EPA Rule Requires Safe-Lead Certification: Deadline April 22, 2010

Rob Remington

On April 22, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning in children.

Effective April 22, 2010, all individuals, firms and companies performing renovation-type work and/or dust sampling in child-facilities (including schools and day-care centers), single family homes, and multi-family housing built prior to 1978 must apply to the U.S. EPA for Safe-Lead Certification. This certification requires an application submitted to the EPA and payment of a fee and, for individuals, the completion of full-day or half day training course given by an EPA accredited instructor.

For more information on certification, including accredited training courses, certificate applications and lead safety publications prepared by the EPA, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website at www.epa.gov/lead or contact an HL Construction Law Attorney.

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