EPA - RRP - Renovation Repair and Painting Rule
Lead Paint Warning Sign
I'm a landlord and do my own home remodeling on my properties.
I'm hearing about new laws from the EPA RRP rules.
Something about getting certified and taking classes
to allow me to work on my own properties.
It sounds like all repair work that has paint on it is being treated like asbestos because of the lead in paint.
How do I keep up with the EPA RRP rules so I don't get fined?
I hear the fines for non-compliance are $37,000.
by Joe the Rehabber
The EPA is the Environmental Protection Agency
RRP is the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule...
...Is to contain and properly dispose of lead contaminates found in paint and or any building materials found in residential homes and some commercial buildings regarding the safety of children primarily because their most susceptible to lead poisoning.
Read the RRP rules EPA.Gov/Lead
Landlords not only have to get certified in RRP,
we will also have to become a RRP Certified Firm, that's an additional $300 fee to the EPA, just to work on our own properties, and...
...The documentation is lengthy!
The alternative is
Hire a licensed contractor that is certified in RRP - Renovation, Repair, and Painting, plus...
...Is a Certified Firm.
The lead safe certification program is a U.S.A. Federal program.
Read up on the rules to protect yourself.
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Joe the Rehabber