One of the biggest failures of the EPA RRP lead Rule is little or no media exposure. Well yesterday the Boston Globe published an article about the EPA RRP rule. Although several facts were wrong and the article left out many key points it is a good start.
The article incorrectly stated the amount of people trained in Mass to date claiming around 400. I know we have already trained 400 and there are several other trainers who have likely trained a few thousand. The article also stated there are only 236,000 people in America that need to be trained. Just think out of 300,000,000 people do you really think there are only that many. Try 2 to 3 million. (my guess)
Last Tuesday, at the hearing in Shrewsbury where the DOS held a public hearing on taking over the program, they reported that there are only 20,000 contractors in the entire state of Mass needing certification. It is closer to 150,000 (my educated guess). This hearing was poorly advertised and only had 25 people present.
Hopefully in the coming weeks we will see more media coverage for this industry changing rule.
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