Violations of EPA Lead Paint Training Rule Could Result in Fines of $32,500 Per Day
Contractors working on pre-1978 homes must be trained and certified by April 22, 2010 under the EPA’s lead rule. Wisconsin’s Lead-Safe Renovation Rule, DHS-163.
Who Must Follow the EPA’s Lead Rule Requirements?
In general, anyone who is paid to perform renovation work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Residential rental property owners/managers
- General contractors
- Special trade contractors, including
- Window replacement contractors
Because renovation is broadly defined as any activity that disturbs painted surfaces, anyone who is compensated for most types of repair, remodeling, and maintenance activities must comply.