ESA: Newly proposed EPA regulations could affect alarm dealers

ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2009 - According to a statement issued this week by the Electronic Security Association, new federal regulations currently being proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could affect alarm dealers.

The legislation, dubbed “The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule,” would require individuals and businesses involved in interior or exterior repair and painting to be certified and follow lead-safe work practices. The regulations are intended to protect children from lead-based paint hazards that can occur from work being done on residences built prior to 1978. The law would go into effect on April 22, 2010.

The ESA is asking the EPA to delay implementation of the new regulations for one year and to expand exemption for interior renovations to 20-square-feet rather than six feet.

For more information about the new rule, visit the ESA’s website at