Tag: WOTUS

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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White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Land Development by on February 10, 2017 1 Comment
White House ‘Unfreezes’ Streamlined Wetlands Permits

Last week, NAHB urged the White House to exclude the recently reissued Clean Water Act nationwide wetland permits from a regulatory “freeze” — and the White House paid attention.

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NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

NAHB Urges White House to Ensure Streamlined Wetland Permits Remain Available

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memo directing federal agencies to withdraw or postpone – by a minimum of 60 days — recently finalized regulations on Jan. 20. NAHB wants to ensure this action doesn’t make it harder for builders to get a wetlands permit.

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Resolution to Vacate WOTUS Rule Introduced in Senate

Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today introduced a resolution to withdraw the Waters of the United States rule, which contains new and expanded definitions that NAHB has long held as the poster child of federal intrusion into states’ rights and an example of federal overreach on land-use decisions.

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NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on November 2, 2016 2 Comments
NAHB Challenges Flawed WOTUS Rule

NAHB and its industry partners today presented their first brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that challenges the Waters of the U.S. rule. “The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the Waters of the U.S. rule because it is deeply flawed, arbitrarily written, and provides no clarity or certainty to members of the regulated community,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady in a press statement.

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House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

Filed in Capitol Hill, Environmental by on October 27, 2016 1 Comment
House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

A new report released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the waters of the U.S. rulemaking process reaffirms what NAHB has been saying for years: The rule is motivated by political considerations, it is not based on sound science and it bypassed the necessary public outreach required under the Administrative Procedures Act.

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