Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (sixth from left), Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers (right of Pruitt) and Colorado members discuss regulatory reform.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with more than 100 members of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) and the Colorado Association of Home Builders in Colorado Springs, Colo., this month to discuss the housing industry’s key regulatory concerns, including Clean Water Act regulations and the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard moderated a Q&A discussion with Administrator Pruitt, which covered topics such as:

  • EPA’s role in helping ensure the Trump administration accomplishes its goals of reducing the regulatory burden on businesses;
  • How builders and developers can work with EPA to achieve environmental protection and economic growth; and
  • EPA’s response to the President’s Executive Order rescinding WOTUS and what builders can expect moving forward.

“One of the greatest impediments to our nation’s economic growth is over-regulation. We are going to engage in partnerships with home builders and other industries to establish smart regulations that protect the environment and promote growth at the same time,” said Pruitt, citing EPA’s recent launch of the Smart Sectors program.

“This event is also a wonderful example of the Federation working in a collaborative way at the local, state and national levels to bring everyone to the table,” said CSHBA CEO Renee Zentz.

For additional information, contact Owen McDonough, 202-266-8662.


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  1. kim shanahan says:

    Renee Zentz, you are an Executive Officer Superstar! Thank you for representing us and what we do for our industry and our federation.

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