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Residential Contractors Beware #192269 02/04/10 09:06 AM
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shortcircuit Offline OP
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...

Here is an EPA link...

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


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

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

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

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

Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: Rewire] #192286 02/05/10 02:17 PM
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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.

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

Re: Residential Contractors Beware [Re: shortcircuit] #192302 02/06/10 10:29 AM
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shortcircuit Offline OP
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


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

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


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