Federal Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Lead Paint Rule
On April 22, 2010, the federal RRP Rule went into effect. The Rule requires all property owners of pre -1978 buildings to comply with requirements related to education, notice to tenants, work practices, and documentation.
These requirements are significantly more stringent than the current rules related to Lead Hazards. Please read the following information, and go the links provided here for more detailed information.
After April 22, 2010, property owners who perform these projects in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must be certified and follow the lead-safe work practices required by EPA's Renovation, Repair and Remodeling rule. To become certified, property owners must submit an application for firm certification
and fee payment to EPA.
EPA began processing applications on October 22, 2009. The Agency has up to 90 days after receiving a complete request for certification to approve or disapprove the application. Read more about EPA's rules and lead-safe work practices in EPA's pamphlet Contractors: Lead Safety During Renovation
Property owners who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs in rental property should also:
to learn how to perform lead-safe work practices.
· Learn the lead laws that apply to you regarding certification and lead-safe work practices.
Keep records to demonstrate that you and your workers have been trained in lead-safe work practices and that you followed lead-safe work practices on the job. To make recordkeeping easier, you may use the sample recordkeeping checklist
that EPA has developed to help contractors comply with the renovation recordkeeping requirements that will take effect in April 2010.
Below is a chart prepared by the Vermont Housing Conservation Board that compares the Vermont lead paint requirments to the federal lead paint requirements.
State vs. Federal Lead Paint Requirements