Tag: regulatory reform

NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 5, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress.

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ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on July 23, 2018 2 Comments
ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

NAHB is welcoming proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act announced July 19 as a way to streamline a cumbersome and bureaucratic permitting process – and allow federal regulators to spend more time on species preservation rather than creating red tape.

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Builders Tell Congress: Progress on Regulatory Reform, but Job is not Done

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on March 7, 2018 1 Comment
Builders Tell Congress: Progress on Regulatory Reform, but Job is not Done

NAHB today lauded efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to roll back onerous regulations that hurt home building firms and other small businesses but cautioned that much more needs to be done to further reduce regulatory burdens.

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Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

Cutting Red Tape: The Work Continues

The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency saw major progress on efforts to diminish the effects of excessive regulation on American industry, but many regulatory challenges remain.

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Trump Administration Plans ESA Reform

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 28, 2017 0 Comments

Comments are being solicited regarding two new draft regulations designed to reform the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and make compliance less onerous for home builders and developers.

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Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

Interior Reverses Controversial MBTA Interpretation

The Department of the Interior on Dec. 22 reversed a controversial Obama Adminstration decision to subject private landowners, including home builders, to federal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The decision nullifies the previous legal interpretation of the act that included civil and criminal penalties for unintentional “incidental takings,” or killing or injuring endangered species.

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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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NAHB Supports White House Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on October 3, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Supports White House Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard joined Administration and industry leaders at a White House event Monday, highlighting the need to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and the economy.

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Treasury Issues Sweeping Report on Regulatory Reform

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on June 13, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury Issues Sweeping Report on Regulatory Reform

In response to President Trump’s executive order calling for the examination of the U.S. financial regulatory system, the Treasury Department today issued its first in a series of reports focusing on financial regulatory reform designed to provide much-needed relief to small businesses, community banks and other financial institutions.

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HUD Task Force to Tackle Excessive Regulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on May 15, 2017 3 Comments

Following up on President Trump’s recent directives designed to ease the burden of onerous and conflicting federal regulations, HUD today announced it is forming a task force to identify agency regulations that should repealed, replaced or modified – and get a better handle on the price tags, including recordkeeping costs, associated with each one.

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