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EPA Extends Lead RRP Deadline

Posted on June 21, 2010

Well, after much debate, the EPA announced this weekend that they are delaying the enforcement of the Lead RRP until after October 1st, and allowing contractors until December 31st to complete training. The extension comes after heavy lobbying from remodeling associations like NAHB and NARI, who argued the shortage of trainers, along with  other factors, made the intial April 22nd deadline unrealistic.

Although this sounds like good news for contractors standing in line to get certified, industrial legal consultants are warning remodelers to proceed with caution. Regardless of the RRP, contractors are still supposed to practice lead-safe work, and can still be held accountable by the homeowner.