Posts Tagged ‘ LRRP ’

No More Excuses for Partisan Politics

Nov 17th, 2014

The yard signs have come down, local advertising has gone back to normal and the results are (mostly) in. The midterm elections are behind us and Republicans are declaring victory with eight additional Senate seats (53 of 100) and increased dominance of the house with 12 new seats (244 of 435). No matter which side […]

Provision Prevents Abuse of LRRP Rule

Aug 18th, 2014

According to the EPA, approved test kits for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule have a failure rate of between 22.5 percent and 84 percent. I think we can all agree that this failure rate is unacceptable and unproductive. The good news is that, in mid-July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve […]

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 […]