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  • Illinois Department of Public Health Approves New Lead Rules

    Posted by on January 16, 2019
    On January 15, 2019, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules approved rules proposed by the Illinois Department of Public Health that will increase the number of children identified with lead poisoning and trigger earlier intervention.  The rules lower the level at which public health interventions are initiated for children with blood lead levels from 10 micrograms per deciliter to 5 microgr...
  • EPA To Oversee Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Soil at Chicago Site

    Posted by on October 7, 2015
    U.S. EPA Region V recently issued a press release relating to cleanup at a site in Chicago.  EPA "announced a settlement with H. Kramer & Co., the City of Chicago and the BNSF Railway Co. to remove lead-contaminated soil near the Benito Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen.  The alley at 21st Place behind the H. Kramer foundry and a portion of the BSNF railway spur at 21st Place and Cermak Roa...
  • EPA Revises Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Rule

    Posted by on August 13, 2011
    U.S. EPA recently published in the Federal Register a Final Rule revising the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule, which established accreditation, training, certification, and recordkeeping requirements as well as work practice standards for persons performing renovations for compensation in most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities.  As part of a settlement of l...
  • EPA Provides Additional Time to Obtain Training and Certifications to Comply with New Lead Rules

    Posted by on June 22, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued enforcement guidance regarding its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.  Under the rule, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamina...

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