Maryland is First State to Legislate Permitted Use of PFAS

Green Building Law Update

actually 3 separate bills) expressly permitting PFAS (. Prior to the just concluded session of the Maryland legislature, the State’s laws and regulations were silent with regard to PFAS chemicals including PFOA.

Are after-hours construction permits worth the challenges?

Construction Dive

A lot of projects require or could benefit from work at night, but contractors need to weight permit costs, higher subcontractor fees and noise restrictions

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Supreme Court Permits State Law Claims Against Superfund Property

Green Building Law Update

In an instructive environmental law decision last week, the U.S.

Modular Nuclear Reactor Permit Approved!

Collaborative Construction

The Tennessee Valley Authority received a permit to build a modular nuclear reactor. Use of modular nuclear reactors, combined with low cost oil and gas made available through fracking, ensures the US will have low cost energy for generations to come. This needs to happen YESTERDAY!

Single-Family Construction Permits Point to Building Growth

Pro Builder

Single-Family Construction Permits Point to Building Growth. Numbers for single-family home construction remained flat in May with a 675,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, but permits are signaling a promising growth. Single-family permits jumped nearly 12% last month, only 1.8%

New USDOT rules would speed up project permitting

Construction Dive

For a long time, various federal agencies' environmental reviews processes have been siloed, causing a back and forth that results in inevitable delays

Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

Construction Dive

The permit, which lacks details, was issued to the Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, just weeks after Baltimore issued a similar permit

House Passes Bill to Accelerate Border Wall Construction


It allows homeowners to avoid the building permit process by submitting […]. All Posts Construction News arizona border border wall building permit construction perit permit

Permitted Earthbag House in Australia

Natural Building

The overall price came to $41,600, which includes the construction, permits, rain tanks and other elements. It took two years to get the necessary building permits and another 18 months to construct the home with the help of volunteers from Australia and abroad. “We

Keystone XL Pipeline Ruling Could Hamper U.S. Energy Project Permits

ENR Construction

Fish and Wildlife Service over endangered species in blanket water-body access permit Montana judge said Corps of Engineers should have consulted U.S.

Memphis, Tennessee, saw $1.3B of new construction permits in 2018

Construction Dive

As is trending in many U.S. metros, residents' demand for a live-work-play environment is drawing business and keeping contractors busy

Total Housing Permits Up 4.7% in 2017

Construction Equipment

Building Permits. Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,302,000. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S.

Kushner Cos. fined $210K for allegedly falsifying NYC construction permits

Construction Dive

The allegations revolve around reporting of rent-regulated tenants on building permits

San Francisco sues former city official for permit fraud

Construction Dive

Authorities claim that former building commission chief Rodrigo Santos used his knowledge of the city's permitting process to aid in the filing of false and misleading applications

Federal agencies promise to speed major infrastructure reviews and permitting

Construction Dive

Policies laid out in a new memorandum of understanding aim to reduce permitting time for major infrastructure projects to no more than two years

Facebook headquarters construction permits now exceed $1B

Construction Dive

A 523,000-square foot addition and four-story office building are among the projects planned at Facebook's main California campus

Chinese developer completes $1B Metropolis, thanks to Los Angeles' design-permitting process

Construction Dive

Greenland USA credited the city's Parallel Design-Permitting Process as helping speed up construction of the four-building project, which hasn't been as easy for other Chinese mega-project developers in California

Is a trench a permit-required confined space?

FDR Safety

A question sometimes comes up as to whether a trench or other excavation is a permit-required confined space under OSHA standards. The answer in broad terms is no, even though conditions in a trench can sometimes resemble those in a permit-required confined space, as Curtis Chambers points out in an excellent article. However, there are still similar precautions that must be followed under OSHA’s excavation standard , even if no permit is required.

Army Corps to approve permit for $2B Arizona mine project

Construction Dive

Though still subject to contention, the construction project could take two-and-a-half years and employ more than 2,500

Transportation Research Board Hears Focus on Permitting, Rural Roads

ENR Construction

Safety, streamlined project permitting and technology are key priorities for the U.S. of Transportation in 2020

Multifamily developers report mounting delays in permitting and starts due to coronavirus pandemic


Of this group, 85% reported delays in permitting due to COVID-19, up from 77% in round two (conducted April 9-14) and 76% in the initial survey (conducted March 27-April 1

Ninth Circuit Orders Enjoinment of Oil and Gas Line Construction Proceeding Under Nationwide Water Permit 12


Downs*, Law Clerk, Pepper Hamilton LLP Oil and gas pipeline construction may no longer proceed under Nationwide Water Permit 12 (“NWP 12”). Plains Res. Council v. United States Army Corps of Eng’rs, No. 4:19-cv-00044-BMM, 2020 BL 35412 (9th Cir. May 14, 2020) By: Alexander P.

