Lead Renovation Law, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) went into effect on April 22, 2010.
Beginning in April 2010, federal law requires contractors that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.
Older homes, child care facilites and schools are more likely to contain Lead-based paint. Surfaces that are determined to be fre of lead-based paint are exempt from the Rule. You have three options to determine if the surfaces to be distributed contain lead based paint:
You must assume that lead-based paint is present and follow lead-safe work practices during the renovation, repair or painting job.
You may also test for lead using a lead test kit approved by the EPA available at most hardware stores
You can hire a certified lead inspector or risk assessor to check for lead-based paint.
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