On August 25, 2016, the Code Council adopted a rule amending the March 9, 2016 rule. The Amended Notice of Adoption of the amended rule updating the Energy Code was published in the September 21, 2016 edition of the State Register. The amended rule updating the Energy Code update incorporates the following documents by reference:
•2013 ASHRAE 90.1
•2016 Supplement to the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code (Revised August 2016)
The "Revised August 2016" version of the supplement was posted on the website on September 2, 2016, your copy of the supplement is not current if you downloaded it before that date. For more information and to download the current version of the Supplement "Revised August 2016" CLICK HERE
The amended rule updating the Energy Code becomes effective on October 3, 2016. There is no "transition period" for the Energy Code.
Public access to the ICC Codes;
The ICC 2015 codes adopted by New York State can be viewed at no cost at; http://codes.iccsafe.org/New%20York%20State.html#2015
The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners this week issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on the lookout for fake IRS tax bills that may arrive by email, as an attachment, or by mail purportedly related to the Affordable Care Act.
Addressing the Core Deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Social- Emotional Skills to Students with ASD
Students with ASD have persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts; these deficits often include social-emotional reciprocity and non-verbal communication. This seminar will focus on foundational social skills, an overview of assessment/curriculum tools and it will highlight several instructional strategies to help support students with ASD.
Addressing the Core Deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom: Supporting the Understanding and Development of Peer Relationships
As a core deficit in ASD, students have deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, ranging, for example, from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing imaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers. This session will discuss the importance of friendships, along with interventions that target the development of peer relationships.
Seminar flyer: http://www.albany.edu/autism/files/Fall_2016_PDPS_Flyer.pdf
Register online: http://www.albany.edu/pdps/form.php
THE GOOD Google Allo is available on both Android and iOS, and features a digital Assistant that fetches information for you in a conversational way. Its Incognito Mode erases conversations and has end-to-end encryption.
THE BAD Allo doesn't integrate video calling, and it doesn't have as many features as its competitors, like baked-in GIF support or control over read receipts.
THE BOTTOM LINE It's not a perfect communications app on Day 1, but the integrated, all-knowing Google Assistant bot sets Allo apart from the messaging competition.
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Take advantage of the amnesty program before it expires! Amnesty will run from September 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016. Stay informed.
Next week is SepticSmart Week, which is a good time to learn more about taking care of your own septic system or onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS). A septic system or OWTS will serve a home or business for a long time if it is properly located, designed, constructed and maintained. For information about the operation and maintenance of private, commercial and institutional onsite wastewater treatment systems, view DEC's "A Guide to Help Managers of Small Businesses Keep their Wastewater Systems Working Properly (PDF)(520 KB)". Information about home septic systems is available on NYS Department of Health's Septic System Operation and Maintenance webpage. EPA holds SepticSmart Week each year to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems.
The NYSDEC Bureau of Pest Management is pleased to announce that the new pesticide product registration database is now "live". The web address is http://www.dec.ny.gov/nyspad/. When visiting the webpage, please select the Products icon on the right side of the page to perform product searches.
This pesticide search database is replacing the Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) product database that has been hosted by Cornell University since its inception. The new search database includes many added features, including site and pest searches. Additionally, updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously. Previously, product registration data was updated approximately every two weeks.
We recommend you bookmark this site and begin using it immediately to become familiar with it as it is a little different from what you may be used to with PIMS. If you go to the PIMS site to search for a product it will simply re-direct you to the new NYSPAD site.
The Products search is only one of several searches that can be performed on the NYSPAD search page. Users can also search for pesticide applicators and businesses, restricted-use pesticide dealers, and pesticide courses and exams.
Please contact the Pesticide Product Registration Section at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 402-8768 if you have any questions or comments regarding the NYSPAD pesticide product search. For questions or comments regarding pesticide businesses, applicators, dealers, courses or exams, please contact the Reporting & Certification Section at email@example.com or (518) 402-8748.
Students will participate in real-life civics lessons at naturalization ceremonies scheduled at National Park Service sites and other, iconic places from Ellis Island to Pearl Harbor, in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on Friday, September 16.
Some ceremonies, including the Ellis Island naturalization, can be viewed by livestream starting at 10:45 a.m. EDT on September 16 from uscourts.gov.