Under the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule that was finalized in 2010, contractors are required to obtain certification in lead-safe practices before performing renovations on homes built before 1978, when lead-based paint was banned.
With this rule, Real Estate Investors who do their own repairs, need to be certified and follow the law. Investors who hire contractors need to be aware of the law and make sure their contractors follow the law.
In May, Rep Kevin Kramer (R-N.D) introduced a bill, with bi-partisan support, that would roll back U.S. EPA’s regulation of lead renovation, repair and painting activities in commercial and residential buildings.
Cramer’s bill, H.R. 2328, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act, would allow contractors to skip the lead compliance procedures as long as no small children or pregnant women live in the home. In addition, the bill would prohibit EPA from completing a pending rulemaking to expand the lead restrictions to commercial and public buildings unless it conducts a study showing that the change is necessary. The bill also requires EPA to approve a more accurate test kit for lead and to grant exemptions to renovators for first-time violations of record-keeping requirements.
May 14, 2015
Referred to Committee on May 14, 2015
This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 14, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.
Representative for North Dakota At Large
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Last Updated: May 14, 2015
Length: 13 pages
4% chance of being enacted