I plaigerized your post, Roger. Hope you don't mind. As is the norm these last 20-30 years, virtually none of these cretins in congress read, much less respond, to correspondance from their constituancy. If this is an exception, I will update you.
to: Collin Peterson
Congressional representative, MN District 8
It is my understanding that the EPA is moving to enforce the RRP Rule in many States. Though enforcement may not include onsite inspections, the EPA is auditing the job records of painting contractors in a given area, starting at the RRP enforcement date. If any jobs are found in which the home's build date is pre-1978 the EPA will look for the REQUIRED lead safe documentation records, a lack of these records can trigger a $30,000 + fine. In addition a fine can be levied for the lack of certification and the actual completion of the job. The liability exposure for the painting contractor can be $100,000 plus for a single job.
This abuse of federal power is only a small part of the whole, though it affects a huge part of your constituancy. I would appreciate my representative in congress to grow a pair of testicles and represent more of us than his farming voting bloc and confront this abomination to Liberty. I realize that you rarely, if ever, actually read or answer your mail, but this needs vehemently addressed, whether it be by you or your successor in November. It would be such a breath of fresh air to actually have representation again, without having my Corvette or SUV designated "farm equipment". Kindly do your job. --Eric Riehle