Monday, May 13, 2013

Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Application To Public and Commercial Buildings

US EPA has announced that it will conduct a public meeting on June 26, 2013 to gather public comment regarding extending its Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program to public and commercial buildings. In 2010, EPA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning renovation, repair, and painting activities in public and commercial buildings.

EPA is in the process of determining whether these activities create lead-based paint hazards, and, for those that do, developing certification, training, and work practice requirements as directed by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA has also reopened the comment period for the December 31, 2012 Federal Register document to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and interested stakeholders. EPA specifically requested information on the following:

1. The manufacture, sale, and uses of lead-based paint after 1978.
2. The use of lead-based paint on public and commercial buildings.
3. The frequency and extent of renovations of public and commercial buildings.
4. Work practices used to renovate public and commercial buildings.
5. Dust generation and transportation from exterior and interior renovations of public and commercial buildings.

Click here for further background on the application of the LBP Rule to public and commercial buildings

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