EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule

EPAThe RRP Rule is a Federal mandated rule by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children."

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in buildings built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires this companies to be Certified Firms to perform renovation, repair, and painting projects and that they use Certified Renovators who are trained by an EPA-approved training provider.

For more information on the rule, click here.

• Able to complete activities in pre-1978 buildings.
• Avoid fines of up to $37,500 per violation or imprisonment.
• Practice lead-safe procedures to prevent lead poisoning.

How to Obtain the RRP Certification
To become a Certified Firm:
• Complete the form provided by the EPA
• Pay required fees
• Certify your staff as Certified Renovators

To become a Certified Renovator:
• Successfully complete the eight hour required course
• Meet examination requirement

Classroom Training
Click here to download the RRP Course Registration Form

*SDCAA Members ONLY: If you want to receive the discount for multiple registrations, DO NOT register online. Download the registration form instead.

*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (Last updated on Tuesday, February, 2012.  Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP). Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm#requirements

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