How EPA's Lead Rule Affects Renovations, Repairs
and Painting (RRP)
In April 2008 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule that will have a significant impact on the renovation and remodeling industry.
The Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) will change how contractors go about working on certain buildings constructed before 1978.
Effective April 2010, If you work on a house or child occupied facility built before 1978 rule may apply regardless of who owns the facility or who is paying for the work.
The RRP Requires two separate certifications and specific training.
Certified Firm: The actual company that performs the work must be a Certified Firm. This is a relatively simple administrative process.
Certified Renovator: The Certified Renovator is a named individual who works for a Certified Firm. A Certified Renovator must be assigned to each project
and must be present on the job site for certain specific phases of the job. A Certified Renovator may not delegate these specific responsibilities to a non-certified person.
The Certified Renovator is also responsible for training all non-certified workers who will be doing actual work on the project. However, non-certified workers
may not perform the specific duties required of the Certified Renovator.
EPA's RRP website (www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm) has more information on the rule. The site also has a handbook to help contractors understand the RRP.
Called the Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right, this document guides you through the RRP without having to read the actual regulation.
American Management Resources Corporation (AMRC) is an EPA approved training provider for the RRP Initial Class. AMRC is also partners with several
national training organizations to also provide the Refresher class.
AMRC may also provide these classes as needed in U.S. Territories or other States
(unless those States or Territories have reciprocity issues or their on State RRP Program).
Please contact us if you need a class closer to your location or if you have a group that would like to sponsor a class.
The registration fee includes all class materials and supplies. Please note that the class has a mandatory hands-on skills assessments that the
students must participate in and be assessed as "proficient" by the instructor in order to sit for the test. The course fee also includes a final exam.
Class sizes will be typically limited to 30 students.
AMRC is currently Scheduling Classes throughout Florida, Georgia and East Tennessee.
Call Perry Brake at 352-495-8266 or send email to:
Visit our Class Schedule page to see the current list of class dates and locations.
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