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Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


Coating Makers Seek Silica Exemption

Monitoring paint manufacturing for excess silica exposure would cost $700,000—10 times the federal government's estimate—and is unnecessary, the American Coatings Association says.


Feds to Query Contractors on Lead Plan

Do public and commercial construction projects need new federal lead-safe mandates to protect occupants and workers?


Industry to EPA: Make Your Case on Lead

Federal regulators who want sweeping new lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects must prove the need for those rules first, the construction industry insists.


SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


Lead Paint Crackdown Sweeps Up Painters

Federal enforcement of lead paint violations is growing, with 16 painters, remodelers and other contractors rounded up in the latest sweep by the Environmental Protection Agency.


U.S. Halts Lead Rule For Commercial, Public Projects

Years into the process, the Environmental Protection Agency has abruptly rolled back its plan to impose controversial lead-safe rules on commercial and public-works projects.


Contractor Clouds PA Town with Lead Paint Dust

A Pennsylvania town is grappling with potentially serious contamination of its air, water and residents after a contractor unleashed “clouds” of uncontained lead-based paint dust while blast...


EPA Begins Enforcement of Unpopular Lead Rule

Enforcement Day has finally arrived for the Environmental Protection Agency's controversial "Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule," despite months of efforts by contractors, suppliers and ot...


EPA Approves Lead Paint Test Kit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the D-LEAD Paint Test Kit, by ESCA Tech Inc., for lead-based paint on plaster or drywall surfaces.


EPA OKs 2 Lead Test Kits; RRP Training Tops 400K

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved two lead testing kits and trained 421,000 people as enforcement looms for the new federal lead-safe work rules.


Groups Plan Suit to Restore Lead Rule ‘Opt-Out’

A coalition of housing industry groups plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restore an “opt-out” provision to EPA’s controversial new lead-safe practices rule.


EPA Extends Lead Rule Comment Period, Ends Opt-Out

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period for proposed changes to its controversial new lead-safety rule, while closing one of the rule’s key loopholes.


EPA Delays Lead-Rule Enforcement

The Environmental Protection Agency, facing pressure from industry groups and members of Congress, has acted to delay enforcement of the agency’s much-criticized “Lead-Safe Renovation, Repai...


ACA Lodges Formal Complaint on Lead-Safe Rule’s PSA Campaign

The American Coatings Association (ACA) late last week lodged a formal complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), obj...


Senate Votes to Block Lead-Rule Fines

The U.S. Senate has voted to delay imposition of fines and liability related to the controversial new federal lead rule, and one Senator has called for a hearing on the measure.


Free Webinar to Focus on Lead Rules

PWC: Painting & Wallcovering Contractor Magazine will host a free webinar June 24 on compliance with the controversial federal lead-safe rules introduced in April.


Opposition to Lead Rule Heats Up

Trade associations continue to challenge the new federal lead-safe work rule almost five weeks after implementation, with one group seeking congressional relief and another lambasting the ru...


EPA May Expand Lead Reg to Public, Commercial Work

Just days after its controversial lead-safe rule took effect for homes and child-care centers, the EPA is weighing a similar mandate for commercial and public projects.


Manufacturers Urge Suspension of Lead Rule

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) is seeking to suspend implementation of the controversial federal lead-safe work rules that took effect last month.


EPA Tightens New Lead Law

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened its brand-new lead-safe law by eliminating a loophole that had allowed residential contractors to opt out of the requirements with the ...


EPA Lead Rule Now in Force

Despite challenges by critics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting” (RRP) rule took effect as scheduled on Wednesday.


EPA Lead Rule Takes Effect

April 22, 2010 is the effective date for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program, which requires contractors who work in pre-1978 homes...


125K Certified on Eve of EPA Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects more than 125,000 contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by the mandated deadline of April 22, the agency says.


 
 
   

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