EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Lead Paint Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering steps to reduce lead based paint exposure from the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings as required by the Toxic Substances Control Act. As part of the initiative, EPA is inviting small businesses to participate as consultants for a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel, according to an EPA release.
The SBAR Panel is being established pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and will include representatives from the Small Business Administration, the Office of Management and Budget, and EPA. The Panel will ask a selected group of Small Entity Representatives to provide advice and recommendations on behalf of their company, community or organization to inform the Panel on impacts of a proposed rule on small entities involved in the renovation, repair and painting of public and commercial buildings. Small Entity Reps can participate via phone, webinar or in person.
EPA seeks self-nominations directly from the small businesses, small governments and small organizations. EPA encourages the actual owners or operators of small businesses, community officials and representatives of non-profit organizations to participate in this process. However, a person from a trade association that exclusively or primarily represents potentially regulated small entities may also serve. Self-nominations must be received by May 9, 2014.
To nominate yourself, visit: How can I get Involved: http://www.epa.gov/rfa/lead-pncb.html