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NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

As part of a series of outreach meetings held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, NAHB members Jim McCulley and Jerry Passman joined other small businesses this morning at EPA headquarters to tell federal regulators how to define “waters of the United States” and the limits of federal authority over developers and other private property owners under the Clean Water Act.

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Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment
Colorado Builders Discuss Regulatory Reform with EPA Administrator

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with more than 100 Colorado home builders last week to discuss the housing industry’s key regulatory concerns, including Clean Water Act regulations and the definition of “waters of the United States.”

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Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today on one issue that has arisen under the Obama Administration’s 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” — commonly called the WOTUS rule.

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Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

EPA and the Army Corps are taking comments on a proposed rule that would replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” with the text that existed since 1986.

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Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

Comment Period for WOTUS Rule Withdrawal Extended

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are extending the comment period by 30 days for a proposed rule that will roll back the flawed 2015 “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition.

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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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WOTUS Rule Definitions on the Way Out

Filed in Environmental, Land Development by on June 27, 2017 4 Comments
WOTUS Rule Definitions on the Way Out

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers today proposed to replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” (the Clean Water Rule) with the 1986 text.

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Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

Corps to Discuss Wetlands Permits

NAHB members planning to attend the Midyear Meeting – or members who have the time to come to Washington, D.C. for the morning – may want to also attend a special session at 10 a.m. June 16 when representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers come to call.

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Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Improved WOTUS Rule Should Bring Stability, Panelist Says

Speakers at the Environmental Law Institute’s National Wetlands Awards panel discussion May 17 know there are challenges ahead as the Trump administration launches its efforts to fix the flawed Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule, including how it may affect wetlands mitigation banks.

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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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