Wednesday, July 28, 2010
EPA's Lead Rule Challenged
"The removal of the opt-out provision, which was done without any substantial research or data to support such a move, will result in millions of homeowners paying for additional measures that they may not need and discourage them from making necessary improvements," said NLBMDA chair Dan Fesler, CEO of St. Paul, Minn.-based Lamperts. "Worse, it may encourage homeowners to seek out uncertified contractors and put certified LRRP contractors at a competitive disadvantage."
The EPA's lead rule became effective April 22, but enforcement was delayed until Oct. 1 see earlier post entitled Lead Rule Delayed.