As a North Carolina Certified Lead-Based Paint Firm, A&K Painting received a letter from the North Carolina Department of Health and human Services, Division of Public Health, regarding new Federal changes to the EPA RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Rules. The changes impact public and commercial buildings as previously reported in our blog and on our RRP Resource page – specifically renovations, repairs and painting of those types of buildings.
The letter identified that the EPA is seeking additional comments for determining whether renovation, repair and painting activities on public and commercial buildings “might also” create lead-based paint hazards. The EPA has re-opened the comment period to allow for additional data and other information to be submitted by the public and other interested stakeholders. The comment period runs through July 12, 2013. The HHCU is encouraging everyone who may be impacted by EPA implementing such new requirements to submit comments.
Additionally, the EPA is holding a public meeting on June 26, 2013 regarding the expansion of the RRP Rules to include public and commercial buildings.
Access the Associated General Contractors of America – Commercial Properties Coalition Comments to the EPA
A coalition letter signed by 22 trade organizations whose members are involved in almost every facet of commercial and multifamily property development, ownership, management, contracting, and building product supply — including the major national real estate organizations, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business. The Coalition letter questions the lack of Lead-Paint data for Public and Commercial Buildings and stresses unless the EPA demonstrates that hazards exist linked to renovation work that additional rules are unwarranted Source: AGC