Frequent Questions

Does the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule apply to states and local governments?

The RRP Rule requires that renovators are trained in the use of lead safe work practices, that renovators and firms be certified, that providers of renovation training be accredited, and that renovators follow specific work practice standards.   After April 22, 2010 contractors (including renovation, repair and painting workers, plumbers, electricians, HVAC professionals, etc.) working in pre-1978 homes, schools and child-care facilities must be EPA certified and trained in lead-safe work practices when conducting renovation, repair and painting activities that will disturb more than six square feet of painted surfaces on the interior of a building or more than 20 square feet on the exterior.  Window replacements are covered activities.

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