Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:32 AM By Kinsey Cooper
As part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, ABC April 1 submitted comments to the EPA in response to their request for information on a possible rulemaking that would regulate renovation, repair and painting activities on and in public and commercial buildings to address possible lead-based paint hazards.
Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:45 AM By Donna Puglisi
The EPA is considering federal rules that may regulate renovation and remodeling activities in public and commercial buildings to address possible lead-based paint hazards. These rules, if enacted, could be based on current lead paint regulations addressing renovation activities in pre-1978 “target housing.” Any such proposal would have a significant impact on commercial and federal contractors.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:17 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The EPA in November 2012 began issuing enforcement actions for violations of its Lead-Safe Renovation Repair and Painting rule, which went into effect in April 2010, and began mailing postcards to uncertified renovation contractors in target areas.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:11 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The Environmental Protection Agency in January settled a longstanding lawsuit that had been brought against its 2009 rule on Effluent Limitation Guidelines by agreeing to withdraw the numeric limit for turbidity in stormwater discharges.
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:48 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC’s Regulatory Alert provides an overview of federally mandated rules, regulations and enforcement actions from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies. Below are brief summaries of current issues, as well as links to more detailed information and guidance. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:47 PM By Kinsey Cooper
The U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 19 passed the Stop the War on Coal Act (H.R. 3409), a package of bills that benefits the construction industry by preventing drastic increases in energy costs, avoiding the disruption of crucial supply chains and preserving existing jobs.
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:53 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings.
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:50 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aug. 12 announced plans to withdraw the numeric limit portion of its stormwater management regulations for construction sites, the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG). The rule originally was slated to take effect in January 2011, butenforcement was suspended due to challenges filed by industry groups and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 2:17 PM By Donna Puglisi
ABC sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman outlining the most egregious existing, proposed and upcoming federal regulatory activity that is detrimental to ABC members and the construction industry. ABC sent the letter in response to a request by Issa to 150 companies, trade groups and think tanks requesting information regarding regulations hindering job growth in the industry.
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 1:47 PM By Donna Puglisi
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aug. 13 announced that it will be withdrawing a key portion of the new stormwater management regulations for construction sites, the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG), originally published in Dec. 2009.