Does the RRP rule apply to contractors working on homes damaged by a hurricane or other natural disaster?
Damage from a major storm or other natural disaster could result in the need for emergency renovations. Certain requirements of the RRP Rule do not apply to emergency renovations, which are renovation activities that were not planned but result from a sudden, unexpected event that, if not immediately attended to, presents a safety or public health hazard, or threatens equipment and/or property with significant damage.
The information distribution requirements do not apply to emergency renovations. Weather-based emergency renovations are also exempt from the warning sign, containment, waste handling, training, and certification requirements to the extent necessary to respond to the emergency. These emergency renovations are not exempt from cleaning requirements, cleaning verification requirements, or recordkeeping requirements.