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Finally, Some Good News: EPA Says No to Clearance Testing

As the industry held its breath this week awaiting the news of whether the EPA would expand its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to include dust wipe sampling and clearance testing requirements as proposed in May 2010, the EPA announced t
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House Bill Would Prohibit Enforcement of Lead Rule Without Reliable Test Kit

WDMA says the House Appropriations Committee adopted amendment that would prohibit EPA from enforcing LRRP Rule until a reliable lead test kit is available.
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WDDA Urges Regulators to Stop Additional RRP Rules

Representatives of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance urged White House officials today to block the Environmental Protection Agency from adding new lead clearance test requirements to its Renovation, Repair and Painting program rules.
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Blog: A Letter to Washington

The EPA is proposing more regulations under the LRRP Rule. Minnkota Windows GM writes Washington in response to the proposal.
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Waiting for Other Shoe to Drop

Beginning this July, the EPA is considering adding even more burdens and costs to the remodeling industry by mandating dust wipe testing. Samples would be sent to a lab to be tested for lead and the results sent to the homeowner within three days.
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ND expects another $12.5 million for low-income home weatherization

North Dakota is in line for another $12.5 million in federal stimulus money to weatherize low-income homes.
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Lead Paint Rules Take Effect With No Opt-Out Provisions

Despite attempts to delay or change the rule, the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule takes effect without any changes.
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