LegalLookout: EPA Proposes Lead-Based Paint Removal Requirements

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Courtesy of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On Jan 10, 2006, EPA proposed extensive requirements to minimize the introduction of lead hazards resulting from the disturbance of lead-based paint during renovation, repair and painting activities in most housing built before 1978.[1] The proposal supports the attainment of the federal government’s goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by 2010.

Importantly for Pollution Engineering readers, the proposal introduced lead-based paint training, certification and safe work-practice requirements for contractors involved in these activities. According to EPA, it is one component of a comprehensive program to ensure the use of lead-safe work practices that will also include training, and an education and outreach campaign targeted at both workers and consumers.

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