Posts Tagged ‘ RRP Rule ’

EPA Finds Lead-Based Paint Rule Lacks Implementation

Sep 13th, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have an effective strategy to implement and enforce the lead-based paint rule, an internal audit from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined in a report released Monday. The EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule was issued in 2008 with the goal of protecting the […]

EPA: Lead Paint Rule Won’t Be Changing

Apr 25th, 2018

After completing a federally mandated two-year review of the economic impacts of the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that there will be no changes to the regulation. The RRP rule, which has been deeply unpopular among door and window installers since the EPA first published it […]

EPA Leads Focused Lead Paint Hazard Enforcement Effort in New Haven, Conn.

Nov 5th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently led a focused enforcement effort to combat lead paint hazards in New Haven, Conn. Over a several-week period during the time of year when home renovation projects often occur, EPA conducted 49 inspections to assess whether contractors were complying with the lead paint “Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.” […]

EPA Fines Two California-Based Companies for Lead Paint Violations

Nov 3rd, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently fined two companies, Calspec Enterprises Inc. and Waypoint Homes Inc., a total of $46,550 for failing to comply with federal lead-based paint rules at several residential properties in Southern California. “Lead-based paint is the main source of lead poisoning for children, which can cause learning disabilities and behavior […]

NLBMDA Urges EPA to Adopt this Proposal

Feb 17th, 2015

Associations are known for their stances for or against government action, and the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is no exception. In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the association is urging the agency […]

EPA Levies First Fine to Company for Violation of RRP Rule

May 16th, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency has levied its first fine against a renovation company for violating the EPA’s Lead Renovation Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). According to information gathered by inspectors from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA, two workers employed by Colin Wentworth […]

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