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Why does EPA charge fees for accreditations and certifications?

As specified in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA must establish and implement a fee schedule to recover to the U.S. Treasury the Agency's costs of administering and enforcing the standards and requirements applicable to lead-based paint training programs and contractors.

Question Number: 23002-33304

Find a printable PDF copy of all frequent questions pertaining to lead.