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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Lead-based Paints

Find a certified RRP Firm in your area.
Find an accredited RRP Training Provider in your area.

What is RRP?  What is Abatement?
RRP is EPA’s Renovate, Repair, and Paint rule (RRP rule), it requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
EPA Region 6 administers the Renovate, Repair, and Paint Rule in: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and all Region 6 Tribal Lands. Oklahoma is authorized to administer the RRP rule.

Lead Abatement, Inspection, and Risk Assessment are activities designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is often ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of renovation activities. Together, inspection, risk assessment and abatement of lead-based paint are considered “lead-based paint activities” in federal regulations because the main focus of these activities is to address lead-based paint.
EPA Region 6 administers the Abatement Rule (402)(406) in New Mexico and most Tribal Lands.
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Cherokee Nation are authorized to administer the lead abatement program.

Use the following table to determine whether to contact EPA or your state.


Abatement (402)(406)

Renovate, Repair, and Paint Rule


Arkansas Dept of Health Services

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577


Louisiana Dept of Environmental Quality

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577

New Mexico

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577


Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality

Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality


Texas Dept of State Health Services

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577

Tribal Land

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577

US EPA Region 6 (214)665-7577


Arkansas Dept of Health Services, Lead Paint – (501)661-2936
Cherokee Nation, Lead Paint – (918)435-5363
Louisiana Dept of Environmental Quality, Lead Paint – (225)219-0789
Oklahoma Dept of Environmental Quality, Lead Paint – (405)702-4128
Texas Dept of State Health Services, Lead Paint – (888)788-9440 x2434

If you have any questions, please contact the EPA Region 6 Lead Paint Hotline 214-665-7577.

Homebuyers and Renters: Know Your Rights Before You Buy or Lease
Many homes and condominiums built before 1978 have lead-based paint. Paint that has chipped or is deteriorating, or on surfaces that rub together such as windows and doors, creates lead dust which can pose serious health hazards to occupants and visitors. Homebuyers and renters have important rights to know about whether lead is present -- before signing contracts or leases.


The Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home pamphlet is no longer printed by EPA. The file is available electronically and can be printed from a desktop printer, or used to have printed by a local printing office. Contact EPA Region 6 Lead Paint Team with any questions:  214-665-7577

If you are looking for lead based paint outreach and education materials, please call the Region 6 Lead Line at 214-665-7577 or email adams.mikeal@epa.gov

Some material can be downloaded and used with no restrictions.
Download Lead Based Paint Outreach and Education Material

Renovate Right Brochure

To request copies of the Renovate Right Brochure in English or 
Spanish, call 214-665-7577 or email adams.mikeal@epa.gov

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