What happens if my firm is in the middle of a renovation job on April 22, 2010? My firm is not certified and none of my employees have taken the lead-safe certified renovator training. What should I do?
You should submit your application for renovation firm certification immediately. You should also arrange for lead-safe certified renovator training for at least one of your employees as soon as possible, and you should require at least one of your employees to review EPA’s online training materials at http://epa.gov/lead/training.html. In addition, you must follow the lead-safe work practices required by the rule. Information on these work practices can be found at http://epa.gov/lead/rrp/contractors.html#work or obtained from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323). For the first 60 days after April 22, 2010, EPA’s general approach for work initiated before that date will be, upon learning that a firm or individual conducting a renovation is not certified or trained, to issue a notice without monetary penalties to that firm or individual. This notice will state that the firm or individual needs to come into compliance as quickly as possible. To correct the noncompliance, the individual or firm will need to provide a copy of an accredited course completion certificate or firm certification to EPA within a reasonable time.