Legislative

Without an extension beyond the 31 December deadline, chemical transport by train across the US would likely have ended on much of the nation’s rail network in January 2016.

OSHA fines will increase for the first time in a quarter century, under a provision in the recently signed congressional budget deal.

From working in crawlspaces to using lead-safe paint, make sure you're following the current federal requirements.

Following the anticipated trend of a cramped congressional agenda, it now appears likely that House floor debate on the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015 (H.R.8) will occur sometime after Thanksgiving.

With Justin Trudeau's ascension as Canada's new prime minister, he and the Obama administration face a quickly shortening time horizon to work out a new Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA).

A letter form the AWC is being shared to make it clear to the marketplace the extent to which politics, not science-based facts, resulted in R501.3 being drafted and adopted into the 2012 IRC, and the lengths to which one of its original authors, namely AWC, will go to preserve it.

This article contains public email correspondence from  Mr. Steve Orlowski of NAHB and is being shared to make it clear to the marketplace the extent to which politics, not science-based facts, resulted in R501.3 being drafted and adopted into the ICC's 2012 IRC.

Here are two articles that provide perspective on the logging and forest products industry in Montana in the wake of an expired SLA between the US and Canada.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an historic climate change bill October 7 that is expected to prompt greater renewable energy generation and make buildings more efficient.

With the Softwood Lumber Agreement set to expire Oct. 12, Premier Christy Clark underscored its importance to the province in the legislature this week.