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Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment
Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with more than 100 Colorado home builders last week to discuss the housing industry’s key regulatory concerns, including Clean Water Act regulations and the definition of “waters of the United States.”

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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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EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 4, 2017 1 Comment
EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

NAHB joined EPA officials in Washington on Wednesday as the agency relaunched its Smart Sectors program, a business community partnership to develop sensible regulations while protecting the environment and public health.

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Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

EPA and the Army Corps are taking comments on a proposed rule that would replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” with the text that existed since 1986.

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Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are extending the comment period by 30 days for a proposed rule that will roll back the flawed 2015 “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition.

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NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

NAHB Unveils New Stormwater Management Toolkit

The more complicated the rules become, the more information is needed to advocate for smart, flexible and cost-effective stormwater management. The brand-new NAHB stormwater toolkit has got you covered.

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EPA Administrator Meets with Dallas Builders

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 11, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Administrator Meets with Dallas Builders

A dozen Dallas-area home builders met with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday and discussed the overreach of federal regulations regarding what constitutes “waters of the United States.”

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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South Carolina Builders Meet with EPA Leaders

South Carolina Builders Meet with EPA Leaders

Former HBA of South Carolina President Steven Mungo represented the HBA at a “waters of the U.S.” roundtable discussion July 24 with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt – the fourth stop on a State Action Tour the agency is conducting to gauge the pulse of industries most affected by federal regulations.

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NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

The Massachusetts permit, as well as a nearly identical permit released by EPA in New Hampshire, includes new requirements for land-use controls for post-construction discharges. NAHB, along with several municipal groups, challenged both permits this year because of concern over new requirements, including the issue of federal overreach in the stormwater program.

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