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Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 11, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Trump administration today released its proposed new definition of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule that will reduce years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This represents an important victory for our members.

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NAHB Joins EPA Forum on Regulatory Issues Impacting Small Businesses

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 9, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins EPA Forum on Regulatory Issues Impacting Small Businesses

On behalf of NAHB membership, Bill Sanderson, a developer from Cleveland, Ohio, participated this week in a forum of small businesses at the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss environmental regulatory and permitting issues impacting small businesses.

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OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 31, 2018 0 Comments
OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

The Office of Management and Budget recently released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 24, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Weighs in as EPA Considers Changes to its Regulatory Development Process

NAHB is encouraging EPA, when developing regulations, to make all data underlying the regulatory action publicly available and to present information on costs and benefits of the rule in a clear and consistent method for public review. 

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Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 20, 2018 1 Comment
Legal Morass Muddies the Waters on the WOTUS Rule

A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for South Carolina means that for the foreseeable future, roughly half of U.S. states will be abiding by one set of rules pertaining to waters of the United States while the rest will abide by different rules.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

On June 22, EPA released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards, which impact contractors who do lead-abatement work.

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Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

Administration Submits New WOTUS Definition for Review

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers last week submitted a new proposed “Waters of the U.S.” regulatory definition to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for review. The proposal had not been expected until August.

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Formaldehyde Emissions Compliance Deadline is Tomorrow

Formaldehyde Emissions Compliance Deadline is Tomorrow

All products sold containing composite wood panels — like most kitchen and bathroom cabinets, for example — must meet EPA standards for recordkeeping and labeling, in addition to the tighter emissions requirements.

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No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

Filed in Business Management, Environmental, Remodelers by on April 26, 2018 2 Comments
No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

A federally mandated review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s problematic Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has concluded that, despite the lack of an accurate lead paint test kit, the rule should remain the same.

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