Smile – Caught on RRP Camera

EPA Crowdsourcing lead paint enforcement in New England Crowdsourcing: The practice of outsourcing a job or task that is traditionally performed by employees or a contracted company to a non-organized, usually large group of people, generally in the form of an open call or competition. Note to self: Don’t break law in plain sight of your competition Renovator Rule Violation Rockland Maine_1 UPDATE (5/31/11): YouTube has taken down the video for unspecified violations of the Terms of Service. Last Fall, I found this video while updating a PowerPoint presentation on the legal aspects of the EPA Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule.  I showed it to a group of contractors at my next seminar and warned: “Be careful, these days everybody has a video camera.” At that time, the EPA had not yet enforced any provisions of the new RRP Rule.  Prior enforcement had dealt with the long-standing customer notification requirements.  For instance, in July 2010 the EPA cited a Chicago area contractor called Hanson’s Windows and Construction and assessed a $784,380 fine.  The press release stated: The “warning” rule being enforced here is the 1998 federal Pre-renovation Lead Information Rule, which requires that renovators provide homeowners, tenants and owners or …

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