This new regulation is great news for remodeling contractors trying to weather out the recession. Not only will the contractor and his employees have to obtain expensive certifications, but the permitting process will become subject to EPA hazmat compliance and disposal methods, further increasing the costs to everyone associated with the project. I hope you contractors have stocked up on this brochure. Chances are, like me, nobody ever heard about this until now.
WE have too much government.
posted on 12/23/2008 8:50:09 AM PST
(Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will yo)
Good contractors will no longer exist, and fly-by-night guys who don’t follow the rules will be the only ones around.
posted on 12/23/2008 8:52:39 AM PST
by Travis T. OJustice
(Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
This new regulation is great news for remodeling contractors trying to weather out the recession.
How, by pricing renovations out of the reach of most homeowners?
posted on 12/23/2008 9:08:10 AM PST
(once you get to really know people, there are always better reasons than [race] for despising them.)
Just past up a renovation of a 1950’s structure to be renovated into an office/professional space.
The place was a disaster with lead paint, mold everywhere. The Owner wanted to cut corners and use as much of the old HVAC as possible.
Would love for the structure to be condemned as a “sick building” with me as the Contractor on record just so the Owner could save a few thousand.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:11:47 AM PST
(a 2-iron is best for killing Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Water Moccasins...)
We just KNOW all the illegal aliens working construction are gonna zip right out and get that certification. Plus all the various City Inspectors will run off any of them that are not certified.
Right. Got it.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:13:51 AM PST
( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
It is quickly becoming apparent that our government is way too expensive. The only folks showing signs of lead poisening are those in the plethora of useless government agencies like the EPA. These people are beyond stupid. If someone has a lead issue in their home, then it is their problem and they should deal with it if they see fit.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:18:45 AM PST
(We are all John Galt)
How did we ever put men on the moon back in the days when leaded paint covered everything and leaded gasoline fueled cars?
High schools must really be cranking out geniuses now that students grow up in a largely lead free environment.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:22:32 AM PST
Very much along the lines of “Click-it or Tick-it” that a lot of states have adopted for passenger vehicles.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:34:50 AM PST
(Overproduction;, one of the five top worries of the American farmer.)
This is not a big deal man...
You may get an occasional home or business these days that these new rules may apply. I have been in business for 15 years and I can count on one hand how many homes and businesses I have run across lead based paints.
Besides, if I ran into it today, my demo crews and speed would have it all out and gone before the EPA dorks even get out of bed in the morning...
posted on 12/23/2008 9:47:21 AM PST
Pretty soon, no building built before 1978 will be able to be sold unless it is made "environmentally safe" and free from asbestos, lead paint, unapproved glue laminates, or any other potentially harmful building substance. The certification and corrections will cost more than the structures are worth.
If you own one of these homes or buildings, prepare to lose you shirt for the cause of a "safe" environment.
posted on 12/23/2008 9:49:58 AM PST
(The government, the banks, the parties. They've ruined our good country-Gudrun Jonsdottir, Iceland)
The idiocy is staggering. I’m still scratching my head over where in the Constitution it gives the FedGov power to even run an agency like the EPA.
posted on 12/23/2008 3:31:13 PM PST
by Dead Corpse
(What would a free man do?)
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