No Changes Needed for LRRP Rule, says EPA


federally mandated review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s problematic Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP Rule) has concluded that, despite the lack of an accurate lead paint test kit, the rule should remain the same.

While acknowledging that “a lead test kit meeting the rule’s positive response criterion has not come to market,” the agency concluded that the benefits of lead-safe work practices “continue to exceed its costs,” which NAHB Remodelers have demonstrated can be considerable.

“Of course, we are disappointed that EPA has not yet seen fit to amend the rule, but we will continue to push the agency to direct enforcement to protect the target population the rule was designed for: children under the age of six and pregnant women,” said NAHB Remodelers Chair Joanne Theunissen, CGP, CGR.

NAHB is now analyzing the review, including the new cost-benefit analysis provided by the agency, and more details will follow. For additional information, contact Tamra Spielvogel.

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