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www.agc.orgDecember 3, 2014 / Issue No. 10-14
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On the Inside
EPA Proposes Tighter Ozone Air Quality Standards
Ditches, Stormwater BMPs and Potholes Are Not Waters of the U.S.
Round Two: EPA Seeks Additional Feedback on Proposed NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule
EPA Adds Up YOUR Costs To Meet New Lead-Paint Rules for Public, Commercial Buildings
Reminder: Start Early on EPA Lead-Paint Certifications Up For Renewal in 2015
News & Events
$100K Stormwater Fines Are Not a Myth; AGC Webinar Helps You Get Prepared for the Next Generation of Enforcement
Participate in the Industry’s Premier Event – AGC’s 96th Annual Convention
Volunteers Needed To Serve on Association’s Environmental Steering Committee
Looking for a Tool to Help Communicate Environmental Requirements to Your Subcontractors? Check Out AGC’s EMS Toolkit
Reminder: Start Early on EPA Lead-Paint Certifications Up For Renewal in 2015

Have you checked when your U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program certifications are up for renewal?  It is time to start thinking about renewing certifications that expire in 2015.  The re-certification process may take several months to complete.  EPA has up to 90 days after receiving a complete application for firm certification to approve or disapprove the application.  In addition, renovators must follow the established timeline to complete “refresher” training.  Don’t delay getting started with your firm or individual re-certifications!

According to the EPA, “… no firm working in target housing or child-occupied facilities, where lead-based paint will be affected by the work, may perform, offer or claim to perform renovations without EPA Firm Certification.” In addition, firms must have at least one LRRP “Certified Renovator” assigned to each job site where lead-based paint is disturbed.  The LRRP Certified Renovator is required to train all non-certified people at the job site in the use of lead-safe work practices.  These requirements took effect on April 22, 2010.  Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA may file an enforcement action against violators of the LRRP rule seeking penalties of up to $37,500 per violation, per day.

For more details on the LRRP program, see AGC’s Fact Sheet.  And, if you missed it, click here to read a more in-depth article on the certification renewals that ran in the previous issue of the Observer.

For more information on EPA’s LRRP rule, please see AGC’s Fact Sheet or contact AGC’s Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org. Return to Top

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