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<p><font size="+2"><span style="">The Martinez Administration is
planning to roll back the NM Energy Efficiency Building Code
which was approved (after a lengthy and very open process) in 2010,
which had a very high level of public support, and which is scheduled
to
go into effect this July.</span><o:p></o:p></font></p>
<p><font size="+1"><span style=""><font size="+2">Please consider
the info
below, and take a moment <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">before
the end of this week </span></strong>to mail
or fax your opinion to the NM Construction Industries Commission.</font><br>
</span></font></p>
<p><i><span style="">Points to keep in mind:</span><o:p></o:p> </i><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">1) the average $13 per month
savings being quoted in the media is net - ie after including the costs
associated with meeting the new code. A major argument from the <st1:City
 w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Martinez</st1:place></st1:City> faction
is that
the cost of meeting the code will be greater than the $13/mo saved - a
gross
& deliberate distortion of the facts.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">2) the new code included specific
provisions dealing with classic NM architectural innovations and
practices. It
doesn't include everything that we would have liked, but it's a whole
lot
better than the alternative. </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">3) the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Martinez</st1:place></st1:City>
administration's rollback strategy
has been to "clean house" at the Construction Industries Commission
and then ram this change thru before "the public" has time to react.
Public hearings are required by statute, so they were scheduled
immediately
after the Memorial Day weekend - ie to make it as hard as possible for
the
"opposition" to get organized. This is clearly an inside hatchet job,
as opposed to the long and very public process of creating the new
energy code
specifications in the first place.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">4) the Albuquerque Journal
published their own editorial on 5/22 supporting this rollback - and
using the
same misleading arguments ie that costs weren't considered the first
time
around, and that the new rules will kill jobs.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">5) The Albuquerque
Journal has accepted an op-ed by NMSEA VP Gary Vaughn opposing
the rollback, which will be published in their "green building"
focus section on <span class="object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT57">Tuesday</span></span>
<span class="object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT58">May 31</span></span>.
If any of
you want to submit op-ed pieces, better do so ASAP. The bad news is
that such a
late publishing date will make it difficult for readers to register
their
opinions with the CIC before "the deadline".</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">6) The CIC is required to tally
"official" public comments - ie comments that follow their specific
rules. That means statements made at the public hearings, and written
statements made by mail or by FAX. Emails and any communication with
individual
commissioners can be ignored at will. So it's important to mail or FAX
your
opinion to the CIC at the "official" address or FAX number listed
below. And note that comments must be received by 5PM on <span
 class="object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT59">June 2</span></span> -
otherwise they'll simply be
ignored. There's no real need to justify your opinion - all that they
will be tallying is Yea or Nay for rolling back the code. The final
tally is not legally binding - but it's the only form of leverage that
we have.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">7) if you can make the formal
hearings, or encourage others to do so, please do that. A big
pro-efficiency
turn out will make the news and add to the pressure to stop the
rollback.</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">8) there's only one week left to
"act" - and that includes the long holiday weekend. </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p><span style="">9) the bottom line is that the
current efficiency code - set to go into effect in July - will have a
bigger beneficial effect on NM's future energy use than any other
recent energy
related initiative - including our hoped-for "dream" revision of
passive solar adobe building codes and incentives, the consequences of
PNM's
temporarily delayed PV grid-tied interconnect rider, and the combined
effect of
our last 11 Solar Fiestas. </span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;" align="center"><b><span
 style="">STATE OF <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">NEW MEXICO</st1:place></st1:State></span><o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;" align="center"><b><span
 style="">CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES DIVISION</span><o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;" align="center"><b><span
 style="">of the</span><o:p></o:p><span style=""> <br>
Regulation and Licensing Department </span><o:p></o:p></b></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;" align="center"><span
 style=""><b>NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS</b><br>
</span></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; text-align: center;" align="center"><br>
<span style=""></span><o:p></o:p></p>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="">Public hearings on
the proposed changes to the following CID Rules: </span><span style="">NMAC
14.7.6 2009
New Mexico Energy Conservation Code;NMAC 14.8.2 2009 New Mexico
Plumbing Code;
NMAC 14.9.2 2009 New Mexico Mechanical Code; and,NMAC 14.10.4 2008 New
Mexico
Electrical Code, w</span><span style="">ill be held as follows:</span><o:p></o:p></p>
<ul type="disc">
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="object"><span style=""><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT933"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT726">June 2, 2011</span></span></span></span><span
