From the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning:

Today, the EPA Final Rule removing the “opt-out” provision goes into effect. Owner occupants are no longer able to opt-out contractors from having to use lead safe work practices in their home if there are no children under age 6 in the property.

Release reiterates that EPA is enforcing lead safe work practices in target housing under the RRP Rule but they are not enforcing the certification for Renovator firms until 10/1/10 and for individual Renovators until 12/31/10 if the worker signs up for a course by 9/30/10.

Read the full EPA press release here.

Get more information on the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning here.