Supreme Court Delves Into Scope of Clean Water Act Permits

ENR Construction

Case centers on whether pollution moving through groundwater should require "point source" permit

Virtual radar could reduce permitting delays

Construction Dive

Two universities developed an augmented reality-based ground-penetrating radar system to show 3-D objects in real time

3 myths about permit-required confined spaces standard

FDR Safety

OSHA’s standard for permit-required confined spaces is complex, but surprisingly misconceptions have persisted about three fairly easy to understand aspects of the standard.

High Court’s Groundwater Toxics Permit Rule Is New Conundrum

ENR Construction

The U.S.

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Mixed Reviews for EPA Move to Speed Energy Permits

ENR Construction

Environmental Protection Agency guidance aimed at streamlining permit approvals for natural gas pipelines and other energy infrastructure projects is murky, at best, and could lead to more frequent legal skirmishes, some observers say The outlook for new U.S.

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Santa Rosa Recreates Permitting, Construction System 'On the Fly'

ENR Construction

The city has a five-day turnaround for homeowners permits and makes all documents available online

White House advances plan to revise NEPA, wants faster infrastructure permitting

Construction Dive

National Environmental Policy Act rules, which were issued in 1978, have not seen a significant revision since 1986

Comment on the Permit to Kill Eagles with Wind Turbines

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service has announced it is soliciting comments through November 12, 2013 on the issuance of a take permit “for recurring eagle mortalities” associated with the operation of the Shiloh IV wind turbine project in Solano County, California. The U.S.

Indiana county issues $1B of building permits for second consecutive year

Construction Dive

million in permit value for construction and renovation of residential and commercial projects, Allen County, home to Fort Wayne, may break a five-year record At a daily pace of $2.2

L.A.’s expedited permitting process credited with faster approvals on $1 billion project


The completion of the $1 billion Metropolis development in downtown Los Angeles was aided by the city’s streamlined permitting process, according to the developer

North Las Vegas Expedites Construction Permitting

Construction Equipment

The program cuts the wait time from plan submission to issued permit from months to just days Architects, landscape architects, engineers and civil engineers now have the option to 'self-certify' themselves under a new program offered by the city of North Las Vegas.

US Appeals Court Won't Allow Energy Projects to Use Key Fast-Track Permit

ENR Construction

Judges deny Corps of Engineers emergency plea to 'stay' lower court's ban on use of NWP-12 permit for oil, gas pipelines

Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kills

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing 30 year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was enacted in 1940, imposes criminal and civil penalties against “whoever” shall “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” bald and golden eagles, except as permitted by the Department of Interior Secretary. . On August 11, a federal court set aside the U.S.

Court Blows Away Permits for Wind Turbine Eagle Kills

Green Building Law Update

Fish and Wildlife Service rule allowing 30 year permits to “take” bald and golden eagles. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which was enacted in 1940, imposes criminal and civil penalties against “whoever” shall “take, possess, sell, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import” bald and golden eagles, except as permitted by the Department of Interior Secretary.

Sabal Trail Natural Gas Pipeline Gets Final Permits

Construction Equipment

Army Corps of Engineers have finalized permits. Construction may start as soon as Wednesday on the $3.2-billion Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline now that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S.

Court Rules Onsite Renewable Energy Permitted In All Zoning Districts

Green Building Law Update

In a hugely important judicial decision advancing onsite renewable energy, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has found ground mounted solar photovoltaics to be an “accessory use” permitted as of right in all zoning districts.

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Permitted Development Rules and Regulations: All You Need to Know


Many of you may or may not be aware of the recent changes to UK permitted development rules which came into force on May 30 th 2013 and will remain in place until May 30 th 2016. Below, the experts at A & G Building and Maintenance Ltd offer advice on what accounts as a permitted development and what it means for house holders, bearing in mind though that these guidelines ONLY apply to houses and not to maisonettes, flats or other such buildings.

Safety School: Emergency Response Plans for Permit Required Confined Spaces

Safety Services Company

Here are four basic questions to check that your emergency response plan for permit required confined spaces is complete. Other Safety School articles that examine the more academic concepts of occupational safety: Emergency Response Plans for Permit Required Confined Spaces.