Tell Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act!

March 17, 2012

lead paintSenator James Inhofe (R-OK) presented S. 2148, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012 earlier this month. S.2148 expands and improves the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule (RRP), which has shackled the construction industry with overly arduous and troublesome compliance costs.

The RRP rule sets new requirements for contractor and remodelers working in homes built before 1978, imposing a series of work practices and certification requirements designed to address impacts associated with the disturbance of lead paint in older homes. The rule is specifically designed to protect potential lead exposure to children under six years of age and pregnant women and requires contractors and remodelers working in homes built before 1978 to obtain certification from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).

This piece of legislation will bring back the “Opt-Out Provision” from the RRP rule which allowed homeowners without children under six or pregnant women residing in the home to allow their contractor to waive the use of lead-safe work practices. This would get rid of unnecessary regulation and compliance costs, saving the industry an estimated $336 million each year.

The National Association of Home Builders is working in support of the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, addressing the impracticality of the RRP rule and offering solutions to these obstacles. Click here for the one page summary of S. 2148. Then, write to your senator at, urging them to co-sponsor the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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