We are announcing another EPA RRP Training for contractors and trades on 6/17/2011 in Riverhead, New York.
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Announcing a new EPA RRP Training date for Mineola, New York on 6/16/2011. We are training for National Center for Healthy Homes. We just had another successful training in Riverhead last week.
National Speaker and Remodeling Industry Expert Shawn McCadden, a NCHH Approved RRP Instructor, will present the EPA RRP Certifed Renovator class on Long Island on 2/2/2011 and 2/4/2011. Shawn McCadden has become one of the premier industry experts on the EPA RRP Lead Rule. His RRPedia Blog is considered one of the most comprehensive resources on the subject. Contractors will learn from one of the best residential contractor coaches in the country.
On 12/31/2010 the EPA RRP Certified Renovator deadline ends. All contractors, landlords, property maintenance personnel, sub contractors and those who work for compensation on pre 1978 homes must be certified. Anyone who is not trained must not offer to work or work on pre 1978 homes or they will be subject to fines from the EPA. Current fines are up to $37,500 per day per offense.
I learned yesterday that a Mass Building Inspector, unaware of the EPA RRP Law, criticized a local contractor for following mandated lead safe practices on a remodeling job. The EPA RRP Lead Law mandates that contractors utilize specific practices when working on pre 1978 properties.
In 2010 the main focus for EPA RRP Training has been the residential contractor. Many people are unaware that written into the regulation is a requirement that owners of multi-family dwellings are also mandated to become RRP certified. The EPA states that rents received from tenants are considered compensation and therefore are covered under the EPA RRP Lead Law.
Since January, we have held over 80 EPA RRP training for contractors. I have kept a journal of real life stories from contractors who have personal experiences with lead poisoning. I am going to share some of these real life stories over the coming months. My hope is that you will be able to relate with real life stories from residential contractors dealing with lead poisoning.
The June 18th EPA RRP Enforcement extension date came to a close on Thursday, 9/30/2010. As you may recall, the EPA determined in June, that it was necessary to allow contractors, property owners and maintenance workers more time to obtain RRP training and certification. Reasons given were lack of accredited trainers, awareness and available classes. The extension called for the EPA to forgo enforcement of the firm certification until 9/30/2010. In addition, the extension stated that contractors must prove that they have signed up for RRP training by 9/30/2010 and that training must be completed on or before 12/31/2010.
A few months ago I met Frank Dusek in Southampton, New York at our EPA RRP Certified Renovator training. After the training he told me he is going to use his RRP training to differentiate himself from other contractors on Long Island. Frank called me several times for guidance on how to approach an exterior renovation job. The soffit and fascia were rotted. The trim was up high over a lower roof. The dormers protruded from the mansard slope covered with slate.
We recently added a new page to our website called RRP Forms and Resources. The page includes RRP Forms, Lead Check video on how to use the test swabs, RRP supplies and equipment, links and more.