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NAHB Supports Proposed WOTUS Rule, Seeks Key Clarifications

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 16, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Supports Proposed WOTUS Rule, Seeks Key Clarifications

NAHB submitted comments on April 15 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in response to the Trump administration’s proposed definition of “waters of the United States.”

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The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been sunset and the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 NGBS is currently the only version of the standard for residential green building certification. Here are a few of the more significant changes from the 2012 to 2015 standard for those preparing to make the switch.

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Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 10, 2019 2 Comments
Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice support for the proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) by submitting a comment letter to the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers by next Monday, April 15.

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NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 5, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

NAHB members voiced their support for the Trump administration’s proposed definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) during roundtables hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy in Denver on March 27 and Tampa on April 4.

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New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

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New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

The International Code Council and NAHB recently released a new report designed to help builders improve the safety and satisfaction of their customers. 

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Labor Department Announces Proposed Rule to Clarify Joint Employer Status

Labor Department Announces Proposed Rule to Clarify Joint Employer Status

The Labor Department today announced a proposed rule to provide a clearer methodology for determining joint employer status. The proposal is meant to provide employers clarity and certainty regarding their responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

The Supreme Court earlier this week heard oral arguments in a case that has widespread implications for how courts handle challenges to all agency regulations. NAHB supported the petitioner with an amicus brief.

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Comment Letters Needed on New WOTUS Definition

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 28, 2019 1 Comment
Comment Letters Needed on New WOTUS Definition

The Trump administration’s proposed new definition for “water of the United States” will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, representing an important victory for our members. NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice your support for the proposed definition by submitting a comment letter to EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers by April 15.

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Share Your Comments Now on the 2020 NGBS

Share Your Comments Now on the 2020 NGBS

The second draft standard of the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available for public comment. The comment period will close April 29, 2019.

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EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 20, 2019 0 Comments
EPA Bans Consumer Use of Dangerous Paint Removal Chemical

EPA finalized a rule last week to ban the manufacture or sale of paint strippers containing the toxic chemical methylene chloride to consumers.  The Agency also signaled its intention to develop federal regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act to limit the use of methylene chloride paint strippers for commercial applications.

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