New EPA Lead Based Paint 'Renovate Right' Laws

Investors and Contractors Take Notice!

If You Disturb more than 6 sq ft of Painted Surface (Includes Paints, Stains and Varnished Areas), This Law Could Affect You!

Do You:

  • Do Building construction, e.g.,
  • Residential Remodels,
  • Single Family Housing Construction,
  • Multi-family Housing Construction, etc.

How will this New Program Affect You?

New EPA Lead Regulations that affect Landlords, Renovators, and Investors took effect on April 22nd.

The new EPA program called "Renovate Right" applies to virtually every housing provider and trades contractor in the country, with some narrowly drawn exceptions.

The penalty for a single violation can be up to $35,000.

That's a hefty fine for non-compliance!

Under the new Federal EPA rule, that went into effect in April 2010, Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities must have the proper training and documentation of training and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

New EPA Lead Regulations that took effect on April 22, 2010 have dramatically affected Landlords, Renovators, and Investors. The new EPA program, called “Renovate Right”, applies to virtually every housing provider and trades contractor in the country, with some narrowly drawn exceptions.

There is a lot to know about these new regulations and in order to be prepared for the changes we encourage everyone to visit:

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm, and

Also, download the Small Entity Guide to Compliance with Renovate Right

and, the Renovate Right Brochure.

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