Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.
- Renovation, Repair and Painting Program
- RRP Training and Certification Information for Contractors and Renovators
- EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right (PDF) (32 pp, 958 K, About PDF)
Lead Abatement Programs
Lead abatement is an activity designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement is sometimes ordered by a state or local government, and can involve specialized techniques not typical of most residential contractors.
EPA requires individuals and firms who perform abatement projects in pre-1978 target housing and child-occupied facilities to be certified and follow specific work practices.
Find out more about Lead Abatement, Inspection, and Risk Assessment