John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
Seaway Manufacturing, an Erie, Pa., based window manufacturer,
reports it offered the EPA lead paint training classes to 36
installers from its dealer network in January, with 24 currently signed
up for a February session. Other manufacturers, no doubt, have offered
similar training programs. Many window and door dealers have pursued
the soon-to-be-required training through other channels.
About two months from now, the new EPA rules for contractors working in pre-1978 homes are scheduled to go in effect. But how far do we still have to go in meeting that timeline? That's the subject of our poll question of the week. A similar poll
taken in December, by the way, revealed less than half of our readers
were even aware of the pending EPA rules. Let's hope some progress has
Whatever progress has been made, organizations
like the National Association of Home Builders and the Window &
Door Dealers Alliance are looking for a delay in implementation dates.
They are contacting representatives and others with the message that
the industry just isn't ready yet. What do you think? Is that a good
idea? Are other changes to the rules needed? Email me and share your thoughts.
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