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EPA's WatchDog Resigns

With Lisa Jackson gone, what will happen next with the RRP Rule? My guess is nothing! The EPA RRP Rule enforcement is managed by salaried government employees that are a part of a bureaucracy that will continue to perpetuate itself like other government bureaucracies. Life will go on as usual with the RRP Rule in [...]

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My Firm Does Not Accept Jobs Where the RRP Rule Applies

My firm is not RRP Certified and does not employ any RRP Certified renovators. If we are asked to perform a renovation on a pre-1978 home, we first test the home for the presence of lead using an EPA recognized test kit. If lead is present, we decline the job. If lead is not present, [...]

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Possible Expansion of The Federal Lead Renovation Rule

Question:Are renovations that disturb stucco subject to the RRP Rule? Does it matter whether the stucco has been painted?Answer: The RRP Rule applies to work that disturbs painted surfaces. Therefore, renovations that disturb stucco are subject to the RRP Rule only if the stucco has been painted. 

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Production: What Are The Emergency Provisions Under the RRP Rule?

In the wake of natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes or floods, to insure that property owners and occupants are able to act quickly to preserve their homes and property, the RRP Rule includes emergency provisions exempting firs from certain requirements.Contractors acting under these emergency provisions to protect personal property and public health need [...]

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Does the RRP Rule apply where no paint at all is present, such as in a 100 year old unfinished basement?

AnswerNo. The RRP Rule applies to activities that result in the disturbance of painted surfaces. Where there is no paint to disturb, the RRP Rule does not apply.

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RRP Enforcement Alert:EPA Fines 16 Firms for RRP Violations

EPA Reawaken After ElectionsEPA Fines 16 Firms for RRP Violations across many states. The EPA stated that the priority for this enforcement program is to protect children and others from exposure to lead dust that can cause lead poisoning. Listed below are the various violations cited:Failure to Close and Cover Windows and DoorsFailure to Comply [...]

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D Lead Test Kits EPA recommended - test any surface including drywall and the lowest cost per test. Free shipping for a contractor 24 D lead kit

In minutes, the D-Lead® Paint Test Kit quickly and simply determines if a paint sample contains less than the USEPA regulated lead limit (1.0 mg/cm20). Click on the product icon to order.Lowest cost per testThis is one of only two test kits for lead in paint that is both Environmental Technology Verification Program Tested and [...]

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ORAL SALIVA LEAD POISONING TEST

Oral Lead Poisoning Test KIt $61.20Until recently the only accurate way to test for lead poisoning was through blood serum drawn with a needle or finger sticks. Now a safer, less invasive method is available through oral saliva testing. This is a truly ouch-less test—saliva samples have been collected from children sleeping in their mother's [...]

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Office of the Inspector General Disagrees with The EPA's RRP Cost-Benefit Analysis

1) The estimated cleaning and containment work practice costs to comply with the rule were not based on a statistically valid survey. 2) EPA did not quantitatively analyze or include other costs outlined in Agency guidance, such as costs due to increased consumer prices, costs of unemployment, and costs to markets indirectly affected by the [...]

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3M Lead Test Swabs now recognized for Wisconsin

ST. PAUL, Minn – 3M announced today that 3M™ LeadCheck™ Instant Lead Tests are now recognized for use in the State of Wisconsin, providing an instant and cost-effective way for certified lead-safe renovators to test for lead on painted wood, metal, plaster and drywall surfaces.According to the latest census bureau housing numbers, 72% of Wisconsin [...]

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