NLBMDA Participates in EPA Lead Rule Meeting

Monday, May 18, 2015

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted industry groups, including NLBMDA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), last week to discuss the progress of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program after the rule took effect five years ago. The discussion centered on training of certified remodelers, enforcement of the rule, and the ongoing issues with lead-paint test kits.

At the meeting, EPA said that it planned to hold a public meeting addressing the lack of a test kit meeting the rule’s standard. The meeting is likely to take place in June in Washington, D.C. and a representative from NLBMDA plans to attend expressing the need to make the rule more workable for both for certified remodeling firms and certified remodelers. The Agency also said it is continuing to evaluate expanding the RRP rule to public and commercial structures.

FMBA 5/18/2015

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