For Immediate Release
May 18, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Informational Contractors Meeting in Beloit

Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and All Things Exterior and Direct Wholesale, Beloit will host an informational meeting on new regulations regarding lead-based paint in housing and how they will affect contractors in Kansas.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m., in the basement meeting room of the North Central Regional Planning Commission, 109 N. Mill Street, Beloit.

This meeting is designed to help all contractors, property managers and others who disturb painted surfaces in North Central Kansas understand the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) as well as address any questions regarding the new Kansas regulations. 

“Kansas regulations differ slightly from the federal regulations,” said Tom Langer, Interim Director for KDHE’s Bureau of Environmental Health. “And, as such we believe it’s important to communicate with Kansans about how the RRP will work in Kansas and address any questions or concerns that may arise.”

On April 9, 2010 new regulations regarding lead-based paint in housing became effective in Kansas.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted KDHE the authority to implement and enforce the regulations in the state applying to residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. 

“KDHE is committed to working with the contracting community to ensure the new requirements can be met without causing contractors additional concerns,” Langer said.

For more information regarding the meeting please contact:  communications@kdheks.gov, 785-368-8053, Tom Langer, tlanger@kdheks.gov, 785-368-7391 or Troy Odle, troy@directwholesaleinc.com, All Things Exterior and Direct Wholesale, 785-738-2434