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Can I do RRP work if my firm is not a EPA Certified Firm yet?

Posted by Shawn McCadden on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 @ 03:43 PM


Will a renovator working for a firm that has submitted a certification application to EPA but has not received its certification be allowed to work on pre-1978 properties assuming compliance with all other requirement of the EPA RRP Rule?

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According to the EPA web site:

"No.  Beginning April 22, 2010, no firm may perform, offer, or claim to perform renovations covered by the RRP Rule without certification from EPA"

NOTE:  If you are a Certified Renovator, acting as a subcontractor working for and being paid by a certified firm, you can work under the rule.   

NOTE: The fine for working without firm certification is $37,500 per violation per day.  Willful violation of the rule is subject to an additional fine of $37,000 and or prison time.

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