OHBA in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing is now offering the EPA Approved Lead-Based Paint Renovator Courses across the state!
EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule will become fully effective and enforceable on April 22, 2010. The Rule applies to all renovations including many typical maintenance and remodeling activities performed for compensation in pre-1978 housing and pre-1978 child-occupied facilities when the work will disturb paint, stain, shellac and varnish.
Approximately 8.4 million renovation, repair and painting projects, large and small, will trigger the EPA Rule's requirements in the first year alone. An estimated 211,000 trade contractors, third-party property managers, residential rental property owners, property leasing agents, and other affected organizations will have to comply with the Rule which includes applying to EPA to become Certified Renovation Firms. Thousands of workers performing these renovations will have to be trained and certified as Renovators by EPA-accredited trainers.
To become a Certified Renovator, you must take the 8-Hour EPA approved Renovator Course taught by an EPA Accredited Trainer. The Oregon Home Builders Association has partnered with the National Center for Healthy Housing to provide EPA accredited Trainers for this course.
EPA has published a proposed rule change to LRRP. These proposed changes will mean additional requirements for remodelers.
Anyone from the public can submit comments to the EPA about the proposed rule change. Individual comments from remodelers will make the greatest impact. NAHB has also drafted a sample letter for you to use. We suggest you send your comments to both the EPA (you’ll find the address in the sample letter) and your US Senator and Representative. Click here to find the contact information for your representative.
To read a summary of the proposed changes and the additional requirements it would put on remodelers, click here.