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HUD to consider eliminating manufactured housing regulations – Launches comprehensive review of manufactured housing rule

The Trump administration’s deregulatory efforts have officially come to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  HUD announced on Thursday that it is launching a “wholesale review” of its manufactured housing rules as part of a “broader effort to identify regulations that may be ineffective, overly burdensome, or excessively costly given the critical need for affordable housing.”

According to HUD, for the next 30 days, it will accept public comments to help the department identify regulations that may be “outmoded, ineffective or excessively burdensome” and should be “modified, streamlined, replaced or repealed.”

Read More at Housing Wire

2018-02-09T12:01:06+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Codes & Standards News|

Home Innovation Selected as Energy Star MRO

The Environmental Protection Agency has named Home Innovation Research Labs as the first Multifamily Review Organization (MRO) for high-rise, non-commercial projects seeking Energy Star certification.

Rather than submitting Energy Star project documentation to EPA, project teams can work directly with Home Innovation for the review and approval of their submissions. Home Innovation staff will review and approve Energy Star documentation submissions by developers.

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2018-01-25T13:27:20+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Codes & Standards News|

EPA Must Re-examine Lead Definition and Clearance Testing Standards, Court Says

A recent court decision that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take another look at its dust-lead hazard standard may result in tighter regulations for contractors who do lead-abatement work if it leads to a stricter standard for clearance testing.

Down the road, it could also increase the number of homes subject to the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) that remodelers and other home contractors must pay attention to.

Read More at NAHBNow

2018-01-17T16:53:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Codes & Standards News|

ANSI/WMA 100-2018 Approved – 12/01/2018

Revisions to the ANSI/WMA 100-2018, Standard Method of Determining Structural Performance Ratings of Side-Hinged Exterior Door Systems and Procedures for Component Substitution, were approved by consensus last month pursuant to WMA’s Procedures for the Development, Revision, Withdrawal, and Discontinuance of WMA Standards.  This week the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the revised standard as an American National Standard (ANS).  The 2018 Edition will be published and made available from the WMA website in January.

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2017-12-04T14:07:07+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Codes & Standards News|

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