Anti-Regulation Insanity

Contractor Magazine

Let’s take a minute to remember the reason we have government regulation in the first place

State Not County has Authority to Regulate Solar Farms

Green Building Law Update

At a time when solar panels are de riguere a recent decision by a Maryland appellate court limiting the authority of local governments to regulate the location and specifics of construction of a solar farm has broad implications far beyond this case.

What You Can Say about RECs is Regulated by the FTC

Green Building Law Update

Businesses who generate renewable energy, say, by using solar panels, but sell the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the renewable energy they generate shouldn’t claim they “use” renewable energy. The Federal Trade Commissions has advised that such a claim would be deceptive.

Top Fines & OSHA Regulations

Safety Services Company

Fines & OSHA Regulations. Welcome to Safe Friday, this week we’re going to cover the ins and outs of Fines vs. OSHA Regulations. OSHA regulations require all companies to develop a written Hazard Communication Program and train their workers on the aspects the program covers.

Marijuana Regulation at Work: Your Responsibilities

Safety Services Company

Marijuana Regulation at Work. Understandably, marijuana regulation at work has been a topic of much discussion in the media and at the state and federal regulatory levels over the past few years. State and Federal Usage Regulations.

Florida Suspends Some Roofing Repair Regulations

Construction Equipment

To aid in the clean up after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order that suspends certain roofing regulations for 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration dated September 13, 2017

DHS waives regulations for latest border wall contract

Construction Dive

The Department of Homeland Security will let Southwest Valley Constructors' $33 million project commence without having to adhere to approximately 30 environmental and other conditions

New Federal Floodplain Regulations Rewrite 100 Year Floodplain

Green Building Law Update

In the name of resilience, reliability and green this proposed regulation will result in significant additional first costs for affected building.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Regulation: A Significant Pain.

Collaborative Construction

Regulation: A Significant Pain Point in Business. Permitting and regulations represent two significant pain points for modern business. From my perspective government has simply become too large and meddles in affairs it does not understand leading the the rise of new problems unforeseen by the original regulators. This, in turn, leads to more regulation, more delays and higher barriers to success. Regulations: The Hidden Tax on Capital and Growth.

Recent deadly accidents, new regulations put crane safety in the spotlight

Construction Dive

While crane companies bear the brunt of safety obligations for operators and equipment, general contractors and developers aren't off the hook and need to know their roles, industry experts say

Convenient Store Truth – A Regulated Industry

Construction Law Monitor

This is a very heavily regulated industry, with complex deals and transactions happening daily. All of these aspects are heavily regulated by both local and state government. Both the City and State have arms for the the board of health that regulates food.

FMCSA Delays New Trucking Regulations

Construction Equipment

Former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Annette Sandberg said that a number of proposed trucking regulations will be delayed, but published before the end of the current presidential term, reports Fleet Owner.

Regulations Are Strangling the Economy

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! The Obama administrtion simply refuses to allow free markets to operate. This is sooooo frustrating. James L. Salmon, Esq.

ICC moves tall wood regulations forward to full vote

Construction Dive

Fourteen proposed code changes that would expand tall wood construction in the U.S. survived the International Code Council's recent public comment hearing for consideration in the 2021 edition of the International Building Code

EPA Updates UST Regulations After 27 Years

Construction Equipment

EPA updated the 1988 underground storage tank (UST) regulations, which took effect Oct. This interactive 10-question quiz by BLR Safety Blog will test how well you know these regulations. The U.S.

EPA Unveils New Coal Ash Regulations

ENR Construction

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed two rules that would ease Obama-era requirements for disposal of two streams of waste that result from burning coal to produce electricity—the storage of coal ash and the discharge of contaminated water into waterways

Update: OSHA Workplace Injuries Tracking Regulation Error

Construction Equipment

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

GDPR: International regulation for local marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

These relate largely to the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which sets challenging notification burdens on websites that have any (even remote) relevance to Europe. You may have noticed on this site (and many others) new flash screens reminding you about “cookies” and data usage.

