The federal government will take over Wisconsin's lead paint inspection and enforcement in two years if the state does not increase the maximum penalty for violations.Read More »
By Joe Lanane Instead of buying a $25 kit to test for lead, Wisconsin contractors and, by extension, homeowners face shelling out up to $500 for an independent inspection before remodeling older homes. Lead Abatement at Two Residential Buildings – ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Industry groups still are confused over which contractors need lead paint renovation certification even though the Wisconsin regulation has been in place since April. The regulation requires home-renovation contractors be trained in lead paint cleanup before working ...
Tagged with: Beiriger Department of Health Services Environmental Protection Agency EPA lead Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Wisconsin Association renovation Shelley Bruce Wisconsin Builders AssociationRead More »
By Sean Ryan The state is simultaneously slogging through a backlog of applications for lead removal licenses and reassuring contractors they will not be penalized for violating the new rules. Wisconsin on April 22 enacted new rules requiring home-renovation contractors ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A contractor who intends to comply with new lead paint standards worries the state lacks the manpower to enforce the rules. If Robert Kuehl, president of All About Windows & Siding Inc., West Allis, follows the rules ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The only choice for more than 20,000 residential contractors in Wisconsin is to set aside their concerns over new lead paint requirements and prepare to comply. “You can either grouse about it or say, ‘OK, we better ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The only difference between a 40-hour asbestos course and an eight-hour class is the size of the bill, according to roofers who want the state to back off a new training requirement. “There really isn’t a payback ...Read More »