POTUS Bucks Congress on WOTUS

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On Jan. 19, President Obama vetoed a congressional resolution that would have rescinded the ill-advised "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule. The WOTUS rule dramatically extends the areas in which home builders are required to get permits, leading to bureaucratic delays, increased project cost ...

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U.S. House Completes Approval of Congressional Resolution to Overturn WOTUS

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The U.S. House of Representatives today gave approval to a Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res. 22) that rescinds the controversial "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued the rule that went i ...

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OSHA Again Delays Confined Spaces Rule For Single-Family, Duplexes and Townhouses

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The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced on Jan. 8 that they are delaying enforcement of the Confined Spaces in Construction Standard until March 8. The delay is for single-family, duplexes and townhouses only. The rule became effective on Aug. 3 of 2015, but was put und ...

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