EPA Delays Enforcement of Lead Paint Rule Until Oct 1, 2010

National Lumber is pleased to pass along the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announcement that the EPA has decided to delay enforcement on the lead paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule until October 1, 2010, to make time for all remodelers, electricians, painters, and other contractors to become certified.

From the NAHB press release:

While remodelers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians and other contractors must adhere to lead-safe work practices, including special equipment filters and a ban on open flames, EPA will not take enforcement action against firms that have been unable to obtain certification until Oct. 1 of this year.

Individual contractors must apply to enroll in a training class by Sept. 30 and complete the training by Dec. 31, 2010.

You can read the rest of the article here: NAHB Applauds EPA’S Decision to Delay Lead Paint Certification Enforcement

3 Responses to “EPA Delays Enforcement of Lead Paint Rule Until Oct 1, 2010”

  1. 1 Danielle Humbard June 22, 2010 at 11:19 am

    This is BIG news for many contractors out there. I have talked to many that didn’t even know about this rule and they have been really worried about meeting the old deadline. The extra time will be a great help!

    Danielle Humbard

  2. 2 ZipWall June 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

    This IS big news. I’ve heard the same thing from contractors not being fully aware of the rule.

    If you are looking for additional info, we have a lot of useful EPA RRP information collected in one section. Hope you find it helpful. http://zipwall.com/epa.php



  3. 3 Lead Safe Certification June 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    ‘Disturbing’ a painted airfoil can be the outcome of a variety of activities. All function to access pipes and wires in a wall should be incorporated if it’s done on a construction with lead-based paint. Additionally, remodeling and refurbishing old house may also require containment of the area.

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