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rjw



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New EPA Lead Rules
      #11204 - Thu Nov 20 2008 09:34 PM

The EPA has adopted new rules regarding renovations and lead hazards which look like they will affect most contractors involved in renovations (including significant testing costs):

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/tex...0:30.0.1.1.13.3

Does anyone know of a good summary/source of info on these new rules?


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JHOLE



Reged: Nov 09 2008
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Re: New EPA Lead Rules [Re: rjw]
      #11245 - Fri Nov 21 2008 04:16 AM

Huh, second time today that this subject came up.

Must be sumpin' to it.

No good resources yet Bob.

Gonna haveta' start checkin' it out though.

Thanks for posting.

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JHOLE



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Re: New EPA Lead Rules [Re: rjw]
      #11256 - Fri Nov 21 2008 02:25 PM

Read a little of that this morning - I'm with you.

Think I'll wait for the movie.

Should be talking to my buddy who brought it up to me yesterday. I'll see if he's got any more mainstream info.

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john7g



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Re: New EPA Lead Rules [Re: rjw]
      #11262 - Fri Nov 21 2008 04:15 PM

thought i read that the requirement had been laid down but they hadn't established any of the details.

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CAGIV



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Re: New EPA Lead Rules [Re: rjw]
      #11296 - Sat Nov 22 2008 12:25 AM

I've been looking into for a little while now. I scheduled a speaker who is a speacilist in the subject at one of HBA meetings.

What we've learned so far is:

1) The testing cost are not going to be as expensive as most people fear, for a "typical" remodel you might be looking at 500ish. It's going to entail much more paperwork and CYA then anything.

2) The rules only pretain to homes that have children living in them or if their is a likelyhood of children being in the home so many days/month. I can't recall what that is at the moment.

3) I shouldn't commit to much of the new procedures to memory b/c my state (Kansas) has not yet finished establishing what their new rules will be and they will trump the federal rules, and more then likely be more stringent.


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calvinAdministrator



Reged: Apr 30 2002
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Re: New EPA Lead Rules-UPDATE [Re: CAGIV]
      #12977 - Fri Mar 26 2010 08:01 AM

Just to refresh this now very topical thread.

Wednesday I took the class on Lead Containment. Tested at the completion and await my certificate.

One thing I didn't do when studying the EPA RRP website is read closely the EPA Registration stuff. I mistakenly thought you needed the certification b/4 applying for the EPA's Approved Contractor "thing-license-certificate".

Nope, the registration with the EPA seems to be more of a "pledge" that you will work in accordance with the new lead laws. One of the provisions of the laws are that a Certified Renovator will be on site, take part in and lead the reno in the prescribed manner.

So, if you plan on taking or are scheduled to take the class and rcv. certification you can and should apply to the EPA to be recognized as a compliant company now.

Best of luck.

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calvinAdministrator



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Re: New EPA Lead Rules-UPDATE [Re: calvin]
      #13013 - Mon May 10 2010 10:00 AM

Addendum's to the New Lead Rules.

On Thursday, May 6th there were two major changes to the lead rules (that took effect on April 22, 2010) posted in the Federal Register. They will become part of the Lead Rules in 60 days.

You can find them in this EPA notification:

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-10100.pdf



In short, the opt out provision has been eliminated. No longer will a homowner be able to "opt out" of the lead safe practices being done on their renovation.

And now we will have to provide the homowners with copies of all the paperwork records that we must keep in our job files that lead safe practices took place on their reno.

I urge all Certified Renovators and those about to be trained to take a look at these new rules.

In addition, those that took training and were certified by April 22, 2010 will be certified to the extended date of the new rules implementation or July, 2015, at which time they will have to renew their applications.

Other proposed additions/changes information HERE

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City

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