Get to Know the Lead RRP Rule

Filed in Education, Remodeling by on October 26, 2016 1 Comment

lead paintWhen it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, there’s a big difference between remodelers who can only say they’re compliant and those who can prove that they’re compliant.

That difference can sometimes equal tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

“Fines imposed are often due to inadequate records,” says NAHB Remodelers Chair Tim Shigley, CAPS, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR. “While it’s important for your entire firm to be lead certified and use lead-safe practices, maintaining detailed records in the event of an audit and showing that you confidently understand the rule is just as important.”

It’s critical to remember that the EPA maintains authority to enforce program compliance, even if you live in one of the 14 delegated states. Audits are typically performed without much, if any, prior notice. If you think you’ve got your bases covered, it’s still highly beneficial to know exactly what to expect during an inspection.

That’s why NAHB Remodelers has an extensive library of resources to help industry pros become better aquainted with the RRP rule. Go to nahb.org/leadpaint where you’ll find informational videos, FAQs and guides about certification, compliance and client education.

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  1. Doug Williams says:

    As a former Lead Paint contractor from Mass, & Lead Inspector, and now licensed EPA renovator. Licensed Home Inspector, Licensed HUD Building Code Compliance officer, Licensed CSL with no restrictions, I daily see contractors violation the law and assuming they can remove lead because they were certified and don’t know they need a license. Painters scraping and sanding, window replacements with no protection. Who is there to check? Is anyone hiring those who know ? Building official’s and local Boards of Health do not enforce laws. ??????
    most contractors have no idea how dangerous this is…

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