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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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EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 21, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 14 announced its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). 

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Timeline Begins for Implementation of Trump WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 21, 2020 0 Comments
Timeline Begins for Implementation of Trump WOTUS Rule

The Federal Register today published the final “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” (NWPR), which is the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Publication of the rule starts a 60-day timeline, after which the NWPR will become effective across the country.

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EPA Honors NAHB Members With 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards

Filed in Awards, Sustainability and Green Building by on April 14, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Honors NAHB Members With 2020 ENERGY STAR Awards

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honored nearly 200 ENERGY STAR partners, including several NAHB members, for their contributions to public health and the environment.

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EPA Releases Plan to Reduce TSCA Fees Burden

Filed in Codes and Standards by on March 27, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Releases Plan to Reduce TSCA Fees Burden

In a key win for NAHB, the Environmental Protection Agency has made a significant announcement affecting how the housing community will be impacted by implementation of the Toxic Substance Control ACT (TSCA) Fees Rule.

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