Codes and Regulations

Congress Moves to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement regarding the joint resolution of disapproval introduced in the House today.

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NAHB Leader Named to NIBS Board

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

The National Institute of Building Sciences has named Michigan home builder and NAHB board member Don Pratt to a three-year term on its board of directors.

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New CGP Takes Effect Today

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
New CGP Takes Effect Today

Weeks after announcing a freeze on new or recent regulations, the White House has granted a waiver to the Environmental Protection Agency for the 2017 Construction General Permit, cementing for now troublesome language that can hold a builder responsible when other builders in the same development violate the law.

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Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Design, Land Development by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Impact Fees Raising Concerns About Affordability

Many lawmakers and community officials continue to turn to inclusionary zoning as a seemingly quick and easy plan to adopt and impose on the housing industry. However, new research confirms that multiple strategies are needed to close the financing gap and make projects viable. NAHB recently compiled additional resources to help builders and land developers address some of their most pressing industry concerns related to impact fees and affordability—highlighting alternative approaches that produced positive results.

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White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Land Development by on February 10, 2017 1 Comment
White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Last week, NAHB urged the White House to exclude the recently reissued Clean Water Act nationwide wetland permits from a regulatory “freeze” — and the White House paid attention.

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NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memo directing federal agencies to withdraw or postpone – by a minimum of 60 days — recently finalized regulations on Jan. 20. NAHB wants to ensure this action doesn’t make it harder for builders to get a wetlands permit.

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Wanted: 2018 NGBS Consensus Committee Members

Green home builders, remodelers and designers and others sustainability enthusiasts are encouraged to apply to the committee that will develop the 2018 version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard .

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NAHB Again Challenges Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Again Challenges Clean Power Plan

NAHB last week filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging the denial of a Clean Air Act petition for reconsideration it filed in 2016 concerning EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule and signaling to the D.C. Circuit that more litigation is forthcoming.

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Construction, Codes and Standards Committee Needs You

Construction, Codes and Standards Committee Needs You

NAHB’s Construction, Codes and Standards Committee is seeking members interested in applying to serve for 2017 on one of its three subcommittees.

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NAHB Asks for Halt to EPA’s New Permit

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on January 27, 2017 1 Comment
NAHB Asks for Halt to EPA’s New Permit

Despite a Jan. 20 White House Memorandum from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus directing federal agencies to withdraw or postpone new regulations pending Administration approval, the Environmental Protection Agency has not withdrawn the Jan. 19 Construction General Permit. NAHB wants the agency to do so right away.

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