Author: Renee Ellerman

Update for NAHB Envoys: July 20th, 2021

To: National Area Chairs, State Representatives, State
and Local HBA Presidents, HBA Executive Officers,
Senior Life Delegates, Life Delegates, and Spikes
From: Public Affairs Committee Chair Astrid Mangan
Membership Committee Chair Dianne Beaton

At NAHB’s Urging, White House Holds Supply Chain Summit

NAHB’s tireless efforts to encourage the White House to convene a home building materials supply chain summit have borne fruit. NAHB, along with a diverse group of stakeholders, participated in a virtual discussion July 16 hosted by the White House regarding challenges across the home building supply chain, the effects on housing, and possible solutions.

 

NAHB Publishes 2021 IECC Residential Code Adoption Kit

NAHB has published a code adoption kit for the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The kit is designed to help local jurisdictions make informed decisions as they consider adoption of the new 2021 IECC residential model energy code, which contains many significant and detrimental changes after a fraught development process.

 

Congress Needs to Advance Policies that Boost Production

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard is calling on lawmakers to enact policies that will help home builders expand the housing supply, reduce the housing deficit and improve housing affordability and opportunity for all Americans. In a July 14 hearing before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Howard encouraged lawmakers to fix the building materials supply chain, improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), and reformulate current homeownership tax incentives.

 

HBAs Offer Best Practices for Membership Drives

More than 150 HBAs participated in the spring membership drive, which officially wrapped up June 30. NAHB asked leaders of the most successful campaigns for best practices in recruitment and retention. Learn about these HBAs’ tips for success and how your HBA can use the ONE in 21 campaign as part of your membership drive.

 

Spring Leadership Council Meeting Video Highlights

If you missed the 2021 Spring Leadership Council Meeting in June, you can watch meeting highlights on nahb.org, including: Chairman Chuck Fowke’s update on the association’s top priorities; Chief Economist Dr. Robert Dietz’ economic forecast; and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s address on the lumber issue. You must log-in to nahb.org to view the videos.

How You Can Help Solve the Workforce Shortage…

NAHB Associates invite you to join Chairman Chuck Fowke on Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. ET, for a shop talk discussion on successful initiatives to address the industry’s workforce shortage.

Problem-solvers at local home builders associations have joined forces with NAHB and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to tackle this issue. Associate Members Committee Second Vice Chair Kimberly Mackey will moderate the discussion, and HBI President and CEO Ed Brady will outline HBI’s programs. They will be joined by an expert panel who will answer questions about workforce development programs in their communities.

The panel includes:

  • Chassity Vega, CEO, Greater Orlando Builders Association
  • Renee Zentz, CEO, Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
  • Astrid Mangan, Principal, Marten Advisory Group
  • Karen Schroeder, NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Chair; Vice President, Mayberry Homes

Learn more and access the meeting link at nahb.org.

Notice of Plumbing Board’s Exempt Rule

Minnesota Rules Chapter 4714

You are receiving this email because you have registered to receive electronic rulemaking notices pertaining to plumbing or the State Building Code.

The Minnesota Plumbing Board is submitting the following Notice of Submission of Rules Proposed for Adoption Without a Public Hearing to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) on June 25, 2021. You have until July 2, 2021, to submit any comments to OAH. The Notice (linked below) provides details about the proposed permanent amendments to the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rules Chapter 4714, the exempt rule basis, and how to submit your comment to OAH.

For more information about this rulemaking, view the board’s rulemaking docket.

Minnesota Plumbing Board NOTICE OF SUBMISSION OF RULES PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT A PUBLIC HEARING TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS Proposed Permanent Amendments to Rules Governing the Minnesota Plumbing Code, Minnesota Rules, chapter 4714TO: ALL INTERESTED PERSONS In accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subdivision 2, this Notice is being sent to all persons who have registered their name with the agency under Minnesota Statutes, section14.14, subdivision 1a. This notice is also posted on the website of the Minnesota Plumbing Board (“Board”). PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the above-cited rules proposed for adoption will be submitted to the Office of Administrative Hearings on June 25, 2021. A copy of the rule modification is attached to this notice.All interested persons have five business days after the date of this notice to submit comments to the Office of Administrative Hearings via its e Comments website at https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/discussions or 600 North Robert Street, P.O. Box 64620 St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620. Comments are due on or by July 2, 2021. Minn. Stat. § 326B.43, subd. 1, grants the Board statutory authority to prescribe minimum standards by rule and Minn. Stat. § 326B.435, subd. 2, grants the Board statutory authority to adopt the Plumbing Code. The Board is using the good cause exemption process under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subd. 1, clause (4) , to make changes that do not alter the sense, meaning, or effect of a rule. The proposed rules meet the requirements of the Good Cause Exemption because they do not alter the sense, meaning, or effect of the Plumbing Code. There are no net substantive effects of the amendments to the Plumbing Code as explained in the Statement of Support for Adoption of Exempt Permanent Rules Amending Minnesota Rules, chapter 4714, which is posted on the Board’s website. The agency contact person is: Suzanne Todnem at Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, c/o Plumbing Board, 443 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155, telephone (651) 284-5851, email Suzanne.todnem@state.mn.us. For special accommodation you may contact the agency contact person. Questions concerning the rules should be directed to the agency contact person.Date: June 22, 2021 /s/ Suzanne Todnem Suzanne TodnemDepartment of Labor and Industry c/o Plumbing Board