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Letters to the Editor • Environment

EPA Requires Contractors to Become Lead-Safe Certified

Agency Expects More than 125,000 Contractors to Be Trained by April 22 Deadline.

April 8, 2010

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it expects more than 125,000 renovation and remodeling contractors to be trained in lead-safe work practices by April 22, the effective date for a rule requiring such training. The agency is on target to implement the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which will protect millions of children from lead poisoning, on April 22, 2010.

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