EPA RRP Lead Paint Rule, Information, Links and Resources


Shawn McCadden, RRP Work practicesContractors need to know how the new EPA RRP rule will affect their businesses. 

Keep checking back on this page, Shawn is adding new RRP information and related RRP links on a constant basis.




RRP Rule Interpretations and RRP Questions

 Be sure to check out the RRPedia page on this site to find and share information about the EPA RRP


EPA RRP Rule Summary for Remodelers by Shawn McCadden

Shawn has assembled this condensed summary to provide you with a quick overview of what you need to know about this business new game changer for remodelers.

EPA RRP Tools and Supplies Shopping List for Remodelers

Shawn McCadden offers EPA RRP Tools and Supplies Shopping List for remodelers and LBM dealers to help them get ready to do the work and stay in compliance

Subscribe to EPA Lead RRP Updates by E-mail

Get emails from EPA regarding rule updates and amendments.  Select from a list of topics you want to be updated on.

EPA RRP Certified Renovator Training Classes: Dates and locations

Not all training classes are equal.  The right instructor can make a world of difference.  Without practical experience with the realities of remodeling, an instructor might only be book smart. These classes offered by the Contractor Coaching Partnership are well done and include food!

Articles and Interviews Related to EPA RRP

Be careful, there is a lot of mis-information going around out there.  Even the EPA's information can be ambiguous or contradictory depending on what documents you read.  Shawn has tried to do his best to pre-screen these links for accuracy and their value to remodelers.

Remodeling magazine Sr. Editor Stacey Freed interviews attorney D.S. Berenson about what businesses need to consider to protect themselves from legal challenges

Five Things Most Contractors Don't Know About the New Lead Paint Laws

Remodeling Magazine Interview with EPA

Replacement Contractor article titled: Are You Insured for Lead?

Don't assume that your general-liability policy covers you in the event of a lead poisoning suit.

Replacement Contractor Lead Paint Q&A interview With John Zilka, VP of Training for Kachina Contractor Solutions

Angry Response to New Lead Paint Law:

The new rules about lead paint have pushed remodeling company owner Tim Shellnutt of Elk Remodeling, in Fairfax, Va., to include an important notice to customers in his March newsletter.

Information about the health effects of exposure to lead

Contractors who want information about working safely with lead should contact the National Lead Information Center for information about courses and resources on lead-safe work practices.

You can also call  800-424-LEAD (5323)


Information About Working Lead-Safe

A Guide to working safely with residential lead paint

Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance and Renovation Work

How to Safely Change a Lead Contaminated HEPA Vac Bag

OSHA standards for cleaning a respirator apply to EPA RRP work

What do I need to know about Respirators when doing EPA RRP work?

Restricted Practices and Prohibited Practices under the EPA RRP Rule


Links to Additional Resource Materials on the EPA Web Site

Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools (EPA-740-F-08-002, March 2008)

Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: A Handbook for Contractors, Property Managers and Maintenance Personnel Working in Homes, Child Care Facilities and Schools Built Before 1978. (EPA-740-F-08-003, December 2008)

Contractors: Lead Safely During Renovation (EPA 740-F-08-001, March 2008). This short pamphlet provides a quick summary of general information on lead safe work practices to contain, minimize and clean up dust.

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home (EPA 747-K-99-001, June 2003) This is a general information pamphlet on lead-based paint, lead hazards, the effects of lead poisoning and steps you can take to protect your family. 

Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work (HUD-1779-LHC, March 2001). This guide gives step-by-step instruction on lead safe work practices for different jobs in the home.