New EPA Law for Renovation, Repair & Painting - Posted by Teresa

Posted by Pat on August 10, 2009 at 15:07:25:

According to to the person in charge of lead related issues and housing in my area this goes into effect in April of 2010. She tells me that a course is being developed although it hasn’t met with EPA approval yet. She further stated that anyone who completed the 8-hour Lead Smart contractor course will probably only need to take a 4-hour maintenance course for EPA certification. Additionally, her understanding is that this will apply to landlords since a lot of them do their own repairs and rennovations.At this point however, nothing has crystalized and things could change. She hasn’t steered me wrong yet though. I’m supposed to check back with er in a month to get more specifics if available.

New EPA Law for Renovation, Repair & Painting - Posted by Teresa

Posted by Teresa on August 08, 2009 at 21:01:35:

Can anyone tell me about the new EPA rule when Renovating Repairing and Painting? I understand that next year if I work on my rental house I will have to be EPA certified or my contractors will. Even if they are just taking out and putting in new cabinets if the home is built before 1978

Re: New EPA Law for Renovation, - Posted by Wm-Pa

Posted by Wm-Pa on August 10, 2009 at 12:44:06:

I looked up the EPA website here is the link:

It looks like this applies to professional people or firms who do this type of work for a living. I could be wrong, but working on your rental, it looks like your exempt from this regulation, how ever I did not read the entire regulation which is longer than the book “War & Peace”.

This is from the EPA Website:
I. General Information

A. Does this Action Apply to Me?

You may be potentially affected by this action if you perform
renovations of target housing for compensation or dust sampling. Target
housing is defined in section 401 of TSCA as any housing constructed
prior to 1978, except housing for the elderly or persons with
disabilities (unless any child under age 6 resides or is expected to
reside in such housing) or any 0-bedroom dwelling.

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Potentially affected entities may include, but are not limited to:
? Building construction (NAICS 236), e.g., single family
housing construction, multi-family housing construction, residential
? Specialty trade contractors (NAICS 238), e.g., plumbing,
heating, and air-conditioning contractors, painting and wall covering
contractors, electrical contractors, finish carpentry contractors,
drywall and insulation contractors, siding contractors, tile and
terrazzo contractors, glass and glazing contractors.
? Real estate (NAICS 531), e.g., lessors of residential
buildings and dwellings, residential property managers.
? Other technical and trade schools (NAICS 611519), e.g.,
training providers.
? Engineering services (NAICS 541330) and building
inspection services (NAICS 541350), e.g., dust sampling technicians.
This listing is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather provides
a guide for readers regarding entities likely to be affected by this
action. Other types of entities not listed in this unit could also be
affected. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)
codes have been provided to assist you and others in determining
whether this action might apply to certain entities. To determine
whether you or your business may be affected by this action, you should
carefully examine the applicability provisions in Sec. 745.82 of the
proposed rule. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of
this action to a particular entity, consult the technical person listed

Re: New EPA Law for Renovation, Repair - Posted by Tim

Posted by Tim on August 10, 2009 at 08:42:43:

I had never heard of this so I did a quick online search(EPA renovation repair) that got me to the EPA website. Your best bet will be to read the regulations, it’s all there in black & white. Best of all the information is complete & accurate.

Re: New EPA Law - Posted by Ken

Posted by Ken on August 08, 2009 at 21:30:04:

Correct anyone working on a home built prior to 1978 must be a Certified Renovator and work for a Certified Firm. Even individuals must be firms. The fines are up to $37,500