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29 Aug August 29, 2017

Post Hurricane Lead Paint Cleanup

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How to deal with Lead Based Paint during Emergency Renovations and Repairs Do you have a plan for dealing with emergency renovations that may disturb Lead Paint? What about when the EPA sends teams of enforcement officers after there is a natural disaster? Could you be subject to the $37,500 EPA RRP Lead Paint Fines […]

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On September 28th, Sears Home Improvement reached a settlement for $400,000 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over failure to follow the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rules (RRP Rules) regarding lead-safe work practices in homes built before 1978. From 2013 to 2015 the EPA identified over 96 renovations where Sears Home Improvement was unable […]

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On October 8, 2014 the EPA sent a memo to all Lead Paint Renovation, Repair & Painting trainers extending the 5 year certification for some Certified Renovators. EPA Certified Renovator certification is good for 5 years from the date the course was completed, but… If you were certified Before April 22, 2010, your Certificate is […]

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In December 2014 the EPA announced 61 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Based Paint Renovation, Repair & Painting RRP Rules. All violations were involving pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities. Fines were issued in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, […]

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09 May May 09, 2013

EPA Losing Millions on Lead RRP Rules

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New Government Report Reveals EPA Losing Millions on Lead RRP Rules According to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) the EPA has lost $25.3 million on the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Lead Based Paint program between fiscal year 2011-2014. Although collections exceeded costs by $8.9 Million in fiscal year 2010, there is still a […]

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07 May May 07, 2013

EPA Issues Fines to Lead RRP Violators

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EPA Takes Action Against 17 Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule 05/02/2013 WASHINGTON – Today, EPA announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP).  The RRP rule protects homeowners and tenants from dangerous lead dust that can be left behind after common renovation, repair, and painting […]

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17 Sep September 17, 2012

CDC Lowers Childhood Lead Level Recommendation

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For the first time in 20 years the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has updated the recommended Lead Level Limits in children. The revised standard is a 50% reduction to 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood. The new standard is focused on the lead levels in the highest 2.5% of children according to […]

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27 Apr April 27, 2012

EPA and OSHA to Share Lead Enforcement

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who created, oversees and enforces the Lead Based Paint RRP Rules and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now working together to target contractors and other violators. They are working together to “improve and optimize the combined efforts of the parties to achieve protection of workers, the public, and/or the […]

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3M LeadCheck Swaabs have been given final approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on drywall and plaster. The 3M LeadCheck Swabs, in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), are now recognized by the EPA for use on drywall and plaster. The swaps are designed to turn […]

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02 Feb February 02, 2012

Preparing for an EPA Inspection

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How to Be Prepared for an EPA Lead Inspection or Site Audit Now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced their intent to step up enforcement of the Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) rules for 2012, how best can you be prepared for an inspection? Most inspections are currently focusing on record keeping and […]

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