Violations of EPA Lead Paint Training Rule Could Result in Fines of $32,500 Per Day

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May 10th, 2010

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
    - Painters
    - Plumbers
    - Carpenters
    - Electricians
    - 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.

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