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    Default EPA lead laws

    Im just curious as to how have any of you been dealing with this new 'change' in the Federal lead laws. Im sure it would up the price of any bid. I think this took affect in April 2010. I wonder what made the Feds go to this extreme with the lead laws.

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    Activists and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    Activists and money.

    I translate that to mean IDIOTS and money!

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    What change in the lead law?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    What change in the lead law?
    This is the other concern, ALOT of people don't even know about the changes, and may end up getting fined for it heavily.
    Heres a link to the pamphlet

    http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf

    Basically what has changed is that anyone 'disturbing' the wall/paint of more than 6 square feet has to be certified and had been through a class. This is about $250 for the class and an additional $300 for the application to the EPA to get the ceritification card.

    So basically any of of you plumbing contractors cutting open a wall has to use proper 'lead protection procedures' and be 'ceritified' to do so.

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    It also only applies to work in houses pre-1978.

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