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.
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.
The Building Industry of Central South Carolina’s Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program hit a milestone in January when it certified the 3,000th home to meet its requirements.
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.
Builders at the Pinnacle Housing Group had several goals in mind when they started the Liberty Pass project in Selma, Texas. They wanted returning veterans to have a place to live that was comfortable, affordable and sustainable. They succeeded on all fronts.
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.
Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.
Home builders would be much more likely to adopt low-impact or more sustainable stormwater management practices if local jurisdictions offered fast-track permitting or other incentives for installing them, according to a recent NAHB poll.