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EPA Delays RRP Certification Deadlines

EPA Delays RRP CertificationOn June 18, the EPA announced that it will not take enforcement action—until Oct. 1, 2010—against renovation firms for violations of the Lead Paint RRP Rule’s certification requirement. Further, the EPA has given renovation workers until Sept. 30 to apply/enroll for a certified renovator class, but you must complete the training by Dec. 31, 2010.

Note: Even though the certification deadlines have been extended, the requirements to use all EPA lead-safe work practices (notification, containment, clean-up, protective gear, recordkeeping, etc.) are still in effect.

Other Late-Breaking News:

  • Starting July 6, you must provide homeowners and occupants the new version of "Renovate Right" booklet.
  • Massachusetts has announced its intention to take over the state’s RRP program on July 9.

Lead Paint: Authoritative Info for Door Dealers

DASMA CoverThe cover story of our new summer issue offers in-depth coverage of the EPA’s Lead Paint Rule. Highlighting key statements from the EPA, the story includes helpful and authoritative information on:

  • Targeted Garage Door Work
  • New Input From the EPA
  • Exceptions to the Rule
  • Authorized Test Kits
  • The Disposal Issue
  • New Pending Legislation
  • And more!

Read on

What Will You Charge for
Lead-Safe Work?

Lead-SafeMany garage door dealers plan to charge $200 or more for following the EPA’s lead-safe work practices. That’s just one of several findings of our nationwide poll of garage door dealers. Read on

Rubber Doors? Rubber Track?

Rubber TrackTwo of our industry’s newest products are rubber rolling doors and rubber track for sectional doors.

Really. Rubber. Read on

Survey: The Top Three
Hottest Products at Expo 2010


None of the top three products at Expo 2010 was a carriage house door. None came from any of the industry’s major manufacturers. None of the inventors holds a college degree. Read on

UL 325 Strikes Again …
on Aug. 29

UL 325Barbara Kelkhoff of Chamberlain answers your top questions about the new requirements for commercial door operators. Read on

$1,500 Energy Tax Credit
Still in Effect

Energy Tax CreditCongress continues to deliberate a bill that affects the $1,500 U.S. energy tax credit for qualifying garage doors. However, thanks to DASMA input, the tax credit appears to be safe for the remainder of 2010, even if the bill is defeated.

Bottom Line: You can continue to promote the tax credits exactly as you did in 2009.

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