Codes and Regulations

DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

DOL Officially Kills ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) today officially rescinded the Obama-era “persuader rule’ that would have unfairly required lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

‘Safety Zone’ Planned for the Builders’ Show

NAHB is extending its Safety 365 campaign past the end of this year and into 2019 with the launch of the Safety Zone, a unique exhibit and demonstration space at the International Builders’ Show Feb. 19-21 in Las Vegas.

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More Ways to Discover Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

More Ways to Discover Affordable Housing Development Opportunities

NAHB has added six new cities to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is used to develop new affordable homes. Members can use these maps to better understand the distribution of LIHTC housing in select metropolitan areas and identify where additional housing may be needed.

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EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

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EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

In a memo to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Administrator Scott Pruitt said he wants to limit and also clarify what authority EPA has to object during the normal Clean Water Act Section 404 permit review process that the agency conducts in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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New IRS Campaign Targets S-Corp Compliance

New IRS Campaign Targets S-Corp Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service on July 2 announced that it is launching five new compliance campaigns, including one that will seek to stop S corporations from abusing the rules governing pass-through entities.

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What Happened to the Alternative Minimum Tax?

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What Happened to the Alternative Minimum Tax?

While the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT) was abolished permanently by recent legislation, the individual AMT still exists. However, the rules are now more taxpayer friendly, and other changes to the tax code reduce the odds that NAHB members will owe the AMT while the changes are in effect. Here’s the details.

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EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

On June 22, EPA released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards, which impact contractors who do lead-abatement work.

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EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 26, 2018 1 Comment
EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

NAHB is fighting back against an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could regulate some discharges to groundwater and subject thousands of septic systems and green infrastructure practices to the federal permitting process.

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Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

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Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

Comment Period Extended for OSHA Crane Operator Proposal

OSHA announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on its proposed rule on crane operator certification. Comments on the proposal were originally due today, June 20. OSHA now will accept comments through July 5.

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