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EPA & State RRP Lead Paint Certification Training

Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the HGTV hit show, Fixer Upper, settled with the EPA for alleged Lead Paint Violations. Their company, Magnolia Homes, agreed to settle with the EPA by paying a fine of $40,000 and performing $160,000 in lead-abatement projects in homes or child-occupied facilities with an outside independent abatement firm. The […]

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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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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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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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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

Steve Hoff 0 Uncategorized

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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