Posts Tagged ‘ Lead RRP ’

EPA Could Toughen Lead Dust Hazard Standards

Jun 29th, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposal to strengthen the lead dust hazard standards for window sills and floors, though the agency says it shouldn’t affect the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule. “Reducing childhood lead exposure is a top priority for EPA,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Lead-contaminated dust from […]

Contractor Pleads Guilty to RRP Violations

Jun 11th, 2018

A Pennsylvania contractor pled guilty in May for failing to follow work procedures dictated by the federal Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule during window replacement work in 2017. Charles H. Bitner Jr., the president and owner of Bitner Brothers Construction, could face up to a $200,000 fine and five years’ probation when he […]

EPA Settles with Three Companies Over Lead Paint Violations

May 31st, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reached settlement agreements with three companies from Maryland and Virginia over alleged violations of the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) that occurred during renovation work in October 2015 at the University Towers condominium development in Silver Spring, Md. It’s the first major enforcement action announced since the […]

EPA’s Lead Paint Rule Faces Review

Jun 20th, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it’s reviewing the controversial Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), which has been deeply unpopular among door and window installers since it went into effect in April 2010. On June 9, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register that it will examine the RRP rule under Section 610 of […]

Keeping in Check; Webinar Focuses on RRP Enforcement and Compliance

Dec 20th, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) rule was finalized in 2008 and since that time has been through a number of revisions, the latest of which took place this past August. Matthew Watkins, Environmental Policy Analyst, Air, Waste and Wetlands for the National Association of Homebuilders, along with Donald J. […]