Well this has been a busy week on many fronts. For most of this week, I have been attending RESNET Training here in Atlanta. Needless to say, the EPA and the fallout from the RRP has not started to dissipate yet. In this article, I have three quick updates, followed by a guest post today from Dean Lovvorn of the Certified Renovator Council of North America’s explaining why many legal “EPA certified” contractors may be working illegally.
Seeing I missed yesterday’s article on clearing up some RRP misconceptions, I figured I would double it up today & just for fun, I added in a third one that popped up today. Many of these items we have covered previously in other articles, but they bear some repeating. Lead Testing: The first of three today […]
In the last few days before the RRP regulation goes into effect, we decided to try to clear up some misinformation being propagated about the RRP. In yesterday’s article we covered some of the issues dealing with Certified Firms, and in today’s we are going to try to clear up some issues that relate to Certified […]
As I have mentioned before, there are plenty of gray areas in this regulation & some of the biggest questions revolve around the certification issue. “Do I need to be certified” or “does the firm I hire need to be certified”? As a homeowner, while you may be exempt from the regulation, the contractors you […]
As the property owner you have a question you should seriously consider, due to the increased costs of the EPA’s RRP rules, should I get my house or areas that are being worked on tested for lead, or should everyone just assume lead is present and proceed accordingly? In order to start answering that question, […]
In the prior two articles on the new EPA Rules on Lead aka RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) rule being implemented by the EPA, we covered the Renovate Right brochure and a quick primer on the EPA’s RRP requirements. In this article, we are going to delve into the typical process that must be followed […]
As I mentioned in a prior article, the EPA has released new regulations concerning LEAD in houses built before 1978. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of confusion out there on the subject and many contractors still don’t know this is coming. One quick example involves an ADECA class on weatherization projects for the Department […]