DC Circ. Upholds More Stringent EPA Lead Paint Rule

Law360, New York (June 22, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to tighten a rule governing repairs in older homes that may have lead paint, finding the EPA was within its authority to remove an opt-out provision from the rule.

The National Association of Home Builders and three other housing industry groups argued that the EPA acted arbitrarily when it removed the provision, in which consumers could let contractors skip the extra preparation, cleanup and record-keeping requirements in homes where there were no pregnant women...
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