Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lead-Based Paint RRP Rule-Update-EPA Delays Fine

Word came from the Environmental Protection Agency that the EPA will not be enforcing the certification requirement until October 1, 2010.  What does this mean for contractors?  You still need to follow the lead-safe practices, hand out the Lead-Safe booklet, etc.  Contractors will have to be enrolled in a certified renovator class by September 30, 2010, and must have completed the training by December 31, 2010.

Here is the link to the memorandum:

http://www.dealer.org/files/EPA_Delay_Announcement_6_18_10.pdf

This memorandum was sent in recognition of the fact that contractors have had difficulty finding open slots in the training classes.  That said, contractor still need to be familiar with the rule and continue to follow the correct procedures when disturbing lead paint in pre-1978 homes.