Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Senate Bill Could Simplify EPA’s Lead Paint Rule

Aug 6th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) both applaud the introduction of legislation on Thursday in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burden it puts on renovatoros while protecting pregnant […]

EPA Targets Nashua, N.H., for Lead Paint Compliance

Apr 28th, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to more than 300 home renovation and painting contractors, property management companies and landlords in the Nashua, N.H., area to alert them to an initiative to enforce the federal lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. EPA’s RRP Rule aims to prevent children’s […]

EPA Fines Property Management Firm Nearly $75,000 for Lead Paint

Apr 16th, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Garden Homes Management Corp. of Stamford, Conn., for alleged violations of EPA’s Lead Paint Disclosure and Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rules. The rule requires landlords and property management firms to provide information about lead-based paint to their tenants upon leasing pre-1978 housing and “is designed […]

Same Issues, Different Outlook after WDMA Legislative Conference

Mar 30th, 2015

If the issues on this year’s WDMA Legislative Conference agenda look familiar, that’s because they should. As we all know, the 113th Congress didn’t do much to advance the causes impacting our industry. Or any causes, for that matter. However, this Congress is showing some early signs we might see better results. Granted, I’ve had […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

EPA to Use Stakeholder Feedback to Develop Energy Star Revisions

Feb 19th, 2015

During an industry stakeholders meeting last December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited all stakeholders to provide written feedback on doors, windows and skylight standards. Now, the EPA will use stakeholder feedback to develop a Framework Document and improve the process for future Energy Star specification revisions. Materials from the meeting can be viewed […]

NLBMDA Urges EPA to Adopt this Proposal

Feb 17th, 2015

Associations are known for their stances for or against government action, and the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is no exception. In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the association is urging the agency […]

Industry Association Cautions Against EPA Overregulation

Jan 19th, 2015

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With policymakers in the United States Congress having just kicked off the new year, industry members and associations are eager to see how activity at the nation’s capital in 2015 will impact their respective trades. That attention is not lost on the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), which recently released its 2015 National Policy […]

EPA to Revise Lead Paint Program

Jan 15th, 2015

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed three minor changes to its Lead-based Paint Activities and the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting programs that could make them function better. According to the proposal, the EPA wants to eliminate a rule that requires hands-on refresher training courses for renovators, which would allow them to […]

A Warm Welcome to the World of Doors and Windows

Dec 18th, 2014

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They say the only constant in life is change. Right now, I’m getting a real lesson in what that means. Earlier this month, I “consciously uncoupled” from daily newspapers after more than 25 years and joined the staff at Door & Window Market magazine. Within a week, I went from worrying about whatever it is that Kim […]