Feds Call For Regulation Changes One Year After Massachusetts Gas Explosions

ENR Construction

Federal officials call for changes to national pipeline regulations a little more than a year after the September 2018 natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston

Another OSHA-related regulation on verge of reversal

FDR Safety

A second OSHA-related regulation appears close to being reversed with a Senate vote this week to roll back a regulation that would have required firms that bid on government contracts to disclose past safety and labor law violations. The changed regulation was OSHA’s response to a 2012 U.S. The post Another OSHA-related regulation on verge of reversal appeared first on FDRsafety

Senate Approves Trucking Regulations Bill

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Transportation and Commerce Committee approved a transportation regulatory package that would affect the trucking industry. The legislation moves to the House for passage, reports Trucker News. If passed the regulatory package would

Residential micro-units struggle to overcome regulations

Construction Dive

The smallest residential spaces, which are gaining popularity, can often run up against local zoning and building codes

White House Releases Details on Regulations Agenda

Construction Equipment

The Administration's goal is to amend and eliminate regulations it feels are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete with an eye towards promoting economic growth

'Major' Mass. Gas Leak Follows Feds Call For Regulation Changes One Year After Deadly Gas Explosions

ENR Construction

Federal officials call for changes to national pipeline regulations a little more than a year after the September 2018 natural gas explosions and fires north of Boston and just days before another leak hit the area

Regulations that May Be Revised Under Trump

Construction Business Owner

Although many of Trump’s policies on labor and employment-related laws and regulations have yet to be fully developed, there are many Obama-era initiatives that could undergo significant changes under the new administration With the election of Donald J.

The Potential for Regulation Revisions

Construction Business Owner

Although many of Trump’s policies on labor and employment-related laws and regulations have yet to be fully developed, there are many Obama-era initiatives that could undergo significant changes under the new administration With the election of Donald J.

Working at Heights in Construction – Regulation and Precautions

The Constructor

Working at heights in construction works is associated with hazards and accidents. Thus, safety procedures are of utmost importance while working at. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project How To Guide Safety Guide Construction Construction Projects safety

Performance-based zoning: U.S. cities starting to loosen zoning regulations

BD+C

Regulations Codes and Standards Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years.

Why is Louisiana Convenience Store Industry So Regulated?

Construction Law Monitor

This is a very heavily regulated industry, with complex deals and transactions happening daily. All of these aspects are heavily regulated by both local and state government. Both the City and State have arms for the the board of health that regulates food.

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., In these states, the state’s UST regulation is followed in lieu of the federal regulation and states have 3 years to come into compliance with this new federal edict.

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., This 2015 regulation changes certain portions of the 1988 UST technical regulation published in 40 CFR part 280.

EPA Issues Significant Revisions to Underground Storage Tank Regulation

Green Building Law Update

EPA has issued significant revisions to the existing 1988 underground storage tank regulation that will impact most, if not all, businesses with USTs. EPA regulates over 571,000 USTs, down from a high of 2.1 The federal UST regulation applies to USTs storing petroleum and certain hazardous substances (i.e., In these states, the state’s UST regulation is followed in lieu of the federal regulation and states have 3 years to come into compliance with this new federal edict.

FHWA Proposes Major Rewrite of Bridge Inspection Regulation

ENR Construction

Plan offers two methods to determine inspection intervals. States could use one, the other, or a mix of both options

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Changes likely to come to federal wetlands regulations

BD+C

Big changes may be coming to federal wetlands regulations after the Trump Administration rescinded the Obama-era Clean Water Rule.

Trench and excavation fatalities rise, regulators prioritize safety

Construction Dive

The average number of fatalities for these types of hazards in 2016 was twice that of the previous five years

Anuew Turf Growth Regulator

Green Industry Professionals

Anuew Turf Growth Regulator from Nufarm

States, Utilities Take Sides on Carbon Emissions Regulations

ENR Construction

A set of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan were dismissed by a federal appeals court after the Trump administration replaced the regulation with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, but that rule now faces its own set of challenges

Regulations, Executive Orders & Court Rulings: Part 1

Construction Business Owner

The first of this two-part series will describe some key changes in federal regulations that could potentially make it harder, costlier and less efficient for employers to run their organizations Election years often bring a flurry of legislative and regulatory activity. And this year is no different.

Latest regulations for Opportunity Zone investments clarify qualifications for tax breaks

BD+C

Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released new regulations and guidelines for investments in the 8,700 distressed or lower-income census tracts that governors across the country have designated as Opportunity Zones (OZs). On Wednesday, the U.S.

USDA Forest Service extends comment period for draft regulations

Green Industry Professionals

For management of national forest and grasslands