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The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) is a new Federal regulation which went into effect on April 22, 2010. It requires many types of contractors who might disturb painted surfaces while working in pre-1978 housing to become Lead Certified Renovators. This is accomplished by taking a one-day course about using "lead safe work practices" on the job.
The following links are the most relevant sources regarding this legislation.
RRP Settlement: Sierra Club Announcement and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) Media Release
To report abuse of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), or a contractor not using Lead-Safe Work Practices;
Contact Julie Morris, Team Leader
Pesticides & Toxics Compliance Section
Chemicals Management Branch
Land and Chemicals Division
U.S. EPA Region 5
77 W Jackson Blvd (LC-8J)
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 886-0863 phone
(312) 692-2022 fax