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Contractors ignore EPA's lead paint rules

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Environmental Protection Agency regulations require contractors to obtain a certified lead-based paint renovation contractor license to renovate homes built before 1978.

Contractors are not obtaining these $50 licenses, and the lack of certification may be intentional.

“There are a number of contractors out there going renegade and doing this work without certification,” [Shepard Painting President Justin Shepard] said. “Customers don’t understand or know about the new regulations. I’m seeing it often enough to be mildly concerned.”

The state Construction Contractors Board, the agency tasked with enforcing the new regulations in Oregon, has received 509 applications so far for lead-based paint licenses. But Shepard said he is hearing from clients about uncertified painting contractors offering low bids in exchange for looking the other way.

Read more at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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0 #1 Lead paint was a scam...JudyinWash 2010-05-24 11:22:57
My friend who was an FBI agent said the whole lead paint thing was a scam. The government wanted lead paint out of the homes because they couldn't listen or see through the homes with lead paint.

Our media took the government's word at gospel - maybe someday they'll learn to investigate before reporting, but I doubt it. Only 8 corporations own all media so it's very unlikely.
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0 #2 Name themBen J 2010-05-24 11:42:22
Judy: You say 8 corporations own all media. Prove it. Name them.
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