Tag: OMB

New Definitions Released for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Divisions

Filed in Economics by on April 11, 2019 0 Comments
New Definitions Released for Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Divisions

Based on information from the latest American Community Survey, the Office of Management and Budget issued updated definitions for 45 Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions. It will likely be about a year before the metropolitan-based system of income limits and fair market rents are affected by these changes.

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NAHB Recommends WOTUS Definition to OMB

Filed in Environmental by on September 14, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Recommends WOTUS Definition to OMB

HBA of Delaware President Jim McCulley and NAHB environmentalists met this week with the White House Office of Management and Budget staff to discuss how to define “waters of the United States” in advance of the Trump administration’s proposed rule.

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NAHB Opposes OMB Proposal to Reform National Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 5, 2017 4 Comments

NAHB supports reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program but opposes a proposal to phase out new NFIP policies for newly-constructed homes.

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Multifamily Builders Bring Floodplain Worries to White House

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
Multifamily Builders Bring Floodplain Worries to White House

Steve Lawson, a multifamily builder from Virginia Beach, Va., and NAHB staff met last week with White House Office of Management and Budget officials to voice their concerns regarding HUD’s forthcoming regulation to implement the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

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White House Heeds NAHB Call for Thorough Review of EPA Stormwater Proposal

White House Heeds NAHB Call for Thorough Review of EPA Stormwater Proposal

EPA’s draft for the 2017 Construction General Permit will be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget this fall. The review will include a detailed examination of the proposal’s potential impacts, including how much it could cost small businesses to implement the changes.

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State Attorneys General Call on OMB to Reject Proposed ‘Persuader’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on February 9, 2016 1 Comment

More than a dozen state attorneys general earlier this month sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging the agency to reject a proposal put forth by the Department of Labor that would undermine long-standing protections for confidential attorney-client communications and place undue burdens on small businesses.

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OMB Clears Online Lead Paint Recertification Training

In a victory for common-sense regulation, remodelers facing a March 31 deadline for refresher training under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule can now complete that training online. The White House cleared the final rule permitting the online option Jan. 21.

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Time Running Out for EPA Lead Paint Re-certification Extension

Time Running Out for EPA Lead Paint Re-certification Extension

Thousands of remodelers and other contractors have until March 31 to complete a refresher training course to maintain their lead-safe certification status.

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White House Opens New Avenues for Environmental Review in Decision Making

White House Opens New Avenues for Environmental Review in Decision Making

The White House wants federal agencies to start accounting for the benefits provided by nature to economic and social well-being when considering new regulations and how they should be enforced.

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The True Cost of Clean Power

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on July 28, 2015 6 Comments
The True Cost of Clean Power

NAHB staff met with the White House Office of Management and Budget July 9 to raise home builders’ significant concerns with the Clean Power Plan regulation now under review.

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