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Significant changes to the EPA Lead Paint rule.
Published by Ed Burt in Contractor Certificaions • 3/2/2010 10:37:49 PM

There is a new EPA rule that goes into effect April 23rd that requires contractors (not a homeowner) to be trained and certified if they disturb more than 20 square feet of exterior painted surfaces or 6 square feet of interior painted surfaces in homes built prior to 1978.

Contractors who are not trained and certified may be fined over $30,000 PER DAY should they not follow the new rule. The term contractors may include painters, remodelers, electricians, and plumbers to name a few trades.

Burt Handyman, LLC is a certified Lead Safe Renovator. It cost approximately $1,500 in fees, tuition, travel, and lost revenues. In their infinite wisdom, the bureaucrats at the EPA just increased the costof your next painting project.

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