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RRP and Commercial/Public Buildings Inquiry and the EPA

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Just rcvd. this from the EPA.   I'm on their mailing list as a result of being Certified in the RRP work practices Program.   Thought some of you might be interested.

 

Renovations of homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978 must be performed by certified contractors using lead-safe work practices. EPA is currently in the process of determining whether renovation, repair, and painting activities on public and commercial buildings might also create lead-based paint hazards. For those activities that do create lead-based paint hazards, EPA intends to develop certification, training, and work practice requirements as directed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

 

EPA has opened a comment period to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and interested stakeholders. This comment period runs through April 1, 2013. More information on this request for public comment, including instructions for providing your comments, can be found in the Federal Register notice at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/12/31/2012-31532/lead-renovation-repair-and-painting-program-for-public-and-commercial-buildings-request-for.

 

In addition, EPA plans to hold a public meeting on renovations in and on public and commercial buildings on June 26, 2013. EPA will publish more details on this public meeting in the Federal Register in the spring of 2013.

 

Doreen Cantor Paster
Associate Chief, Lead, Heavy Metals, & Inorganics Branch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (7404T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

cantor.doreen@epa.gov
EPA Lead Website: epa.gov/lead

Report RRP violations at: epa.gov/tips

Construction Industry Compliance Center: cicacenter.org
General public lead information: leadfreekids.org

 

 

 

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They want to use lead safe (post #207284, reply #1 of 8)

They want to use lead safe practices on Schools and Day care facilities?  BAH HUMBUG!

YAY!  I love WYSISYG editing!  And Spellcheck!

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Don't you love how they (post #207284, reply #2 of 8)

Don't you love how they always seem to make rules for us and leave themselves out of the rules?

Martha Stuart gets 30 days in the hole for insider trading.  Barney Frank gets an atta boy!

cuss (post #207284, reply #3 of 8)

You gotta be careful lumping the whole bunch of any group into the crap pile.

At least that's my thinking.

 

And as far as the RRP rules-

Certainly a problem that up till a few yrs ago was merely swept under the rug..........figuratively speaking.

 

Take the class and you'll see both sides of the problem.  The idea of it's necessity and the outcome of the rules on our remodeling industry.  Too often more work and more money trumps the lives of people.

 

I'm not so quick in dissing these regulations.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


I am a little irritated with (post #207284, reply #4 of 8)

I am a little irritated with the 1978 cutoff.  Our house, which was built in 1976, contains no significant amount of lead, but theoretically requires all the precautions anyway.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

yes, (post #207284, reply #5 of 8)

but there has to be some sort of time set.

In your case, b/4 preceding with a project as described by the EPA, a lead test is available.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Yeah, I know -- sometimes the (post #207284, reply #6 of 8)

Yeah, I know -- sometimes the dice don't roll your way.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

yes. (post #207284, reply #7 of 8)

Sometimes.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Been my luck (post #207284, reply #8 of 8)

that the dice more ofter roll to the house.