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EPA Formally Withdraws National Post-Construction Rule

EPA Formally Withdraws National Post-Construction Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced that long-awaited federal regulations to require all developers to install stormwater management devices have been jettisoned.

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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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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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New CGP Takes Effect Today

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
New CGP Takes Effect Today

Weeks after announcing a freeze on new or recent regulations, the White House has granted a waiver to the Environmental Protection Agency for the 2017 Construction General Permit, cementing for now troublesome language that can hold a builder responsible when other builders in the same development violate the law.

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2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

2017 CGP: Big Wins, But Liability Concerns Remain

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued the 2017 Construction General Permit – and it includes provisions that NAHB and our members have fought long and hard for through testimony, letters and extensive meetings.

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Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Poll Outlines Sustainable Stormwater Management Barriers

Home builders would be much more likely to adopt low-impact or more sustainable stormwater management practices if local jurisdictions offered fast-track permitting or other incentives for installing them, according to a recent NAHB poll.

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Big Win for Home Builders – EPA Preserves Stormwater Flexibility

Big Win for Home Builders – EPA Preserves Stormwater Flexibility

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed new rules for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) which preserve the ability of cities to choose from a wide range of options to tackle urban water pollution. Despite heavy lobbying by environmental groups, EPA failed to use this court-mandated rulemaking as a means to “raise the floor” of the MS4 program by adding more stormwater requirements for small cities.

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5 Cities to Try Out New EPA Stormwater Management Plan

5 Cities to Try Out New EPA Stormwater Management Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that five communities will get each get $150,000 in technical assistance grants to pilot tools designed to help them better manage stormwater pollution and comply with the Clean Water Act. NAHB hopes the result will result in more cost-effective solutions.

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5 States Reject Electronic Stormwater Reporting Requirements

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 22, 2016 0 Comments
5 States Reject Electronic Stormwater Reporting Requirements

Under EPA’s recently finalized National Pollution Elimination System (NPDES) E-Reporting Rule, your state can either replace its paper-based systems with a state-run electronic reporting program or require permittees to report to feds directly using EPA’s NPDES Electronic Reporting Tool. Here’s how to get ready.

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Tennessee Rejects Costly New Stormwater Proposals

Tennessee Rejects Costly New Stormwater Proposals

An attempt by Tennessee regulators to require home builders to adopt costly, cumbersome and difficult to enforce post-construction stormwater management requirements has been rejected by state legislators.

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