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.

Top Fines & OSHA Regulations

The Safety Blog

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.

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Trump's Big Win: Less Regulation, More Infrastructure?

ENR Construction

Voters have now decided who will occupy the White House and control Congress, and weighed in on scores of local project funding and ballot issues; now awaited are details on how the changes will affect construction

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

Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy

Green Building Law Blog

To ease you back into the workday routine, I want to share a post I wrote for RegBlog , the blog of the University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation, about regulating sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. In short, the most efficient route to regulating these companies is tweaking existing regulatory structures to accommodate these new models. Welcome back from vacation.

Use the Construction Industry Model to Regulate the Sharing Economy

Green Building Law Blog

To ease you back into the workday routine, I want to share a post I wrote for RegBlog , the blog of the University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation, about regulating sharing economy companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb. In short, the most efficient route to regulating these companies is tweaking existing regulatory structures to accommodate these new models. Welcome back from vacation.

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

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.

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.

Three Tower Cranes Fall to Irma, Reviving Regulations Debate

ENR Construction

local leaders are wondering whether Florida’s crane regulations are adequate for the highly vulnerable region With crews at work dismantling two Hurricane Irma-damaged cranes in the city of Miami and a third in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,

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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.

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.

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.

Anuew Turf Growth Regulator

Green Industry Professionals

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Regulators Approve $1 Billion Michigan LNG Plant

ENR Construction

The Michigan Public Service Commission gave final approval recently to a nearly $1-billion natural gas-fired plant along the St. Clair River near the Canadian border

East Coast Nor’easters Amplify Calls for Resilient Building Code Regulations

ENR Construction

After three nor’easters pummeled the East Coast this year, architects, engineers and environmental groups are calling for regulators to force building owners to protect their properties from extreme wind, flooding and heat related to climate change and sea level rise

Regulators Seeking Means to Grow Natural-Gas Network

ENR Construction

Utility regulators in the U.S. are looking for ways to get natural gas to more homes, a move that could spark the construction of new distribution systems and increase the demand for larger natural-gas transmission pipelines

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.

Labor Dept. Releases 'Blacklisting' Regulation

ENR Construction

White House says rule will ensure federal procurement officers do not award contracts to firms that violate laws to protect workers

After construction crane collapses during Irma, regulations questioned

BD+C

After three partial collapses of construction cranes during Hurricane Irma, officials are debating whether regulations should be tightened. Two crane booms in Miami and one in Ft. Lauderdale collapsed during the storm, with no injuries reported.

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Federal Real Property Regulations (FAR / FMR)

Building Information Management

Federal Management Regulation – FMR, For Real Property. 102-74.15. Occupants of facilities under the custody and control of Federal agencies must—. (a)

Federal Real Property Regulations (FAR / FMR)

Building Information Management

Federal Management Regulation – FMR, For Real Property. 102-74.15. Occupants of facilities under the custody and control of Federal agencies must—. (a)