Codes and Regulations

Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment
Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with more than 100 Colorado home builders last week to discuss the housing industry’s key regulatory concerns, including Clean Water Act regulations and the definition of “waters of the United States.”

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Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Home Innovation Research Labs has expanded the scope of the next edition of the National Green Building Standard to include commercial portions of primarily residential buildings and assisted living facilities.

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Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

A seasoned safety compliance expert explains what home builders need to know regarding the new silica rule and how to avoid fines.

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Lots: Record-High Prices, Record-Low Sizes

Lots: Record-High Prices, Record-Low Sizes

Recent NAHB analysis reveals a changing landscape for lot values and sizes.

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Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today on one issue that has arisen under the Obama Administration’s 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” — commonly called the WOTUS rule.

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NAHB Partners to Improve Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

NAHB Partners to Improve Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

The Construction Fire Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the occurrence of fires in buildings under construction, alteration or demolition.

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Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced plans to withdraw two key proposed regulations that NAHB has said would be costly and burdensome.

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EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 4, 2017 1 Comment
EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

NAHB joined EPA officials in Washington on Wednesday as the agency relaunched its Smart Sectors program, a business community partnership to develop sensible regulations while protecting the environment and public health.

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NAHB Supports White House Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on October 3, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Supports White House Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard joined Administration and industry leaders at a White House event Monday, highlighting the need to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and the economy.

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OSHA Announces 30-day ‘Good Faith’ Enforcement of New Silica Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments

Resources and background information for complying with the new rule can be found on NAHB’s website.

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