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NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

NAHB Multifamily Builders Needed for Accessibility Survey

Multifamily developers have plenty of stories about the difficulty of trying to comply with the myriad and sometimes conflicting, rules and regulations designed to make housing more accessible for those with disabilities. NAHB is hoping that some new survey responses will help to iron out the process.

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2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

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2018 Codes Webinar Set for Tomorrow

Registration closes at 3 p.m. ET today for the webinar Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code which will take place from 2-3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 25. The webinar will highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version.

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‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

‘Persuader Rule’ One Step Closer to the Dustbin

The Department of Labor today began the process of formally rescinding the Obama administration’s final “persuader” rule. The proposal to withdraw the rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the coming weeks, where it will be open to public comment.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments

In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens,” NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.

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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

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BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1863, which requires the state fire service to participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System and — thanks to an amendment initiated by the BIA of Washington — include the age of the affected building in the fire report.

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Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 18, 2017 2 Comments
Senate Panel Approves 3 NAHB-Supported Regulatory Relief Bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17 approved three NAHB-supported regulatory relief bills that are designed to fix the broken federal regulatory process, restore meaningful congressional oversight and focus on the disproportionate burdens small businesses face in complying with regulations.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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HUD Task Force to Tackle Excessive Regulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on May 15, 2017 3 Comments

Following up on President Trump’s recent directives designed to ease the burden of onerous and conflicting federal regulations, HUD today announced it is forming a task force to identify agency regulations that should repealed, replaced or modified – and get a better handle on the price tags, including recordkeeping costs, associated with each one.

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Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

Feds Seek Feedback on Regs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy is combing through two recent executive orders issued by President Trump for their impact, and also wants to hear from the small businesses themselves. Unlike other government agencies, the SBA’s mission is to advance the views, concerns, and interests of small businesses before Congress, the White House, […]

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