EPA commercial building lead paint rule pushed back to 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inclusion of commercial buildings in a residential lead paint rule is being delayed until 2015.

October 18, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inclusion of commercial buildings in a residential lead paint rule is being delayed until 2015. Lead-based paint can still be used in commercial and industrial buildings, so the proposed commercial rule would apply to every commercial building in the country regardless of when built. But EPA has yet to approve a test kit for the presence of lead-based paint that meets the accuracy standard it said it would require when the residential rule was implemented in 2010.

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