Today we spoke with the Mass Department of Safety (DOS) and learned that they will be providing a flier for contractors on The Mass RRP Law for all building departments in the state. These fliers are being made and laminated for distribution and placement at building permit counters. They will be displayed prominently and building departments will be asked to share this information with contractors who come in.
Here is the flyer that will be posted at building departments;
The State of Massachusetts took over the administration and enforcement of the EPA RRP Lead Law on 7/9/2010. There are significant enhancements to the baseline EPA RRP Lead Rule that impact trained contractors. One significant change is the Certified Renovator needs to be on site and in control of the work at all times when the work is in progress. Formerly under the EPA RRP Lead Rule the Certified Renovator could leave after setup of containment and be within a few hours away. The work could then be done by employees who received on the job training described in the EPA Lead manual. In addition, the term Certified Renovator has been changed to Lead Safe Renovator Supervisor. This change along with several others will require persistent vigilance by all contractors who work on pre-1978 properties to insure that they are in compliance. More to come.
Mark the RRP Coach