Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

D+D News

Main News Page


MS Lead Program OK’d on Eve of EPA Rule

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Comment | More

With three days left before the new EPA lead-safe rules kick in, Mississippi has become the fourth state to establish its own program, and more than 129,000 contractors have been trained nationwide.

Mississippi became authorized for the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program on April 9, upon the submittal of an Authorization Application and letter requesting authorization from Gov. Haley Barbour and a certification from Special Assistant Attorney General J. D. Woodcock, that the state’s  program is at least as protective as the EPA RRP program and provides adequate enforcement.

This will enable Mississippi to administer and enforce an RRP program. This program mandates that contractors working in homes and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 be trained and certified in lead-safe work practices by the state of Mississippi.

Similar EPA requirements will be in place nationwide by Thursday, April 22, but the Mississippi program will operate in lieu of EPA's program in that state, allowing for greater local oversight. For more information about Mississippi's new program, including information on applying for certification or finding training, contact the Mississippi Lead Program at 601-961-5171 or visit the state website at www.deq.state.ms.us/MDEQ.nsf/page/Air_Lead-BasedPaint.

State-run programs have also been approved in Wisconsin, North Carolina and Iowa.

Nationwide, the EPA has offered more than 5,600 courses and trained 129,000 or more renovators in the new rules as of April 12, EPA said. An additional 850 courses will graduate an additional 21,000 renovators by Thursday’s deadline, EPA said. The training capacity will continue to increase and training will remain available after April 22.

For full information on the rules, visit www.epa.gov/lead.

   

Tagged categories: EPA; Lead; Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP)

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
A&I Coatings
 
Seal n Peel Strippable Coatings
 
Protect your assets with Seal n Peel. Easy to apply and remove. Can be left on for up to 12 months. Water based, enviro mentally friendly.
 

 
World of Concrete
 
WOC 2018 – Las Vegas, NV
 
Visit the WOC website for more details about the World of Concrete 2018: January 23-26; Seminars 22-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
 

 
Atlas Material Testing Technology
 
Helping You Put Your Products To The Test
 
  • Outdoor Accelerated Weathering
  • Laboratory Testing Services
  • Accelerated Weathering Instruments

  • www.atlas-mts.com
    atlas.info@ametek.com
 

 
PPG Paints
 
PPG PAINTS™ SPEEDHIDE® INTERIOR LATEX
 
This high-hiding, low-VOC, low-odor paint enables a space to be painted while occupied and delivers the durable product performance professionals require.
 

 
EMME Controls
 
EMME (Energy Management Made Easy)
 
We are a manufacturer of a temperature control & energy management system which works with most any existing heating & cooling equipment, providing significant value/impact as it relates to comfort & energy savings.
 

 
International Roofing Expo
 
IRE 2018
 
Attend the IRE where exhibitors and education offer serious solutions, real results and opportunities to make powerful connections. Register for FREE Expo.
 

 
Digital Facilities Corporation
 
Manage the Building Envelope
 
FM-Pro™ is an innovative solution for the assessment and management of Roofing, Facade and Paving for building owners, asset area consultants, and product suppliers.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2017, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved