Tag: Clean Water Act

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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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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