent by establishing a temporary early career research fellowship program.

E pluribus unum

Since early 2019 we have tracked live public consultation notices in a selection of states.   There are many reasons for doing this; not the least of which is the pandemic — which has brought the federal republic character of the United States into relief — but also new consensus dynamics in each of the 50 United States.

During today’s colloquium we undertake more detailed discovery about safety and sustainability codes, standards, guidelines, recommended practices and guidelines that have state-level adaptions of national consensus products of ANSI accredited standards setting organizations.  Because lobbyists (or “communication companies”) are domiciled in state capitals, and because the labor interest is one of the strongest voices in the the US standards setting system administered by ANSI, we find well-funded voices representing labor interests either endorsing or modifying the codes, standards and regulations that affect money flow into education communities.   We have examples.

Also — if there is time — with a number of college towns that are set up as separate entities and that raises noteworthy exceptions to the general rule; sometimes referred to as “home rule”*.

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Home Rule

Education Community Finance

Giovanni Paolo Panini, An architectural capriccio with figures among Roman ruins

The #SmartCampus transformation (post-pandemic, eclipsed by the #WiseCampus*) requires significant capital to meet the sustainability goals of its leadership.  Campuses are cities-within-cities and are, to a large degree, financed in a similar fashion.  Tax-free bonds*8 are an effective instrument for school districts, colleges and universities — and the host community in which they are nested — for raising capital for infrastructure projects while also providing investors with, say $10,000 to $100,000,to allocate toward a tax-free dividend income stream that produces return in the range of 2 to 8 percent annually.

An aging population may be receptive to investment opportunities that protect their retirement savings from taxation.

Once a month, we walk through the prospectuses of one or two bond offerings of school districts, colleges and universities and examine offering specifics regarding infrastructure construction, operations and maintenance.  We pay particular attention to details regarding “continuing operations”. Somehow the education industry has to pay for its green agenda.  See our CALENDAR for the next Finance & Management Standards Monthly online teleconference; open to everyone.

We encourage our website guests to visit the EMMA website for more information.  The interactive map below hastens you toward state-by-state listings of tax-free bonds that contribute to the construction and operation of education facilities; some of which involved university-affiliated medical research and healthcare delivery enterprises.

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR INTERACTIVE MAP

 

If you need help cutting through this list please feel free to click in any day at 11 AM Eastern time.  Use the login credentials at the upper right of our hope page.  We collaborate with subject matter experts at Municipal Analytics and UBS.

Issue: [Various]

Category: Administration & Management, Finance, #SmartCampus

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, John Kaczor, Liberty Ziegahn

*We see the pandemic as a driver for a step-reduction in cost in all dimensions of education communities.  We coined the term with a hashtag about two years ago.

*College and university infrastructure projects are classified with public school districts under the rubric “municipal bonds” at the moment.  CLICK HERE for more information.

 


LEARN MORE:

Duke Law Review:  Don’t ‘Screw Joe the Plummer’: The Sausage-Making of Financial Reform

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July 2: Public consultation closes for International Code Council Group 2021 Group A Codes

July: US Patent & Trademark Office National Summer Teacher Institute

June 1: 2024 Life Safety Code

June 1: NFPA Construction and Safety Code

June 1: 2024 Health Care Facilities Code

June 1: NFPA 90A Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems

June 1: NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations

June 1: NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

May 17-20: ASTM Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces and Facilities Meetings

May 11: NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

May 6: Michigan Electrical Administrative Board

May 5: ASTM Laboratory Apparatus standards meetings

April 30: ANSI Student Paper Competition 

April 27-30: IEEE I&CPS Technical Conference

April 14: NIST R&D Opportunities for Small Business

April 12: 2022 School Survey on Crime and Safety ED-2021-SCC-0019

April 11 – May 5: International Code Council Committee Action Hearings

April 5: NIST consultation closes on proposed changes to Bayh-Dole Regulations

April 5: ICC A117.1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

April 5 ICC 1205 Standard for Off-Site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance

BSR/ICC 1205-202x, Standard for Off-Site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance

April 5: CTA Performance Specification for Public Alert Receivers

April 5: ESTA Guidance on planning follow spot positions in places of public assembly

April 1: ASCE/SEI 59 Blast Protection of Buildings

April 1: 2024 NFPA 1 Fire Code Public Input

31 March: ANSI America Makes Webinar

26 March: IEC 60800 Heating cables with a rated voltage of 300/500 V for comfort heating and prevention of ice formation.

