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Lead Paint Law

DO YOU KNOW THE LAW?

The Toxic Substances Control Act contains two rules that are critically important to the remodeling and home improvement industry: the Pre-Renovation Lead Information Rule ("PLIR”) and the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (“RRP”).

PLIR requires contractors doing renovation work to provide the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") PLIR pamphlet, "Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools," to the owner (and any tenant) of pre-1978 housing where work is being done. This disclosure requirement covers most residential home improvement jobs, including all window replacement work - contrary to what many attorneys believe.

Separately from PLIR, RRP requires contractors doing renovation work to have their company certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers, and follow lead-safe work practices while performing the renovation.

Non-compliance with either rule can mean penalties ranging up to $37,500 per violation, per day. One mid-size contractor is currently faced with over $10 million in fines from the EPA. Surprised you never heard of this? Don’t be!  Most attorneys do not understand our industry, and have no idea how to counsel or represent a remodeler or home improvement contractor with a PLIR or RRP issue.  If you think otherwise, just call your attorney and see if they even know what you are talking about!  When you are ready to stop wasting time and money, and risking your business, call Kachina Lead Paint Solutions at 1-888-800-KACHINA!

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S COMING?

Two recent changes to RRP will have major affects on the industry. First, EPA will now allow on-line training for certified renovators seeking recertification. Kachina Lead Paint Solutions has partnered with a web-based provider to develop on-line training for certified renovators. Second, EPA is taking comments from the public regarding the prospects of expanding RRP to cover commercial buildings.

 

TURN TO KACHINA LEAD PAINT SOLUTIONS NOW -UNDER NO OBLIGATION!

Our technical and legal staff is monitoring PLIR and RRP on a daily basis. We conduct training and certification classes in full compliance with the EPA's standards. We have training materials and classes available to fit your needs and ensure that you're in compliance. If you're a contractor (large or small), manufacturer, small retail chain or one of the "big box" retailers offering installation services, you are impacted by all of this.

 

Kachina Lead Paint Solutions: the training and compliance leader for the remodeling industry...and EPA Approved to conduct training nationwide.

 

CONCERNED? NOT TO BE OVERLY DRAMATIC, BUT YOU NEED TO BE! 

Let Kachina Lead Paint Solutions keep you informed about what's happening now and how the changes will impact you and your company.

 

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