Most Home Remodeling Will Soon Require EPA-Certified Workers according to this news report from a Washington, DC TV station.
On April 22, the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to enact rules requiring EPA certification for contractors working on homes built before lead paint was banned in 1978.
So far, the EPA has certified only 14,000 workers in lead-safe practices despite its own estimate that more than 200,000 will need to be trained, according to the [National Association of Home Builders].
Geez -- practically everything in the entire City of Utica was built before 1978 . . .
But WHY is home remodeling a FEDERAL issue? The homes aren't traveling in interstate commerce (one would notice if they were) . . . Mom & Pop contractors aren't in interstate commerce. . .
The certification process must be a nice government-created business for some politically-connected entities. Obviously someone is getting paid for this.
Why isn't anyone questioning the authority of the Federal Government to enact such a rule? Mr. Arcuri . . . Where are you????
Wake up, people . . . The Feds are taking over EVERYTHING!