Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program
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Any renovation, repair, or painting (RRP) project in a pre-1978 home or building can easily create dangerous lead dust. EPA requires that RRP projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and preschools built before 1978 be performed by lead-safe certified contractors. Generally, EPA’s Lead RRP rule does not apply to homeowners doing RRP projects in their own homes. However, it does apply if you rent all or part of your home, operate a child care center in your home or if you buy, renovate, and sell homes for profit (i.e., a house flipper).
How Does the RRP Program Apply to You?
- Training Providers
- Operators of Child Care Facilities
- Property Managers
- Test Kit Users and Vendors
- Real estate agents
To ensure that property owners and occupants are able to act quickly to preserve their homes and property in the wake of disasters, the RRP rule includes an emergency provision exempting firms from certain requirements. Read more about post-disaster renovations and lead-based paint.
Additional Information about the RRP Program
- Learn more about the RRP rule.
- Renovating, repairing or painting an older home? Find a Lead-Safe Certified firm.
- Promotional materials for certified contractors to give consumers.
- Find press and RRP outreach material to reach contractors.
- Confused about the difference between abatement and RRP? Learn more.