Tag: lead paint

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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How to Prep for a Successful Stain Project

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How to Prep for a Successful Stain Project

Before staining your wood, it’s critical to properly clean the surface. Using the right products will have a big impact on the final color and make it easier to remove mold, mildew and algae.

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New Resources for Complying with Lead Paint Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Remodelers by on June 13, 2016 1 Comment

Two new NAHB resources help remodelers and other contractors working in pre-1978 housing to comply with the EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

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NAHB Again Pleads for a Better Lead Paint Test Kit

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Remodelers by on March 28, 2016 2 Comments

NAHB continues to beat the drum on the importance of a reliable, easy-to-use and inexpensive way to test for the presence of lead-based paint in walls and trim as key to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.

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Lead-Safe Recertification Course: The Choice is Yours

The unprecedented extension granted last year by EPA for lead-safe renovator certifications is quickly coming to an end for thousands of remodelers and other contractors. The clock is ticking, especially for those who received their certification on or before March 31, 2010. Under the modified rule, remodelers can opt for online-only training. However, online recertification is good for just three years instead of five.

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LRRP Rule Changes Finalized

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Remodelers by on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
LRRP Rule Changes Finalized

The Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 17 published in the Federal Register the recently signed rule modifying the requirements for the refresher training course under the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. As NAHBNow reported earlier this month, the changes are not as extensive as NAHB wanted.

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EPA Makes Changes to Lead-Safe Re-certification Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Remodelers by on February 11, 2016 0 Comments

Remodelers who are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work on homes that may contain lead paint under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule now have the option to complete refresher training online, according to an EPA announcement.

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