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EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

The Environmental Protection Agency today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule.

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EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

As recovery and rebuilding efforts begin in Texas and Florida following devastating hurricanes, many may wonder if EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule still applies to these post-disaster renovations. The answer: Not entirely.

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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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Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

EPA needs to rethink its new requirements for remodelers and other contractors who need to renew their Lead-Safe Certifications under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to comments NAHB sent the agency this week. While EPA had said it wanted to simplify a potentially cumbersome and expensive process. Instead, the agency did a U turn and made it worse.

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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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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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OMB Clears Online Lead Paint Recertification Training

In a victory for common-sense regulation, remodelers facing a March 31 deadline for refresher training under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule can now complete that training online. The White House cleared the final rule permitting the online option Jan. 21.

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Time Running Out for EPA Lead Paint Re-certification Extension

Time Running Out for EPA Lead Paint Re-certification Extension

Thousands of remodelers and other contractors have until March 31 to complete a refresher training course to maintain their lead-safe certification status.

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Senate Bill Would Improve Lead Paint Rule

Led by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), legislation to help remodelers and home owners, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015, was reintroduced in the Senate this month with the support of Sens. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thune (R-S.D).

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