EPA Begins Effort to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Lead Paint in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine Area

..... MAINE CONTRACTORS: The EPA has announced that will begin “an effort to improve compliance with laws that protect children from lead paint poisoning” in the Lewiston/Auburn, Maine area. This includes “steps the Agency is taking to increase compliance... with the federal lead-based paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.” The press release notes that the Lewiston/Auburn area “has the highest number of incidences in the state of children under the age of six with elevated blood [...]

2016-05-19T09:42:51-04:00May 18th, 2016|EPA, MAINE, Quick Hits, RRP|

The First EPA Extension is Almost Over

For those of you who remember, the EPA RRP Rule went into effect 4/22/10. Folks who got their Certified Renovator certification early in the process had their renewal deadline extended until March 31, 2016. That’s next weeks, folks! If you miss your deadline, your certificate is not valid although you have up to one year to renew without having to take the initial, 8-hour course again. Remember, you can’t work on lead jobs with an expired certificate. [...]

2016-03-21T15:39:41-04:00March 23rd, 2016|Certificate Extension, EPA, RRP Refresher|

Change to EPA Firm Application Process

Starting September 15, 2015, the EPA will no longer accept mailed firm certification applications. That means when it’s time for you to renew your company’s EPA RRP FIRM CERTIFICATION (License), it has to be done on-line. Sorry, guys. Fortunately for you, we have a link on our forms page that will take you right to the on-line application. Or, you can link directly to the application from here. You will be able to pay by credit card, debit [...]

2016-01-26T10:22:38-04:00August 7th, 2015|EPA, LEAD PAINT NEWS|