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Mar222010

Brian Wennersten becomes an EPA Certified Contractor

FAIR LAWN, NJ -  As part of its ongoing commitment to eliminate lead poisoning, the Environmental Protection Agency will be implementing a new rule requiring the use of lead safe practices.  Under the new Federal Law, beginning April 22nd, 2010,  contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

In anticipation of this new rule, Brian Wennersten, Project Manager of Wennersten Design and Construction, has successfully completed the EPA's Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) course to become an EPA Certified Contractor.  WDC has an ongoing commitment to improving the indoor environmental quality of your home and is proud to comply with the EPA's new rules to make sure that your home is a healthy space both during construction and after our projects are completed. 

Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis. The requirements apply to renovation, repair or painting activities. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities where less than six square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed in a room or where less then 20 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior. Window replacement is not minor maintenance or repair.

Read EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.

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