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Understanding EPA lead rules

Oak Park — It’s no secret Oak Park and the surrounding area has many vintage houses, with many built pre-World War II.

So when an amendment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting” rule went into effect in April 2010, I wondered how local painters, contractors and others would be affected.

The rule was designed to address lead-based paint hazards created by home renovation, repair and painting that disturb lead-based paint. It added strict regulations, and anyone performing work that disturbed lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes had to be EPA-certified. It also stated firms use certified renovators trained by EPA-approved providers to follow lead-safe work practices.

If you didn’t follow the new rules, heavy fines could be imposed

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