HBAV - A LEGACY OF MEMBERSHIP VALUE:
2016 PASSED *Significant and Meaningful reform of the Virginia Proffer System, *Consolidation of SWM and E&S Laws into a single permit in Virginia. *Prohibition of HOA and COA consent prior to issuance of a permit or license. DEFEATED: *Requirement for a 5 mile radius Traffic Impact Statement for all rezonings in NV. *Requirement for 18 month waiting period following Rezoning approval before land could be developed by-right.
EPA Makes Changes to Lead-Safe Recertification Process: Remodelers certified by EPA to work on homes that may contain lead paint under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the option to complete refresher training online. More information on the requirements can be found using NAHB's "What You Need to Know about EPA Lead-Safe Recertification."
OMB Releases Stricter 'Critical Habitat' Final Rules The White House Office of Management and Budget has released a final Endangered Species Act (ESA) rulemaking that could make it more difficult for developers and builders to obtain federal wetland permits. NAHB is particularly concerned that in the future these rules could result in larger areas being designated as critical habitat.