Lead-Based Paint compliance with federal rules: What you need to know

GAOR is assisting the United States Environmental Protection Agency by providing information regarding the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Printing (RRP) Rule. Effective beginning in 2010, the RRP  Rule requires contractors doing work that disturbs paint in a pre-1978 residence or childcare facility to be RRP-certified and comply with required practices.

According to the EPA, this includes rental property owners and property managers who do the paint-disturbing work themselves or through their employees. For more information about EPA’s Renovation Program visit http://www.epa.gov/lead or contact the National Lead Information Center at (800)424-LEAD (5323).

Please note that your local city or county may have additional requirements or regulations for abatement of lead-based paints so you are urged to check with local jurisdictions. Consult as well with your broker, attorney, or qualified contractor for more information.


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