Base New Lead Paint Rule on Sound Science, says PHCC
As an active member of the Lead Paint Coalition, PHCC continues to voice concerns that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead on designing a lead paint rule without having established that a lead paint hazard exists in commercial and public buildings. In comments filed last week with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the coalition argued that any new rule must be based on sound science.
EPA intends to survey contractors, building owners and building management regarding projects in commercial and public buildings. The information collected will be the foundation of a lead paint rule governing commercial and public buildings, but EPA must receive approval from OMB to collect the information. EPA intends to publish a draft rule by the spring of next year and a final rule by the end 2015. If those targets are met, compliance for lead paint testing in commercial and public buildings would begin in 2016.
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