A One-Day Workshop on the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule Sponsored by the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA)
For the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States
May 18, 2011, 9AM - 4PM
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center
181 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Marlborough, MA
Registration fees for registrations received by May 9, 2011:
- $135 per person
- $105 for members of the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association
Registration fees for registrations received after May 9, 2011:
- $150 per person
- $120 for members of the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association
Workshop registration includes coffee and soda breaks, and a working lunch.
This workshop will help bring clarity to the RRP Rule, untangle the layers of EPA, HUD and OSHA protocols and requirements, and help with the proper implementation, promotion and enforcement of the Rule.
Who Will Be There?
This workshop will bring together Local and State Public Agencies, Lead Industry Companies, RRP Training Organizations, Community Organizations and RRP Certified Contractors
What Will Be Discussed?
The workshop will examine state adaptations of the rule, both present and planned, and will provide an opportunity for interaction between government officials and others from those states that have taken on the Rule or are in the process of creating a state version of the Rule.
EPA Update of the Rule and Report on Enforcement Strategies (9:00 – 9:45 a.m.)
- Q&A session with EPA Officials
Prescribed Work Practices vs. Ways to Stimulate Innovations (9:45 – 10:15 a.m.)
- Open discussion facilitated by Remodeling Industry Specialist and RRP Expert Shawn McCadden
- Read this blog by Shawn to prepare for the discussion
Review of Proposed Changes to the Rule (10:15 – 11:00 a.m.)
- Expanding clearance testing requirements
- Vertical containment requirements
- Definition of HEPA vacuums’
- On-the-job training requirements
- Allowing certified contractors to collect paint chips
- Other proposed changes
- Notification of changes to the trades
Clarification of Confusions between RRP Work Practices and HUD’s Lead-safe Housing Work Practices, and between OSHA and RRP Worker Safety Practices (11:00 – 11:45 a.m.)
Approved RRP Technologies and Laboratory Services: A Working Lunch (11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)
Examining Promotional, Compliance and Enforcement Strategies, and State-Specific Issues for Implementing the Rule (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
- What can be done by state and local agencies and community organizations to promote compliance and enforcement of the Rule, including integration with permitting, code enforcement, and contractor licensing programs?
- What penalties might contractors or trainers face from EPA and/or the states for violations of the Rule?
- State and EPA plans and efforts for promoting and enforcing the Rule
Bringing about alternative work practices
Clarifying Issues and Technical Aspects of the Rule: An Open Q&A Session (3:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
Note: Workshop Managed by Weil Communications and Marketing, Inc.