Massachusetts will soon become the 9th state to enforce and administer the EPA RRP Lead Rule. The state filed emergency legislation on April 2nd to begin the process that will lead to local enforcement. This change will provide local service from state government officials for contractors and property owners who must comply with the new law. The state filed today. Once approved the Department of Occupational Safety will run the program.
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Yesterday, the EPA formally announced that they will delay enforcement actions for violations of the RRP Rule certification requirement. The EPA has admitted that their efforts to fully implement the program as written and amended, has failed to produce the desired results.
Last September while speaking with Shawn McCadden about the upcoming EPA RRP lead law, we were surprised there was a shortage of relevant content on line for contractors about the law. In January we met with the EPA in Boston and asked several questions that they were not able to answer without consulting with EPA headquarters. The EPA was very helpful where they could be but had to refrain from answering many of our questions until they could be reviewed by the Washington DC headquarters. This dilemma created a huge void for contractors looking for answers about the RRP rule.
In March of this year Koopman Lumber hosted two EPA RRP Certified Renovator Courses for their contractor clients. Due to continued interest in the RRP training they are sponsoring another training on 6/28/2010 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, Mass.
As The Contractor Coaching Partnership marches on to providing training for 3000 contractors we are often asked if we know what insurance companies are going to do. Will they provide cost effective pricing to cover contractors for lead? Will they require specific certification and or training in order to qualify for coverage? Will EPA RRP Certification be required in order to qualify for general liability coverage?
Back in January when I chose to partner with Kachina Lead Paint Solutions I had no idea that we would together, train 2000 contractors. Yesterday we hit 2000 with many more to go. We currently have 7 sold out dates this week and 5 the following week before the holiday. This business has taken on a life of its own. We now have four awesome instructors who have an extensive background in residential construction.
On Monday 4/12/2010, we ran our 21st EPA RRP Seminar and went over 1000 contractors trained since late January. Our RRP training dates are filling up as fast as we put them up.
Update for contractors on the EPA RRP Lead Rule effective date. Senators signed a letter to the OMB urging the delay of the effective date unless the goals of the law have been reached.
Yesterday, The Contractor Coaching Partnership completed our 6th sold out EPA RRP training. This one was hosted and sponsored by Carby's Lumber of Framingham, Mass. The owner Rick Ricciardi, was present early in the morning to greet his contractor clients. It was a pleasure to see how well he was appreciated by the contractors who learned about this training from Carby's Lumber.
The Contractor Coaching Partnership has booked Kachina Contractor Solutions for the EPA Certified Renovator Training. The training will take place on 1.13.2010 at the National Safety Council in West Boylston, Mass.