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Weekly Poll (10)

Three years after it was implemented, what’s your impression of compliance with the residential Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule?

The buyer of a foreclosed, century-old home sold for $3,600 was awarded $115,000 because she did not receive an EPA lead notice. Who should be responsible for such notifications?

Federal lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to allow homeowners to opt out of the EPA’s lead-safe painting requirements. Do you support this plan?

The U.S. EPA has revived its plan (required by a court agreement) to mandate lead-safe practices on public-works and commercial projects. What’s your take on this?

EPA has been deliberating for more than two years on whether to regulate Coal Combustion Residuals (slag, ash) as hazardous waste. What do you think?

In a major decision in the climate-change debate, The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. on June 26 ruled that the EPA is correct in its plans to regulate heat-trapping gases (so-called greenhouse gases), dismissing arguments that the science of global warming is suspect. What is your opinion of this decision?

How do you feel about EPA and OSHA regulations (VOCs, heavy metal pigments

Congress is considering slashing EPA’s and OSHA’s authority and/or funding. How will this affect the coatings industry?

Would your business be better off with or without the EPA?

What is the most important effect of EPA and OSHA safety and ennvironmental regulations on coating work?


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AW Chesterton
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Thermion Inc
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Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

U.S. Zinc
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Whether via rail, truck, sea or air, you can trust our logistics services to deliver the product you need on time, every time.

Built for Tough Jobs

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NLB Corporation
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Ethox Chemicals LLC
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The only epoxy additive that improves flexibility, corrosion resistance, toughness, and adhesion, without hurting pot life, cure time, or increasing VOCs.

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