EPA revises RRP rules

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WASHINGTON—As part of a White House initiative to review and curb burdensome federal regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program will not include dust wipe testing and clearance requirements as originally proposed in 2010.

Other revisions, such as allowing a certified renovator to send a paint chip sample to a recognized laboratory in lieu of using a lead test kit, are being made official.

White House officials said the regulatory reform will be ongoing and encourage the public to submit comments at whitehouse.gov/regulatoryreform.

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