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Court Order For EPA To Update Lead Standard Could Boost Worker Safety

January 04, 2018
A divided appellate panel has ordered EPA to propose updates to its 2001 lead dust hazard standard within 90 days, and take final action no later than a year after that, backing environmentalists' calls for a revised standard, which could prompt greater protections for workers conducting renovation and repair work in buildings with lead based paint. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Dec. 27 in A Community Voice, et al. v EPA , that EPA...

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