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Training Activities Dealing with Lead Abatement Addressed in New Rule

Release Date: 04/14/2004
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David Deegan 617-918-1017 /

04/14/04 - On April 8, a final rule was published in the Federal Register establishing procedures for contractors and trainers to follow when notifying EPA of lead-based paint abatement and training activities. The rule also requires that training programs that are accredited by EPA to address lead-based paint activities notify the Agency prior to and after conducting training courses. This final notification requirement fills gaps in existing regulations. The rule supports EPA's mandate to ensure that professionals conducting lead abatement activities are properly trained and that they follow necessary safety procedures to protect children under the age of six from lead poisoning from lead paint. This rule becomes effective on May 8, and applies only in States and Tribal areas that do not have their own authorized programs. For additional information on the new rule, see: . Information on lead is always available from the National Lead Information Center Hotline at: 1-800-424-LEAD or at: .