EPA RRP updates

Tuesday , 22, September 2015 Leave a comment

In a September 16, 2015 Newsletter, the EPA released new information in regards to Lead RRP Training & Certifications, including changes to the Application Process, Renovator Training Expirations and Firm Certifications. Here are the latest details on these updates.

 

Change to application process

- “Effective September 15, 2015 EPA will no longer offer the option of submitting lead program applications by mail. This applies to all individual, firm and trainer applications required by EPA’s lead renovation and abatement programs. After that date all applications, payments, updates and certificate replacement requests will be done online using the Agency’s Central Data Exchange (CDX) system.”

 

Renovator training expiration extended

- “EPA has extended the training expiration date for many individual certified renovators. This was done so if the proposed changes to re-certification training of January 2015 the are finalized, many more renovators will be able to take advantage of those changes. Affected expiration dates are based on when the previous course was taken. If an employer or customer has questions about the extension the renovator can  call the National Lead Information Center at 800-424-5323.
Note: The extensions do not apply to firm certifications.”

 

Firm certification

- “Firm certifications expire after five years. Firms are encouraged to apply for re-certification early, to ensure their application is processed before they expire. Firms aren’t penalized for applying early, their new 5-year certification won’t begin until their current certification expires.”

 

Upcoming RRP classes:

SACRAMENTO TRAINING DATES:

LEAD OCTOBER
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial 9, 23
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher 2, 16
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher (Spanish) 2, 16

OAKLAND TRAINING DATES:

LEAD OCTOBER
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial 10, 26
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial (Spanish) 15
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher 8, 17, 27
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher (Spanish) 8, 17, 27

ANAHEIM TRAINING DATES:

LEAD OCTOBER
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial 10, 26
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Initial (Spanish) 15
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher 8, 17, 27
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Refresher (Spanish) 8, 17, 27

 

Here are some links to useful info from the EPA:

Renovation Regulations
FAQ
EPA Regional Contacts
http://www2.epa.gov/lead