Tag: Clean Water Act

Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today on one issue that has arisen under the Obama Administration’s 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” — commonly called the WOTUS rule.

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NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2017 16 Comments
NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders as he signed an executive order directing EPA to repeal and replace the controversial “waters of the United States” rule.

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New CGP Takes Effect Today

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
New CGP Takes Effect Today

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.

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2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit – and it includes provisions that NAHB and our members have fought long and hard for through testimony, letters and extensive meetings.

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NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on November 2, 2016 2 Comments
NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule

NAHB and its industry partners today presented their first brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that challenges the Waters of the U.S. rule. “The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the Waters of the U.S. rule because it is deeply flawed, arbitrarily written, and provides no clarity or certainty to members of the regulated community,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady in a press statement.

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5 Cities to Try Out New EPA Stormwater Management Plan

5 Cities to Try Out New EPA Stormwater Management Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that five communities will get each get $150,000 in technical assistance grants to pilot tools designed to help them better manage stormwater pollution and comply with the Clean Water Act. NAHB hopes the result will result in more cost-effective solutions.

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House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

Filed in Capitol Hill, Environmental by on October 27, 2016 1 Comment
House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

A new report released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the waters of the U.S. rulemaking process reaffirms what NAHB has been saying for years: The rule is motivated by political considerations, it is not based on sound science and it bypassed the necessary public outreach required under the Administrative Procedures 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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Regulatory Nightmare Continues After Nearly 3 Decades

One developer’s ongoing attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit is a prime example of why Congress must take action to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ final “waters of the U.S.” rule from being implemented.

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Florida Lawmaker Hears of Labor Shortages

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 10, 2016 1 Comment
Florida Lawmaker Hears of Labor Shortages

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Gold Coast Builders Association held a productive meeting with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) this week.

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