EPA Delays Crackdown On Lead Paint Rule Violators

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has pushed back the date when it will start enforcing the certification requirement of a new lead-based paint rule, responding to lawmakers' complaints that the regulations were rolled out too hastily.

The EPA will not take action until Oct. 1 against violations of the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule's certification requirement, according to a memorandum the agency sent out Friday to its enforcement officers.

Under the rule, home renovators must obtain certification to perform home renovation in homes built before...
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