EPA's New Renovation, Repair & Painting Regulations (RPP)
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.
Lead dust must be contained by law, starting April 22, 2010
Sanding, cutting and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint. Even tiny amounts of lead paint dust will poison children and adults. To protect against this risk, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions that will affect contractors. This was past into law on March 31, 2008.
Under the new rule, contractors that disturb 6 square feet or more of lead-based paint in homes, or child occupied facilities (built before 1978) must be certified in these new procedures and work practices before April 22, 2010.