Beginning in April 2010, federal law will require that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified in the new EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Visit www.epa.gov/lead/ for more information regarding the new lead laws.
Those who have already completed a one-day Lead Safe Work Practices course or lead abatement certification are eligible to complete the Remodelers Refresher course. Any prior Lead Safe Work Practices training is not sufficient to meet the requirements of this new Federal Law. After April 22, 2010, the EPA, or a state agency enforcing the regulations, can fine a company $37,500 per infraction, per day. The new rules also render companies vulnerable to the threat of a civil suit for noncompliance.
Lead Remodelers and Renovators Certification & Refresher Course information can be found by visiting: www2.epa.gov/lead/epa-lead-safe-certification-program