"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on new EPA standards for work done on ho
"Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on new EPA standards for work done on houses built before 1978. Under the new lead abatement rules, contractors are scrambling to get certified by the April 22 deadline . Painters, electricians, plumbers and contractors cannot work on an interior space larger than six square feet or an exterior space larger than 20 square feet without EPA certification. They will have to pay more than $2,500 for equipment and certification and can be fined up to $37,500 per violation per day. Certifying the estimated 32,000 people who fall under the rule in Maine will be a challenge. There is a dearth of trainers and of EPA outreach about the new rules.
Building laws and regulations
Cook, Robert M., ""Focus on Building & Real Estate" piece on new EPA standards for work done on ho" (2010). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 5144.