States Authorized by EPA to Manage the RRP Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorizes states, tribes, and territories (hereinafter referred to as “state”) to administer and enforce its Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The state program must be at least as protective as the EPA RRP program and provide for adequate enforcement. To view EPA’s latest guidance to states on authorization and identification of states with authority, see www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm#states.
Most states allow for reciprocity for people who have already been certified by an EPA-accredited training provider and for firms who have already become EPA-certified renovation firms. However, states are allowed to make their own decisions.
Generally, training providers must pursue approval from each state in order to provide training for state certification after the state’s rules go into effect. They should be aware that some states are going beyond the EPA’s RRP rule and requiring individual renovators to be certified by the state.
EPA has delegated authority to implement the RRP to the following states (in order of adoption): Wisconsin, Iowa, North Carolina, Utah, Mississippi, Kansas, Rhode Island, Oregon, Massachusetts, Alabama, Washington, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Delaware .
The following states have existing rules regarding renovation training but have not adopted RRP: Illinois, New Jersey, and Ohio.
For guidelines on how to register as a lead-safe certified firm with EPA or an authorized state, click here.
|STATE OR TERRITORY||AUTHORIZATION DATE||KEY LINKS||HIGHLIGHTS|
|Alabama||11.16.2010||Official page||To learn more about Alabama’s program, including how to apply for certification or find trainings, contact the Alabama Lead Program at 334.206.5373 or 205.348.4667, or visit the state website at www.Alabamasafestate.ua.edu or www.adph.org/lead.
See Alabama Code §§ 22-37A-1 to 22-37A-9.
|Alaska||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|American Samoa||No page identified||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Arkansas||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|District of Columbia||Official page|
|Florida||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP. Need legislative authority.|
|Guam||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Idaho||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Iowa||01.19.2010||Official page||EPA officially authorized state as of 01.19.2010. Iowa offers reciprocity so that renovators trained in other states may be certified in Iowa. See application for renovators certified outside of Iowa.|
|Kansas||04.19.2010||Official page||Adopted 04.08.2010. Effective 04.09.2010. EPA announced 04.19.2010.|
|Louisiana||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Massachusetts||07.09.2010||Official page||To learn more about Massachusetts’ program, including how to apply for certification or find training, contact the Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety at 617.969.7177, or visit the state website.
See M.G.L.A. ch.111 §197B.
|Mississippi||04.12.2010||Official page||Regulations were adopted 12.10.2009. See MS Code Ann. §§ 49-17-501(a). EPA announced 4.12.2010.|
|Montana||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Nebraska||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|New Hampshire||Official page|
|New Jersey||Official page||Renovators working in multifamily buildings may need to comply with NJ Lead Safe Maintenance rules, which require additional training beyond RRP. EPA-accredited training providers may request permission from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to teach a nine-hour RRP/NJ Maintenance class that meets both requirements.|
|New Mexico||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|New York||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|North Carolina||Official page||Temporary rule went into effect 01.01.2010 and required immediate compliance. Trainer qualifications follow EPA rules. Individual renovators and training providers must be certified by the state.|
|North Dakota||Official page|
|Ohio||Official page||Ohio requires RRP training providers to be state-approved. The e-learning format is not approved. Instructors must complete 24 hours of certified lead training and have three years of construction experience. There are additional requirements for training managers.|
|Oklahoma||2013||Official page||Adopted RRP. Went into effect September 2013.|
|Oregon||05.03.2010||Official page||RRP statute passed in Spring 2009. Oregon officially recognized by EPA on 05.03.2010. See OR Rev. Stat. §§ 431.920.|
|Puerto Rico||No page identified||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Rhode Island||04.20.2010||Official page||Announced by EPA 04.20.2010.|
|South Carolina||Official page||No plans to seek EPA approval.|
|South Dakota||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Texas||Official page||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Utah||04.20.2010||Official page||Utah received administrative rule approval on 04.07.2010. The rule was effective the next day. EPA announced 04.20.2010. All RRP renovator training providers teaching in Utah must be approved by the Utah LBP Program on or after the effective date of the Utah LBP Administrative Rules. See Utah Code Ann. § 19-2-104.|
|Virgin Islands (U.S.)||No plans to adopt RRP.|
|Virginia||Official page||See VA Code Ann. §§ 54.1-500.|
|West Virginia||Official page|
|Wisconsin||10.20.2009||Official page||The permanent rule was published 04.01.2010, replacing the previous emergency rule. The entire rule became effective 04.22.2010.
Wisconsin requires training providers to be state accredited but will accept training certificates from EPA- or state-approved courses from outside states. Individual renovators and companies must be certified by the state. No owner-occupied opt-out provision in rule.
|Wyoming||No page identified||No plans to adopt RRP.|