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NORMI Approved by Georgia

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Abita Springs, July 5, 2011

NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors has been approved as a Lead RRP Training Provider for the State of Georgia. Since the enactment of the EPA RRP program, several States have joined the ranks of those already approved by the EPA to administer their program. Georgia was recently approved and has begun agressively informing the contractors of the new regulations.

“We were approved as a national training provider for the EPA Lead RRP program last summer,” announced Doug Hoffman, Principal Course Manager and CEO of NORMI. “To receive this kind of support and recognition from the individual States, like Georgia, is especially rewarding and clearly substantiates our position of one of the best training organizations in the country. This industry is all about credibility and we work hard to get that kind of credibility so our members will have a stronger place in the marketplace.”

The EPA Lead RRP program requires contractors to test for and, if necessary, remediate lead from pre-1978 homes. As contractors are trained and certified, the property owner becomes aware of a program that has been, for the most part, “under the radar”. The fines associated with non-compliance have become a major incentive causing contractors to seek credible training providers.

For more information on Lead RRP classes see or contact NORMI at 877.251.2296

Window World to pay $40,000 for Lead-Based Paint Violations

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Window World of St. Louis Inc. has agreed to pay a $19,529 civil penalty to the United States to settle allegations that it failed to notify owners and occupants of at least 20 St. Louis-area residential properties built before 1978 of lead-based paint risks prior to performing renovation work at those locations.

The window replacement company, located in Maryland Heights, was legally required to provide owners and residents of the properties with a regulator-approved lead hazard information pamphlet before starting renovations at the properties, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

The regulation is intended to protect owners and occupants of residential properties, child-care facilities and schools built before 1978 from health risks associated with lead-based paint, EPA officials said. The Orlando AC repair company recently posted their elation with this new regulation since it also protects their technician from exposure, in the end this is a good thing.

As part of its settlement with EPA, and in addition to paying the $19,529 civil penalty, Window World of St. Louis also has agreed to spend an estimated $20,048 to replace a total of 73 old windows contaminated with lead paint at three group homes operated by the nonprofit social services organization Youth in Need. Those facilities are located at 1420 N. Third St., 516 Jefferson St. and 529 Jefferson St. in St. Charles, Mo.

Lead-based paint was banned for residential use in the United States in 1978. Most homes built before 1978 contain some amount of lead-based paint, and subsequent renovation activity of such properties can cause occupants to be exposed to dust, chips and debris that contain lead.

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Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:27am CDT – Last Modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:46am CDT