What is the EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program?
RRP is a federal regulatory program that affects contractors, property managers, and others whose work may disturb painted surfaces.
For more information, please visit EPA’s website: www.epa.gov/lead/rrp
The program applies to:
Individuals that conduct renovation, remodeling, or paint removal activities on residential houses, apartments, and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day care centers built before 1978.
What is required by RRP?
Firms are required to be certified with EPA.
Firm's employees must be trained in the use of lead-safe work practices by taking an EPA approved 8 hour training course in order to obtain certification and become a “certified renovator”.
Firm's employees must implement and follow the lead-safe work practices that minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards that they learned in the required training class.
Firms must comply with EPA's Pre-Renovation Lead Information Rule: www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/lp-preeducationrule.htm
Click on this link for required disclosure booklets: http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=387528
EPA has approved training providers to offer training for renovators under EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program.
To find your nearest EPA accredited training provider click on this link: http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm
Note: If individuals had previously taken an 8 hour approved lead safe work practices training,
course, then a 4 hour EPA approved RRP refresher course is required.
Lead-Safe Work Practices Training for Non-certified Workers:
Non-certified workers can be trained by and work under the direction of a certified renovator. They do not need to complete the EPA-accredited training course, but they must have on-the-job or classroom training with hands-on practice so that they can perform all of their assigned tasks in compliance with the RRP rule. To view the training in English click here, for Spanish click here.
Non-certified workers training must be documented, click here to download an RRP non-certified workers training documentation form.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the RRP rule:
- Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Home Painting, Mainetenance, and Renovation Work (pdf)
- Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (pdf)
- Lead Safety During Renovation (pdf)
Tips and Complaints:
EPA Region 1 will follow up on tips and complaints from the public regarding violations of laws that require people to be informed of potential Lead-Based Paint hazards when they buy, rent, or hire contractors to renovate a home or child-occupied facility.
For more information on how to report a violation of federal Lead-Based Paint rules, please visit EPA’s website, https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/forms/epa-new-england-lead-based-paint-renovation-repair-painting-rule-tipcomplaint-form
Please note that the State of
For more information, please contact the EPA RRP Team: