DPH: EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Program

EPA Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Program


What is the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program?

What is required by RRP?

Who needs to be RRP certified in Connecticut?

How do I become certified?

Why should I hire an RRP Certified Contractor?

Frequently Asked Questions about the RRP Rule

Tips and Complaints

Resources for Lead-Safe Work Practices

Contact the EPA

 

What is the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Program?

The Renovation Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) is a federal program regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency that affects contractors, property managers, child-occupied facilities and target housing and anyone else whose work may disturb painted surfaces in a pre-1978 dwelling.   

For more information, please visit EPA’s website: www.epa.gov/lead/rrp

 

What is required by RRP?

  • Firms (companies) must be certified with EPA. 
  • Firm's employees must be trained in the use of lead-safe work practices by taking an EPA approved 8 hour training course in order to obtain certification and become a “certified renovator”.  Each firm must employ at least one certified renovator.
  • Firm's must implement and follow the lead-safe work practices that minimize occupants’ exposure to lead hazards that they learned in the required training class.
  • Firms must be a registered Home Improvement Contractor in CT. 
  • Firms must comply with EPA's Pre-Renovation Lead Information Rule:       

 www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/lp-preeducationrule.htm

Click on this link for required disclosure booklets:    http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3140&q=387528

 

Who needs to be RRP certified in Connecticut?

All companies that conduct renovation, remodeling or paint removal activities on target housing, apartments and child-occupied facilities, such as schools and day care centers, built before 1978.  Each company must employ an RRP-certified renovator.

Non-certified workers can be trained by and work under the direction of a certified renovator. They do not need to complete the EPA-accredited training course, but they must have on-the-job or classroom training with hands-on practice so that they can perform all of their assigned tasks in compliance with the RRP rule. To view the training in English click here, for Spanish click here.

Non-certified workers training must be documented, click here to download an RRP non-certified workers training documentation form.

There are additional requirements for HUD funded jobs.

 

How do I become certified?

The EPA has approved training providers to offer training for renovators under EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program.

To find the nearest EPA accredited training provider click on this link: 

 http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_training.htm


Registering or Renewing a certification with EPA:

http://www2.epa.gov/lead/epa-lead-safe-certification-program

 

Note: If individuals had previously taken an 8 hour approved Lead Safe Work Practices training course, a 4 hour EPA approved RRP refresher course is required.

  

Why should I hire an RRP Certified Contractor?

RRP Client Sheet highlights the benefits of hiring an RRP contractor, contains the RRP disclosure statement, and explains what a client can expect from an RRP certified contractor.

To find the nearest EPA certified firm click on the following link:  http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm

 

 Frequently Asked Questions about the RRP Rule

https://toxics.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/202407607

 

Tips and Complaints

EPA Region 1 will follow- up on tips and complaints from the public regarding violations of laws that require people to be informed of potential Lead-Based Paint hazards when they buy, rent, or hire contractors to renovate a home or child-occupied facility.

File a complaint: For more information on how to report a violation of federal Lead-Based Paint rules, please visit EPA’s website, https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/forms/epa-new-england-lead-based-paint-renovation-repair-painting-rule-tipcomplaint-form

 

Resources for Lead-Safe Work Practices

 

Contact the EPA

For more information, please contact the EPA RRP Team:

Enforcement Questions (including tips/complaints)
Molly Magoon: (617)-918-1848 or
molly.magoon@epa.gov

All Technical Questions, Firm Requirements, Contractor Questions, Training Provider inquiries or Requests for Outreach Materials
Robert Carr: (617)-918-1607 or carr.rob@epa.gov

 


Please note that the State of Connecticut is not authorized to administer the EPA’s RRP. The Connecticut DPH is available to offer compliance assistance and an overview of the RRP requirements to regulated entities and interested groups.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































 






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