NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

Dyke, salt marsh and coastline - aerial viewNAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

“NAHB commends this latest action by the Trump administration to enact common-sense solutions to reduce regulatory burdens for small businesses,” Noel said today.

“The Army Corps of Engineers’ recent memorandum will help to promote the federal/state partnership envisioned by the Clean Water Act, reduce duplicative administrative burdens, and create a more streamlined authorization process for builders and developers whose projects occur near wetlands,” he said.

“In turn, this will boost housing affordability while also protecting our nation’s wetlands and waterways. We are hopeful that by providing this clarity, more states will take steps to assume Section 404 permitting authority.”

For more information about Section 404 wetlands permits, contact Michael Mittelholzer.

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  1. Jim holcomb says:

    We need this

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