As of April
22, 2010, a new EPA law is in effect. This law will affect homeowners and contractors.
The RRP Rule
that disturb lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities. It requires:
Renovators to be certified through training.
Firms to be certified
providers to be accredited.
Lead-safe work practices
Pre-renovation education in target
housing and child-occupied facilities.
or after April 22, 2010, firms working in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must be certified and use lead-safe
work practices during renovations.
EPA may authorize
states, territories and tribes to enforce the rule.
Dale Powell has
become a certified renovator and Northwest Handyman is currently in the process of becoming a certified firm. This new
law will affect plumbers, electricians, painters, window installers and nearly any contractor who, through the course of performing
work, disturbs interior or exterior surfaces of pre-1978 houses. Prior to work being performed, testing for lead is
done. If lead is found to be in any surface or sublayer of paint, all work practices related to the job will include
containing any possible lead from escaping the job area.
For more information
regarding this law you can obtain a copy of the regulations by contacting the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD
or download the rules and other information from www.epa.gov/lead.
Please contact Dale at 253-921-3737 or Dale@Northwesthandyman.com if you have any questions regarding your job.