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Daily Real Estate News  |  March 29, 2010  |   New Anti-Lead Rules on Home Renovations
New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restrictions on home renovations designed to reduce the amount of lead dust take effect April 22.

The new rule is likely to result in higher costs for consumers because it requires contractors to be lead-safe certified, and not many are. The NAHB estimates that the new rule affects 68 percent of all U.S. homes.

The National Association of Home Builders, and retailers such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, are urging Congress to delay implementation of the new rules because they say the government hasn’t given the industry time to train remodelers in the necessary techniques.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Stephen Power (03/27/2010)

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