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04/01/2024 - EPA Lead Inspection Sweep [more]

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EPA starts lead inspection sweep in the greater Manchester New Hampshire area to prevent childhood lead poisoning. The aim of the EPA's lead paint initiative is to reduce childhood lead exposure through increased awareness and improved compliance with federal lead paint requirements, in particular the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) and Lead Disclosure Rules. The aim of the EPA's lead paint initiative is to reduce childhood lead exposure through increased awareness and improved compliance with federal lead paint requirements, in particular the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) and Lead Disclosure Rules. More information.

Waters of the US (WOTUS). The final "Revised Definition of Waters of the United States" rule was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2023. However, the final rule is not currently operative in certain states and for certain parties due to litigation.  Please visit EPA's Rule Statuspage for additional information.

Revised Assistance on the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP or Lead Paint) Rule: Contractors working in older (before 1978) buildings need to follow the RRP Rule to keep themselves and customers and occupants safe from lead. Find clear information on the four main requirements with links to helpful tools and information to help you comply at http://www.cicacenter.org/leadrrp.php.

Contractors - US EPA published information for lead renovation firms to help fulfill your legal requirements and to protect yourself, your employees, and your clients from the dangers of lead exposure. This material includes safe work practices and printable brochures (English and Spanish) for distribution to your customers. Go to EPA RRP Contractor Resources.

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