Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EPA Considers Reforming RRP Rules

If ever there was evidence of the need to be vigilant on a policy issue, this is it: The EPA has placed review of the RRP issue on the fast track.
As part of a White House initiative to review and curb burdensome regulations throughout the federal government, the Environmental Protection Agency says its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is slated for "early action."  The lead-paint rules are under a "priority regulatory review" intended to yield a "specific step toward modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing a regulation or related program," according to EPA's preliminary regulatory reform plan. Continue reading the Window & Door article.
Ever since the EPA introduced the RRP rules, the WDDA has worked to change direction.  The WDDA participated with other industry representatives in an EPA conference call in April to give input on the rules and review process. Just last week WDDA members met with Administration staff to outline industry views on the lead clearance testing rule.
These actions, coupled with your letter writing and phone campaigns, are moving the meter our way. While it it is too early to claim any victory, we want you to be aware of this important development.
Thank you for your support. Please visit www.wddalliance.org for more information. 

David Walker

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