DC Updates: Land Real Estate News
DC Updates are your source for the latest legislative news in the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals informed about the issues that matter most to them and impact their business.
Learn what you need to know about wildfire risk to homes and real property from Michele Steinberg of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). She will share information and knowledge on how homes ignite and simple steps that homeowners can take to prevent wildfires in their communities. Find out about the voluntary Firewise Communities program […]
Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today released a 38-page report accusing U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers of advancing “very broad claims of jurisdiction” in Clean Water Act disputes. The report also warned that a recent Supreme Court win for landowners in a case about who can challenge certain […]
Two new and fifty revised Nationwide Permits have been submitted by the US Army Corps of Engineers under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. The National Association of REALTORS® stated that “The two new permits authorize impacts related to the removal of low-head dams and construction and […]
On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released operational rules that now make it easier than ever to use drones commercially. The approved rules are set to take effect on August 1, 2016. The REALTORS® Land Institute continues to support the progress made by the FAA to facilitate the use of drones in the […]
The REALTORS® Land Institute has signed on to a letter in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® in an effort to support small business owners by preventing increased regulations and the compliance costs that come with them. Read the full letter.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc., set a precedent that landowners may challenge the Corps’ jurisdictional determination specifying that a piece of property contains a “water of the United States.” Read more.