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EPA Sets Fine of $37,500 for Unqualified Contractors

Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination or risk being fined up to $37,500.

Our firm, Energy Rated Homes of Mississippi, is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved “Certified Renovator” for lead based paint removal and renovation. For more information contact our offices at: 60-856-6102.

See the Renovate Right Pamphlet.

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