EPA to Present Lead-Safe Webinar on Nov. 10

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency will present a webinar from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 10 to provide information about residential renovation, repair, and painting on properties built before 1978.The agency said the session will cover a range of topics relating to lead-safe practices in its Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, including who is subject to the requirements, compliance guidelines, how to become a certified lead-safe firm or contractor, enforcement fines, and changes to the rule that took effect on October 4.The EPA noted that contractors, landlords, and property managers are subject to the lead-safe RRP rule, although individual homeowners and tenants doing work on their personal residence are exempt.The EPA announced its first enforcement action under the rule in May, for a Maine-based landlord’s failure “to contain dust and debris generated by lead paint removal activities during a repainting project in October 2010.” Two workers hired by the landlord used “power equipment to remove lead paint from an exterior wall of a residential building without using any containment for lead-containing dust and debris,” the agency said in its announcement.Click here for registration information. Participation will be limited to the first 1,000 registrants, who will receive an email confirmation with a link to the webinar site and a dial-in number. There is no registration fee for the session, although long-distance phone charges will apply.last_img

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