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A home sustained flooding as a result of a hurricane. Once the flood water recedes, my firm must make the necessary renovations. How do the record keeping requirements apply to an emergency renovation? 

Emergency renovations (other than interim controls performed in response to a child with an elevated blood lead level) are exempt from the training, certification, sign posting, waste handling and containment requirements of the RRP Rule only to the extent

How should lead-containing wastes from RRP renovations be handled and disposed?

While at the work site, wastes must be collected at the conclusion of each work day and at the conclusion of the renovation and stored under containment, in an enclosure, or behind a barrier that prevents release of dust and debris out of the work area and

I am planning on sending the pamphlet via certificate of mailing to a tenant who occupies a unit scheduled to be renovated.  Does the tenant’s name need to be addressed on the mailing, or is it acceptable to address the envelope to Attn: Tenant/Occupant?

Question (23002-32363) I am planning on sending the pamphlet via the United States Postal Service’s certificate of mailing delivery method to a tenant who occupies a unit scheduled to be renovated.  Does the tenant’s name need to be addressed on the

Can notices for multi-family housing common area renovations be delivered to the mailboxes of dwelling units, or only to the actual units themselves?

Question (23002-32359) Can notices for multi-family housing common area renovations be delivered to the mailboxes of dwelling units, or only to the actual units themselves? Answer Should a firm decide to comply with the pre-renovation education requirem

May I use the pamphlet “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home” to meet my obligations for pre-renovation education under the RRP Rule?

Question (23002-32357) May I use the pamphlet “Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home” to meet my obligations for pre-renovation education under the RRP Rule? Answer No.  As of December 22, 2008, only the pamphlet “Renovate Right” may be us

How can a firm comply with the pre-renovation education requirements if the owner desires that the renovation begin immediately?

Question (23002-17773) How can a firm comply with the pre-renovation education requirements if the owner desires that the renovation begin immediately? Answer If the renovation is taking place in an owner-occupied dwelling unit, a firm must simply provi

What was the “opt-out” provision and when was it revoked? 

Question (23002-32216) What was the “opt-out” provision and when was it revoked?  Answer On April 22, 2010, EPA issued a final rule revoking the opt-out provision of the 2008 RRP Rule.  The rule was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 2010

Please provide guidance on how the Agency will interpret the term “minor repair and maintenance activities.”

Minor repair and maintenance is defined in 40 CFR 745.83 as activities that disrupt less than 6 square feet or less of painted surface per room for interior activities or 20 square feet or less of painted surface for exterior activities

How can I find a certified renovation firm in my area?

EPA’s website includes a search tool that allows consumers to find certified firms in their area. You can find this search tool at http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm. Alternatively, you can contact the National Lead Information Center at 1-800

I am a renovator, and I want to comply with EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. What do I need to do?

Question (23002-18001)  I am a renovator, and I want to comply with EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. What do I need to do? Answer EPA’s RRP rule sets up requirements for firms and individuals performing renovations in pre-1978 housi

How much will it cost contractors to comply with the RRP Rule?

Question (23002-17725) How much will it cost contractors to comply with the RRP Rule? Answer In order to comply with the RRP rule, renovators will incur costs for EPA certification and costs to take a training course from an EPA-accredited training prov

Does the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule apply to states and local governments?

Question (23002-15674) Does the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule apply to states and local governments? Answer The RRP Rule requires that renovators are trained in the use of lead safe work practices, that renovators and firms be certified, t

I have hired a firm to renovate my home, but now I am concerned about whether the firm is a lead-safe certified firm. How can I find out?

EPA has a searchable database to help you locate lead-safe certified firms near you at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm. It is possible that your firm is not yet listed on EPA's web site, but is certified. If you do not find your firm on EP

I am planning to renovate my home. How can I find a lead-safe certified firm?

EPA has a searchable database to help you locate lead-safe certified firms near you at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm. In addition, you can call EPA's lead hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323) if you have questions.