For over three years, U.S. EPA had been moving toward a seismic shift in how it regulated stormwater run-off from construction sites. For the first time, U.S. EPA tried to impose a numeric permit limit on the turbidity of water (sediment mixed with water) that leaves construction sites following rain events. EPA ‘s efforts are
EPA Ends “Opt-Out” in Lead Abatement Rule
On April 23, 2010 EPA is finalized revisions to the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) that went final on April 22, 2008.
Under the revisions EPA eliminates the “opt-out” provision that currently exempts a renovation firm from the training and work practice
requirements if the firm obtains certification from the owner that no child under age…
U.S. EPA to Impose Numeric Discharge Limits at Construction Sites
On November 23, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new rules intended to control stormwater pollution from construction sites. The rule takes effect on February 2010 and will be phased in over four years.
The most significant new requirement is the imposition of numeric discharge limits from larger construction sites. In the past, U.S. EPA required construction site owners/operators to…
Contractors be aware of asbestos regulations
In the most recent issue of Builder’s Exchange, a construction attorney in my office (Jim Dixon) and I wrote an article discussing asbestos regulations as they pertain to contractors working at a job site.
The article was intended to raise awareness in the construction industry that contractors can be liable for asbestos violations even if they …