Posts Tagged ‘ LRRP ’

New England Companies Reach Lead Rule Settlements with EPA

Apr 18th, 2014

Several New England-area businesses performing painting and home renovation work have reached a settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to comply with requirements designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities. The settlements also contain financial penalties which must be paid for alleged violations of EPA’s [...]

Lowe’s Reaches Lead Rule Settlement with EPA

Apr 17th, 2014

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Lowe’s Home Centers has agreed to implement a comprehensive, corporate-wide compliance program at its more than 1,700 stores nationwide to ensure that the contractors it hires to perform work minimize lead dust from home renovation activities, as required by the federal Lead [...]

Builders Urge Congress to Ease Regulatory Burdens

Mar 15th, 2013

Federal agencies are circumventing the intent and the letter of a law to make the regulatory process more cost effective and less burdensome for small businesses, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress this week. As a result, the regulatory process continues to unnecessarily increase compliance costs and is acting as a drag [...]

Builders Tell Congress Inefficient Regulations Harm Housing, the Economy

Jul 20th, 2012

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has told Congress that an unwieldy federal regulatory process is hampering the housing and economic recovery. “Housing serves as a great example of an industry that would benefit from smarter and more sensible regulation,” NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla., told the House Committee [...]

House Committee Votes to Stop EPA Lead Rule Enforcement Without Reliable Test Kit

Jun 28th, 2012

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) commended the House Appropriations Committee for again adopting an amendment to the upcoming budget for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would prohibit the agency from enforcing its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule until it [...]

Industry Praises Legislation to Reform EPA’s Lead Rule

Jun 8th, 2012

Several industry groups have spoken out in support of H.R. 5911, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, which was released yesterday by Reps. John Sullivan (R-OK) and Tim Murphy (R-PA). The Sullivan/Murphy bill would provide a legislative fix to the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP). Among the provisions, it would [...]

AAMA Supports Legislation to Restore “Opt-Out” Provision in LRRP Regulations

Mar 6th, 2012

The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012 (S2148), introduced by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), seeks to restore the “Opt-Out” provision removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead Renovate, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule in April 2010. This legislation has been directed to the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), on which Inhofe [...]

Legislation Introduced to Change LRRP Rule; Would Restore Opt-Out Clause

Mar 2nd, 2012

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments of 2012 (S.2148), legislation that would make some changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead Renovate, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. Among its key provisions, S. 2148 would restore the “Opt-Out” clause, suspend [...]

Finally, Some Good News: EPA Says No to Clearance Testing

Jul 15th, 2011

As the industry held its breath this week awaiting the news of whether the EPA would expand its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to include dust wipe sampling and clearance testing requirements as proposed in May 2010, the EPA announced today that it has decided against the testing. While an announcement was scheduled [...]

Montana Congressman Helps Ease the LRRP Burden for Contractors

Jul 14th, 2011

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill on July 12. This included an approved amendment offered by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) to stop funding of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) activities until an accurate test kit has been developed. “This is [...]