As of Friday, the EPA’s new Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule–which took effect this past April–will now be enforced. The new regulation covers work done on homes built before 1978 and is in place to protect against lead paint.
Failure to comply with the new regulations can earn a contractor a whopping $37,500 fine. Work performed on homes, schools and day-care center built before 1978 must comply with the new regulations.
Homeowners would do well to know the new regulations and to ensure that a hired contractor is in compliance.