NBN Online for the week of May 16, 2005

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In This Issue:

Front Page
Builders Seek Timely OSHA Citations and Other Reforms
Will You Be the Next Winner of a Digital Camera?
New Southern Nevada Homes Embrace Water Conservation
Coast to Coast
Developer Tactics to Avoid Housing Bust
Economics & Finance
Home Buyers Opt for Upscale Smaller Homes
Builder Confidence on Home Sales Holding Strong
Business Management
What Do You Need From Your Estimating Software?
Seniors Housing
A Holistic Approach to Wellness for CCRCs
Remodelers
Little Consolidation Seen in Remodeling Industry
Ohio Remodeler Named Remodelor™ of the Month
Education
Education Calendar
Environment
New Roadless Rule Lets States Choose Forest Protection
Career Staffer New EPA Administrator
Building Quality
Pulte, KB Home Divisions Earn Quality Certification
Deadline for Housing Quality Award Application Nears
Workforce housing
2006 Workforce Housing Awards Open
Workers Make Hard Choices to Pay for Housing
Housing Costs Get Tougher Still for Working Families
International
ICC to Guide Mexican Codes and Standards Update
Labor
Student Chapter Opens at Acosta Job Corps Center
Building Products
Custom Sell Sheets Present Door Glass Upgrades
Builder's Engineer
Good Lawyer — Bad Lawyer
TV
NAHB-Produced Shows on HGTV & DIY — This Week
Endowment
Research Center Seeks Land Development Expert
Association News
Customize Your Computer’s Cursor With the NBN ‘Hammer’
Tsunami Relief at Almost $350,000
GM Discount Available on More Than 80 Vehicles
Calendar of Events

Related Articles

New Roadless Rule Lets States Choose Forest Protection

Career Staffer New EPA Administrator

Earlier this month, Stephen L. Johnson was officially sworn into office as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Johnson, who had been serving as the agency’s acting administrator since the start of this year, is the 11th administrator in the department’s 35-year history. He is also a 24-year veteran of the agency, and the first career staff member to lead it.

Johnson cited as his goals promoting and maintaining the use of sound science while taking collaborative, innovative approaches to solving environmental problems. In a statement to EPA employees, he said that he will “encourage EPA to fully integrate innovation, flexibility and collaboration at the local, state, national and international levels” and that “environmental success and economic growth can go hand-in-hand.”

NAHB staff members have had the opportunity to work with Johnson on several occasions, and they expect to continue to work with him and his staff on issues such as wetlands regulation and storm water enforcement efforts.

The EPA implements and enforces the nation’s federal environmental laws and regulations, with more than 18,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget of $8.6 billion.


 

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