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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA or known as EPA) is a federal government agency of the United States appointed to protect human health and the environment, by composing and implementing regulations based on laws passed by U.S. Congress. The EPA was began operation on December 2, 1970, after proposed by President Richard Nixon, when its establishment was passed by Congress, and signed up into law by President Nixon, and has since been primarily responsible for the environmental policy of the U.S.  It’s led by its Administrator, who’s appointed by the President of the United States. The EPA isn’t a Cabinet agency, but the Administrator is commonly given cabinet rank. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approximately 18,000 full-time employees.

EPA air quality standards review

Since its inception the EPA has started to rely less and less on its scientists and more on nonscience personnel. The federal agency has recently altered their policies regarding limits for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particulates, carbon monoxide and lead.

EPA Requirements

Primary renovation natural process like sanding, cutting, and demolition can produce hazardous lead dust and chips by agitating lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this danger, on April 22, 2008, EPA brought out a rule calling for the use of lead-safe practices and other activities aimed at foreclosing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors doing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in domiciles, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be EPA certified and must follow particular work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA advised expanding coverage of its 2008 Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule as part of its ongoing commitment to eliminate lead poisoning. The proposed EPA rule eliminates an exemption from the RRP rule.

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