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  1. 1. Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting E nvironmental P rotection A gency Overview of Final Rule June 17, 2009 Gene Burch RTK Environmental Group
  2. 2. Abatement vs. Renovation <ul><li>Abatements are intended to permanently eliminate existing lead hazards, and are generally performed in three circumstances: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A child with an elevated blood lead level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In housing receiving HUD financial assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sate and local laws and regulations may require abatements in certain situations associated with rental housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abatements are not covered by this rule. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Abatement vs. Renovation <ul><li>Renovations are performed for many reasons, most having nothing to do with lead-based paint. </li></ul><ul><li>Renovations involve activities designed to update, maintain, or modify all or part of a building. </li></ul><ul><li>Renovations are covered by this rule. </li></ul><ul><li>The rule is designed to prevent the introduction of new lead hazards created by a renovation , not to address existing lead hazards. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FINAL RULE (Signed March 31, 2008) <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Persons performing renovations and dust sampling are properly trained; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovators, dust sampling technicians and firms performing these renovations are certified; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providers of renovation and dust sampling technician training are accredited ; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update Pre-renovation Education Rule to include child occupied facilities. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Rule Scope <ul><li>Renovation is defined as modification of any existing structure that results in the disturbance of painted surfaces , unless performed as part of an abatement. </li></ul><ul><li>Applies to renovations of target housing and child occupied facilities performed for compensation. </li></ul><ul><li>Child-occupied facilities may be located in public or commercial buildings or in target housing. Includes kindergarten classrooms and daycare facilities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Rule Scope <ul><li>Excludes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovations that affect only components that have been determined to be free of lead-based paint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities that disturb under 6 sq. ft interior or 20 sq. ft. exterior. This excludes window replacement and projects involving prohibited practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work done by individuals in housing they own and occupy. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Lead-Based Paint Determination <ul><li>Written determination by certified inspector or risk assessor, or </li></ul><ul><li>Written determination by certified renovator using a lead test kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No test kits have been approved at this time </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Pre-Renovation Education <ul><li>Before renovating a COF, renovation firms must: </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute new brochure “Renovate Right” developed for all covered renovations </li></ul><ul><li>From June 2008 until December 2008, either new or old brochure may be used </li></ul><ul><li>After December 2008, only new brochure may be used </li></ul><ul><li>“ Protect Your Family” brochure will still be used for other purposes like real estate disclosure </li></ul>
  9. 9. Certification Firms <ul><li>To perform a renovation or dust sampling, firms must submit an application and fee to EPA </li></ul><ul><li>Certifications are good for five years </li></ul><ul><li>Certification allows the firm to perform renovations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Certification Individuals <ul><li>Must take 8-hour accredited training course : </li></ul><ul><li>Refresher training is required every 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with certain previous training can take an accredited 4 hour refresher renovator course instead of the 8 hour initial course to become a certified renovator </li></ul><ul><li>All individuals performing renovation activities are either certified renovators or have been trained by a certified renovator </li></ul><ul><li>A certified renovator is assigned to each renovation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cleaning Verification <ul><li>Wipe floors, countertops and windowsills with wet cleaning cloth </li></ul><ul><li>If the cloth does not match the verification card, re-clean </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatively, laboratory dust sampling is an option where the contract or Federal, State or local regulation requires dust sampling by a certified professional </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recordkeeping Requirements <ul><li>Documentation of compliance with the requirements of Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule </li></ul><ul><li>All documents must be retained for 3 years </li></ul>
  13. 13. Enforcement and Penalties <ul><li>EPA may suspend, revoke, or modify a firm’s certification if firm is found to be in non-compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Non-compliant contractors may be liable for civil penalties of up to $32,500 for each violation </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors who knowingly or willfully violate the regulation may be subject to fines of up to an additional $32,500 per violation, or imprisonment, or both </li></ul>
  14. 14. Important Dates <ul><li>December 2008: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Renovate Right” brochure must be used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPA begins administering program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training providers may begin applying for accreditation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 2009: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation firms may begin applying for certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 2010: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training providers must be accredited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovation firms must be certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovators and Dust Technicians must be certified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workers must be trained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work practices must be followed </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. TRAINING <ul><li>RTK Environmental Group </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Accredited Training Provider for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renovator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dust Sampling Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To be placed on an email notification of upcoming training classes or for questions regarding the new RRP Rule please email </li></ul><ul><li>Gene Burch [email_address] 800-392-6468 </li></ul><ul><li>www.rtkenvironmental.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule <ul><li>For additional information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.epa.gov/lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.hud.gov/lead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Lead Information Center 800-424-LEAD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RTK Environmental Group </li></ul></ul>