First Remodelers Council of the Upstate Membership Meeting

What: EPA Lead Paint Rule Briefing

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Where: Greenville Hilton

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Lead Paint. In 1978 lead paint was banned for use in residences. As early as 1970 latex paints were already in use in new homes. How can you tell? Starting April 22, all contractors performing work for others for hire will be required to know whether lead paint is present, and if it is present, to advise the homeowner and possibly mitigate the lead paint. The fine for violating this new rule is more than $30,000 per day per occurrence.

Joy N. Finch, MS, CET, Director of Environmental Continuing Education , Health and Safety Training, for Greenville Tec, will educate members on the new EPA Lead Paint rule on what contractors need to do to comply. This is the first general membership meeting of the newly reconstituted Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Greenville.