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EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

Enforcement of the EPA RRP Lead Renovator Rule Begins: Starting this construction season, contractors working on homes built before 1978 have a new worry:  EPA has started to close down on unsafe lead paint practices. Just today, April 5, 2012, EPA has announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules.  The three companies and their non-compliance issues: On March …Read More

Lead Paint, OSHA, and kids – A Lesson in Toxic Transfer

I do a lot of training for the recently – new EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, also known as the EPA Lead Renovator Rule.  Those persons who attend and pass the practical and written exams become Certified Lead Renovators, which means that they are in the know when it comes to controlling hazards, such as toxic transfer, associated with lead dust created by renovations done in a building …Read More

EPA Lead Renovator, RRP and Vermont – Part 2

In our last blog entry, we spoke about the EPA’s RRP or Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, and how it was designed to ensure that contractors working on residential housing built before 1978 work lead safe. In Vermont, a similar law has been on the books since 1996.  This law (Title 18 V.S.A.  Chapter 38) was recently revised in July of 2008.  One of the MAIN differences between this law …Read More

EPA Lead Renovator, RRP, and Vermont – Part 1

As many of you know, the Environmental Protection Agency was tasked to find a way to limit the amount of lead, lead dust, and lead paint in homes and the general environment.  The intent is to do more than just keep our environment safe; the main target of the regulatory “Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule” or RRP, as it is known, is our nation’s children under the age of six.  …Read More