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This is a Renovation, Repair and Painting Refresher Training course (RRP). The course is a 4-hour class and includes hands-on procedures and a required certification exam. Upon completion of the class and passing the course exam, your information is uploaded into the U.S. EPA’s database with your uniquely assigned Certified Renovator number. This certification is good for five years. You will receive a certificate in the mail with your unique number and photograph.
You must take a refresher class before the five year expiration date to keep your certification current. If your previous certificate has expired, you must retake the 8-hour training course.
The following is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right:
What Is the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP)?
- The Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is a federal regulatory program affecting contractors, property managers, and others who disturb painted surfaces.
- It applies to residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day-care centers built before 1978.
- It includes pre-renovation education requirements as well as training, certification, and work practice requirements.
– Pre-renovation education requirements:
- Contractors, property managers, and others who perform renovations for compensation in residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required to distribute a lead pamphlet before starting renovation work.
– Training, certification, and work practice requirements:
- Firms are required to be certified, their employees must be trained (either as a certified renovator or on-the-job by a certified renovator) in use of lead-safe work practices, and lead-safe work practices hat minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards must be followed.
- Renovation is broadly defined as any activity that disturbs painted surfaces and includes most repair, remodeling, and maintenance activities, including window replacement.
- The program includes requirements implementing both Section 402(c) and 406(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). (www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/titleten.html)
- EPA’s lead renovation regulations can be found at 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart E.
Who Must Follow the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule’s Requirements?
In general, 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, including:
What Activities Are Subject to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program?
In general, any activity that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:
- Remodeling and repair/maintenance
- Electrical work
- Painting preparation
- Window replacement
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