Here’s a few links with the EPA Lead Rules explained by different groups.
No one I know has done a plastic wrap containment or asked homeowners to take a blood test so I’m assuming we all still guessing as to how the costs and acceptance by homeowners will play out.
Some links for understanding the EPA Lead rule.
- The Renovate Right Pamplet- NARI sells packs of them–but you can print your own off the EPA site if you want:
PDF – EPA.gov – Renovate Right Brochure
What the Sierra Club has to say:
Sierra Club Org
National Center for housing Studies, Some really interesting comments on the estimated costs:
NCHS Documents for download
Federal Lead Base Paint Bench rules:
The NAR estimates on the cost of the rule:
PDF from Realtor.org, Comments on the Proposed Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (40 CFR, Part 745)
Mercatus Report – Regulatory Restraint? PDF
EPA future sample checklist:
PDF – Future sample renovation record keeping checklist
The lawyers smell blood:
Wilson Elser – EPA lead law to impose new requirements on contractors and landlords
Class info NAHB:
Nations Building News – Training Courses to Meet EPA Lead Paint Rule Offered at IBS
Of course there is much more, I found a site with a history of lead use and the ill effects going back to the Roman Empire.
We can talk all we want but until we roll this out in April its best guess on how this will impact our approach to remodeling in homes with lead.
At Remodel Crazy we are putting a simple and blunt webinar together just for awareness for contractors who don’t have the benefit of being in an organization. Which is by far the largest group of contractors. We believe everyone should comply or at the very least be aware.