Massachusetts Lead Law Takes Over
Massachusetts just announced that it is taking over enforcement of the Lead Law 454 CMR 22, as of today. I know what I'll be reading this weekend! I am going to be posting about the differences between the MA law and the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. Here's the official state announcement:
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule)
Effective July 9, 2010, the Division of Occupational Safety promulgated amendments to 454 CMR 22.00 (Deleading and Lead-Safe Renovation), and, in conjunction with the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, amendments to 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18) (Licensing Fees for Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors and Lead-Safe Renovator Training Providers). The amended version of 454 CMR 22.00 can be viewed by clicking HERE . The amendments to 801 CMR 4.02 454 (16) and (18) change the licensing fee and surcharges for Lead-Safe Renovation Contractors from $575 for a one-year license to $375 for a five-year license, and waive the $1,775 annual fee for Lead-Safe Renovator Training Providers if they are a State, federally recognized Indian Tribe, local government or non-profit organization.