Lead Paint Rule Update

Originally posted 2010-05-03 09:00:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Lead Paint and ConstructionThe 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.

For the safety perspective, check out the Circle Safety blog (@circlesafety) for their take on this new rule.

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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8 Responses to Lead Paint Rule Update
  1. hardhatblog (Hardhat Blog)
    May 3, 2010 | 10:19 AM

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  2. Vickie Lane
    May 3, 2010 | 11:20 AM

    Your Lead Paint Rule Update is a “must read” for all involved in residential renovations. I would also highly recommend this article to the Commercial contractors as it is not a matter of “if”, but “when”.

    Great article Chris! http://constructionlawva.com/lead-paint-rule-update/trackback/

    Vickie Lane
    HP&P Safety, Inc.

  3. Christopher G. Hill
    May 3, 2010 | 11:31 AM

    Thanks for the great comment Vickie. I recommend all of the articles in the update. They made my life easy by analyzing the issues so well.
    .-= Christopher G. Hill´s last blog post ..Bonds, Payment Bonds – Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” =-.

  4. John Williams
    May 4, 2010 | 10:07 AM

    ZipWall also has a lot of useful EPA information collected in one section. Hope you find it helpful. http://zipwall.com/epa.php

  5. Christopher G. Hill
    May 4, 2010 | 10:11 AM

    Thanks John. I always appreciate more information.
    .-= Christopher G. Hill´s last blog post ..Upcoming Construction Related Events =-.

  6. Thomas
    May 6, 2010 | 10:45 AM

    Its a shame that lead paint poisonings are still happening. Thanks for the post to educate everyone on the latest lead paint regulations and opinions on the subject.

  7. Christopher G. Hill
    May 6, 2010 | 11:11 AM

    Thanks for stopping by and for the multiple comments.
    .-= Christopher G. Hill´s last blog post ..How Web 2.0 Helps My Construction Practice =-.

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