Monday, June 14, 2010

Call to Action on EPA's latest proposal for Window & Door Dealers

The EPA is proposing to add "lead paint clearance testing requirements" to its new lead paint regulations imposed on April 22. I'm writing independent window and door dealers across the country to alert you to the EPA's latest intrusion into your business and to encourage you to join with us in opposition.

This is a very important issue that we, as an alliance, must address in a unified fashion. We have until July 6 to forward our comments to the EPA. We urge you to get involved. Toward that end, we would like to offer you more information:
  1. Statement of Principles -- This expresses the concerns of members of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the industry.
  2. Survey -- Respond to this survey so that you can add your opinions to those in the Statement of Principles.
  3. Draft Letter to EPA -- Use this letter to craft your own communication with the EPA. Make sure to use anecdotal information from your business and print it on your letterhead.
Once you have reviewed the information, send a copy of your letter to the WDDA, so that we can hand deliver it -- along with a letter from the WDDA -- to the EPA. If you would like your letter to be included, please submit it by June 21, 2010. You can email your letter to or mail it to David Walker, Window & Door Dealers Alliance, 8200 Greensboro Drive, Ste 302, McLean, VA 22102.

I hope you'll take the time to follow-through on these important actions, as they will have an crucial impact on your business for many years to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call me at 703.442.4890, ext. 153. We will continue to keep you apprised of the WDDA's progress, and other united efforts, via email and through the WDWeekly e-newsletter.

David Walker
Vice President of Association Services
Window & Door Dealers Alliance and National Glass Association

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