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Monday, June 28, 2010

Contractors, Landlords, School Boards, Homeowners and Daycare Providers

If you own or work on pre 1978 homes or child frequented buildings, you are affected by the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting rule!
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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My opinion is this is just another fee disguised as an attempt to have us believe our government is concerned about our health and welfare . The EPA and FDA are the worst agencys in this Government of ours that has consistantly lied and covered up the truth about all the pollution and harmful drugs it allows to enter the atmosphere and drugs upon our people in the name of science and experimentation. I told you all before, that any person of average intelligence would never sign up to participate in new drug experimentation unless they were dying and had no other options. Read Jesse Ventura about conspiracies that pretty much spells it out !! This new law about lead paint is a stimulis plan to help line the pockets of the Government and private contractors.

Jeff Matiatos

1:24 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

This new law about lead paint is a stimulis plan to help line the pockets of the Government and private contractors.

Jeff Matiatos

My response;
Exactly what I was thinking Jeff. Good to hear from you.

In all the years I was a residential handyman I only heard of one claim from a tenant lead paint contributed to the retardation of their child. I suspected the parents were gold digging a lawsuit using their mentally handicap kid.

I'm not saying lead paint isn't harmful, I think you would have a better chance at dying in a car accident than from lead paint poisoning.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like St.Paul Code Enforcement has yet another tool in their arsenal with which to employ against landlords.

Landlords are not going to like this, but try getting a permit now to renovate in even the smallest way .

Of course this is all just a proposal so now is the time to speak out against it.

What we got here is a bunch of bored legislators and special interests folks behind these proposals. Only now do they propose that something should be done ? I don't think the statistics ( wot ever they are ) give rise for any justification now to pass these laws. I know there is lead based paint out there and has been in existence for many years. I would argue our local laws are sufficient .



Jeff Matiatos

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More big government restraining our lives. Soon we will hit a tipping point of more people working for the government than paying into it.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again Jeff hits the nail on the head and sure as hell DFL Eric and Chuck will be here to talk about the bad effects and all the landlords they have seen that just take the cash and do not care. Maybe the parents of these kids that are allowed to play in the dirt outside and the peeling paint window sills and then eat lunch without washing their hands should also be punished for not doing their part. How about it Eric? They want to fine the workman $32,000 so how about if we just fine the renter $17,000? You got that duplex of your painted yet Repke?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the record keeping required and the stiff penalties for what amounts to just technical violations I think what is going to happen is that the low income neighborhoods are going to get redlined and no one will be able to get anything fixed any longer. Who'd want to take the chance when there's plenty of other property to work on. Make a $150.00 repiar for a landlord and risk a fine in the thousands of dollers? No thanks!

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone want to buy a pre 1978 home in St.Paul now ?

NOPE, as if it wasn't hard enough to sell a home now.

7:53 PM  

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