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A little more privacy may come out of a minor amendment to the agency's rules for lead-based paint. On Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, the EPA announced in the Federal Register that it plans to change the name of its Lead-Based Paint System of Records. The big change: the word "Federal" has been added to the beginning.
However, buried in the change is a notice that the EPA will no longer require individuals to provide their social security numbers on application forms for certification. The shift may signify a change in the agency's view of lead-based paint as a corporate, rather than professional liability.
The Federal Lead-based Paint Program System of Records, or FLPPSOR, stores information in both electronic and hard-copy formats and contains information about individuals who have either 1) applied for certification to conduct lead-based paint and renovation activities; 2) are students taking classes in lead-based paint and renovation activities; or 3) have been identified to provide training in lead-based paint and renovation activities. The records contain information about individuals who are certified inspectors, supervisors, risk assessors, project designers, abatement workers, renovators and dust-sampling technicians.
Persons wishing to comment on this system of records notice amendment must do so by Sept. 30, 2009.