By Philip L. Comella

In a just-issued Federal Register notice, EPA states that it is making available a proposed framework for identifying and evaluating lead-based paint hazards from renovation, repair and painting activities in public and commercial buildings.

This proposed framework, in contrast to the approach the agency took with regard to target housing (i.e., housing constructed before 1978)
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By James L. Curtis, Jeryl L. Olson, and Craig B. Simonsen

EPA has denied a January 28, 2014, petition by various housing industry groups, requesting EPA to develop a new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) section 8(d) recordkeeping rule aimed at building managers, building owners, and contractors that have or may need to disturb lead based paint in
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