New EPA lead law in effect April 22

New EPA lead law in effect April 22

A new EPA rule — known as the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program — requires contractors to use lead-safe work practices on homes built prior to 1978. The new law, which goes into effect April 22 applies to painters, handymen, remodelers and many other contractors. Learn about the dangers lead poses, as well as how to know if the contractor you hire is following the law.

Written and produced by Twinkle VanWinkle | Reporting by Emily Udell


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Look for this logo when searching for a company that's certified in lead-safe practices.
Look for this logo when searching for a company that's certified in lead-safe practices.

To find out if a company on Angie’s List is certified in lead-safe practices, look for the EPA icon in the eco-friendly column on the search results page.

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Lori Litteral


Totally agree with the other comments listed above. All of our employees too have taken the classes and our company has received EPA Lead Certification along with other licenses that are required. Hopefully potential customers will do their homework and hire lead safe contractors. Angies List has been very helpful in educating the general public.

Chris Frazeur


The Fine for non compliant firms maybe up to $37,500.00 for each violation. There is a misprint in the Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and painting manual EPA-740-R-09-002.

Paul Schroder


Great info. We took the class and received our lead certification about 3 months ago. Many of the procedures for lead are the types of things we do on all projects, but many contractors don't. It pays to be informed and hire a certified contractor.

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