As expected, there has been a serious backlash against the EPA about their new lead paint rules. The problem isn't the caution they want builders to take, it's the lack of time given to implement a rule that affects so many people. They should have implemented this over a year or two, in order to allow contractors to get certified and educated on the new law.
(source: USA Today)
"Builders are challenging a new federal rule that requires contractors be certfied in lead-safe practices if renovating pre-1978 homes.
The National Association of Home Builders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision in its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule, which went into effect April 22."