Bill Would Delay New EPA Lead Paint Rule

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT) -- Oklahoma Republican Sens. James Inhofe and Tom Coburn have introduced a bill that would delay recently instated lead-based paint regulations, saying the rollout of the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules has so far been “a disaster.”

The bill would put off enforcement of the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule for at least one year — until contractors have a chance to take a training course required for those who are renovating homes built before 1978.

The regulation, which went into effect April 22, requires...
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