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Lead-Based Paint

NAR understands the importance of providing lead-safe housing and the critical role REALTORS® can play to educate consumers about lead paint and healthy homes. NAR supports voluntary consumer education activities related to healthy housing and works with federal, state and local governments to ensure that consumers make informed decisions when purchasing a home.

July 17, 2015
A bill by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) with bi-partisan support would roll back U.S. EPA's regulation of lead renovation, repair and painting activities in commercial and residential buildings.
December 12, 2014
The EPA is in the process of determining if they will move forward with a proposed regulation on how renovation, repair and painting activities may occur in commercial buildings.
September 26, 2014
Due to lack of data on actual real-world exposures, EPA has proposed a highly sophisticated alternative “framework” which instead would evaluate the probability that children might someday be exposed to lead paint dangers in a commercial building
September 5, 2014
NAR has been working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help guide the agency’s efforts to identify lead paint hazards in remodeling activities in commercial buildings.
July 18, 2014
NAR, as part of the Commercial Properties Coalition, recently filed the latest in a series of comment letters relating to efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate purported lead paint hazards that may arise from renovation and remodeling activities in public and commercial buildings.