Contractors operating in the state of Rhode Island must follow that state's regulations related to the RRP Rule, not EPA's.
The RI Rules and Regulations For Lead Poisoning Prevention were amended, filed with the Secretary of State and became effective on March 30th.
According to Rosemary Sheets, a Supervising Industrial Hygienist for the RI Department of Health, the main sections dealing with renovation training, licensure and work practices are Sections 14.0-Lead Hazard Control Standard, 18.0-Certification Requirements To Conduct Training Courses and 20.0-Licensing Requirements To Conduct Lead Hazard Control Work.
The RI Rule does differ in many ways from the EPA RRP Rule. Contractors who have attended the EPA Certified Renovator classes should review the regulations for differences in the RI rule before working in RI to avoid potential violations and any related penalties and or fines.
Those who work in MA can check the MA RRP Update Tag in the blue box to the left for the latest regarding Massachuesetts' intention to administer the rule in that state.