A flurry of recently issued storm water and regulatory requirements that give new muscle to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — with more regulations on the way — are likely to make 2011 a difficult year for home builders and developers as they struggle to rebound from the deepest housing recession in more than 70 years, according to a report by NAHB.

The EPA is also expected to re-propose a revised numeric limit to its Construction and Development Effluent Limitation Guidelines Rule (ELGs) early this year.

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