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Changes to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act went into effect January, 2014. You must comply with the new standards if you introduce into commerce any pipe or plumbing product providing water for human consumption or are engaged in the installation or repair of any plumbing providing water for human consumption. For more information, review EPA's:
New Stormwater Rules for Newly Developed and Redeveloped Sites. EPA has initiated a national rulemaking to establish a program to reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites and make other regulatory improvements to strengthen its stormwater program.
Stormwater Effluent Guidelines. EPA is working on amendments to the 2009 Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category (C&D rule). Effective January 4, 2011, EPA has stayed the numeric limitation of 280 NTU. This action affects not only the effluent guideline, but also Construction General Permits to be issued by EPA and by States. Final action on the rule is expected by February 2014.
2012 Construction General Permit. On February 16, 2012, EPA issued the final CGP. The 2012 CGP includes a number of modifications to the 2008 CGP, many of which are necessary to implement the new Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for Construction and Development point sources, known as the "C&D rule."
EPA launches new web resources: Lead-Safe Certification Program Renovation Firms. Renovators can apply online for firm certification. This new feature will reduce processing time and errors. More information.
New Federal Rule Establishes Requirements During Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities that Disturb Lead-Based Paint -
The covered facilities include residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis as well as all rental housing. The rule applies to renovation, repair or painting activities. More Information ...
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