Environmental Protection Agency: Lead; Amendment to the Opt-Out and Recordkeeping Provisions in the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program
GAO-10-734R: May 21, 2010
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GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on lead; amendment to the Opt-Out and recordkeeping provisions in the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program. GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2008; the final rule eliminates the "opt-out" provision that currently exempts a renovation firm from the training and work practice requirements of the rule where the firm obtains a certification from the owner of a residence that no child under age 6 or pregnant woman resides in the home and the home is not a child-occupied facility; the final rule also requires renovation firms to provide a copy of the records demonstrating compliance with the training and work practice requirements of the RRP rule to the owner and, if different, the occupant of the building being renovated or the operator of the child-occupied facility; in addition, the final rule makes minor changes to the certification, accreditation, and state authorization requirements; and (2) EPA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.