EPA Seeks Input on Commercial Lead Paint Program

Window and Door – Building on existing regulations requiring that renovations of homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978 be performed by certified contractors using lead-safe work practices, the Environmental Protection Agency is currently in the process of developing certification, training, and work practice requirements for renovation, repair, and painting activities on public and commercial buildings. Doreen Cantor Paster, associate chief of EPA’s Lead, Heavy Metals, & Inorganics Branch, announced the agency has opened a comment period to allow the public and interested stakeholders to submit data and other information relevant to the creation of new commercial lead paint requirements. This comment period runs through April 1, 2013.