The EPA Renovate, Repair and Painting Rule goes into effect on April 22, 2010. Just about any contractor is most likely to be impacted since it pertains to anyone disturbing more than 6 sq. feet of interior and/or 20 sq. feet of exterior painted surfaces on pre-1978 homes while making renovations for compensation.
EPA RRP Certification is required for virtually all contractors, including:
· Window Contractors
· Siding Contractors
· Renovation Contractors
· Plumbers and Electricians
· Insurance Restoration Contractors
The fines for non-compliance are up to $37,500 per violation, so this training and certification is absolutely necessary!
National Lumber’s EPA RRP Lead Rules training day sold out very quickly. Although the National Lumber date has sold out and we will not be hosting any further events, you can contact your local building association to find other training options.
Of course, all the information you need about the new rules can be found on the EPA website here: http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/training.htm