The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcomes reintroduction of legislation in the Senate reforming the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act (S. 1987) was introduced yesterday by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) and would reduce the burdens of the rule on the home remodeling and retrofit market, while maintaining protections for pregnant women and young children from lead hazards.
"EPA's effort to expand the Lead Rule beyond its original intent and failure to approve a lead test kit meeting its own rule has been a major disappointment," said NLBMDA Chairman J.D. Saunders, Vice President of Economy Lumber in Campbell, California. "Safety is a priority for NLBMDA and we support protecting pregnant women and young children from lead exposure but action is needed to reduce the regulatory burden of the rule."Read the full press release here.
See REMODELING's past coverage on RRP:
House Bill Filed to Lessen Lead-Paint Rule's Impact
EPA to Extend Lead-Paint Rule's Recertification Deadline for Early Adopters
EPA Announces Revisions to Lead Paint Programs