Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lead Abatement - New Rules

The US EPA's new "Renovation, Repair and Painting Program" is triggering training and certification for most firms and contractors doing work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. This childhood lead poisoning prevention program regulation is having a profound impact on the home remodeling and maintenance business. For example, an firm that disturbs more than six feet of paint inside a room of a pre-1978 home or 20 feet on the outside of a home, must be "certified" by the US EPA and the supervisor must take a one-day "Certified Renovator" course from an EPA-approved training program. The penalty for non-compliance is $37,500 per day per violation. The EPA temporarily delayed enforcement of parts of the regulation till the end of September, but says that they will begin fully enforcing the rule in October 2010. Mr. Wangerin will discuss how this regulation has changed slightly by lawsuits and how it will apply in California. For example, some aspects of this regulation allowed outside of California are not allowed here.

Tom Wangerin is the owner of Wangerin Environmental, an environmental consulting and training organization. Tom has over 20 years experience in providing asbestos and lead paint consulting services and training to clients such as NASA, US Air Force, Cities of San Francisco, Hayward, San Luis Obispo and Universities such as UC Berkeley, Santa Clara University, University of Nevada Las Vegas. Tom has also worked with scores of private building owners and companies. Among other things Tom is the Director of Asbestos and Lead Training for the University of California at Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.


Small Firm Forum: Lead Abatement - New Rules

Tom Wangerin will give an overview of the EPA's new "Renovation, Repair and Painting Program".

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Doug Coe

Cost: Free for AIA members; $3 for non-members. Please RSVP.

1.5 CES LUs

For more information: 510/464-3600

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