Codes and Regulations

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

SoCal Builders Work to Change the Safety ‘Mindset’

The Southern California Builders Safety Alliance is making jobsites safer, one builder and one trade at a time.

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EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

The Environmental Protection Agency today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule.

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Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 21, 2018 0 Comments
Progress Continues on RESNET Water Rating Index

The Residential Energy Services Network, or RESNET, is moving forward with development of a national consensus standard for its water efficiency rating index and is seeking volunteers to try it out.

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NAHB Settlement Clarifies ‘Critical Habitat’ for Endangered Species

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Settlement Clarifies ‘Critical Habitat’ for Endangered Species

NAHB and three other national trade associations have reached a major settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, committing the Services to reconsider two rules finalized by the previous Administration that made sweeping and unlawful changes to long-existing Endangered Species Act regulations.

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POGs Make Plans in Washington

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 16, 2018 0 Comments
POGs Make Plans in Washington

Volunteers from the NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards Committee and others interested in the code adoption process will be very busy in the upcoming week. The group will be reviewing more than 1,300 proposed changes to the International Code Council’s family of building and energy codes.

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Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 15, 2018 0 Comments
Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to pass legislation to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade-long nightmare of failed attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit.

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Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on March 13, 2018 0 Comments
Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

After years of starts, stops and even litigation, the path forward on EPA’s formaldehyde emissions rule is finally clear. Today, an agreement on how the formaldehyde rule will be implemented was reached by EPA, the Sierra Club and industry trade associations including NAHB.

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Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal, Multifamily by on March 13, 2018 1 Comment
Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Does your leasing or sales center ever have music playing in the common areas? Is there music playing over a speaker system at the pool, the community room, the fitness center or the coffee bar? If you don’t have the rights to play this music, you may be fined for piracy.

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New NAHB Ladder Safety Videos Help Keep Workers Safer

New NAHB Ladder Safety Videos Help Keep Workers Safer

The fact that March is Ladder Safety Month means you have a great reason to share some new NAHB resources with your employees and subs. NAHB’s new Ladder Safety Toolbox Talks offer great advice for climbing, descending, and standing on those rungs.

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Builders Tell Congress: Progress on Regulatory Reform, but Job is not Done

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 7, 2018 1 Comment
Builders Tell Congress: Progress on Regulatory Reform, but Job is not Done

NAHB today lauded efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to roll back onerous regulations that hurt home building firms and other small businesses but cautioned that much more needs to be done to further reduce regulatory burdens.

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