The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association (PHCC, Falls Church, VA) has learned that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced the "United States Toxic Mold Safety and Protection Act of 2002 (H.R. 5040)." "We appreciate that Rep. Conyers has called attention to the mold issue in Congress," said PHCC President Bill Trombly. "PHCC will be extremely active and involved as Congress debates this issue. We are very interested in seeing that contractors' interests are protected in this mold legislation. Our contractors are looking for answers, not just to protect themselves, but also to protect their customers. " Even though it has not taken a formal position on the bill, PHCC is encouraged by some components of the bill that would provide new research and public education programs.