Anti-Regulation Insanity

Contractor Magazine

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

Gleaning the Direction of ESG Regulation

Greenbuilding Law

There is uncertainty in this bleeding edge subject and with new statutes, codes and regulations on the cusp of enactment at the federal level, by states, as well as internationally, we track much of that for our clients.

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Regulations on hydrofluorocarbons reduce roof insulation options

BD+C

states enacted new regulations eliminating the use of blowing agents containing hydrofluorocarbons with high global warming potential. The regulations apply to extruded polystyrene insulation and other closed-cell foam insulations that use HFC blowing agents.

What Contractors Need to Know About Employment Equality and Diversity Regulations in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A special look into the issue of DEI in construction and the compliance measures companies should be adhering to. Construction Best Practices

Florida condo collapse spurs increased scrutiny on inspections, regulations

BD+C

has spurred regulators and insurers to more carefully scrutinize the condition of other high-rise residential dwellings The collapse of a condominium tower in Surfside, Fla.,

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

The post Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation? In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire.

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. 1022, September Term 2016 “that the PSC preempts, by implication, local zoning regulation” and it affirmed the circuit court.

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. OSHA regulations require that you receive training in the safe methods of doing your job. Fulfills OSHA regulations.

NAHB Chairman's Letter: Regulations Add $93,870 to a New Home’s Price

Pro Builder

NAHB Chairman's Letter: Regulations Add $93,870 to a New Home’s Price. Regulations, while often noble in purpose, can be excessive, redundant, or poorly structured. A Problem in Common: Balancing Regulations With Environmental Stewardship. Regulations.

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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

Emergency Calif. COVID-19 Workplace Regulations Prompt Confusion, Again

ENR Construction

With the state facing record coronavirus cases, CAL/OSHA's Standards Board adopted regulations with new notification, testing and reporting components for employers on top of current varying city and county regulations

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#97:  DOL's New Independent Contractor Regulation

NH Construction Law

The rule is also vulnerable under the Congressional Review Act which allows simple majorities in both the House and Senate to repeal a new regulation within 60 days of its submission or publication. In an effort to avoid the costs and risks associated with the employment relation, contractors and construction managers often prefer to hire workers as “independent contractors” rather than employees.

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.

Seattle to Improve Tower Crane Disassembly Regulations

Construction Equipment

Seattle lawmakers are pushing for more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes after a fatal crane collapse last April that was deemed “avoidable,” the Seattle Times reports.

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.

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. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to rewrite the longstanding 100 year floodplain standard for federally funded projects such that most building would now have to be 2 feet freeboard.

Anuew Turf Growth Regulator

Green Industry Professionals

Anuew Turf Growth Regulator from Nufarm

California Regulator Sets Record Clean Energy Order for Utilities

ENR Construction

State PUC tells providers to procure 11.5 GW of renewable power for delivery from 2023-2026, its largest-capacity single procurement and largest requiring only clean energy sources

NAHB New Chair to Tackle Regulation and Promote Trades

Pro Builder

NAHB New Chair to Tackle Regulation and Promote Trades. ibush. Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:00. Chuck Fowke named NAHB's new chair; a look at new single-family home inventory. NAHB Housing Policy Briefing.

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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. Today, we’ll clarify the complex rules applied at the state and federal levels to provide this much needed clarity to companies and ensure compliance with OSHA regulations. State and Federal Usage Regulations.

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.

New Regulations for Lawn Fertilizer Use Take Effect in October

Green Industry Professionals

The changes make regulations for organic fertilizer products consistent with those for synthetic products

EPA Seeks Comment on Options for Regulating Perchlorate

Contractor Magazine

Agency requests public input on a range of options regarding the regulation of perchlorate in public drinking water systems

EPA Proposes Regulating Two PFAS Chemicals

ENR Construction

EPA also proposed regulating imported products that contain certain long-chain PFAS chemicals that are used as surface coatings The Feb. 20 proposal calls for establishing maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

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.

Grenfell Tower Regulations Still Coming

ENR Construction

COVID-19 is the most complex systems problems anyone has ever had to face, says Judith Hackitt

California Regulator Sets Record Clean Energy Order

ENR Construction

State PUC ordered utilities to procure 11.5 GW of renewable power for delivery from 2023 through 2026, its largest-capacity single procurement and the largest requiring only clean energy sources

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. Liquor and tobacco are regulated by the City and the State’s Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC). Video Poker (if you have alcohol permit and sell enough food) is regulated by the Louisiana State Police.

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. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Office 513-721-5672 Fax 513-562-4388 Cell 512-630-4446 JamesLSalmon@gmailcom Collaborative Construction Website Sustainable Land Development International

Virginia Issues Statewide Regulations, But Will They Help Construction Jobsites?

Pro Builder

Virginia Issues Statewide Regulations, But Will They Help Construction Jobsites? On July 27, Virginia became the first state to issue statewide safety regulations regarding COVID-19. Just as the name suggests, Virginia’s regulations are temporary and will be active for six months.

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.

Permitted Development Rules and Regulations: All You Need to Know

Constructonomics

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. These planning permissions were a relaxation of the (then) guidelines and mean that you can make some minor changes to your home without needing to apply for planning permission.

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

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

California Poised For Growth Despite Pandemic Impacts, Regulations

ENR Construction

A new report says that California’s economy is poised for post-pandemic growth at a faster than the rest of the U.S. But first, contractors will have to wade through increasing workplace requirements from state and local entities

First Aid Regulation Change

Safety Services Company

First Aid Regulation Change. Effective this month Prince Edward Island’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Regulations for First Aid changed. The amendments to Section 9 of the OHS Regulations put additional measures in place to protect workers and employers, and reflect the various hazard levels in Island workplaces.

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. The guidance from the FTC is not new, but as renewable energy becomes more prevalent, increasingly businesses are making claims about their green energy.

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