As of April 22, 2010, a new law governing renovations that contain lead paint became effective. Aimed at protecting against lead-based paint hazards, the EPA’s new rule applies anytime a lead paint surface is disturbed by renovation or painting projects, including repairs, maintenance, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, demolition, and window restoration / replacement. The rule also requires renovation firms to be certified by the EPA, and that they assign at least one EPA Certified Renovator to the job to ensure that lead-safe work practice standards are observed. Leeds Clark Inc. is an "EPA Certified Firm", and both Tom & Chris Clark are "EPA Certified Renovators". Go to www.epa.gov/lead for additional information about the new EPA rule and other Lead Programs. Leeds Clark is not a licensed or insured asbestos abatement contractor.