EPA RRP Dust Testing is coming!
The EPA is expected to release the final rule "Lead; Clearance and Clearance Testing Requirements for the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program" next month. The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is reviewing the rule as we speak.
This represents a significant improvement to current post-renovation dust evaluation practices. Renovators, property owners and residents can be assured that the work area is free of lead dust hazards. Take a look at the video here for more details on lead dust hazards.
Per OMB, the proposed rule will benefit 809,000 children under the age of 6 and 7,547,000 individuals age 6 and older (including 96,000 pregnant women) per year by minimizing their exposure to lead dust generated by renovations.
While the specific language of the rule won't be available until publication, we know that some form of dust testing and analysis is imminent.
EEA is ready. Dust Sampling Technician sessions have been scheduled across New York and we are in discussion with Lead Hazard Control Programs and other organizations across the country to provide the course locally as soon as the rule takes effect.
Our lab division, UNYSE Labs, is poised to accept samples, including returns on our "do it yourself" Lead Dust Sampling Kits. The Kit offers Renovators and other affected by the rule a chance to comply with rule without spending a lot of money. Order your Kit now on our website.
Take a look at our website home page for more information on the rule. Our recent newsletter offers a detailed description of how the proposed rule stacks up against existing clearance requirements.
Perhaps we've reached the point that old Ben can rest easy in his grave.
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