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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on July 12, 2019 0 Comments
No Alterations to Lead-Based Paint Rule with Final EPA Dust-Lead Standards

On July 9, EPA issued a final rule to revise the current dust-lead hazard standards for floors and window sills. This revision does not make any changes to the EPA lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule. The dust-lead hazard standards are used when lead-based paint risk assessments or abatement are performed.

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Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 20, 2019 1 Comment
Lead-based Paint Not a Focus of New EPA Compliance Initiatives

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released new national compliance initiatives that focus on six priority areas, which do not include lead exposure. Based on recommendations from NAHB, rather than develop a new enforcement initiative, the EPA will instead focus on implementing the Federal Lead Action Plan.

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EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 22, 2018 0 Comments
EPA Seeks Comments on Proposed Lead Regulations

NAHB submitted comments to EPA last week in response to a proposed rule regarding the Review of Dust-Lead Hazard Standards and Definition of Lead-Based Paint.

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EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

EPA Continues Wave of Action on Lead Regulations

On June 22, EPA released a proposal to lower the dust-lead hazard standards, which impact contractors who do lead-abatement work.

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No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

Filed in Business Management, Environmental, Remodelers by on April 26, 2018 2 Comments
No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA

A federally mandated review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s problematic Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has concluded that, despite the lack of an accurate lead paint test kit, the rule should remain the same.

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Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

Longtime Industry Advocate: Retirement Isn’t the End

After working in home building for more than 40 years and serving in a variety of prominent advocacy and leadership roles, Bob Hanbury last month entered the retirement phase of his career. However, he intends to continue serving the industry in whatever capacity he can.

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NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

NAHB Urges EPA to Reevaluate Cost-Benefit Analysis of RRP Rule

During an EPA hearing on Tuesday, former NAHB Remodelers Chairman Bob Hanbury, CGR, a remodeler from Newington, Conn., asked the agency to reconsider the costs of complying with the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

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NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 29, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Officers Discuss Key Regulatory Issues with EPA Administrator

NAHB senior officers held a productive meeting with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today to seek ways to make regulations more cost-effective without undermining their intent.

Discussions focused on several important environmental regulatory issues of importance to the home building community, including the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, the lead paint rule and stormwater regulation.

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Get to Know the Lead RRP Rule

Filed in Education, Remodelers by on October 26, 2016 1 Comment
Get to Know the Lead RRP Rule

When it comes to the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, there’s a big difference between remodelers who can only say they’re compliant and those who can prove that they’re compliant. That difference can sometimes equal tens of thousands of dollars in fines. NAHB has the resources to help you stay informed and to steer clear of fines.

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