Tag: WOTUS

EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 3, 2021 6 Comments
EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Following the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s ruling on Monday to remand and vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which defines the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS),” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that “the agencies have halted implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and are interpreting ‘waters of the United States’ consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime until further notice.”

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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 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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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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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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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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