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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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NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on May 18, 2017 0 Comments

In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens,” NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.

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EPA Head to Speak to NAHB June 15

NAHB will welcome Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Midyear Meetings in Washington, D.C. on June 15 to update board and committee members on progress the Trump administration has made toward cutting red tape from the regulatory process and transferring more authority from the federal government to the states.

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NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

During an EPA hearing on Tuesday, former NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Hanbury, CGR, a remodeler from Newington, Conn., asked the agency to reconsider the costs of complying with the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

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NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

Many federal regulations involving wetlands, stormwater and lead paint are in need of significant revisions because they have a disproportionate and negative impact on our members and other small businesses.

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EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on April 3, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Withdraws Two Rules Linked to Clean Power Plan

Just days after President Trump signed an executive order calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and revise the Clean Power Plan (CPP), EPA today announced that it is withdrawing two proposed rules connected with the CPP that the agency never finalized.

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NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 29, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

NAHB senior officers held a productive meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today to seek ways to make regulations more cost-effective without undermining their intent.

Discussions focused on several important environmental regulatory issues of importance to the home building community, including the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, the lead paint rule and stormwater regulation.

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