Q: Why did some fees for lead-based paint activities rise and others drop?

The fees in the rule reflect the cost to the Agency of accreditations and certifications. EPA developed the original fees before it had experience administering a lead-based paint accreditation...

The fees in the rule reflect the cost to the Agency of accreditations and certifications. EPA developed the original fees before it had experience administering a lead-based paint accreditation and certification program. That is no longer the case. The Agency used almost a decade of information to develop the revised fees.