“Bring your paint brush and your lawyer – you will need both.”
Landlords and homeowners now face so much new red tape, thanks to the EPA’s new layer of regulations. The US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has just issued a new rule on addressing lead-based paint during renovations. Adding to an already complex regulatory regime, this new set of rules governing lead-based paint, phases in implementation between June 23, 2008 and April 22, 2010. Covering the same ground as the repair and renovation portions of New York City’s Local Law 1 of 2004 (LL 1), but with different procedures and thresholds for applicability, the new rules create a confusing alternate scheme for treating lead-based paint during renovation and repair of homes, apartments and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978.
CHPC has focused on creating briefings for all parts of the housing industry who will be affected by this complex rule adjustment.