EPA Seeks Comments on Lead-Based Paint Program Revisions

For All concerned with RRP, NOW is the time to make some improvements to the law.

SUMMARY: EPA is proposing minor revisions to the Lead Renovation, 
Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule that published in the Federal Register 
on April 22, 2008, and the Lead-based Paint (LBP) Activities rule that 
published in the Federal Register on August 29, 1996. The proposed 
revisions are intended to improve the day-to-day function of these 
programs by reducing burdens to industry and the EPA, and by clarifying 
language for training providers, while retaining the protections 
provided by the original rules. EPA is proposing to eliminate the 
requirement that the renovator refresher training have a hands-on 
component. The Agency is also proposing to remove jurisdiction-specific 
certification and accreditation requirements under the LBP Activities 
program. Currently, this program requires that training providers, 
firms and individuals seek certification in each jurisdiction (e.g., a 
State) where the organization or person wants to work. In addition, EPA 
is adding clarifying language to the requirements for training 
providers under both the RRP and LBP Activities programs.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification 
(ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0304, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit 
electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted 
by statute.
     Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution 
Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001.
     Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand 
delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the 
instructions at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional 
instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more 
information about dockets generally, is available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Marc Edmonds, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: 
(202) 566-0758; email address: edmonds.marc@epa.gov.
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

The Full Test can be found here; http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-14/html/2015-00473.htm


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