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In the Federal Register, the EPA on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, proposed several revisions to the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule.
The rule, which was published in April 22, 2009, established accreditation, training, certification, and recordkeeping requirements as well as work practice standards on persons performing renovations for compensation in most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities.
The EPA is now proposing to eliminate the "opt-out" provision that currently exempts a renovation firm from the training and work practice requirements of the rule where the firm obtains a certification from the owner of a residence he or she occupies that no child under age 6 or pregnant women resides in the home and the home is not a child-occupied facility.
The EPA also proposed to require renovation firms to provide a copy of the records demonstrating compliance with the training and work practice requirements of the RRP rule to the owner and, if different, the occupant of the building being renovated or the operator of the child-occupied facility.
Comments must be received on or before Nov. 27, 2009