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CARNEMARK: EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm

4/22/2010

Comply with requirements of the rule.

Today, the rule is the law.

It is April 22, 2010 -- not only the 40th anniversary of Earth Day-- but for the remodeling industry, the implementation date of the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. EPA recommends that anyone performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools follow lead-safe work practices. EPA asks these companies to comply with all requirements of the rule; effective today, the rule is the law. This new EPA Rule regarding lead based paint requires that any contractor/renovator working on a pre-1978 residential building who disturbs more than six square feet of painted surface must have taken an approved training course to become a Certified Renovator.

In addition to CARNEMARK acquiring its company EPA Lead-Safe certification, the company has also had three employee's complete the EPA Certified Renovator class and tests.

For more information about the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.