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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


Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule information


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


Contact Information

  • Sandi Washek - North Dakota Department of Health
  • Electronic mail address: swashek@nd.gov
  • Office phone: 701.328.5188

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