EPA RRP Rule – Questions & Forms

Effective April 2010, The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) went into effect. All contractors have new Federal requirements to follow when working on properties that were built before 1978.

Under the new rule, all contractors, painters, carpenters plumbers, electricians, building workers & superintendents, school maintenance workers etc. performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb paint in residential, single and multifamily buildings; child care facilities; and schools built before 1978, must become Lead Certified Renovators by attending an EPA approved course.

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Frequently Asked Questions & Forms


Does my Company have to be Certified?

Yes, all firms that are paid to perform work that disturbs lead paint in housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified, including sole proprietorships.

This includes residential rental property owners/managers, maintenance staff, general contractors, renovators and remodelers, and special trade contractors including painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and kitchen and bath specialists.

In addition, firms must ensure that all persons performing renovation activities on behalf of the firm are properly trained and certified as required.


How does a Firm get Certified?

leadsafeBeginning in October 2009, firms may apply to EPA for certification to perform renovations or dust sampling. To apply, a firm must submit to EPA a completed “Application for Firms,” signed by an authorized agent of the firm and pay the correct amount of fees.

Become a Lead-Safe Certified Renovation firm by clicking here.


How do I get trained and certified as a Renovator?

Accredited Environmental Solution has made it easy to become a Certified Renovator. Register on-line for our informative eight-hour initial renovator training course. We will thoroughly explain all protocol to be followed and paperwork to be completed for each job.An EPA certified course completion certificate will be issued to you upon completing the class which serves as your proof of certification.

What happens if I don’t get certified or am in violation of the RRP Rule?

EPA enforcement and penalties for noncompliance of the new lead paint regulation can be as much as $37,500, but multiple violations can exceed this amount.

EPA uses a variety of methods to determine whether businesses are complying, including inspecting work sites, reviewing records and reports and responding to citizen tips and complaints. New York City Department of Health now files all common area lead-paint violations to the EPA.


FREE PDF Versions of Required EPA documents

renovaterightRenovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools – September 2011 (PDF) . General information about legal requirements for safe lead practices for homeowners, tenants, child care providers and parents during renovation activities.

Pre-Renovation Form Confirmation of Receipt of Lead Pamphlet – Sample Form

This sample form may be used by firms to document compliance with the requirements of the federal lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting rule.

Sample Pre-Renovation Form Confirmation of Receipt of Lead Pamphlet (PDF)


Renovation Notice – Sample form

Sample form for use in notifying tenants of renovations in common areas of multi-family housing.

Renovation Notice – Sample form (PDF)


Renovation Recordkeeping Checklist – Sample form

To make recordkeeping easier, EPA has developed this checklist to help contractors comply with the renovation recordkeeping requirements that became effective April 22, 2010.

Sample Renovation Recordkeeping Checklist (PDF)


Become Lead-Safe Certified Now.

costyoubigtimeAny contractor, from plumbers to electricians to painters, who disturbs lead paint while working in a pre-1978 home, school or day care center, now must be Lead-Safe Certified. If you’re not, you can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Plus, you put the health of yourself, your workers and your customers at risk, which could result in lawsuits.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-safe-certified-media-campaign-outreach-contractors