Public Comments Sought for EPA’s Framework

EPA is seeking public comment on the “Framework for Identifying and Evaluating Lead-Based Paint Hazards from Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in Public and Commercial Buildings.” EPA will consider public comments as the Agency assesses whether hazards are created by public and commercial building renovations. The Agency will develop proposed requirements to reduce any hazards, if found; such requirements would also be subject to public review and comment.

The Framework describes a tailored approach for identifying and evaluating potential hazards created by renovations of public and commercial buildings. The formal announcement and Framework are expected to publish on May 30, 2014, but a pre-publication copy of the Federal Register Announcement and of the Framework can be found here