Shouldn’t Sound Science Be the Basis
for EPA’s Lead Paint Rule?
As a member of the Lead Paint Coalition (or is it Commercial Properties Coalition?), PHCC continues to fight the proposed expansion of the “Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP)” to cover interior and exteriors of public and commercial buildings. In advance of a June Environmental Protection Agency hearing, the coalition has filed comments questioning the proposal. More here (link to full article.) The comments insist that the EPA thoroughly explore and analyze all relevant data that would be needed before justifying expanding the rule. This includes conducting “hazard” findings to identify whether “dangerous levels of lead” even exist in the public and commercial buildings in the first place.
The coalition works closely with Members of the U.S. Senate to garner support for the coalition’s position, and to be certain that EPA’s process is “fair, orderly, and efficient.” The coalition has also engaged the Congressionally-chartered National Institute of Building Sciences, to provide critical information help develop a better-targeted and more cost-effective regulation.