HBA of Greenville Members:
I received word today that the EPA is in the Greenville area conducting audits of compliance with the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting program, commonly called the Lead Paint Rule. The EPA has requested compliance records from at least one remodeler member of your Home Builders Association.
As a reminder, contractors working on homes built prior to 1978 are required to be certified by the EPA and required to follow the guidelines for testing for the presence of lead paint and mitigating exposure when lead paint is present. In addition, the contractor is required to keep meticulous records of their compliance with the rule. A complete explanation of the rule can be found at this link: http://www.hbaofgreenville.com/resources-for-remodelers.html
Failure to comply with this rule can include very expensive fines.
If you have any questions, please contact me.