I hear new record keeping requirements will take effect soon. What are they and when must my firm begin to comply with them?
Beginning July 6, 2010, when the final invoice for the renovation is delivered, or within 30 days of the completion of the renovation, whichever is earlier, the renovation firm must provide information demonstrating compliance with the training and work practice requirements of the RRP Rule to the owner of the building being renovated and, if different, to the occupants of the renovated housing or the operator of the child-occupied facility. For renovations in common areas of target housing, the renovation firm must provide the occupants of the affected housing units with instructions on how to review or obtain this information from the renovation firm at no charge to the occupant. These instructions must be included in the pre-renovation education notice provided to each affected unit or on the signs posted in the common areas. Similar requirements apply for renovations in child-occupied facilities. The renovation firm is required to provide interested parents or guardians of children using the child-occupied facility instructions on how to review or obtain a copy of these records at no cost to the parents or guardians. This could be accomplished by mailing or hand delivering these instructions, or by including them on the signs posted as part of pre-renovation education.