Tag: WOTUS

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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NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

NAHB Urges EPA To Revise 3 Important Regulations

Many federal regulations involving wetlands, stormwater and lead paint are in need of significant revisions because they have a disproportionate and negative impact on our members and other small businesses.

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SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on April 3, 2017 2 Comments
SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

The Supreme Court today refused to dismiss a case on whether a challenge to the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule should first go through district courts or be brought straight to the court of appeals.

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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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Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

Filed in Economics by on March 15, 2017 1 Comment
Builder Confidence at a 12-Year High

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to 71 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, the highest reading since June 2005.

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Trump to NAHB Chairman: ‘We’re Going to Make Home Building Great Again’

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership, Membership by on March 1, 2017 9 Comments
Trump to NAHB Chairman: ‘We’re Going to Make Home Building Great Again’

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald had an important message for President Trump on Tuesday, and Trump had an equally important and positive message for home builders.

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NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2017 16 Comments
NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders as he signed an executive order directing EPA to repeal and replace the controversial “waters of the United States” rule.

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