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Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced plans to withdraw two key proposed regulations that NAHB has said would be costly and burdensome.

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Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is hosting a series of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country.

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Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

EPA needs to rethink its new requirements for remodelers and other contractors who need to renew their Lead-Safe Certifications under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to comments NAHB sent the agency this week. While EPA had said it wanted to simplify a potentially cumbersome and expensive process. Instead, the agency did a U turn and made it worse.

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White House Issues New Rules to Help Minimize Drone Crashes

White House Issues New Rules to Help Minimize Drone Crashes

Within the last seven months, the number of commercial drone operators authorized by the FAA has quintupled. While new regulations today from the White House focus primarily on the hobby market, public intrigue grows in anticipation of more long-term regulations for the use of commercial drones.

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Webinar Explains How to Comply with Final Crystalline Silica Rule

Home builders who are interested in learning more about their obligations under the new standard, as well as their compliance options, can take advantage of a new webinar that offers a comprehensive overview of the final rule and related compliance requirements.

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Court Makes Unusual Move with Clean Power Plan Rule

Court Makes Unusual Move with Clean Power Plan Rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit—in an extremely rare and surprising move—announced Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan will go before the full court in September.

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Clarity Needed for Formaldehyde Rule, NAHB Tells EPA

Clarity Needed for Formaldehyde Rule, NAHB Tells EPA

The lack of clarity and overly broad nature of the proposed rule mean that remodelers don’t yet know what requirements have to be followed, former NAHB Remodelers chair Robert Criner toldthe federal officials this week.

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New HUD Guidance Puts Damper on Background Checks

New HUD Guidance Puts Damper on Background Checks

HUD’s Office of General Counsel issued guidance this week that says using a prospective tenant or buyer’s criminal record to make a decision about whether to rent or sell them a home may be a violation of the Fair Housing Act.

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A Positive Change for IRS Repair Regulations

A Positive Change for IRS Repair Regulations

Responding to concerns voiced by NAHB members and other taxpayers, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have made a taxpayer-friendly change to tax regulations regarding repair and improvement expenses that took effect in 2014.

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OSHA Slams Builders with Hefty Fines, Jail Time for Noncompliance

OSHA Slams Builders with Hefty Fines, Jail Time for Noncompliance

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently issued several hefty fines, and even jail time, to a number of construction companies that had repeated and serious safety violations.

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