EPA's New Renovation, Repair & Painting Regulations (RPP)

EPA Housing Renovation, Repair & Paint Rule Compliance & Products Program

Are you prepared for the new requirements? Regulation compliance by contractors & firms for the renovation, repair and painting activities of target housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 for compensation takes effect April 22, 2010.

Renovation is any modification of any existing structure or portion of an existing structure that results in disturbance of painted surfaces:

The Renovation Requirements Apply To:

Target Housing: Housing constructed prior to 1978, except:

  • Housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities (unless any one or more children age 6 years or under resides or is expected to reside in such housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities)
  • Any 0-bedroom dwelling

Child-Occupied Facility: Building, or portion of a building, constructed prior to 1978, visited regularly by the same child, under 6 years of age, on at least two different days within any week (Sunday through Saturday period), provided that each day’s visit lasts at least 3 hours and the combined weekly visits last at least 6 hours, and the combined annual visits last at least 60 hours. It also encompasses:

  • Only those common areas that are routinely used by children under age 6, such as restrooms and cafeterias, not simply passed through
  • Exteriors sides of the building immediately adjacent to the child-occupied facility or the common areas routinely used by children under age 6

Activities Exempt from Compliance with the Requirements:

  • Abatement
  • Minor Repair or Maintenance Activities
  • No Lead-Based Paint Will be Disturbed
  • Do-It-Yourself

Supplies You Need For RPP Compliance:

Click a category below to view the supplies you'll need to help you meet the EPA Regulations.

ZipWall® Dust Barrier Systems & Area Containment Products - One person can erect a 20 foot long ZipWall® barrier in less than one minute, saving a contractor time and money. View All ZipWall® Products

Poly Traps & Plastic Sheeting to use with the ZipWall® Dust Barrier Systems as well as seal all doors & windows during your renovation project. View All Plastic Sheeting & Visqueen

Poly Traps & Plastic Sheeting to use with the ZipWall® Dust Barrier Systems as well as seal all doors & windows during your renovation project. View All Plastic Sheeting & Visqueen

ADDITIONAL EPA REGULATION INFORMATION

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