EPA Seeks Input on Commercial Lead Paint Program

January 2, 2013

Building on existing regulations requiring that renovations of homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978 be performed by certified contractors using lead-safe work practices, the Environmental Protection Agency is currently in the process of developing certification, training, and work practice requirements for renovation, repair, and painting activities on public and commercial buildings.

Doreen Cantor Paster, associate chief of EPA's Lead, Heavy Metals, & Inorganics Branch, announced the agency has opened a comment period to allow the public and interested stakeholders to submit data and other information relevant to the creation of new commercial lead paint requirements. This comment period runs through April 1, 2013.  More information on this request for public comment, including instructions for providing your comments, can be found in this Federal Register notice.

In addition, EPA plans to hold a public meeting on renovations in and on public and commercial buildings on June 26, 2013. The agency will publish more details on this public meeting in the Federal Register in the spring of 2013.