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The Importance of Complying With the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule

Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency completed implementation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, which requires builders and remodeling contractors to comply with strict lead containment requirements. Remodelers must test for lead paint if they are disturbing an area greater than six square feet in a home, school, or child care facility built before 1978. If lead paint is detected, builders must comply with stringent health safety requirements and file a great deal of paperwork and documentation that must be kept for three years. Enforcement of the RRP Rule began on October 1st 2010 after being delayed due to pressure from the construction industry. Builders who fail to meet or ignore the safety requirements could be subjected to fines of up to $37,500 per day per violation. Small remodeling companies simply cannot risk incurring such a devastating cost. Despite this, there is still a lot of confusion among … Read More