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Your Chance to Engage in the WOTUS Rulemaking

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Membership by on October 19, 2021 0 Comments
Your Chance to Engage in the WOTUS Rulemaking

Individual builders and state and local home builders associations interested in participating in 10 regional roundtables hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that focus on future changes to the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule should contact NAHB by Tuesday, Oct. 26.

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What Does the Recent WOTUS Rule Change Mean for Your Projects?

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 23, 2021 5 Comments
What Does the Recent WOTUS Rule Change Mean for Your Projects?

To help builders and developers understand how to move forward with ongoing or planned projects, NAHB developed FAQs to provide interim (unofficial) guidance based upon the Clean Water Act statute, existing regulatory guidance documents, and past practices by the agencies.

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With WOTUS Under Attack, NAHB Members Voice Support for 2020 Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Membership by on September 2, 2021 0 Comments
With WOTUS Under Attack, NAHB Members Voice Support for 2020 Rule

A federal court ruling this week on the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule comes after the Biden administration announced its intent to change the regulatory definition of WOTUS in June. In response, NAHB members and HBA staff spoke out in support of the current WOTUS rule.

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NAHB Criticizes Efforts to Revise WOTUS Rule During Congressional Roundtable

Filed in Codes and Standards by on August 19, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Criticizes Efforts to Revise WOTUS Rule During Congressional Roundtable

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke spoke out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) efforts to revise the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that defines the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) during a roundtable discussion yesterday with federal policymakers, farmers, home builders and composite makers.

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EPA Seeks to Revise Definition of Waters of the U.S.

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on June 10, 2021 11 Comments
EPA Seeks to Revise Definition of Waters of the U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army have announced their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). EPA Administrator Michael Regan says that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule enacted during the Trump administration to define WOTUS “is leading to significant environmental degradation.”

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EPA Proposes 2022 Construction General Permit

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on May 26, 2021 0 Comments
EPA Proposes 2022 Construction General Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 12 published the proposed 2022 Construction General Permit (CGP) in the Federal Register. The current 2017 CGP permit is in effect until Feb. 16, 2022, when the final 2022 CGP will become effective for five years.

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rulemaking on Sept. 14 that establishes new regulatory standards for all regulatory guidance documents.

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DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on August 24, 2020 4 Comments
DOE Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes for Showerheads

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register on Aug. 13 announcing a proposed rulemaking to change the definition of showerheads and the test procedure for multi-nozzle fixtures. These changes could result in increased water usage across the country.

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New WOTUS Rule Becomes Effective Today

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on June 22, 2020 1 Comment
New WOTUS Rule Becomes Effective Today

The “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR), which is the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), becomes effective today in every state except Colorado.

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EPA Extends Comment Period on Transparency Proposal

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 30, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Extends Comment Period on Transparency Proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 18 issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) to the proposed rule, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” When finalized, the EPA says the proposal is intended to ensure “that all important studies underlying significant regulatory actions at the EPA, regardless of their source, are available for a transparent review by qualified scientists.”

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