anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. This may include, but is not limited to: Residential rental property owners/managers, general contractors, special trade contractors, painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, window replacement, remodeling and repair/maintenance).
$550 for Lead Abatement and Renovation combo (Pennsylvania has a separate governing unit for abatement of lead structures that supersedes the EPA rules, these companies should already have their necessary qualifications through the state of PA).
2) Take the 8-hour Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) training course taught by an EPA certified instructor.
At least ONE employee must complete this course for each firm, then lead other employees through the practice of lead-safe work practices that minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards. EPA guidelines and rules will be covered and explained in detail within the course, as well as expected increased costs that may be incurred due to practice of the new regulations.
Click here for a list of agencies that provide this training course. Please note: there are fees associated with this required course estimated at $250 per person.
Contractors must provide the consumer with proof of course completion with a certificate. For detailed information on how to maintain compliance, who needs to be certified, and what records need to be kept, please visit the EPA’s website for RRP Compliance.
Contractors may call the EPA with questions regarding this new requirement and consumers may call to verify a contractors EPA license at 1-800-424-LEAD.
Quick Links To EPA Information
EPA Application and Instructions for Application
Example of a filled out EPA application
EPA Accredited RRP Course Training Provider List
EPA Publication: “Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right” EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
EPA Publication: “Contractors: Lead Safety During Renovation”
Effective timeline of dates for RRP Rule
EPA Lead Pamphlet
We will update this information as more features and guidelines become available to us.
Information for Realtors and Property Management Firms
Realtors and property managers should make themselves aware of the requirements in the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. EPA is working closely with the National Association of Realtors to make realtors and property managers aware of the hazards of lead paint poisoning and ways to prevent it, and the association has developed a series of guidance videos aimed at realtors and property managers:
Information for Homeowners Working at Home
If you are a homeowner performing renovation, repair, or painting work in your own home, EPA's RRP rule does not cover your project. However, you have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family or children in your care. If you are living in a pre-1978 home and planning to do painting or repairs, please read a copy of EPA's Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools (PDF) lead hazard
information pamphlet. You may also want to call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) and ask for more information on how to work safely in a home with lead-based paint.
Information for consumers relating to EPA lead practices
To be posted in our newscenter when rule becomes effective.
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who does this EPA lead rule apply to?
A: contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978
Q: What steps must my company take to become compliant?
A: Your company must do 2 things: apply for certification through the EPA as well as complete EPA’s RRP course
Q: Where do I get certification from?
A: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The application can be found on the EPA’s website
Q: How much does certification cost through the EPA?
Q: Where do I take the required course?
A: Click here for a list of agencies that provide this training course
Q: How much does the course cost?
A: Fees vary depending on what instructor teaches the course
Q: When does this need to be completed by?
A: April 22, 2010