Starting on Earth Day, April 22, contractors working on almost all homes built before 1978 must prove they have the Environmental Protection Agency’s stamp of approval to do the work — or face fines of up to $37,500 a day.
FAQ on the RRP from the EPA.GOV Take a look at some of the homes that are active on the market in the Charlottesville and Albemarle built before 1978 . (sorted by those with the most recent price reduction) It’s going to be interesting.
… From a Charlotte dBusinessNews press release : Most people are aware of the dangers that exposure to lead-based paint can pose â€“ it effects ( sic ) children’s brains and developing nervous systems, causing reduced IQ, learning disabilities and behavioral problems, and it can also lead to hypertension and high blood pressure in adults, according to the U.S. … The EPA’s new Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule takes effect April 22, 2010, and requires that all contractors (plumbers, painters, HVAC technicians, remodelers, etc.) working in a residence or facility built before 1978 where children are present must be an EPA Certified Renovator.