Renovation, Repair and Paint

The Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Rule Summary:

If you engage in a renovation, repair, and/or painting project that disturbs lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools, you must be certified by the EPA (via training by an EPA-approved training provider). This pertains to work that disturbs more than a 6 sq. foot area (interior, non-HUD). The deadline for certification is December 31, 2010. Fines can run as high as $37,500 per infraction, per day.

The "Opt-Out" Provision

Effective July, 2010, there is no longer an "opt-out" provision in the RRP Rule. See the Federal Register of May 6, 2010 for details.

Read our article on "Outing the Opt-Out Option" for more information and to make sure you are using the correct version of "Renovate Right".

Forms and Brochures

Eligibility Requirements for Refresher Training

Eligibility Requirements for Refresher Training (PDF)


EPA Authorized State Programs

EPA has the authority to authorize states, tribes and territories to administer their own RRP program that would operate in lieu of the EPA regulations.

Currently the following states have been authorized by EPA to administer their own RRP program. If you live in any of these states, you will need to contact the local office and comply with their program.

Wisconsin | Iowa | North Carolina | Mississippi | Kansas | Rhode Island | Utah | Oregon | Massachusetts
State-by-State Information