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Lead Paint: The EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Josh GlazovFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome Joshua Glazov for the first time. Josh has been a construction lawyer since 1995. He practices at Much Shelist in Chicago and focuses on negotiating and preparing design and construction contracts for owners, contractors, and lenders, as well as preparing for, and confronting, construction related insolvency when a project participant goes bankrupt or a lender goes into FDIC receivership. Josh publishes on these topics at his blogs: Construction Law Today and the Bank Failure Blog.

Last month the EPA finally issued their Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (PDF), the one that sets up new requirements for work on projects that may involve lead paint. The requirements are many complex. You’ll need to become familiar with this rule if you do any renovation , repair, or painting work, especially of your work is on buildings built before lead paint was banned in 1978.

There’s a lot more to ensuring you comply with this rule. Some of the best place I’ve found to become familiar with this rule, what it covers, and how to comply:

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4 Responses to Lead Paint: The EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

  1. Tad cumbersome but I reckon these are good news for home owners and serves to protect their best interests when they engage external services for their home improvements.

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