EPA Finalizes Lead Testing Rules For Building Projects

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued final standards for lead testing during renovation, repair and painting work in buildings constructed before 1978, allowing renovators to send paint chips out to be tested instead of testing on-site and clarifying rules for exterior renovation projects.

The standards are the result of revisions made to the 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, which requires renovators to test for lead and minimize dust and paint chips in older buildings and buildings occupied by children.

“EPA is particularly...
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