Tag: regulatory

Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

Filed in Environment by on January 25, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Executive Orders Address Climate Change

President Biden signed a series of executive actions last week, including two issues related to climate change policy. NAHB will continue to monitor developments in the implementation of these actions and how they could impact the housing industry.

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Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

Filed in Environment, Land Development by on January 22, 2021 0 Comments
Two ‘Final’ Environmental Rules That are Not Yet Final

On Jan. 20, the Biden administration implemented a regulatory freeze for all pending regulations. Two “final” environmental rules affecting the housing industry were swept up in this presidential action.

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OCC Finalizes Rules to Update Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Filed in Codes and Standards, Housing Finance by on May 20, 2020 0 Comments
OCC Finalizes Rules to Update Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced final rules to update the agency’s regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). NAHB submitted comments on the proposed rule issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and OCC in April and we are currently examining the 372-page regulation to determine its impact on the housing community.

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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 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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Federal Regulators Urge Banks to Work with Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

Federal Regulators Urge Banks to Work with Borrowers Affected by COVID-19

Federal regulators urged banks and other institutions today to work with borrowers affected by COVID-19, stating that loan modification programs “are positive actions that can mitigate adverse affects on borrowers due to COVID-19.”

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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Trump Signs Executive Orders to Combat Government Overreach

Filed in Codes and Standards by on October 11, 2019 0 Comments
Trump Signs Executive Orders to Combat Government Overreach

President Trump this week signed two executive orders that the White House said “will improve the transparency and fairness of government agencies and ensure that they are held accountable.”

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Codes and Standards, Legal by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Reducing Power of Federal Regulators

The Supreme Court earlier this week heard oral arguments in a case that has widespread implications for how courts handle challenges to all agency regulations. NAHB supported the petitioner with an amicus brief.

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Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Legal by on March 8, 2019 3 Comments
Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

The Labor Department has issued a proposed new overtime rule that would raise the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $35,308. However, this proposal has not yet been published in the Federal Register and could be subject to modifications. Once published, NAHB will review the proposed rulemaking and submit comments on the proposal.

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