In 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced new rules for contractors who renovate or repair housing, childcare facilities or schools built before 1978. Under the new rules, contractors and workers must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination during renovation and repair activities. The requirements apply to anyone, including painters, plumbers, electricians, and contractors, who could potentially expose children to lead dust during their work. This certification will be mandatory April 22nd, 2010..
The rules applying to these laws are quite extensive as far as preparation, cleanup, and documentation. This will add a substantial cost to any project that falls under its guidelines. To view the complete laws go to http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm - Failure to follow these rules can result in fines up to $32,500.00 per infraction. For information regarding lead and effects on your health go to http://www.epa.gov/lead/
Interstate Painting has successfully completed this training and is now a certified RRP Contractor (Renovation, Repair and Painting). After April 22, 2010, we are required to handle all buildings built prior to 1978 as having potential lead contamination. This will require subsequent testing and procedures as outlined in the EPA mandate.
If you are planning a project for this year, we can help you with testing for lead, compliance, or completing your project before this new law takes effect. Please contact me personally, Steven Perusic at 704-363-1256 or you can visit us on the web at www.interstatepaint.com.
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