Breaking News: House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit

There’s big news in the building industry today as Congress voted in favor of an NLBMDA-approved amendment that will stop EPA Lead Rule enforcement until a reliable test kit is found and approved. Right now, many test kits on the market are returning as high as 60 percent false positives, costing too many contractors and homeowners alike time and money. This will also help buy more time for many more contractors to get EPA Lead Safe certified. It’s still best to practice lead-safe procedures, but for now, the EPA will not be handing out any fines.

Read the official release from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA).

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1 Response to “Breaking News: House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit”


  1. 1 EPA Approved Lead Test Kits July 19, 2011 at 1:50 am

    EPA certified renovators trying to use the EPA Approved Lead Test Kits to abide on the requirements in the RRP Rule can acquire it here at Testing for Lead.


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