Codes & Standards

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A modular system to streamline window well construction

The Wyoming House of Representatives voted down a proposed bill that would have forced roofers to fully disclose who they are and where they come from to help consumers research them.

New Jersey has issued licenses to more than 1,200 home-improvement contractors since Nov. 1 in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, which damaged about 10 percent of the houses in the state.

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

The EPA's Inspector General recently reported on the findings of an investigation into the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. Not surprisingly, that report determined that the EPA underestimated the rule’s cost and overestimated its benefits.

Business groups join coalition challenging Arizona immigration law

Business groups join coalition challenging Arizona immigration law

A coalition of business and religious leaders and civil rights groups hope to stop Arizona from putting its tough immigration law into effect.

Loose shingles indicate use of short roofing nails, inspector says

Loose shingles indicate use of short roofing nails, inspector says

Shingles that protrude from a roof often mean that roofing nails used during installation were too short, according to a Minnesota home inspector.

Lead paint rule, LRRP, Congress, amendment, introduction, H.R. 5911

Congress introduces amendment to lead paint rule

Today, Congressmen John Sullivan (R-Okla.) and Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced H.R. 5911, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012, to improve the lead paint rule for remodelers who must comply with the costly work practices and record keeping requirements of the rule.

Two remodelers and a rental property owner fined by EPA for violation of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP).

Bill would amend Toxic Substance Control Act for renovations in pre-1978 homes

Remodelers are losing projects to uncertified contractors under the higher costs of LRRP rules, survey says

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