The RRP Rule: Understanding the New EPA Lead Paint Regulations
More than 79 million American homes contain lead-based paint. An estimated 8.4 million major home renovation events occur throughout the country each year. Together, these statistics create a perfect regulatory storm when considering the potential impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation Repair and Painting Rule. The RRP Rule imposes significant new legal requirements on property owners, managers and anyone who performs renovations “for compensation.” To avoid liability, it is critical to ensure compliance with this new regulatory framework.