Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Documentation Requirements for Contractors

The RRP Rule is changing so frequently that it must be staggering for contractors. A new regulation is being published to the Federal Register that will take affect 60 days after publication. Shawn McCadden has the full text of the rule here:

Basically, as of the date of the final invoice, or no later than 30 days after the completion of the renovation, the contractor must present the owner and/or occupants with documentation of the lead safe practices. The EPA has a Sample Renovation Recordkeeping Checklist that can be used for this purpose. In addition, if dust clearance testing is performed, then the owner and/or occupants must be presented with the dust wipe sampling report. I will report on this more once I become more familiar with this new amendment. I will also be drafting additional contract clauses to address this new rule.

Shawn's blog spells it out in detail, and his reporting is extremely comprehensive.