NMAPC Approves New Midstream Shale Addendum
The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) has approved a new addendum to the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA) for certain midstream shale gas work in three states.
In the last 5 years, over 15 million work hours have been performed under the NMAPC Program in the ever-changing shale gas midstream market. Through a labor-management approach, the NMA has been carefully scrutinized in an effort to identify necessary changes, in the form of an addendum that will allow NMAPC participants to better compete in this market.
Past addendums to the NMA focused on other markets have given NMAPC contractors and crafts consistent work opportunities and also contributed to the overall advancement of those industries. As such, the NMAPC recently approved the utilization of the "Midstream Maintenance and Emergency Crew Addendum" for the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The addendum is based upon the limited portability of crafts to perform maintenance and emergency work not to exceed 14 calendar days for a given job, and allows for one crew on a per employer, per customer basis. Crews may consist of any combination of NMA crafts, but cannot exceed the maximum number of employees allocated to each craft as listed in the addendum. NMA signatory contractors wishing to utilize the addendum must first request such in writing on letterhead to the NMAPC.
March 06, 2017