EPA Seminar of Interest to Builders, Contractors, Property Managers


The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule which went into effect on April 22 of this year affects contractors, property managers, and others who disturb more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior known or presumed lead-based paint. This strict new rule covers any work performed for pay, including painting, and remodeling that results in the disturbance of painted surfaces in pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities. Examples include removal or modification of painted components such as doors; repairing a painted surface or preparing it for repainting by sanding, scraping or by performing any action that may generate paint dust, removal of walls, ceilings and other structures; replastering, re-plumbing; weatherization work and all window replacements. The Pike County Builders Association is offering an EPA certification class on this topic on May 8 at Hampton Inn in Matamoras. The class is half-day lecture with half-day hands-on work.

The Pike County Builders Association (PCBA) will sponsor a one-day EPA Certification Course on May 8 at the Hampton Inn in Matamoras from 8:00am – 5:00 p.m. The class runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes a light breakfast and lunch. The cost is $200 for PCBA members and $240 for non-members. It will be taught by EnviroEd, LLC partnering with the National Center for Healthy Housing (an EPA-accredited training provider). The class size is limited, call the PCBA office at (570) 296-5589 or email pcba@ptd.net.