Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
Effective April 2010
This web site serves as a summary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Pre Renovation Education (PRE) and RRP regulations. If you have specific questions regarding the PRE and RRP regulations, please contact EPA Region VIII Lead-Based Paint Program Manager, Michelle Reichmuth at1.303.312.6966.
Many houses and apartments built before 1978 have paint that contains lead. Lead from paint, chips, and dust can pose serious health hazards if not taken care of properly.
In order to minimize potential lead hazards from renovation or repair activities, Federal law requires a two step process. The first step is that contractors must provide lead information to residents before renovating or repairing pre-1978 housing. This is known as the Pre-Renovation Education (PRE) Program. It requires contractors to give property owners and tenants a pamphlet titled “Renovate Right”, before starting work. The second step is known as the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. This rule requires contractors be certified and follow lead-safe work practices.
Pre-Renovation Education (PRE) Program information
- EPA: Pre-Renovation Lead Information Rule TSCA 406b - Final Rules and policies.
- EPA: "Renovate Right" brochure (PDF: 3,250 KB/ 20 pages) - Required to be handed out to property owners/tenants as part of PRE compliance.
- Receipt of Lead Pamphlet Form (PDF: 44KB/ 1 page) - Contractors can use this form as documentation that property owners/tenants received the "Renovate Right" brochure from them.
Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule information
- EPA: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - Final Rules and Policies>
- EPA: Remodeling or Renovating a Home with Lead-Based Paint - Tips for conducting remodeling or renovation activities>
- EPA: Lead-Paint Safety (PDF: 1,300KB/ 84 pages) - A field guide for painting, home maintenance and renovation work.
EPA: Renovator and Trainer Toolbox - This web page contains application instructions and information that contractors and training providers need to become approved by EPA.
EPA Training Providers in North Dakota
University of North Dakota Environmental Training Institute (UND-ETI).
Website link for schedule of Classes: http://www.eti.und.edu/index.php
Contact phone : 701.777.0384
Other Training Providers Outside North Dakota
Go to the Radiation Control Program Homepage for access to regulations, forms, licensing and other information
- Sandi Washek - North Dakota Department of Health
- Electronic mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office phone: 701.328.5188
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