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About the EPA RRP Rule

The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule was passed to protect children in target housing from lead poisoning. Although lead based paints were banned by 1978, the problems still exist.

December 22, 2008

October 22, 2009

  • EPA will begin accepting applications to become "Certified Firm".  Apply early, it may take 90 days to get your Certification. Click on the link below. The form can not be saved. Print two copies and send one with your $300.00 payment to the EPA. For clarification. You do not need the "Certified Renovator" training prior to becoming a "Certified Firm". They are two different certifications and both are required. When filling out the application select "Initial certification application - renovation".
  • http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/firmapp.pdf

October 30, 2009

  • The EPA has suggested the removal of the Cleaning Verification card for clearance.
  • The EPA is recommending dust sampling upon completion of work.
  • The date for Public Comment has not been determined. As soon as it is we will post a link for you to submit your opinion.

April 22, 2010

  • Only "Certified Firms" using "Certified Renovators" may advertise to work on or work on homes and units built prior to 1978.
  • The Opt-out clause will be removed from the final rule.
  • Find out how to operate your business according to the RRP Rule. This link will take you to the  "Small Entity Compliance" booklet. http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf

July 6, 2010

  • The new pink "Renovate Right" book must be distributed.

  • The opt-out clause is GONE.

July 15, 2011

  •        The revisions to the RRP rule have been released. go to the home page for more information.