Tag: Army Corps

HBA Members Commend Trump Administration for Proposed WOTUS Rule

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HBA Members Commend Trump Administration for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Members of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Kansas City and HBA of Greater Baton Rouge thanked the Trump administration for its recent proposal to revise the Waters of the United States definition during two public meetings this week in Kansas City, Mo.

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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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Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

NAHB members planning to attend the Midyear Meeting – or members who have the time to come to Washington, D.C. for the morning – may want to also attend a special session at 10 a.m. June 16 when representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come to call.

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Corps Letter Clarifies JDs for Wetlands Permits

Corps Letter Clarifies JDs for Wetlands Permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week issued a Regulatory Guidance Letter in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Hawkes v. United States that clarifies the issues surrounding a jurisdictional determination, in which the Corps decides whether a piece of land should be subject to federal oversight under the Clean Water Act.

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Corps Proposes Changes to Nationwide Permits

With existing Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide Permits set to expire on March 18, 2017, the Army Corps of Engineers today proposed the permits be reissued and modified.

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Corps Puts Plant List on More Predictable Path

Corps Puts Plant List on More Predictable Path

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced the availability of the 2016 National Wetland Plant List and – in response to NAHB’s request – established a process for future updates to the list that will make it more predictable and transparent.

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Supreme Court to Rule on Wetland Determination

Supreme Court to Rule on Wetland Determination

The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in Hawkes Co. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concerning whether an approved “jurisdictional determination” (J.D.) made under the Clean Water Act is a “final agency action” and able to be challenged in court. The Corps has long argued that a J.D. is not final agency action because it does not alter a landowner’s legal rights and obligations. But a J.D. explains which parts of their property are considered “waters of the U.S.” and require a Corps permit before it can be developed by the property owner.

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