Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule Resources
On April 22, 2010, the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule went into effect. This means if you’re working in a home built before 1978, you must be in compliance with this rule.
Here’s a summary of the rule:
- Use “Renovate Right” pamphlet (this brochure can be purchased in packs of 50 at the NARI Store)
- Is implemented through EPA except in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin
- Renovation firms must be EPA certified
- Applicable buildings include
- All pre-1978 rental property
- Pre-1978 owner-occupied housing
- Day care centers
- Buildings with kindergartens with children under the age of 6
- One person per crew must have completed one-day Lead Safe Work training and be a certified renovator.
- Lead Safe work practices are required to be used when conducting renovation greater than 6 square feet per room interior and 20 square feet exterior
- Windows and demolition work are always applicable
- A cleaning verification (not clearance) is required
- There are record-keeping requirements
NARI members should fax a copy of the company’s EPA Certified Lead Renovator certificate to (847) 298.9225 or e-mail a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your company will then show up as an EPA Lead Renovator on NARI’s Find a Professional search.
Please contact NARI Director of Education Dan Taddei at email@example.com for more information.
To find out more about NARI’s Government Affairs efforts on LRRP, please visit NARI’s Advocacy Center.