NEWS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RENOVATION, REPAIR, AND PAINTING
The EPA has issued a revision to the Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Rule concerning lead-based paint in dwellings built prior to 1978. The EPA announced on July 15th that lead-dust clearance testing and dust wipe testing requirements will not be necessary. This will save contractors from testing the areas of concern after the completion of a renovation project. The revision will also allow a certified renovator to collect a paint chip sample for analysis rather than using a lead test kit. Within the state of Tennessee, contractors must follow the EPA guidelines. Tennessee has a separate program for lead-based paint, but it follows the EPA regulations. The official version of the final rule will appear in the Federal Register publication within the next two weeks.