Landlords and homeowners face substantial amounts of red tape, thanks to the regulations set in by the EPA. The US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) had issued a new rule on addressing lead-based paint during renovations. Adding to an already complex regulatory regime, this new set of rules governing lead-based paint, was implemented between June 23, 2008 and April 22, 2010; and was further amended in 2011. Covering the same ground as the repair and renovation portions of New York City’s Local Law 1 of 2004 (LL 1), but with different procedures and thresholds for applicability, the new rules created a confusing alternate scheme for treating lead-based paint during renovation and repair of homes, apartments and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978.
CHPC has focused on creating briefings for all parts of the housing industry who will be affected by this complex rule adjustment.