Thursday, February 19, 2015

REMINDER: West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory meeting tonight

The West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Pinehurst City Hall, 106 N. Division St.

Committee members will work with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to develop an air quality improvement plan known as a State Implementation Plan, or SIP, which will describe how the area intends to reach and maintain compliance with air quality standards. The meeting will focus on open burning and community outreach and education.

Participants will also learn about local air quality issues and how decisions are made and discuss potential emission reduction measures for the area.

Tonight's agenda:


West Silver Valley Citizens Advisory Committee

Purpose: To provide the public and representatives of various stakeholder groups with a forum to; identify and understand air quality issues facing the West Silver Valley (WSV), determine appropriate emission reduction efforts in the community; to participate in local efforts to establish and codify reduction techniques necessary for the development of a successful State Implementation Plan for the area.

1.    Introductions/Air Quality Update

2.    Committee Business
·         Group facilitator
·         Communication

3.    Action Items
·         AQI burn message (Air Quality Index)

4.    Topic Discussion
·         Outdoor open burning – IDL
o   Backyard/slash/prescribed
·         Outreach and education
o   Brochures

5.    Comments

6.    Next meeting - March 19th  6 - 7 PM
Location to be determined

Adjourn
For more information, contact Ralph Paul at (208) 666-4609 or ralph.paul@deq.idaho.gov

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Stormwater and Erosion Education Program (SEEP) certification classes

Classes and Certification - Spring  2015  Class  Schedule:
  • Shoshone County-  April 21-22

Cost: $250 per student
Class length: 8 hours
Field session: 4 hours plus voluntary written exam for SEEP certification

Register early! Class size is limited to maximize the learning experience for students. One week cancellation notice is required for refund. No-shows are responsible for full registration fee. Substitutions are always welcome. 

Already SEEP  Certified?
Certification expires in 3 years, unless Continuing Education Units are met. Re-Certification courses are offered in Kootenai and Bonner counties.
Register  for certification or re-certifcation classes here:   http://www.uidaho.edu/cda/SEEP/Classes-and-Certification


Friday, February 13, 2015

West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee meeting 2/19 @ 6:00 p.m.

The West Silver Valley Air Quality Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Pinehurst City Hall, 106 N. Division St.

Committee members will work with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to develop an air quality improvement plan known as a State Implementation Plan, or SIP, which will describe how the area intends to reach and maintain compliance with air quality standards. The meeting will focus on open burning and community outreach and education.

Participants will also learn about local air quality issues and how decisions are made and discuss potential emission reduction measures for the area.

For more information, contact Ralph Paul at (208) 666-4609 or ralph.paul@deq.idaho.gov.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Inbound Lumber Buying Mission From Japan

The Idaho Department of Commerce will be hosting an inbound lumber buying mission from Japan on March 23-27, 2015, in conjunction with the Small Log Conference in Coeur d’Alene, March 24-26, 2015.  

The five participating Japanese buyers will focus on acquiring Douglas Fir dimensional lumber. 

For more information on this inbound mission, contact Cathleen Sanborn @ 208-752-5511.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Safety Fest - free safety training at North Idaho College WFTC


North Idaho College will offer free safety training at the 7th annual Safety Fest of the Great Northwest.  Registration opens today.  

The three day event will run February 18 - 20 at the Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.  Classes offered include:  MSHA Refresher, CPR/First Aid, Fall Protection, Manufacturing Safety, OSHA 10, RCW/WAC update, Hazardous Communications, Warehouse Safety, LEAD Training, Project Management, Hazwoper, Workzone Flagging, Water Safety, Respiratory Protection, Workplace Violence, OSHA Record Keeping, Scaffolding Safety, K9 Police Demonstration, Accident Investigation, Focus Four and More.

Information and registration here:  www.nic.edu/safetyfest  You can sign up to be notified when registration opens January 12, 2015.  

Monday, December 29, 2014

Training opportunity - Bidding for Profit

Bidding for Profit - North Idaho College Workforce Training Center/Post Falls

January 13, 2015 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Business owners need to understand their true cost and how to include them in their bid price to produce a profit on every job. Learn how to accurately assess direct and variable cost, overhead allocation, and profit margin.

Cost is $39.

Information and registration: https://business.idahosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=80340091

Friday, December 26, 2014

Idaho Rec Tech Passport Program


The Idaho Recreation Technology Passport Program is a State and Federal funded program established in 2014 with hopes to expand sales and product awareness for Idaho companies both internationally and domestically while promoting Idaho as an attractive place to do business and for recreational tourism.  In the summer of 2015, Idaho Commerce is organizing a multi-stop tour at the following trade shows.

§ Outdoor Friedrichshafen– Germany – July 2015
http://www.outdoor-show.com/
§ Outdoor Retailer Summer Market – Salt Lake City – August 2015
http://www.outdoorretailer.com/summer-market/index.shtml
State and Federal funds will be used to offset your company costs which include individual booth space & construction/shipping, airfare, hotel, and marketing material.  Booth spaces may be arranged as an Idaho pavilion, or as individual booths at the shows depending on group consensus.

Your cost to participate in the Idaho Rec Tech Passport program including booth space, airfare/travel, hotel and marketing material is projected to be under $3,000 total for both shows.

Space is very limited and companies will be selected based on a first come first serve basis and through an application process.  Successful applicants will also be encouraged to apply for an IMAG grant facilitated by the Small Business Administration to offset costs.

The deadline to apply for the Passport Program is Wednesday January 21st 2015

Please contact Jake Reynolds, (208) 780-5150, immediately if you are interested in learning more about the program and how you can apply.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Training opportunity - Entrepreneurial Essentials





When

Friday, January 16, 2015
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM



Location

Lewiston - Lewis-Clark State College



Forming a business, Research, Risks, Rewards, Registrations, Records, Regulations, and Resources all in 2.5 hours. 


Cost is $30.