Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (RRP Rule)
The Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (RRP Rule) addresses activities that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
Target housing is defined as any home or residential unit built on or before December 31, 1977, except: Housing designated for the elderly or persons with disabilities (unless any child who is less than 6 years of age resides or is expected to reside in such housing). The second exception is any zero-bedroom dwelling. Studio apartments, hotels, hospitals, and dormitories are all considered zero-bedroom dwellings.
A Child-Occupied Facility is a pre-1978 building that meets all three of the criteria below:
Visited regularly by the same child, under 6 years of age.
The visits are on at least two different days within any week (Sunday through Saturday period), if each day’s visit lasts at least 3 hours.
Combined weekly visits last at least 6 hours, and the combined annual visits last at least 60 hours.
Child-occupied facilities may be in a public or commercial building or in target housing. These facilities include schools, child care facilities, and daycare centers.
The renovation, repair and painting final rule (RRP Rule) requires renovators to be certified through training and that firms also achieve certification. Additionally, RRP Rule also requires that training providers be accredited, for lead-safe work practices to be implemented during renovations and that renovators receive pre-renovation education in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
Staying in compliance with the RRP Rule isn’t difficult. We have provided several articles and form packets to use while working in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
We offer EPA Lead Renovator Certification in Dallas, Denver, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Orlando, St. Louis, and several other cities every two weeks. To get certified, CLICK HERE to check out our TRAINING CALENDAR, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or dial 877-209-9648.
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