Under the RRP Rule, do paint chips and debris need to be removed from protective sheeting prior to misting, removing, folding and sealing the sheeting even if such chips and debris can be effectively contained by the sheeting or the sealed container the sheeting is contained in for disposal?
Yes. After the renovation has been completed, the firm must clean the work area until no dust, debris, or residue remains. The first cleaning step required by the RRP rule is to collect all paint chips and debris and, without dispersing any of it, seal this material in a heavy-duty bag. The purpose of this step is to prevent accidental spreading of lead-contaminated paint chips and dust off of the protective sheeting. Only when this step is completed may you remove the protective sheeting, following the directions specified in the rule.