The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting comments about the costs and burdens to companies in complying with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. This is an opportunity for remodelers to voice their opinions on the EPA’s estimates for certification and record-keeping.

It is particularly interested in getting comments that will enable it to:

  1. Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimates of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
  2. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection.

Comments must be received on or before March 28. Follow this link to a web page to leave your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Price, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 566-0744; fax number: (202) 566-0470; e-mail address: