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NAHB Seeks Nationwide Injunction on WOTUS Rule

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on February 8, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Nationwide Injunction on WOTUS Rule

NAHB joined a broad coalition of farmers, miners and foresters Feb. 7 to ask the U.S. District Court in Texas to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government from enforcing or implementing the 2015 WOTUS Rule, which defines the extent of the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.

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Legal Action Fund Fights Building Challenges

Filed in Councils & Committees, Land Development, Legal by on February 8, 2018 0 Comments
Legal Action Fund Fights Building Challenges

The new year has already seen a rise in legal challenges pertaining to the home building industry. At the 2018 International Builders’ Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee met the challenge for cases in Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, and Idaho.

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Supreme Court to Hear About Frog that Never Was

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on January 23, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear About Frog that Never Was

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case concerning whether the federal government may designate about 1,600 acres of private property in Louisiana as “unoccupied critical habitat” for the endangered Dusky Gopher Frog – a designation that translates into $34 million in lost development value for the property’s owner.

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Environmental, Legal, Remodelers by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

NAHB has filed an amicus brief supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extension of certain deadlines in its formaldehyde regulation for composite wood products. Administrative delays and technical amendments issued at the start of the Trump administration had delayed implementation of the formaldehyde rule, which was originally set for Dec. 12.

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More Wins for Home Builders and NAHB Legal Action Fund

More Wins for Home Builders and NAHB Legal Action Fund

Two recent Legal Action Fund victories demonstrate that patience is a virtue when it comes to litigation — and that NAHB’s Legal Action Fund is here to support NAHB members for the long haul.

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OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 27, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Under the urging of NAHB, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018.

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Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments
Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

The deadline is fast approaching for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Last summer, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that would have illegally expanded Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include 900,000 acres of dry land in Massachusetts. NAHB and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts have nipped it in the bud.

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Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Filed in Education, Legal by on October 26, 2017 0 Comments
Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

If your home building or remodeling business is too small to hire full-time legal staff, you may also be finding it difficult to devote the time needed to get a grip on the legal documents that are part and parcel of a business no matter what the size. That’s why NAHB offers Construction Contracts & Law Live Online, taught in live webinar format over three consecutive Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21.

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