Some industry pollutes, and some property owners and operators in potentially polluting industries pollute more than other operators. Most pollution has costs that are ultimately assessed not only to property owners, but to the community at large. This basic reality is what Republican President Richard Nixon had in mind when he created the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970.
The Environmental Protection Agency has further delayed its plans to propose and then finalize a Lead Renovation Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule for potential lead-based paint hazards in commercial and public buildings.
By Dec. 31, 2012: EPA will announce a public hearing to gather info on renovation activities and possible lead hazards in commercial buildings, and will hold the public meeting by July 31, 2013.