Originally posted 2010-05-03 09:00:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The new lead paint regulations are all over the construction news these days. I thought it would be helpful to you, as construction professionals, to put together some of the great analysis, legal thought, and opinion that I have found out here on the internet.
Just this past Friday, my good friend Tim Hughes (@vaconstruction) posted a somewhat scary update regarding the removal of the owner exception and expansion of the rules to commercial construction. Tim gives a great analysis and also links to several prior posts at his Virginia Real Estate, Land Use & Construction Law blog regarding the topic.
Last Tuesday, another good friend and construction attorney in Massachusetts, Andrea Goldman (@andreagoldman) posted regarding the new documentation requirements for contractors. She also linked to a very helpful post from remodeling expert Shawn McCadden relating to these requirements. Andrea also was kind enough to guest post her wonderful thoughts relating to the important legal issues raised by this new lead paint regime.
For a slightly more contrarian, yet no less helpful, opinion piece on the economic impact of these rules, please check out my good friend Rick Provost’s (@remodelthink) lead rule perspective at the Profitable Contractor blog.
I hope that you find these resources helpful. I like and respect all of the folks to whom I have linked here and would only be reinventing the wheel relating to the lead paint renovation rule by discussing this further.
I would love to hear your comments and suggestions relating to other resources relating to this new rule and its impact on contractors and subcontractors. Please join the conversation on this timely topic.
UPDATE: The Homeowners Resource Center has a great update on the regs as well, check it out.
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