The EPA's Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) regulation training at Cornerstone Training Institute, Rochester, NY

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On October 1, 2010, EPA legislation will make RRP certification mandatory for renovators who disturb paint in pre-1978 and child occupied facilities. Cornerstone Training Institute is now offering RRP certification for firms and contractors who will be affected by this new legislation.
This rule is now in effect and fully enforceable.

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The EPA's Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) regulation

The EPA’s Renovation, Repair & Painting regulation requires RRP Certified Renovators to take a one-day course about using "Lead Safe Work Practices" on the job. Contractors who violate the RRP regulations may face fines in excess of $32K per violation per day.

The new RRP bill will affect thousands of contractors in:

  • renovation

  • remodeling

  • painting

  • window replacement

  • plumbing

  • electrical work

  • heating & air-conditioning

  • demolition

  • trades such as carpentry

  • electrical work

The rule also applies to individuals working for rental property owners, schools, and day care providers, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

Starting October 1, 2010, all contractors who disturb paint in pre-1978 and child occupied facilities with more than 6 square feet per room or 20 square feet outside must be RRP trained and certified. The legislation requires all firms and their employees to be properly trained to use lead-safe work practices in an effort to minimize lead exposure to building occupants. Certification is achieved by successfully completing an 8-hour training course offered by an EPA-accredited training provider like Cornerstone Training Institute.

Does the Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) regulation affect you?

The general rule is you must comply with Lead Work Safe Practices if:

  • Your work causes disturbance of more than 6 sq ft in any one room or 20 sq ft of exterior,

    • sanding a single interior door is greater than 6 sq ft,

    • sanding interior trim on 2 doors is greater than 6 sq ft,

    • scraping a wall for paint prep is greater than 6 sq ft,

    • sanding an exterior door and trim is greater than 20 sq ft

  • Your work includes any demolition including:

    • Removal of door/window trim

    • Removing painted HVAC duct

    • Removing painted radiator

    • Removing old furnace (factory paint may contain lead)

    • Removing base trim to install new flooring is greater than 6 sq ft

  • You use prohibited practices that include:

    • Open flame burning or torching

    • Use of a high speed power tool without HEPA vacuum attached

    • Use of a heat gun over 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit