States Authorized by EPA to Manage the RRP Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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: Wisconsin, Iowa, North Carolina, Utah, Mississippi, Kansas, Rhode Island, Oregon, Massachusetts, Alabama, Washington, Georgia, and Oklahoma (in order of adoption).

The following states have existing rules regarding renovation training but have not adopted RRP: Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio.

For guidelines on how to register as a lead-safe certified firm with EPA or an authorized state, click here.
 

State Auth. 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 AL Code §§ 22-37A-1 to 22-37A-9.
 
Alaska
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
American Samoa
No page found. No plans to adopt RRP.
Arizona
Official page No information available.
Arkansas   Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
California







Official page





Exploring adoption of RRP. It has an existing renovation rule. It requires the use of lead-safe work practices for dealing with paint failures and covers all pre-1978 housing. NCSL indicates that state has authority to adopt RRP rule per West's Ann. CA Health & Safety Code § 105250.
 
Colorado   Official page No information available.
Connecticut   Official page No information available.
Delaware   Official page Adopted RRP. Went into effect in 2014.
District of Columbia



Official page


DC is developing rules pursuant to the Lead Hazard Prevention and Elimination Act of 2008.
 
Florida
Official page No plans to adopt RRP. Need legislative authority.
Georgia






7.5.2011






Official page






To learn more about Georgia's program, including how to apply for certification or find training, contact the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Program at 404.363.7026 or visit the following website: www.gaepd.org/Documents/index_land.html.

Guam
No page found. No plans to adopt RRP.
Hawaii
Official page No information available.
Idaho
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Illinois







Official page






A rule is expected in late 2011. Existing rules require training providers to be state-approved. Apparently, state will accept certificates from students trained out of state. If lead-based paint is confirmed to be present, a lead abatement contractor may have to perform the work.
 
Indiana


Official page

Legislation to allow adoption of the RRP rule failed to pass.
Iowa






1.19.2010






Official page

Certification Rule

Prerenovation notice

Program website
EPA officially authorized state as of 1.19.2010. Iowa offers reciprocity so that renovators trained in other states may be certified in Iowa. See application for renovators certified outside of Iowa. [link].  
Kansas 4.19.2010 Official page

Regulations
Adopted 4.8.2010. Effective 4.9.2010. EPA announced 4.19.2010.
Kentucky


Official page

Unknown, but state is reportedly not seeking delegation.
Louisiana
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Maine   Official page No information available.
Maryland   Official page No information available.
Massachusetts






7.9.2010






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.
Michigan
Official page No information available.
Minnesota


Official page
Rule expected before the end of 2010. See Minn. Stat. Ann. §§ 144.9501 sub. 22.
Mississippi


4.12.2010


Official page

Regulations
Regulations were adopted 12.10.2009. See MS Code Ann. §§ 49-17-501(a). EPA announced 4.12.2010.
Missouri
Official page No information available.
Montana
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Nebraska
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Nevada
Official page No plans to seek approval.
New Hampshire   Official page No information available.
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

New York City main site
No plans to adopt RRP.


North Carolina





  Official page

Final Rule

Letter to Training Providers
Temporary rule went into effect on January 1, 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 No information available.
Ohio






  Official page

Application Forms




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   Official page Adopted RRP. Went into effect September 2013.
Oregon











5.3.2010











Official page


Contact
Brett Sherry







RRP statute passed in Spring 2009. Oregon officially recognized by EPA on 5.3.2010. See OR Rev. Stat. §§ 431.920.

To learn more about Oregon's program, including how to applying for certification or find trainings, contact Brett Sherry, manager of lead programs for the state of Oregon, or visit the following sites:
www.oregon.gov/CCB/lead-based-paint.shtml or www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/lead/Renovation_Repair_Painting_Rule.shtml.

Pennsylvania   Official page  
Puerto Rico
No page found. No plans to adopt RRP.
Rhode Island 4.20.2010 Official page Announced by EPA 4.20.2010.
South Carolina
Official page No plans to seek EPA approval.
South Dakota
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Tennessee





Official page

Contact
Adrianne White
 
Proposed in August 2009. State responding to comments and may finalize later in 2011.   
Texas
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
Utah







4.20.2010







Official page

Contact
Bob Ford




Utah received administrative rule approval on 4.7.2010. The rule was effective the next day. EPA announced 4.20.2010. 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. 
 
Vermont   Official page No information available.
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
No page found. No plans to adopt RRP.
Virginia



















Official page

Rule notice

Contact
David Dick













The Commonwealth of Virginia, Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors has received statutory authority from the Virginia General Assembly to promulgate regulations to implement an RRP regulatory program in Virginia. Virginia plans to apply for EPA state accreditation as a part of implementing the RRP regulatory program.

The Notice of Intended Regulatory Action step has been completed and RRP regulations are under development. The best way to keep track of their progress is to visit www.townhall.virginia.gov and sign up to receive e-mails announcing each promulgation step. The next step is to publish proposed regulations for public comment. No reliable timeline presently available.

See VA Code Ann. §§ 54.1-500.
 

Washington




3.16.2011




Official page

Contact
 Cynthia Sanderson
 
To learn more about Washington's program, including how to apply for certification or find trainings, contact Cynthia Sanderson or visit the following site: www.commerce.wa.gov/lead.

West Virginia   Official page No information available.
Wisconsin









10.20.2009









Official page

Rule






The permanent rule was published 4.1.2010, replacing the previous emergency rule. The entire rule became effective 4.22.2010.

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
Official page No plans to adopt RRP.
 
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