Summary: S.3513 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/17/2008)

Renovation Rule Improvement Act of 2008 - Requires the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update the final rule entitled "Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program" published on April 22, 2008, to include requirements that: (1) independent clearance be performed by a certified risk assessor or certified sampling technician to ensure compliance with lead hazard standards for lead, lead dust, and lead-based paint; (2) a written renovation completion report describing all the actions to reduce lead hazards be provided to owners and occupants of a covered property; (3) work practices be at least as protective as those of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and (4) an individual who has completed a lead-based paint training and certification program be present at all times at a work site.

Requires the Administrator to establish a grant program to expand training opportunities relating to lead-based paint that are available at the state and tribal level. Requires grant recipients to provide no-cost, culturally and linguistically appropriate lead-based paint training and certification opportunities for low-income workers.

Requires the Administrator, in collaboration with the HUD Secretary, to submit a report to specified congressional committees on the impact of the final rule on preventing lead poisoning and on training opportunities for contractors and renovators.