Lead Safety Information

Lead Safety Information

On April 22, 2010 EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule will go into full effect. This means that if you are working in a home build before 1978 you must be in compliance with this rule.

 Here is a summary of the EPA rule:

  • Use Renovate Right pamphlet beginning December 2008 (this brochure can be purchased in the NARI Store in packs of 50 at the NARI store
  • Goes into effect April 22, 2010
  • Will be implemented through EPA or States- keep in touch with your state health department!
  • Renovation Firms must be EPA Certified
  • Applicable buildings
    • All pre-1978 rental property
    • Pre-1978 owner occupied housing
    • Day Care Centers
    • Buildings with kindergartens with children under the age of 6
  • 1 person per crew has to have completed 1 day Lead Safe Work training and be a certified renovator
  • Lead Safe Work practices are required to be used when conducting renovation greater than 6 sq ft per room -interior, 20 sq ft exterior
  • Windows and demolition work are always applicable
  • A cleaning verification (not clearance) is required
  • There are recordkeeping requirements

Click here for EPA Lead Based Paint website...

Oregon Solution: Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor

 The federal EPA requirements created new regulation for contractors operating throughout the country. Leaders in state government and the Oregon construction industry sought to consolidate and streamline these regulations for Oregon contractors. Contractor associations partnered with the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services, and the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) to find a simpler way to administer the federal EPA lead-based paint regulations in the State of Oregon.

In 2009, the Oregon State Legislature passed HB 2134, which created a new "Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor License" to be administered by the CCB in order to help Oregon contractors comply with the new federal EPA lead-based paint regulations.

In Oregon, many contractors will choose to obtain the "Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation (LBPR) Contractors License". Most residential paint, remodeling, and renovation contractors will need the new CCB license. Contractors will obtain this license to maintain compliance with the new federal lead-based paint regulations. The new license will allow them to continue to perform renovation, repair and painting work after the regulation goes into effect on April 22, 2010.

Contractors choosing not to obtain the new LBPR license should cease all renovation and painting work on older homes and other buildings known as "target housing" and "child-occupied facilities" in Oregon (effective April 22, 2010) until they obtain an Oregon CCB LBPR license.

Performing work on subject structures without a LBPR license after April 22, 2010, will subject the contractor to the possibility of severe state and federal civil penalties.

This new "Certified LBP Renovation Contractors License" will be known as a LBPR contractor’s license.

To qualify for the "Certified LBP Renovation Contractors License" (LBPR), an owner or employee of a CCB licensed business must take the required Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) training and receive a completion certificate.

The license fee for an Oregon CCB "Certified Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Renovation Contractors License" (LBPR) is $50 and is good for one year. A business may renew its license annually for $50.

Click here for CCB Lead Based Paint...

NARI News...

EPA DELAYS Enforcement of LRRP Rule to Oct. 1, 2010

Dear Vicky,

The EPA announced today a delay in the enforcement of the LRRP rule.

The agency acknowledged the need for additional time for renovation firms and workers to become trained and certified under the new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.

The rule took effect April 22, but the EPA today announced it is delaying enforcement, acknowledging concerns raised by the NARI and other allied organizations.


Until Oct. 1, 2010, the EPA will not take enforcement action for violations of the RRP Rule's firm certification requirement.

For violations of the RRP Rule's renovation worker certification requirement, the EPA will not enforce against individual renovation workers if the person has applied to enroll in, or has enrolled in, by no later than Sept. 30, 2010, a certified renovator class to train contractors in practices necessary for compliance with the final rules. Renovators must complete the training by Dec. 31, 2010.

The official announcement by the EPA can be downloaded here.

NARI continues to have concerns about new proposals from the EPA on clearance testing and you can see NARI's letter to the EPA here.

NARI continues to work on your behalf to find ways to lessen the detrimental impact legislation may have on your businesses.


Your NARI Leadership



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