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New EPA lead rules to impact replacement industry

Post Time:Dec 17,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:145

In April 2010, new Environmental Protection Agency rules go into effect requiring that contractors "take the proper precautions to work lead-safe, including minimizing the dust, containing the work area, and conducting a thorough cleanup to reduce the potential exposure associated with disturbing lead-based paint." The rules will affect companies doing window and door replacements, and failure to follow the practices could result in hefty fines.

Many replacement window dealers are still unaware of the new requirements, industry executives report. And many who are aware of the requirements are concerned about the costs involved and the potential impact on their businesses, according to a Dec. 10 Window & Door article

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