Don't Brush Off the New Lead Paint Rules

The New EPA Lead Paint Regulations--What do Property Owners, Real Estate Developers, Contactors, and Property Managers Need to Know?

September 16, 2010


Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP and ALC Environmental

MGKF Professional(s):

Michael C. Gross


8:30- 11:00 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
2349 West Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002


The "Renovation, Repair, & Painting Rule" is now in effect and imposes significant requirements anytime a painted surface is disturbed (sanding, demolition, renovation, repair, etc.) in pre-1978 housing ("target housing") and child occupied facilities. The rule fundamentally changes the way property managers, renovation and remodeling contractors, maintenance workers, painters and other specialty trades do business in structures built before 1978. Don't rest this responsibility on your workers. It is critical that top managers understand the nuances of the new laws to avoid stiff fines and penalties for non-compliance. Two substantive CLE credits have been awarded.

In June, the EPA extended the deadline for enforcement of the Rule, provided that training and certification requirements are completed by the end of September. Property managers and owners should be diligent in assuring their building staff and outside contractors thoroughly understand their obligations under the new EPA rule which include the following requirements: new training, work practices, clearances, and expanded record-keeping, as well as additional notifications and disclosures. It is important that everyone involved clearly understands the legal ramifications and potential penalties surrounding the lead paint laws and regulations.

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