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Managing Lead Paint Hazards

If you disturb old paint, children can be poisoned — so think twice before you plug in your belt sander

Posted on Apr 8 2016 by Martin Holladay

About 37 million American homes and apartments have some interior lead paint on walls and woodwork. Any house built before 1978 — the year when most types of lead paint were withdrawn from the market in the U.S. — may contain lead paint. If lead paint is present on friction surfaces (for example, window sash), or if any lead paint is flaking or deteriorated, any children under the age of 6 or pregnant women who live in the house are at risk.

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EPA Announces Lead-Safe Renovation Fines

Three violations of the agency’s lead safe rule are resolved as contractors agree to pay penalties, with fines ranging from $1,500 to $10,000

Posted on Apr 11 2012 by Richard Defendorf

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it had imposed fines for three violations the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), which is designed to ensure that renovation activities that can create lead dust are conducted properly by trained and certified contractors or individuals.

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  1. Scott Robinson

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Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

The EPA is increasing inspections of RRP job sites and stepping up enforcement efforts

Posted on Dec 28 2011 by Richard Defendorf

Enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has so far yielded three noncompliance claims against contractors, with the first dated May 6.

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  1. Environmental Protection Agency, via NAHB

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