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EPA Could Toughen Lead Dust Hazard Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposal to strengthen the lead dust hazard standards for window sills and floors, though the agency says it shouldn’t affect the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. “Reducing childhood lead … Continue reading

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AAMA Conference Covers Crucial Topics

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) wrapped up its annual national conference in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday with sessions that focused on regulatory issues, the U.S. vinyl industry and marketing. AAMA’s Vinyl Material Council meeting discussed several topics based on … Continue reading

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2019 Budget Plan Proposes Major Energy Star Changes

The White House released its 2019 budget proposal on Monday, and the popular Energy Star program is once again facing major changes. While Energy Star continues under the 2019 plan, it wouldn’t be funded by taxpayer money. Instead, the budget seeks … Continue reading

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Court Orders EPA to Revise Lead-Paint Rules

A federal appeals court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise its lead-paint standards within 90 days and write new rules within a year. The 2-1 decision last week by the San Francisco-based Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

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Proposed Bill Would Return Energy Star to DOE Control

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a discussion hearing Tuesday on possible legislation that could lead to major changes to the Energy Star program. The bill’s biggest proposal would transfer the program’s leadership from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) … Continue reading

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