From Nancy Cook:
Hello good leaders in stewardship, conservation, sustainability, local food, and environmental justice.
You are receiving this email because we believe your organization is part of the solution in our community’s task to combat climate change and related species extinction. Hence, we invite you to play a role in a free community event at the Liberty Theater.
The college has received an Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grant to rent the theater and cover other costs for the performance, which will be free to the public. The Cannery Pier Hotel will be hosting our guests. And we would like to publicize your role as co-sponsors. There would be no charge to your organization. As co-sponsor, you will receive table or easel space in the Liberty Lobby to share what you do with an audience concerned about our climate future and its connections to ecological diversity, clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
Part of our vision is that attendees will not only witness the Moore/McCabe performance, but more importantly connect with neighbors and learn about opportunities to be part of community-based solutions.
We are also working out logistics to offer a children’s eARTh ART program in the lower level of the theater, so there’s potential for an organization to help with kids outreach as well.
In upcoming weeks, we will be developing publicity to invite the public to this event. We will also need to plan how best to use the Liberty lobby space. If this is something your organization wants to be a part of, please let me know before March 10th. And feel free to call or email with any questions about how to best make this a truly marvelous Earth Day In-Gathering for our community.
This Earth Day we want to celebrate what you do! And offer opportunity to network, recruit, renew.
The Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee (FIAC) has concluded its work on the financial impact of the proposed Worker Protection Standard rulemaking.
Oregon OSHA appointed a Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee to provide additional analysis as part of the agency’s updates to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Worker Protection Standard. The committee included both grower and worker representatives. The committee finished its work in February with an Amended Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact.
Oregon OSHA has again extended the public comment period on proposed additional safeguards against pesticide drift. This decision moves the deadline from February 28 to March 15, 2018. This allows more time for the public to comment on the proposed rules while considering the revised statement of need and fiscal impact.
Oregon OSHA decided to appoint a Fiscal Advisory Committee in response to the request from the Columbia Fruit Growers (CGFG), which was received November 3, 2017. In that letter, CGFG objected to the Fiscal Impact Statement filed in the rulemaking and requested that a FIAC be appointed.
Oregon OSHA’s rule proposals add protections to the EPA’s Application Exclusion Zone. The zone surrounds and moves with pesticide-spray equipment during applications. It must be free of all people other than appropriately trained and equipped pesticide handlers.
To learn more about Oregon OSHA’s rule proposals and review the Amended Statement of Need and Fiscal Impact, visit:
To learn more about the Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee, visit:
Extending the comment period through March 15, 2018 marks the third time Oregon OSHA has allowed more time to review and remark on the rule proposals. The comment period was originally scheduled to end Dec. 15.
Department of Consumer and Business Services/Oregon OSHA
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Phone: 503-986-1716, Address: 900 Court St NE, S-209, Salem, OR 97301
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From Pamela Mattson Mc DonaldDear CREATERS,Please spread this around.I attended the rally on Monday February 12th, in Salem for the Clean Energy Jobs Bill SB 1070. For more information look in the February Hipfish for my article on the bill. This is VERY important for Oregon. We have all of our ducks in line.The work on the Senate Bill since the time I wrote the article has been changed to SB 1507 and HB4001.Regards,Pamela M2