From the Baltimore Sun:

If you renovate homes, on the side or for a living, the federal rules that apply to you will change next week for any project you take on where lead paint lurks. The regulations, put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency, have been in the works for years.

You can read a Q&A about the new rules here.

All contractors must be trained and certified by April 22, 2010 — you can find more information on the EPA’s website.