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Why do I need lead paint removal training?
Georgia’s RRP Rules became effective on December 9, 2010. On July 5, 2011, Georgia became the 12th state to receive authorization from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer and enforce EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division – Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Program is delegated to administer the federal RRP program in Georgia. The penalties for not being certified are very stiff, up to $37,500/per day per incident. This summary of Georgia’s RRP Program highlights the areas where Georgia is different from EPA. The Georgia RRP Rule applies to the following renovation, repair and painting (RRP) work:
- Renovations completed for compensation;
- In residential houses and apartments built before 1978;
- In child-occupied facilities such as schools and daycare centers built before 1978;
- When disturbing more than 6 ft2 of lead painted or coated surfaces per interior room; or
- When disturbing more than 20 ft2 of lead painted or coated surfaces on exteriors.
- When replacing windows of any size; and
- Partial demolitions of structures, walls, or components that are not entire structure demolitions.
- Georgia regulates child-occupied facilities that will be visited by the same child, six years of age or under, on at least two different days within the same week (Sunday through Saturday),provided each day’s visit lasts at least three hours and the combined weekly visit lasts at least six hours.
In response to this critical public health risk, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 1994 (O.C.G.A. 31-41-1, et seq). The Act has been amended four times with the last revisions adopting renovation activities in 2010 and 2011. The Executive Board of the Department of Natural Resources promulgated the Rules of Lead–Based Paint Abatement, Certification, and Accreditation, Chapter 391-3-24 in 1996. These rules were amended in 1998, 2002, and 2010. The 2010 amendments renamed the rules the "Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Rules" and added the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. The Rules of Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management, Chapter 391-3-24, established requirements for two lead-based paint programs:
1. Lead Abatement Program
2. Lead Renovation Program
What do I need to do to become an EPA Lead Certified Firm?
You will need to apply to the EPA to become an EPA Certified Firm. The link to download those forms can be found here. There are a number of forms to be completed, and approval after submission may take several weeks, so get them in as quickly as possible. This certification is valid for 5 years. Five years after certification your firm will need to be re-certified.
Does this Rule apply to me?
or "Who needs to have an EPA and Georgia EPD lead renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) certification?"
Potentially affected businesses include, but are not limited to: 1. Construction and renovation work for compensation done in single-family, multi-family housing, and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 by the following entities: - Building construction contractors - Renovators - Specialty Trade Contractors 2. Window Replacement Contractors 3. Plumbers when disturbing painted surfaces 4. Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors 5. Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 6. Electrical Contractors 7. Finish Carpentry Contractors 8. Drywall and Insulation Contractors 9. Siding Contractors, Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 10. Glass and Glazing Contractors -Owners, Managers and Maintenance Personnel 11. Real Estate Leasers of Residential Buildings and Dwellings 12. Residential Property Managers 13. Child and Day Care Service Providers 14. Elementary Schools with Kindergarten and First Grade Classrooms - Environmental Remediation Contractors 15. Asbestos Abatement Contractors 16. Mold Removal Contractors
What is taught?
During the EPA Lead RRP Certification training in Atlanta, you will learn the 'Dos and Don'ts' of proper lead based paint removal procedures and how to easily integrate these lead-safe work practices into your restorations.
Lead Safety Training learning objectives include:
In addition to lead safety practices, course participants will develop a comprehensive understanding of the effects of lead poisoning, lead poisoning symptoms, who can be at risk, and the rationale behind the EPA RRP Rule.
We strive to make our lead training classes as informative and enjoyable as possible. Our instructors understand your business as well as the need to find a balance between your firm's financial and health safety concerns. In addition to lead safe work practices, you will learn how to easily and effectively integrate these new procedures into your daily work routine. Participants will leave the lead training course fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to educate clients and co-workers in the required lead paint abatement and containment methods. That's our guarantee - "Training that Helps it all Make Sense."
Lead Paint Training a division of GeoLOGIC E.S.I EPA and GA EPD renovator Certification
EPA and GA EPD Renovator Certification in Atlanta and Marietta