Chuck White, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs , PHCC-National Association
Charles “Chuck” R. White serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for PHCC—National Association. White works closely with government regulatory bodies, such as the DOE, and serves on a number of councils and coalitions including NSPC, PERC, ABPA and IAPMO as a representative of PHCC’s contractors.
  • 11.09.21

    New Vaccine Mandate for 100+ Employees; What You Need to Know

    OSHA has identified that SARS-Cov-2 and COVID-19 present a grave danger to employees and has promulgated this Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for the workplace. The ETS applies to employers of 100 or more employees and is effective as of Nov. 5, 2021 (the date of publication). The ETS shall remain in effect the grave danger no longer exists or OSHA determines the conditions revert to a …

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  • 10.06.21

    Advocacy News

    Reimbursements End for COVID-19 Leave Payments

    To help support workers during the pandemic, Emergency Family Medical Leave (EFML) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) programs were instituted. Originally mandatory for small businesses, these benefits were extended into 2021 as a voluntary program. Employers would be reimbursed by the federal government for limited payroll expenses that allowed workers to be paid to stay home and avoid …

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  • 08.12.21

    PHCC-News

    The Infrastructure Bill: Will it Impact Plumbing and HVAC?

    On Aug. 10, 2021, the Senate approved a long-awaited and debated $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that includes $579 billion in new spending for specific infrastructure needs. A majority of that spending is targeted to transportation – combined funds to the tune of $274 billion. For the plumbing and HVAC industry, there are funding mechanisms found in several allocations – $55 billion for water …

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  • 07.26.21

    Advocacy News

    PHCC Comments on Proposed HFC Allowance and Allocation Rule

    Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0044  The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is the oldest construction trades association in the country representing approximately 3,200 plumbing and HVACR contractors employing over 64,000 professionals across the United States. Since 1883, this organization has been concerned with the safe installation of plumbing and HVAC systems. …

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  • 03.24.21

    Advocacy News

    Rolling Back Regulations is a Reality

    The Biden-Harris Administration continues to roll back regulations enacted during the previous administration. Two proposed rulemakings that withdraw rules have been released for public comment. In the newly released proposed rules, the withdrawal of the Independent Contractor Final Rule is based on several reasons: The rule adopted a new “economic reality” test to determine whether a worker is …

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  • 01.14.21

    Advocacy News

    PPP Loan Program Re-opens

    The U.S. Small Business Administration will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all participating PPP lenders to submit First and Second Draw loan applications to SBA. Contact your lender for information about …

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