More rules regarding lead paint

There is a new EPA regulatory program (Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting
–RRP) affecting anyone who disturbs painted surfaces where lead may be present – any remodelers, renovators, electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters and maintenance staff who disrupts more than six square feet of lead paint in pre-1978 homes, schools, day care centers and other places where children spend time.

The Oregon State Legislature passed HB 2134, which created a new “Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor License” to be administered by the CCB in order to help Oregon contractors comply with the new federal EPA lead-based paint regulations.

Contractors choosing not to obtain the new LBPR license should cease all renovation and painting work on older homes and other buildings known as “target housing” and “child-occupied facilities” in Oregon (effective April 22, 2010) until they obtain an Oregon CCB LBPR license.

Performing work on subject structures without a LBPR license after April 22, 2010, will subject the contractor to the possibility of severe state and federal civil penalties – without the certification, companies may face tens of thousands of dollars in fines and potential lawsuits.

For more information about the program and story direction, please contact: Vicky Danielson at the Oregon Remodelers Association/National Association of Remodeling Industry, at 503.788.2274 / 800.863.9119 or via email at info@oregonremodelers.org.

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