The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012
- Restores the “Opt-Out Provision” which would allow homeowners without small children or pregnant women residing in them to decide whether to require LRRP.
- Suspends the LRRP for homes without small children or pregnant women residing in them, if EPA cannot approve one or more commercially available test kits that meet the regulation’s requirements.
- Prohibits EPA from expanding the LRRP to commercial and public buildings until EPA conducts a study demonstrating the need for such an action.
- Provides a de minimus exemption for first-time paperwork violations and provides for an exemption for renovations after a natural disaster.
- Eliminates the requirement that recertification training be “hands on,” preventing remodelers having to travel to training facilities out of their region.