March 26: Balloting for 2023 National Electrical Code opens

March 23: Michigan Elevator Safety Board

March 22: American Gas Association public consultation closes on a large tranche of generally stabilized AGA guides

March 21: UL 2703 Standard for Safety for Mounting Systems, Mounting Devices, Clamping/Retention Devices, and Ground
Lugs for Use with Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panel

March 18-19: IEEE 2023 National Electrical Code meetings

March 17: ASCE/SEI 49 Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures

March 15: ASME A120.1 Safety Requirements for Powered Platforms and Traveling Ladders and Gantries for Building Maintenance

March 15: Addendum y to ASHRAE 90.12: Heating Duty Minimum Efficiency Requirements

March 15: Green Building Initiative seeks Consensus Body members for the development of a new standard on Existing Buildings

March 15: FM Global 1950 Seismic Sway Braces for Pipe, Tubing and Conduit

March 15:  Federal Highway Administration regulations with significant implications for school children transportation safety

March 12: Balloting for 2023 National Electrical Code opens

March 10-11: ISO TC 299 Robotics US TAG meeting

March 8: ICC 300 ICC Standard on Bleachers, Folding and Telescopic Seating, and Grandstands

March 8: UL 1286 Standard for Safety for Office Furnishings

March 7: IES Industrial Lighting Recommended Practice

March 4: CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Meeting

March 4: ANSI Webinar on ANSI

4 March: ISO 5741 Pandemic response survey

March 1: International Code Council release of proposed changes to the Group A I-Codes

February 28:  Addenda u and v to ASHRAE 90.1: Administrative changes dealing with permit applications and supporting reports

February 28: UL 845, Standard for Safety for Motor Control Centers

February 28: NSF 55 Addendum (i53r1) Ultraviolet Microbiological Water Treatment Systems

26 February: IEC 62304 Ed. 2: Health software – Software life cycle processes

February 26: Imperium

February 26: IEEE Industrial & Commercial Lighting 3001.9

26 February: ANSI Consultation on NEN proposal for ISO activity – Assistance Dogs

February 25: ANSI US-India Workshop on Smart Cities

February 25: E Pluribus Unum

February 25: CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee consultation closes

February 25: US Education Department: Critical Problems of Education Policy Applications Due

LOG OF COMMENTS ON PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS & GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

February 24: Water

February 23: Infotech

February 23: IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

February 23: ANSI US-India Workshop on Smart Cities

February 22: ASC X9.145 Framework for Financial Instrument Identification

February 22: UL 1480A Standard for Safety for Speakers for Commercial and Professional Use

February 22: IEEE Event Celebrating Hedy LaMarr — Actress/Inventor

February 22: NECA 5 Recommended Practice for Prefabrication of Electrical Installations for Construction

22-23 February: IEC SMB Meeting

February 22: Pathways

February 21: UL 268 Standard for Safety for Smoke Detectors for Fire Alarm Systems

February 21: UL 521 Standard for Safety for Heat Detectors for Fire Protective Signaling Systems

February 19: NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

February 18: ANSI US-India Workshop on Smart Cities

February 17:  Closing date for NITMAMs for several NFPA priority titles

February 16: Patent and Trademark Resource Center Metrics

February 16: IEEE ANSI Accreditation Review

February 16: International Code Council BCAC Group B Planning Meeting

February 16: RESNET/ICC Standard for the Calculation and Labeling of the Energy Performance of Dwelling and Sleeping Units

