NAHB is in the forefront in preventing expensive, pointless regulations from impeding home building and remodeling and adding unnecessary costs to consumers. From overly broad stormwater permit requirements that would literally regulate puddles under the Clean Water Act, to far-reaching Endangered Species Act requirements, and lead paint rules that cost remodelers jobs and money, NAHB is leading the fight to rein-in unnecessary and burdensome regulations that harm the industry and consumers. Just reinstating the lead paint rule opt-out provision for homes not occupied by children or pregnant women would save $336 million annually in compliance costs. NAHB-supported legislation introduced in the Senate on March 7 by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) addresses many of the concerns from NAHB Remodelers and affiliated trade groups about the EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule.
On March 14, Kansas home builder Carl Harris testified on behalf of NAHB before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Investigations. The testimony focused on reducing regulatory burdens for small businesses. See NAHB’s press release for more details.
For additional information about lead paint rule enforcement and compliance, visit nahb.org/leadpaint. Learn more about NAHB resources on stormwater permits and programs here. View the latest Endangered Species Act developments at nahb.org/esa.