Saturday, June 26, 2010

Massachusetts Takes Final Steps to Enact Its Own Deleading and Lead-Safe Renovation Law

It has finally happened! Massachusetts has taken the final steps to enact its own lead-based paint law for contractors who perform home renovation.  They will be moving to self-certify with the EPA to take over enforcement of the law shortly.  The MA law will take effect on July 9, 2010.  The goal is for MA to be authorized to enforce the  law on that date as well.  What does that mean for home improvement contractors?

I will be reading the final version of the law this weekend and will blog about it shortly.  My job is to understand the law and explain it to you, the public, in order to protect you.  More to come...