February 15: GASB Implementation Guidance Update—2021

February 14: UL 2580 Standard for Safety for Batteries for Use in Electric Vehicles

13 February: ISO 304 Ballots due for the following:

CD 5258 Standard Protocol of Drive–through Screening Station for Infectious Disease Control

CD 5472 Standard Protocol of Walk–through Screening Station for Infectious Disease Control

12 February: IEC 62271ommon specifications for alternating current switchgear and controlgear

 

February 10: IEEE ExComm Meeting

February 9: IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee

February 8: ACCA 14 Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems

February 8: ACCA 6 Restoring the Cleanliness of HVAC Systems

February 8: SME BPVC Rules for Overpressure Protection

February 8: ASME BPVC Rules for Construction of Power Boilers

February 8: ASME BPVC Recommended Guidelines for the Care of Power Boilers

February 8: ASME BPVC Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers

February 8: BOMA Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement

February 7: Addendum cd to Standard 135-2020, BACnet® – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

February 7: NFPA 110 Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems

February 5: IEEE Industrial & Commercial Lighting Systems Meeting

February 2: NFPA Cybersecurity for Fire Protection

5 February: IEC 62386-250 ED1: Digital addressable lighting interface – Part 250: Particular requirements – Integrated Power Supply

3 February: US TAG 304 Healthcare Administration

February 2: NFPA Cybersecurity for Fire Protection

February 2: UL 3100-202x, Standard for Safety for Automated Mobile Platforms

February 1: ASIS PAP Physical Asset Protection

February 1: IES RP-43 Recommended Practice: Lighting Exterior Applications

February 1: AWS D10.10/D10.10M-202x Recommended Practices for Local Heating of Welds in Piping and Tubing

February 1: APCO 1.120.1-202x, Crisis Intervention Techniques and Call Handling Procedures for Public Safety Telecommunicators

February 1: AAMI (ES60601) Medical Electrical Equipment General Requirements

January 29: ISO Guidance on Social Responsibility Activity

January 25: ANSI in China Newsletter

January 25: ASME BPVC Section VIII-202x, Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

January 25: ASTM F963-202x, Consumer Safety Specification for Toy Safety

January 25: BIFMA X5.41-202x Large Occupant Public and Lounge Seating

January 25: ASCE/COS 73- Standard Requirements for Sustainable Infrastructure

January 25: World Economic Forum Guide for Regulators

 

 

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Syllabus

Glasshouse Christian College Queensland

Our algorithm smashes horizontally through an expanding constellation of literature released by 1000-odd standard setting organizations worldwide every day.  These organizations throw off the better part of 10,000 titles relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of education communities.  Many of these titles compete with proposals in the same, or in a similar domain as regulatory titles produced by incumbent verticals working the levers of government.  Those titles find their way into  public law.

The complexity of the global standards system benefits the interests who have the money to master it.  Labor, manufacturers, insurance and conformance organizations are the ruling oligarchy in the global standards system; same as it is in governments of every nation.  As we explain in our ABOUT; their free run of the markets is not their fault.  It is fault of the user-interest to participate in the private standards system.  That’s why we have our door open every day.

Our daily colloquia are typically doing sessions (or “mark up” sessions in the parlance of  functionaries on the Washington D.C. policy grid).   “Administrivia” is characteristic of the standardization domain; where an outsized measure of resources are spent on process and procedure.  During our doing colloquia we assume policy objectives are established (Safer-Simpler-Lower-Cost, Longer-Lasting).   Because we necessarily get into the weeds we usually have to schedule a separate time slot to hammer away over teleconferencing platforms.

SYLLABUS: WEEK 8

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Corrigenda


Thursday | February 25

“The County Election” 1852 George Caleb Bingham

E pluribus unum


Friday | February 26

Six weeks into the 117th Congress and of the 1200+ House and Senate introductions we count 105 legislative proposals dealing with education communities; most of them reckoning with the circumstances of the pandemic.

