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#192269 - 02/04/10 09:06 AM Residential Contractors Beware  
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This new Federal Lead Paint Rule from the EPA will affect all trades that work in homes built before 1978. You MUST become certified to work on these projects. The full scope of this law takes effect April 22nd 2010 in the USA. Here is a link to more info...

http://hbama.com/archives/285

Here is an EPA link...

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

I wanted to open discussion on this requirement. How many are aware of this?

shortcircuit


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#192270 - 02/04/10 11:02 AM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: shortcircuit]  
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If the general has the certification would the subs also require it?


#192273 - 02/04/10 07:44 PM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: Rewire]  
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Thanks for the info. This is the first I have heard of this.
looks like every EC will have to get this cert.


when in doubt jump it out
I happily work for slumlords

#192274 - 02/04/10 08:44 PM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: sbi]  
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News to me! I'll look into this Friday at work.
Thanks Shortcircuit


John

#192284 - 02/05/10 11:00 AM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: HotLine1]  
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Another 500 dollars to the government.


#192286 - 02/05/10 02:17 PM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: Rewire]  
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Florida is considering a special license for drywall mitigation, in spite of the fact that the only proven protocol is demo and rebuild. The GC who built the house in the first place would need a special license to replace the drywall. The government is out of control.


Greg Fretwell

#192295 - 02/05/10 09:08 PM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: gfretwell]  
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How are they going to do enforcement?


#192302 - 02/06/10 10:29 AM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: shortcircuit]  
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Here is what I have learned from reading the 80 plus pages...

1) It will cost me $200-$400 and a Saturday in class to become certified.
2)This law seems to affect homes where children 6 or under live or visit only...

"Under this rule, a child-occupied facility is a building, or a portion of a building, constructed prior to 1978, visited regularly by the same child, under 6 years of age, on at least two different days within any week (Sunday through Saturday period), provided that each day's visit
lasts at least 3 hours and the combined weekly visits last at least 6 hours, and the combined annual visits last at least 60 hours."


3)There is no local permiting or enforcement of the law.
But there will be big fines for non-compliance.

4)This will add a lot of work in the area of cleaning, etc if you read the guidelines we are to follow.

5)The lead waste can be disposed of at the local dump...

"CFR 261.4(b)(1) means that residential lead-based paint waste may be disposed of in municipal solid waste landfill units, as long as the waste is generated during abatement or renovation and remodeling activities in households.Also discussed in the preamble to the 2006 Proposal is a subsequent amendment to the waste regulations promulgated
under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) that allows construction and demolition (C&D) landfills to accept residential lead-based paint waste
."

shortcircuit


#192305 - 02/06/10 12:52 PM Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: shortcircuit]  
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OT; 'Under six (6)'

Most public facilities,schools etc, all children start at 6(six) or older. (MMMMM)



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