Posts Tagged ‘ LRRP rule ’

EPA Cites Two Arizona Companies for Lead Paint Violations

Jul 13th, 2018

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced settlements with two Arizona companies for violations of the federal Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP) — Tucson-based Davis Kitchens and Tempe-based Holtzman Home Improvements. “Exposure to lead paint is one of the most common ways children develop lead poisoning,” said Mike Stoker, EPA’s Regional […]

Trump Budget Could Cut Lead-Paint Programs

Apr 6th, 2017

Funding for two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs that target lead-based paint in homes could be eliminated under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget. The cuts could strip federal funding for enforcement of the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP), but they would not get rid of the regulation itself. Instead, enforcement costs would […]

Denver, N.D., Contractors Fined by EPA for Lead Paint Transgressions

Jun 30th, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with two Denver-area and three North Dakota contractors, resolving alleged violations of the lead-based paint renovation, repair and painting (LRRP) rule. KSK Builders LLC and HomeWrights LLC of Denver and JH & JH Properties, Clooten Siding & Window and Buechler Construction of North Dakota were the companies […]

EPA Fines Contractor Under Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

Apr 6th, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined Anaheim, Calif.-based remodeler G.D. Friend Inc. $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule while performing work at two residential properties in Southern California. The RRP Rule seeks to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards that occur during repair or remodeling work in […]

Lead Paint Training Now Available Online

Feb 5th, 2016

Door and window dealers who have not yet taken the refresher training for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now take the course online. The deadline to do so is March 31. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the final rule permitting the […]

EPA Fines Joplin, Mo.-Based Remodeler

Feb 5th, 2016

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Joplin, Mo.-based Home Pro has violated the renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule. The agency was tipped off to the violation and as a result, the company has agreed to pay a $5,978 penalty to the U.S. The RRP rule seeks to reduce lead exposure from toxic lead […]

Senate Bill Could Simplify EPA’s Lead Paint Rule

Aug 6th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) both applaud the introduction of legislation on Thursday in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burden it puts on renovatoros while protecting pregnant […]

LRRP Rule Amendments: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

May 26th, 2015

Since its inception in 2010, the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule has been a point of contention among building and construction professionals, especially those of us in the fenestration industry. Estimates vary on how many potential window replacement projects and other types of renovations have been postponed or abandoned due to the high […]

Provision Prevents Abuse of LRRP Rule

Aug 18th, 2014

According to the EPA, approved test kits for the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule have a failure rate of between 22.5 percent and 84 percent. I think we can all agree that this failure rate is unacceptable and unproductive. The good news is that, in mid-July, the House Appropriations Committee voted to approve […]

EPA Moving Forward with Lead Renovation Rulemaking for Commercial Buildings

Jan 4th, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is moving forward with a previously proposed Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings rulemaking process, and currently is seeking feedback on the proposed rulemaking activity. The work comes nearly five years after the EPA issued a final rule to address lead-based […]

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