IAQA Comments to EPA on Proposed RRP Rules

IAQA has submitted comments to the U.S. EPA in response to a Federal Register notice on July 7, 2010 regarding the re-opening of the comment period for the proposed rule: “Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program” (otherwise known as the EPA RRP Rule). In the document, EPA proposed several revisions to the 2008 RRP rule. The proposal included additional requirements designed to ensure that lead-based paint hazards generated by renovation work are adequately cleaned after renovation work is finished and before the work areas are re-occupied. Comments were due by August 6.  Comments on behalf of IAQA were submitted jointly by Carl Grimes, HHS, CIEC, IAQA President and Home Health Committee Chair; Wei Tang, PhD, IAQA Director and Research Committee Chair; and Wane A. Baker, P.E., CIH, IAQA Government Affairs Committee Chair.  To review the proposed rule and IAQA’s comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and then in the Keyword area type “EPA-HQ-OPPT-2005-0049-1395.1”.