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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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EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Publishes New Formaldehyde Compliance Dates

It’s now official: The Environmental Protection Agency has set the new compliance dates for its formaldehyde emissions rule for composite wood products by publishing a notice today in the Federal Register.

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EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

The Environmental Protection Agency today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule.

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Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on March 13, 2018 0 Comments
Court Issues Decision on Formaldehyde Rule

After years of starts, stops and even litigation, the path forward on EPA’s formaldehyde emissions rule is finally clear. Today, an agreement on how the formaldehyde rule will be implemented was reached by EPA, the Sierra Club and industry trade associations including NAHB.

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6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

There is a new development in the never-ending saga that is the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Today, the 6th Circuit took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction and dismissing all of the challenges to the rule.

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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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Trump Administration to Delay Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Trump Administration to Delay Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a two-year delay before the Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule is in effect – giving the agency more time to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and replace it with definitions that provide needed clarity for those regulated by the Clean Water Act.

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on January 19, 2018 0 Comments
Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification, providing one-stop shopping for developers looking to build greener.

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