The RRP program is a federal regulatory program affecting contractors, property managers, and others who disturb lead-based paint. This program was enacted by the EPA 2008 Lead Rule. After this rule became fully integrated in April 2010, the EPA has the ability to fine up to $37,500 per offense, per day to anyone who is not compliant. To learn more about how to become compliant, visit the how to obtain a certification page.
This rule applies to anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child care facilities built before 1978, such as general contractors, residential rental property owners and managers, and special trade contractors, including:
- Painters - Plumbers - Carpenters
- Electricians - Roofers - HVAC Technicians
According to the EPA 2008 Lead Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead-based paint on an exterior wall, or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room, needs to be trained in lead-safe work practices. To learn more about the 2008 lead rule, visit http://www2.epa.gov/lead.
Brightwood's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program fulfills the mandatory 8-hour EPA training class requirement and has been approved for accreditation by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, for contractor continuing education. This certification program gives you all of the information, training, and forms you need to become compliant with this federal requirement. The hands-on course will take you through project set-up, lead-safe construction techniques, and the proper methods of jobsite cleanup and verification.