b'y the use of torches on roofs. Effec policiesexcludingcoverageforofferedby NRCA, and most likelylions for themany members who tive May 1, 2004, program partici fires causedby the applicationofdelivered through state,local andar orwillbe, facinga difficue,lt pantswillseenewrestrictionstorches directly to any combustibleregionalions who have aninsurance market. We hope to have associatintended to control this exposure.substrate or surface and torch workinterest in doing so. Commitmentimportant news to a nce in the nnouAs aunderwriting guide that does not comply with industrywithin aday time period will beveryfuture. general60near renewals. line,contractors whousetorchesbest practice guidelines.required for May 1In the meantime,it is important on work that accoun for more thanPartofthebestpracticeswillfor any roofing contractorbegin tsto 25 percent of their annual sales willrequire that all torchrsOther developmentsworkingwithhisorher agentor applicato be no longereligible for general lia certifiedintheproperuseof aCNAandNRCAhavebeenbroker at the earliest opportunity. be bility or umbrella coverage. In addi torch.Thecertificationprogramworkingdiligentlytoattemptto tion, language will be added to allhas not been finalized, but will befindreasonableinsurancesolu-81)19'