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HBA Members Commend Trump Administration for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2019 1 Comment
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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NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2017 17 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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NWP Deadline Nears with No Proposal in Sight

NAHB is growing more concerned that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet to propose a new Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide Permit, even though the ones now in effect are set to expire in 10 months.

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Corps Sheds Light on Plant List

Corps Sheds Light on Plant List

In response to NAHB members’ repeated requests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published the National Wetland Plant List in the Federal Register on Sept. 14 for notice and comment.

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Massachusetts Builders Cut a Little Red Tape

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Construction Industry by on August 24, 2015 1 Comment

Massachusetts builders recently found out that the Army Corps of Engineers published a new general permit for their state — and that it had been made effective without a public notice and comment period, which is required by federal law. Here’s what they did.

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Take Notice: It May Be WOTUS

New definitions for “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act become effective Aug. 28, and they will make a big difference for property owners who suddenly find out that they need to consult with the federal government before they can develop their land

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NAHB Calls on EPA to Terminate Water Rule Following Corps’ Revelation

NAHB is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to immediately withdraw final regulations that would dramatically expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. This renewed call is based on new evidence that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers believes EPA used flawed technical and scientific analysis in crafting the regulation that was so indefensible that the Corps demanded that it be distanced from the rule.

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Planting a Seed with the Corps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on June 9, 2015 2 Comments
Planting a Seed with the Corps

NAHB members and staff made significant progress on a troubling issue last week when they met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to talk about the National Wetland Plant List.

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Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Members Bring Clean Water Act Worries to White House

NAHB members and staff met with officials from the White House Office of Management and Budget last week to repeat their concerns about the soon-to-be-finalized redefinition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act.

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A Flood of Confusion

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on May 12, 2015 0 Comments
A Flood of Confusion

Confusion is still swirling about regarding the potential impact of the recent presidential order on Federal Flood Risk Management Standards – and NAHB has been testifying at hearings, making our members’ voices heard at listening sessions, talking up federal officials, and most recently, submitting official comments.

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