Window and Door Dealers Voice Opposition to Expanded Lead Law

Contractors: Rest assured, your trade organizations are looking out for you.

This week the Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s watchdog arm, saying it feels the EPA’s proposed expansion of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule is unwarranted until the effects of the rule as it currently stands can be evaluated. Testudo shared an earlier chapter of this saga with you last week.

I think the WDDA stands out in its opposition to the RRP rule. It isn’t boldly suing the EPA like the National Association of Homebuilders. Nor is it challenging the proposed “dust wipe” clearance testing on legal grounds like the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. In fact, in its letter the WDDA even acknowledges EPA “has the authority to promulgate rules on Lead-Based paint, which is evidenced by the [Toxic Substances Control Act].”

So, here’s proof that not everyone out there is opposed to the RRP rule. Sure, like any work of the government, it’s flawed; there is room for improvement. How do you think it can be improved?

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