Last week, the NAHB sent comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating that the agency's current Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule "is an inefficient tool for achieving the environmental and health goals of the underlying issues."
In its blog, NAHB NOW, the NAHB details some of the comments it submitted to the EPA:
NAHB strongly encouraged EPA to perform a new economic analysis because, to date, there has yet to be a lead test kit on the market that qualifies with the rule’s standards.
Additionally, NAHB urged EPA to revise the unnecessarily complex and burdensome new renovator recertification requirements recently finalized by the agency and to ensure that certified renovators be provided the resources they need to comply with the program.
According to the blog, the EPA is reviewing its rule and predicts it will have a report of its findings by mid-2017.