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Recognizing Trade Associations Trying To Affect the RRP Rule

Posted by Shawn McCadden on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 @ 06:00 AM

Recognizing Trade Associations Trying To Affect the RRP Rule

There have been a number of trade associations that have been working to affect the RRP Rule since it came into effect on April 22, 2010.   NARI and the Remodelers Council of the NAHB represent remodeling contractors and both associations have been working, although mostly independently, to address the challenges the RRP Rule is causing for their members.   However there are many other trade associations representing businesses other than remodelers, as well as those representing product manufacturers and the industry supply chain, which have also invested significant and often substantial efforts to address the negative impacts the RRP Rule has had on their own members.  


Trade associaitions fighting the RRP RuleAlthough their primary purpose is to represent and protect their members, the efforts of these trade associations also benefit remodelers and therefore should be recognized.   I thought this would be a good opportunity to recognize some of these associations.   The list below is by no means complete as I am sure there are many other associations contributing as well.   If I have missed any that you know of please name them by posting a comment below.  I will add them to the list in the body of this article as I am made aware of them.

List of Trade Associations Fighting the RRP Rule:

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
  • Air Conditioning Contractors of America
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Electronic Security Association
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
  • Insulation Contractors Association of America
  • Manufactured Housing Institute
  • Window & Door Dealers Alliance
  • National Glass Association
  • National Apartment Association
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association
  • National Multi Housing Council
  • Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association
  • The Real Estate Roundtable
  • Vinyl Siding Institute
  • Window & Door Manufacturers Association
  • Lead and Environmental Hazards Association


Click here for some recent examples of what trade associations have done to address RRP challenges.

Visit the EPA RRP Rule Updates Page to see a chronological history of efforts related to the rule even before it was put into effect on April 22, 2010

Topics: EPA RRP Rule Updates, Effects of the RRP Rule, Enforcement and Inspections