Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Statement from NAHB on Clean Water Act Guidance Withdrawal

NAHB Press Release

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chairman Rick Judson issued the following statement today on the decision to withdraw the proposed Clean Water Act guidance in favor of a proposed rulemaking.

"The National Association of Home Builders applauds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' and Environmental Protection Agency's joint decision to withdraw their proposed Clean Water Act guidance and instead propose a rulemaking. We have tried for years to convince the agencies to bring clarity and consistency to questions of Clean Water Act jurisdiction and these efforts have finally borne fruit. We look forward to studying the proposed rule on its release and hope that the promised clarity will not come in the form of a "one size fits all" approach that assumes that a roadside ditch and riparian wetland have the same importance or nexus to navigable waters."

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