epa1As most of you already know, 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 and child care facilities built before 1978 have their firm certified, use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

EPA is now rolling out a new program called Look for the Logo to spread the word to homeowners to only use certified contractors on their homes build before 1978.   If you are firm certified, you will want to get your logo with your firm cert number on it to use in your website, brochures, advertisements, proposals, bills, signs, uniforms, vehicles and other materials promoting or identifying your firm.  Here is a link to information on the logo:

Lead Safe Certification Logo


You can download all of EPA’s materials for free www.epa.gov/lead — click on the “Look for the Logo” link.


Recordkeeping is what RRP violations are usually based upon.  Remember that, after your job is done, you need to keep your records for 3 years.  The easiest thing you can do is hand out the Renovate Right pamphlet to your customers and get proof that you did.  You can buy these through your local paint store, the EPA, online, or print them yourself:

Renovate Right Booklet

Always remember to work safely and legally so you protect yourselves and your customers.  Together, we are all moving in the right direction to make our homes, and our world, a safer place.