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EPA Will Require Property Managers to be Responsible for Lead Based Safety Requirements

Updated: Apr 14

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a press release regarding this change. The current RRP (Lead Renovations, Repair and Painting) rule requires the entity performing projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, childcare facilities and preschools built before 1978 be completed by certified renovators who are trained by an EPA-approved training provider and follow approved lead safe practices and procedures. Previously under the EPA’s FAQs, they suggested that property management companies need not be certified themselves so long as the firm hired to complete the work was certified. This will be officially withdrawn on March 21, 2022, and Property Management Companies that perform, offer, or claim to perform these renovations will be required to obtain certification from the EPA to ensure that the renovations in the homes they manage are performed by certified firms and employees trained to use lead-safe work practices. This could become more costly to owners who own properties build before 1978.

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