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  • Leading Lead Laboratory Helps Building Owners with New EPA Lead Regulations

    EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to comply with the EPA’s RRP lead requirements. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 6th, 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S." ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Contractors across the West Coast Face New Lead Regulations

    The Toxic Substances Control Act will soon require contractors performing renovations, repairs and painting projects that disturb lead-based paints in residential buildings, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices. The new regulations go into effect next month and will impact thousands of contractors in California and surrounding ...


  • Building Owners & Property Managers Prepare for Strict New Lead Regulations

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing solutions for commercial and multi-housing residential properties in preparation of the EPA’s RRP lead testing requirements.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S." One of the most common sources of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Contractors Dealing with Lead & RRP Regulations Rely on Legends’ Insurance Programs

    Many renovation projects that involve activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint in older properties.  Exposure to lead dust and chips can be harmful to adults and is of particular concern to children.   To protect against these potential hazards, on April 22, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Major overhaul for pollution regulations

    A major review of the way British authorities protect the environment is in the pipeline. Environment Minister Elliot Morley announced the planned review at a conference on environmental justice in Sunderland this week. At this stage Defra, which is leading the review, has only sketched an outline of what might be involved, but has suggested it could lead to a far-reaching overhaul of the ...

  • Getting Lead Out of the Home

    National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is set aside to educate parents and children about the dangers of lead exposure, especially lead-paint hazards in housing. As part of the observance, many states and communities will offer free lead screening, and conduct education and awareness events. Lead exposure among young children has been drastically reduced over the last three decades due to ...

  • Regulating Carbon Emissions in Canada

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has issued a report analyzing three policy proposals currently in play to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Canada, and recommends alternatives to what is being contemplated by governments and the oil and gas industry. Notes the Institute, the provinces, Canada and the oil and gas industry are under pressure to ramp up ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water regulator to be reviewed

    Ofwat, the water regulator for England and Wales, is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for future challenges, the Government announced. The process will examine how the industry regulator works, whether it offers good value for money and if it is delivering what the Government and customers expect. The economic regulator was set up 20 years ago at the time the water industry was privatised, to ...


  • New Software Helps Environmental Professionals & Contractors Comply with the New RRP Lead Regulations

    EnvironmentalReports’ software allows professionals to track and document lead projects in compliance with RRP regulations. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York City Lead Testing Laboratory Helps Contractors with Laboratory Testing for EPA RRP Regulation

    EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to comply with the EPA’s RRP lead requirements. New York, NY - October 17, 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S" Lead based paints are one of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Lead Testing Laboratory Aids Renovators with Laboratory Testing for EPA RRP Regulation

    EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to comply with the EPA’s RRP lead requirements.   San Leandro, CA - October 17, 2010   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “Childhood lead ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Hydro Water Mandates and Regulations

    Marcie Mangold answered a series of questions written by marcus evans before the forthcoming Hydro Licensing & Compliance Forum, June 6-7, 2012 in Seattle, WA. What are some common issues that the Department of Ecology is facing today in regards to hydro licensing? MM: As a hydro 401 ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • EPA settles with Student Works Painting, Inc., for failure to comply with lead-based paint regulations at a home in Boise, ID

    College Works Painting, a California-based painting company (d.b.a. Student Works Painting, Inc.), has agreed to settle alleged violations of federal lead-based paint regulations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The settlement - which includes a $39,532 penalty - covers actions that occurred at a property in Boise, ID, in October, 2011. According to EPA case documents, Student Works ...

  • Indiana Testing Laboratory Provides Free Lead Sampling Wipes to Renovators, Contractors and Painters affected by EPA RRP Regulation

    EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to comply with the EPA’s RRP lead requirements. Indianapolis, IN – October 17, 2010 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that, “Childhood lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the U.S" Lead based paints are ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Lead Free Renovations

    This spring, dear friends of mine renovated an old house. Because they are committed to recycling wherever possible, they saved the old doors and decided to refinish them themselves. In a bare patch of their backyard, they merrily stripped and sanded 14 layers of paint off the old doors, marvelling at the many colours the house had gone through over the century. It was a dusty task, but they ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water professionals, regulators and experts to discuss lead at AWWA`s Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago

    Water professionals, regulators and public health experts will assemble at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center June 20-22 to discuss federal and state lead policies, Lead and Copper Rule revisions and lead service line replacement developments. ...

  • Senate confirms Pruitt to lead EPA

    Despite strong objections by environmentalists and clean energy groups, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), putting President Donald Trump in prime position to fulfill his campaign pledge to revitalize America’s coal and fossil fuel industries. Senators voted 52-46 to confirm Mr. Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma who has ...

  • Is there a need for tougher regulations of heavy metals?

    For close to a century one of the world’s largest smokestacks released lead, arsenic and other heavy metals across Washington’s Puget Sound. The smokestack and copper smelter have since been demolished, but after the company that had owned the mine was bought by a foreign corporation there were concerns across the state that taxpayers would be left to pay the bill to clean up the environmental ...


  • Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Recognized by Nation’s Premier Lead Testing Laboratory

    EMSL Analytical offers lead testing solutions to property owners and environmental professional to help prevent lead poisoning. In April 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule to reduce contamination associated with the removal of lead-based paint chips and dust generated when homes are remodeled. The rule requires training and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • AWWA announces `Communicating with Customers about Lead and Lead Service Lines` webinar

    The American Water Works Association announced today that it will host the “Communicating with Customers about Lead and Lead Service Lines” webinar on Wed., May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar provides an opportunity for drinking water professionals to hear about current research and regulatory work that was included in the recently released AWWA guide ...

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