Beginning April 22, the EPA instituted new rules regarding lead based paint. This new ruling affects homes built before 1978.
The ruling requires approval for your work by the Environmental Protection Agency or you could face fines of up to $37,500 per day.
Wanna know more about the new ruling? Read the post EPA New Lead Paint Rules.
However, today the enforcement date was extended to October 1, 2010.
Seems there hasn’t been enough time to train inspectors nor to set up enforcement agencies. The EPA will also not enforce certification requirements against individual renovation workers if they apply to enroll in certified renovator classes by September 30, 2010 and complete the training by December 31, 2010.
Another change that was made in today’s update is that this latest rule removes a provision from existing regulations that allowed owner-occupants of pre-1978 homes to “opt-out” of having their contractors follow lead-safe work practices if there were no children under six years of age in the home.
You can read more about the ruling in this EPA article.