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

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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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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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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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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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EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

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EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority

In a memo to the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water, Administrator Scott Pruitt said he wants to limit and also clarify what authority EPA has to object during the normal Clean Water Act Section 404 permit review process that the agency conducts in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Trump Administration to Delay Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

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Trump Administration to Delay Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced a two-year delay before the Obama-era “waters of the United States” rule is in effect – giving the agency more time to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and replace it with definitions that provide needed clarity for those regulated by the Clean Water Act.

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

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Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling a Win for NAHB

The Supreme Court today ruled that litigation over the controversial 2015 definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States” must be brought in to the federal district courts rather than circuit courts ─ a decision that will finally allow litigation over the rule to move forward.

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House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

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House Report Illustrates Need to Rescind WOTUS Rule

A new report released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the waters of the U.S. rulemaking process reaffirms what NAHB has been saying for years: The rule is motivated by political considerations, it is not based on sound science and it bypassed the necessary public outreach required under the Administrative Procedures Act.

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NWP Deadline Nears with No Proposal in Sight

NAHB is growing more concerned that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet to propose a new Clean Water Act Section 404 Nationwide Permit, even though the ones now in effect are set to expire in 10 months.

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Corps Puts Plant List on More Predictable Path

Corps Puts Plant List on More Predictable Path

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced the availability of the 2016 National Wetland Plant List and – in response to NAHB’s request – established a process for future updates to the list that will make it more predictable and transparent.

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