The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on behalf of its members asking the agency to “aggressively and fairly enforce the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule.” In the letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, NARI executive vice president Mary Busey Harris states, "Now that the initial training deadline has passed, EPA must aggressively and consistently enforce the LRRP rule so families can have confidence that work on their homes is being done safely and professionally.”

Busey goes on to say that though 400,000 professionals have been trained in lead-safe work practices, “non-certified contractors are working on pre-1978 homes in violation of LRRP, and we are concerned that such illegal activity will continue unless EPA launches a tough enforcement campaign.”

Click here to view the full letter. —Nina Patel, senior editor, REMODELING.