One example is H.R. 386: Safe Routes to School Expansion Act which contemplates installation of infrastructure improvements, including sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, and bus stop shelters or protected waiting areas.  Arguably, the routes could be established along any path (assuming children and parents walk or drive or bike).  Perhaps there will be a need to develop a standard to establish such paths.

A fair amount of legislation dealing with education communities are challenged in court so it is wise to keep an eye on how the courts interpret the legislation.  Our focus is on prospective money flow through the physical infrastructure; with particular interest in market-making by vertical incumbents which we describe in our ABOUT.

Imperium


Saturday | February 27


Sunday | February 28

SYLLABUS: WEEK 9

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* Many best practice titles emerge from consortia and open-source platforms; especially so in information and communications technology domains.  In many economic spaces, privately-developed consensus products compete with local, state and federal legislative proposals.

 

Standards Wisconsin

“Lone Rock with Canoe c. 1900 H.H. Bennett

As we explain in our ABOUT we continue development of the cadre of “code writers and vote-getters” begun at the University of Michigan in 1993.  Code writers and vote getters are the true expert witnesses to the social negotiation of technical change.  They are leaders in the reconciliation of the competing requirements of safety and economy in the largest non-residential building construction market in the United States.

Please send bella@standardsmichigan.com a request to join one of our mailing lists appropriate to your interest for #WiseCampus standards action in the State of Wisconsin.


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Teacher & Licensing Requirements by State

Homeschool Laws by State

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Electronic Municipal Market Access / Wisconsin

Safety

Wisconsin Electrical Code

Energy

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Information & Communication

College radio stations in Wisconsin

 

Standards Wisconsin Workspace

Standards Idaho

“Shoshone Falls. Idaho” 1875 / Thomas Moran

As we explain in our ABOUT, we are continuing the development of the cadre of “code writers and vote-getters” begun at the University of Michigan in 1993.  We are now drilling down into state and local adaptations of nationally developed codes and standards that are incorporated by reference into public safety and sustainability legislation.

Standards Michigan remains the “free” home site but state-specific sites such as Standards Idaho will be accessible to subscribers.   Please send bella@standardsmichigan.com a request to join one of our mailing lists appropriate to your interest for #WiseCampus standards action in the State of Idaho. #StandardsIdaho

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US Census Bureau American Community Interactive Data Map

US Congressional Districts Map

US Senator Interactive Map

Teacher & Licensing Requirements by State

Finance

Electronic Municipal Market Access / Idaho

Safety

Idaho Building Codes

Idaho Electrical Codes

Energy

Idaho Public Utilities Commission

Idaho Energy Code

Information & Communication

Idaho Public Utilities Commission Telecom

Standards Idaho Workspace

Standards North Carolina

“A View of Asheville, North Carolina” (1850) / Robert Duncanson

As we explain in our ABOUT, we are continuing the development of the cadre of “code writers and vote-getters” begun at the University of Michigan in 1993.  We are now drilling down into state and local adaptations of nationally developed codes and standards that are incorporated by reference into public safety and sustainability legislation.

This post is a “test pancake” for generating discussion, and for developing a way forward for crafting state exceptions to nationally developed codes and standards.  Every state will have to be managed according to its history, culture, governance regime, asset-base and network of expertise.

Standards Michigan will remain the “free” home site but state-specific sites such as Standards North Carolina will be accessible to user-interest code-writers and vote-getters.   Please send bella@standardsmichigan.com a request to join one of our mailing lists appropriate to your interest for #SmartCampus standards action in the State of North Carolina.


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US Census Bureau American Community Interactive Data Map

US Congressional Districts Map

US Senator Interactive Map

Teacher & Licensing Requirements by State

Homeschool Laws by State

Finance

Electronic Municipal Market Access / North Carolina

Safety

North Carolina Electrical Code

Energy

North Carolina Utilities Commission

Information & Communication

College radio stations in North Carolina

 

Standards North Carolina Workspace

 

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