 style="">, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: <st1:City w:st="on">FARMINGTON</st1:City>
- </span><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><span style="">McGee</span></st1:PlaceName><span
 style=""> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Park</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType
 w:st="on">Convention Center</st1:PlaceType></span></st1:place><span
 style="">, #41 Road 5568, <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Bloomfield
Hwy</st1:address></st1:Street></span> <o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="object"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT934"><span style=""><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT727">June
2, 2011</span></span></span></span><span style="">, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:
    <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">ROSWELL</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">NM</st1:State></st1:place> - </span><span style="">City
Council Chambers, 421 N. Richardson</span> <o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="object"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT935"><span style=""><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT728">June
2, 2011</span></span></span></span><span style="">, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm:
    <st1:City w:st="on">LAS CRUCES</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State>
- </span><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><span style="">Las
Cruces</span></st1:place></st1:City><span style=""> Administrative
Offices, 505 South Main Street, Suite 249, Conference Room A </span><o:p></o:p></li>
  <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><span class="object"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT936"><span style=""><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT729">June
2, 2011</span></span></span></span><span style="">, 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm:
    <st1:City w:st="on">ALBUQUERQUE</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">NM</st1:State>
- </span><span style="">CID Conference Room: <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City
 w:st="on">5200</st1:City> Oakland Avenue, <st1:State w:st="on">NE</st1:State></st1:place></span><o:p></o:p></li>
</ul>
<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="">Copies
of the proposed rules are currently
available on the Construction Industries Division's website: <span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT937"><span class="object"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT730"><a
 href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=glvnlwbab&et=1105590810346&s=919&e=001ZNAV47a-w3RGhWZuyrmePr16Lh_FmVdlkzo19nhmAa6cyshbFmWv4rjnI7h1Dn_H-PRay1eIdB8Axw4wR4AFLtRme-ileOk0K5L8gnrHJsjtoF46JvMHOA=="
 target="_blank"
 title="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=glvnlwbab&et=1105590810346&s=919&e=001ZNAV47a-w3RGhWZuyrmePr16Lh_FmVdlkzo19nhmAa6cyshbFmWv4rjnI7h1Dn_H-PRay1eIdB8Axw4wR4AFLtRme-ileOk0K5L8gnrHJsjtoF46JvMHOA=="><span
 style="color: windowtext;">www.rld.state.nm.us/cid</span></a></span></span></span>
and at the CID office in Santa Fe. You are invited to attend and
express your
opinion on these proposed rules changes. If you cannot attend the
meeting, you
may send your written comments to the Construction Industries Division,
<st1:address w:st="on"><st1:Street w:st="on">2550 Cerrillos Road, P.O.
Box 25101</st1:Street>, <st1:City w:st="on">Santa Fe</st1:City>, <st1:State
 w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:State> <st1:PostalCode w:st="on">87504</st1:PostalCode></st1:address>,
Attention: <strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Public Comments.
FAX <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT938"></span></span></strong><span
 class="undefined"><span style=""><a
 href="callto:+1%28505%29%20476-4685" target="_blank"
 title="callto:+1(505) 476-4685"><span style="color: windowtext;">(505)
476-4685</span></a></span></span></span><strong><span
 style="font-weight: normal;">.</span></strong> <span style=""><br>
<font size="+1"><br>
<i><font size="+2">All comments must be received no later than 5 pm, on
<span class="object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT939"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT731">June 2, 2011</span></span></span>.</font></i></font></span><font
 size="+1"><font size="+2"><i> 
</i><br>
</font><b><span style=""></span></b></font><span style="">If you
require special accommodations
to attend the hearing, </span>please notify the Division by phone,
email or
fax, of such needs no later than <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT940"><span
 class="object"><span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT732">May 27, 2011</span></span></span>.
Telephone: <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT941"><a href="callto:+1505-476-4686"
 target="_blank" title="callto:+1505-476-4686"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">505-476-4686</span></a></span>.
Email: <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT942"><span class="object"><span
 id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT733"><a
 href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=glvnlwbab&et=1105590810346&s=919&e=001ZNAV47a-w3QWFnPV-3bnRXoI9yPsWO1EySW7N2EZKu9MyYygp1ad2pKSBE2Tig6meAZ-bG0oEKCJO2i2tOKQGkm3oqZ_E8flJY41AwnNoL5k0vZYvZTpZAb8lqpKwGxP"
 target="_blank"
 title="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=glvnlwbab&et=1105590810346&s=919&e=001ZNAV47a-w3QWFnPV-3bnRXoI9yPsWO1EySW7N2EZKu9MyYygp1ad2pKSBE2Tig6meAZ-bG0oEKCJO2i2tOKQGkm3oqZ_E8flJY41AwnNoL5k0vZYvZTpZAb8lqpKwGxP"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">www.rld@state.nm.us/cid</span></a></span></span></span>
Fax No. <span id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT943"><a href="callto:+1505-476-4685"
 target="_blank" title="callto:+1505-476-4685"><span
 style="color: windowtext;">505-476-4685</span></a></span><o:p><br>
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