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Your Chance to Engage in the WOTUS Rulemaking

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Membership by on October 19, 2021 2 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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EPA to Hold August Hearings on Revamping of WOTUS Rule

Filed in Environment by on July 30, 2021 4 Comments
EPA to Hold August Hearings on Revamping of WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will hold a series of virtual public meetings in August to hear from interested stakeholders on “their perspectives on defining ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act” and how to implement that definition as federal agencies pursue this process.

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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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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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In a Big Splash for Housing, EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on January 23, 2020 8 Comments
In a Big Splash for Housing, EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today announced a final, new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas that resolves years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends.

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EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 12, 2019 6 Comments
EPA Repeals Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In a positive development to resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends, the Environmental Protection Agency today rescinded the Obama-era waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.

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Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Legal by on August 22, 2019 4 Comments
Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In an important win for NAHB and the housing community, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia recently filed a carefully worded 85-page decision that dismantles the Obama-era 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. This is the first court to find that the substance of the 2015 rule violates the Clean Water Act.

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Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Legal by on May 29, 2019 1 Comment
Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

In a victory for NAHB and home builders across the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act when drafting the Obama-era “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule in 2015.

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Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 10, 2019 3 Comments
Last Chance to Weigh in on WOTUS – Comments Due April 15

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice support for the proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) by submitting a comment letter to the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers by next Monday, April 15.

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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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