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Effective April 22nd, 2010, the EPA put a lead safe work practices law into effect that must be used by renovation firms when working on homes built prior to 1978.Â Then later that afternoon, they made an announcement thatÂ they were taking away the opt-out provision that allowed homeowners to allow contractors to renovate their homes without using lead safe work practices.Â See below for more information….
On April 22nd, the EPA has announced it is eliminating the “opt-out” provision that currently allows a homeowner to “waive” the use of lead safe work practices by a renovation firm.Â At this time the change has not been published in the Federal Register, so the legal specifics of this modification are not yet available. We hope some reasonable time period has been allowed by which the opt-out can be phased out of practice by contractors, perhaps allowing continued use for at least a 2-3 month period.
At the moment, we are waiting for the actual regulatory text which will have a major influence on the manner in which contractors are expected to address this change.
The EPA has also announced it will require remodeling firms to provide a copy of their records demonstrating compliance with lead safe practices to the owner (or occupant, if different) of the building being renovated.Â In addition, the EPA announced its intention to propose lead safe regulations for remodeling/renovations on the exteriors of public and commercial buildings.
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