The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule went into effect on April 22, 2010. The Frequent Questions on EPA’s June 18, 2010 Implementation Guidance for the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule explained that renovators had additional time to obtain the necessary training and certifications to comply with the RRP rule.
Today, September 30, 2010, is the deadline to enroll in an EPA approved certified renovator training program. The certified renovator class must train contractors in practices necessary for compliance with the final rules. All training must be completed by December 31, 2010.
The EPA will not take enforcement action for violations of the RRP rule’s firm certification requirement until October 1, 2010. The EPA will not enforce violations of the RRP rule's renovation worker certification requirement against individual renovation workers if the person has enrolled in a course by September 30, 2010.
Renovators who have not completed the training requirements should review the EPA’s training materials. Additional information on lead-safe work practices can be found on the EPA's site or obtained from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).