PaintSquare.com


The First Word in Protective & Marine Coatings

A Product of Technology Publishing / PaintSquare
JPCL | PaintSquare News | Durability + Design | Paint BidTracker

Free Download of

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


EPA Certification for Lead Removal Underway

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Comment | More

Hundreds of contractors nationwide have already become EPA-certified renovators in anticipation of the agency's Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting rule, which takes effect in April.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging all contractors who will be affected by the rule to get trained as soon as possible, to avoid a crunch close to the deadline.

By April 2010, all firms who disturb lead paint as part of their work in pre-1978 homes, schools, and other buildings must be EPA-certified.  All of these jobs must be supervised by a certified renovator who has completed an EPA-accredited one-day training course, and other employees will have to receive specific on-the-job training.

Even contractors with previous training and certification must be trained and certified under the new program.  In some cases, a shorter "refresher" course may be adequate.

All contractors must be trained and certified by April 2010, and courses are available now. The EPA warns that contractors may have difficulty finding accredited training courses as the deadline nears.

Finding an accredited course is easy. EPA's website now lists over 50 accredited trainers at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/trainingproviders.htm.

The agency advises checking the site regularly, as the list of providers grows weekly. Onsite training is also available from selected trainers.

Individual certification as a "certified renovator" is automatic upon completion of training, at no additional charge.  This certification is valid anywhere in the country.

As state and tribal programs become authorized, the Agency will work closely with certified renovators and the authorized state or tribe to ensure a smooth transition.

Both individuals and contracting firms must be certified.  Firm certification is straightforward: Firms complete a short application and submit it with fee to EPA. The application is now posted on http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/firmapp.pdf.

The EPA will start processing applications in October, in the order they have been received. 

For more information about the RRP rule or the certification process, visit www.epa.gov/lead or call the National Lead Information Center (NLIC) at 1-800-424-LEAD [5323].

   

Tagged categories: EPA; Lead

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
Enhanced Durability
Faster Shop Throughput


LS Industries
LS Blasters: Optimum Steel Cleaning Efficiency

Simplify surface prep with the precise shot control of LS Blasters. Our blast technology delivers optimum coverage and finish. 800-533-8008


Denso North America Inc.
Denso SeaShield
Marine Systems

A full range of steel, concrete and timber pile rehabilitation systems including petrolatum systems, fiberglass jackets, epoxy grouts and many other product lines.
Call 1-281-821-3355 or Visit densona.com


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


Termarust Technologies
Termarust (HR CSA) Chemically Stops
Active Corrosion

Hydro Utility Penstock Overcoated in 1997. Was power washed and overcoated with major cost saving. No environmental impact with Termarust's low LC50 of 41,007 ppm.


Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit www.mbxit.com or call 877 629-8777


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

some of the most important bridges in the country; learn about our NEPCOAT-approved system and our entire range of MCU & Polyurea coatings. 1-800-627-2968 www.wassercoatings.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker JPCL Europe

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2014, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com