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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

What can I do to protect my family from lead contamination that was found in my neighborhood?

If environmental exposure to lead is suspected, you should contact your local or state environmental office to determine if there are known or suspected sources of lead in the area.

Is my home unsafe if it contains lead-based paint?

Question (23002-33212) Is my home unsafe if it contains lead-based paint? Answer Approximately three-quarters of the nation’s housing built before 1978 contains some lead-based paint. This paint, if properly managed and maintained, poses little risk.

Does this rule increase my liability for future lead poisoning on my property?

Question (23002-33228) Does this rule increase my liability for future lead poisoning on my property? Answer In some cases, disclosure may actually reduce the owner’s liability since occupants may be able to prevent exposure from the beginning. Under

When do persons applying for certification as inspectors, risk assessors, or supervisors apply to EPA, before or after taking the 3rd party exam?

​Persons applying for certification as inspectors, risk assessors, and/or supervisors must apply to EPA before taking the 3rd party certification exam.

For initial certification, the Federal program allows individuals to obtain their training through either the Federal program or a Federally authorized State or Tribal Program. When applying for recertification in the Federal program, what types of accreditation are acceptable for refresher courses?

Question (23002-33464) For initial certification, the Federal program allows individuals to obtain their training through either the Federal program or a Federally authorized State or Tribal Program. When applying for recertification in the Federal progra

If I complete an EPA-accredited abatement course and receive EPA certification where am I eligible to work?

Question (23002-33446) If I complete an EPA-accredited abatement course and receive EPA certification where am I eligible to work? Answer EPA runs the Federal abatement program under Subpart L in all States and Indian Tribes that have not received autho

When individuals apply for certification in the Federal program under 40 C.F.R. 745.226(a)(1)(i), how long will the certification last?

​For individuals who have taken courses which included a course test and a hands-on skills assessment, the full certification period for individuals applying under 745.226(a)(1)(i) will run for three years from the date of issuance of certification by EPA.

Must refresher course completion certificates for lead-based paint abatement certification bear an expiration date?

Question (23002-33462) Must refresher course completion certificates for lead-based paint abatement certification bear an expiration date? Answer No. The requirement that a completion certificate include an expiration date only applies to “interim cer

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