EPA Extends Deadline for Lead Paint Certification

August 2010Newsletters In the Zone

On June 18, 2010, the EPA issued a memorandum effectively extending the deadlines for professionals to comply with the lead paint certification aspects of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

The new directive gives remodelers until October 1, 2010, to file for firm certification, until September 30 for workers to register and until December 31 for workers to take the required training course.

However, workers will still be required to use lead-safe work practices during this time. And the EPA will continue to enforce work practice requirements to ensure all contractors are implementing such practices.

For more general information concerning the EPA's lead based paint rules and regulations, please visit EPA's lead web site.

For more information, please contact Carrie B. Nase at 215.299.2030 or [email protected].