Does the June 18, 2010, announcement mean that EPA will not enforce certification and training requirements until after October 1, 2010, for firms and December 31, 2010, for renovators?
Answer: EPA is not stopping its enforcement against any renovation firms and individual renovators who do not comply with requirements of work practice standards and associated recordkeeping requirements. However, EPA is providing additional time for renovation firms and workers to obtain the necessary training and certifications before enforcement of the firm certification and individual renovator requirements begins.
- Renovation Firms. Until October 1, 2010, EPA will not take enforcement action for violations of the RRP rule’s firm certification requirement.
- Individual Renovators. EPA will not enforce against individual renovation workers for failure to be trained if the person has applied to enroll in, or has enrolled in, by not later than September 30, 2010, a certified renovator class to train contractors in practices necessary for compliance with the final rules. Individual renovators must complete the training by December 31, 2010. Renovators who have not been able to complete the training requirements are advised to review EPA’s model training materials available at https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-safety-renovation-repair-and-painting-model-certified-renovator-initial-training-course. Additional information on lead-safe work practices can be found at https://www.epa.gov/lead/small-entity-compliance-guide-renovate-right-epas-lead-based-paint-renovation-repair-and or obtained from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).