Tag: Clean Water Act

SCOTUS Takes on WOTUS

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability, Legal by on January 25, 2022 0 Comments
SCOTUS Takes on WOTUS

At the urging of NAHB and other business groups, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the Clean Water Act that would clarify an earlier ruling from the nation’s highest court issued in 2006.

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Corps of Engineers Suspends Issuance of All New Federal Nationwide Wetlands Permits

Filed in Environment, Land Development by on November 9, 2021 0 Comments
Corps of Engineers Suspends Issuance of All New Federal Nationwide Wetlands Permits

For the second time in just 60 days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) has suspended the issuance of any new Section 404 nationwide wetlands permits (NWPs) as a result of a court ruling on Oct. 21 by the Northern District of California vacating the Trump administration’s changes to the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Certification Rule. However, builders and developers can still use existing NWP permits.

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New Indiana Wetlands Law Allows Builders to Benefit from Federal Water Rule

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on May 14, 2021 0 Comments
New Indiana Wetlands Law Allows Builders to Benefit from Federal Water Rule

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed a state wetlands bill into law last month, marking a big victory for the Indiana Builders Association (IBA) and members across the state.

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

NAHB today told Congress that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that went into effect in June will help builders create more affordable housing options for hardworking American families while maintaining environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.

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Supreme Court Decision a Win for Builders in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

Filed in Environment, Legal, Membership by on April 27, 2020 0 Comments
Supreme Court Decision a Win for Builders in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

In a victory for NAHB and home builders, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 3 rendered a 6-3 decision in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The case concerns whether pollutants that enter groundwater — and then reach navigable waters — are regulated under the Clean Water Act.

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New EPA Guidance Says Groundwater Discharges Do Not Require Permits

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on May 7, 2019 5 Comments
New EPA Guidance Says Groundwater Discharges Do Not Require Permits

EPA’s guidance states that discharges to groundwater are not covered by the Clean Water Act and do not require a permit, which is consistent with NAHB’s comments submitted to the Agency last spring.

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NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 5, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Members Continue to Support Proposed WOTUS Rule

NAHB members voiced their support for the Trump administration’s proposed definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) during roundtables hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy in Denver on March 27 and Tampa on April 4.

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OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on October 31, 2018 1 Comment
OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

The Office of Management and Budget recently released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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NAHB Recommends WOTUS Definition to OMB

Filed in Environment by on September 14, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Recommends WOTUS Definition to OMB

HBA of Delaware President Jim McCulley and NAHB environmentalists met this week with the White House Office of Management and Budget staff to discuss how to define “waters of the United States” in advance of the Trump administration’s proposed rule.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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