2015 ICC Changes

NAHB's 40  most critical code change proposals

 Top Ten Code Changes to the 2015 ICC

NAHB Articles
Environment

-Meeting EPA Effluent Limits on Stormwater Runoff Will Be Challenging, NAHB Study Finds
-EPA Urged to Delay Adding Effluent Limit Guidelines to Construction Permits
-EPA Extends Current Construction General Permit to 2012
-NAHB Seeks Feedback on Feasibility of Stringent New EPA Stormwater Retention Rules
-NAHB Finds Many Problems With Guidance on Determining Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

Politics and Government
-Tax Hikes Likely Face Political Stalemate in Next Phase of Deficit Cutting
-Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Extend Conforming Loan Limits Through 2013
-Help Build Support for AD&C Legislation and the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Economics and Finance

-June’s New-Home Sales in a Holding Pattern at Low Levels
-Eye on the Economy: Housing Remains Steady, Despite Weak Economic Growth
-Useful Links to Monitor Economic and Housing Trends

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Washington Update

Tax Hikes Likely Face Political Stalemate in Next Phase of Deficit Cutting

Ending a rancorous political stalemate, President Obama on Aug. 2 signed the bipartisan debt ceiling bill into law just hours before the nation faced an unprecedented default on its financial obligations. But the two parties are expected to remain sharply divided over tax hikes and spending cuts as they enter the next phase of deficit reduction required by the new law. Read More...

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