July 15, 2011 RRP RULE UPDATED
As we taught in our classes, EPA had planned on updating the LRRP rule in July of 2011. The revisions and updates for the LRRP rule will be printed in the Federal Register on or about July 24th, 2011. Changes adopted by the EPA will then take effect 60 days later.
EPA has issued a fact sheet describing how provisions of the RRP rule apply to repairs and renovations done in response to natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes. It is posted on EPA’s website at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/rrp-disaster-fact-sheet.pdf.
EPA has improved and updated its search tool for EPA-certified RRP firms, allowing the public to search by firm name, as well as by location. You can find the search tool at http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm. EPA-certified firms should encourage their potential customers to use this search tool to check the certification status of firms they are considering hiring.
Want to read the LRRP update? CLICK HERE.
RRP Training for Contractors
All contractors that work on pre-1978 homes and disturb more than 6 square feet of paint interior or 20 square feet of paint exterior or engage in window replacements must be Certified Renovators by April 22, 2010. These include but are not limited to renovators, remodelers, plumbers, painters, electricians, window & door contractors, landlords and some building engineers.
Public Health and Safety, Inc.
Public Health and Safety, Inc. specializes in environmental training. We are a leader in training for asbestos, mold and lead remediation. For more information on abatement training CLICK HERE. PHS, Inc. is an accredited training provider and will host the required training for Certified Renovators in Illinois. National Center for Healthy Housing, the accredited training provider developed the curriculum. This program meets the requirements of the USEPA's RRP rule and IDPH. The information contained on this website is kept current. However we can not guarantee accuracy. Use at your own risk.