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Environmental Protection Agency Ruling Lead-Based Paint Hazards
NEW RULE IN EFFECT APRIL 22, 2010 - It is important to recognize that this is a new regulation which, like every new rule, is subject to different interpretations by different people. This information is no substitute for a site-specific evaluation and regional interpretation by professionals like an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified renovator, your engineer, and your attorney. ACA will feature an article about this topic in our September/October 2010 issue of Camping Magazine. Under the authority of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EPA has issued a final ruling that took effect April 22, 2010, regarding lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair, and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
The ruling defines “target housing” as
“…any housing constructed before 1978, except housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities (unless any child under age 6 resides or is expected to reside in such housing) or any 0-bedroom dwelling. Under this rule, a child-occupied facility is a building, or a portion of a building, constructed prior to 1978, visited regularly by the same child, under 6 yea