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Lead paint rule update

Source: Denver Business Journal

"Contractors have until year-end to finish required training courses for safely dealing with lead paint encountered when remodeling older homes under new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules.

The agency believes it still can begin enforcing the lead-safe work practices outlined in its new “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules,” which took effect April 22, said Michelle Reichmuth, the EPA’s regional lead coordinator for Region 8, which covers Colorado."

"Once full enforcement begins, failure to comply with the rules could result in a $37,500 civil fine. In cases of willful neglect, the punishment could mean a criminal fine of $37,500 and jail time."

For more information, see the EPA's site… http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm