Repair and Painting Rule

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EPA Announces Lead-Safe Renovation Fines

Three violations of the agency’s lead safe rule are resolved as contractors agree to pay penalties, with fines ranging from $1,500 to $10,000

Posted on Apr 11 2012 by Richard Defendorf

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it had imposed fines for three violations the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), which is designed to ensure that renovation activities that can create lead dust are conducted properly by trained and certified contractors or individuals.


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  1. Scott Robinson

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Uptick Expected in Lead-Paint Rule Enforcement

The EPA is increasing inspections of RRP job sites and stepping up enforcement efforts

Posted on Dec 28 2011 by Richard Defendorf

Enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule has so far yielded three noncompliance claims against contractors, with the first dated May 6.


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  1. Environmental Protection Agency, via NAHB

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The EPA Rejects a Proposed Requirement for Lead Dust Testing

The agency shelved the controversial dust-sample testing requirement, but also beefed up requirements for debris containment and worker training

Posted on Jul 27 2011 by Richard Defendorf

The Environmental Protection Agency has defused a long-simmering debate over a dust-wipe testing rule that was one of the proposed revisions to the agency’s 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program.

In a July 15 announcement of final RRP updates, the agency rejected the dust-wipe regulation, which would have required third-party clearance testing for renovations in homes built before 1978. The EPA did, however, announce that it had toughened other rules, which now require:


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    1. Environmental Protection Agency

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    Lead Paint Law Claims First Contractor

    EPA files a complaint against a Maine contractor for violating RRP requirements designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint

    Posted on May 16 2011 by Richard Defendorf

    By the end of 2010, after most remodelers and installers had complied with training and certification requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, we were on the lookout for an EPA enforcement action.


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