Posts Tagged ‘ EPA ’

Lead Paint Training Now Available Online

Feb 5th, 2016

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Door and window dealers who have not yet taken the refresher training for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now take the course online. The deadline to do so is March 31. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the final rule permitting the […]

EPA Fines Joplin, Mo.-Based Remodeler

Feb 5th, 2016

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Joplin, Mo.-based Home Pro has violated the renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule. The agency was tipped off to the violation and as a result, the company has agreed to pay a $5,978 penalty to the U.S. The RRP rule seeks to reduce lead exposure from toxic lead […]

Online Training OK’d to Meet Lead Paint Rule Requirements

Feb 2nd, 2016

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently cleared the way to allow remodelers to take refresher training online to meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. According to a blog post at NAHB Now, the official news blog of the National Association of […]

Energy Star Aims to Develop Storm Window Specification

Dec 2nd, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be considering a new Energy Star specification for exterior and interior storm panels, also known as storm windows. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in the specification development process and provide feedback. The first step will be the release of a framework document by EPA. In the document, EPA will […]

Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

Nov 13th, 2015

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in  2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, a market research company based in Wellesley, Mass. Structural materials will increase from nearly $28.7 billion in […]

EPA Leads Focused Lead Paint Hazard Enforcement Effort in New Haven, Conn.

Nov 5th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently led a focused enforcement effort to combat lead paint hazards in New Haven, Conn. Over a several-week period during the time of year when home renovation projects often occur, EPA conducted 49 inspections to assess whether contractors were complying with the lead paint “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.” […]

EPA Fines Two California-Based Companies for Lead Paint Violations

Nov 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined two companies, Calspec Enterprises Inc. and Waypoint Homes Inc., a total of $46,550 for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules at several residential properties in Southern California. “Lead-based paint is the main source of lead poisoning for children, which can cause learning disabilities and behavior […]

Guardian Settles With EPA Over Pollution Allegations

Sep 29th, 2015

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Guardian Industries Corp. has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company’s flat-glass manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. Guardian will also pay a fine of $312,000. It’s the EPA’s first settlement involving the flat-glass […]

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 […]