The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new rules regarding construction projects that will go into effect April 22. After that date, federal law will require all contractors to be certified and to use lead-safe work practices on pre-1978 homes. A one-day lead certification training will be held March 30 and 31 in Astoria. The cost of the training and certification is $215. Seating is limited.

For information, or to register, contact Lucien Swerdloff at Clatsop Community College at (503) 338-7673.

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