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Under the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule, when testing a property for the presence of lead prior to beginning a renovation using an EPA-recognized lead test kit, must I test every component affected by the renovation?

Yes. Certified renovators using EPA-recognized lead test kits to determine the applicability of the RRP Rule must test each and every component that will be affected in order to determine that the RRP Rule does not apply to a particular renovation because certified renovator training does not cover sampling protocols.

Question Number: 23002-20750

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