September 20, 2010
Nation's Building News

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Nov. 2: Free Webinar to Demystify EPA Storm Water Rules and Regulations

An upcoming free NAHB webinar on storm water rules and regulations will examine how different and competing planning objectives are adding confusion to the development process. It is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Presented by NAHB's Land Development Committee, the webinar will demystify the rules and regulations that are being developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as explore the conflicts between smart growth policy and storm water requirements. 

New, aggressive storm water requirements affecting both new development and redevelopment are being released by the EPA on a regular basis. While smart growth concepts embrace the idea that new housing growth should be encouraged in urban areas, the new storm water requirements often are making redevelopment more expensive, burdensome and overly complex than building outside of urban areas.

For such areas to be redeveloped, new storm water requirements must provide the flexibility builders and developers need to comply with the many new requirements while still keeping building projects affordable and achievable.  

To Register

To register for this free webinar, visit

For more information, e-mail Jaclyn Toole at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8469.

Are You Ready for a Visit From the EPA? 

“Storm Water Permitting: A Guide for Builders and Developers,” available through, provides a starting point for builders and developers to use in locating and understanding storm water permitting requirements.

The publication has been prepared to help builders comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stormwater requirements, and includes information on state permitting programs and more than 50 of the most commonly used Best Management Practices.

Also included are tips on compliance, including how to handle visits from inspectors.

To view or purchase this guide online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.

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