EPA Forgoes Third-Party Lead Paint Clearance Testing Requirement

EPA Forgoes Third-Party Lead Paint Clearance Testing Requirement



On July 1, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected its own proposed rule that would have mandated additional responsibilities for site owners and managers under the Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) rules, which apply to buildings built before 1978. The proposal would have required on-site maintenance staff and third-party contractors who engage in activities that disturb surfaces that may contain lead to replace simple post-renovation field tests with more expensive clearance testing.

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