Tag: Clean Water Act

EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 6, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

In a memo to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Administrator Scott Pruitt said he wants to limit and also clarify what authority EPA has to object during the normal Clean Water Act Section 404 permit review process that the agency conducts in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 26, 2018 1 Comment
EPA Mulls Expanding Stormwater Permits to Groundwater Discharges

NAHB is fighting back against an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that could regulate some discharges to groundwater and subject thousands of septic systems and green infrastructure practices to the federal permitting process.

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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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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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WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

WOTUS Rule Would be ‘Devastating,’ Builder Tells Capitol Hill

The 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States” would be devastating for his business, said NAHB member Doug Davis at a briefing for congressional staff in Washington, D.C. Dec. 6.

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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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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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NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

As part of a series of outreach meetings held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, NAHB members Jim McCulley and Jerry Passman joined other small businesses this morning at EPA headquarters to tell federal regulators how to define “waters of the United States” and the limits of federal authority over developers and other private property owners under the Clean Water Act.

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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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