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(RRP) Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule

The Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP), a Federal regulation, went into effect on April 22, 2010. RRP requires renovation and painting contractors and other trades who work in pre-1978 housing in Louisiana and who might disturb painted surfaces to become Lead Certified Renovators. This rule covers a variety of jobs including: remodeling, renovation, painting, window replacement, electrical work, plumbing, heating & air-conditioning, demolition and services provided by trades such as carpenters, electricians and handymen. RRP also applies to people working for rental property owners, schools, day cares, non-profits and government agencies in Louisiana.

Why is this Federal regulation important?

When surfaces with lead paint are disturbed, particles of metal and dust merge and become a “lead-containing” dust which can severely affect people’s health (especially pregnant women and children). There is NO safe level of lead for your body.

What are the effects of lead on the human body?

  • Learning and Behavioral Problems
  • Kidney Disease
  • Miscarriage and Birth Defects
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depression and Bad Behavior
  • and MUCH more

Lead is also thought to play a major role in society’s crime rate and doubles the number of children in special education classes.