EPA’S RRP RULE: LESSONS FROM YEAR ONE TO GUIDE CHANGES FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS
A Special One-Day Program Presented in Cooperation with EPA Officials for Contractors, Public Agency Officials, Lead Industry Practitioners, Trainers, Property Owners and Lead Poisoning Prevention Advocates to Discuss Improvement, Enforcement and Promotion of the RRP Rule
August 2, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
The program provides opportunities to meet with key EPA officials with responsibility for the RRP Rule to:
Explore What’s Being Done and What More Can be Done to
- Promote and Enforce the RRP Rule
- Examine Recent Changes to the RRP Rule and Suggest Future Changes
- Explore Status of State Delegation of the Rule
- Get Answers to Your Questions
The EPA RRP Rule represents the most significant and far-reaching Federal lead regulation since HUD published the Lead-Safe Housing Rule over 10 years ago. How to properly implement the various components of the rule has created many issues and concerns among public agencies, community groups, contractors and property owners.
The program will take place just days after EPA publishes new RRP Rule changes at the end of July that could significantly change key elements of the Rule – including provisions that may require post-cleanup dust wipe and/or clearance testing, set the stage for applying the Rule to public and commercial buildings, change RRP training requirements…and more.
The program is sponsored by the Lead and Environmental Hazards Association (LEHA), a national organization whose membership represents certified lead industry practitioners, lead hazard control and healthy housing officials, and lead poisoning prevention advocates. A second sponsoring organization is the National Center for Healthy Housing, a national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to establishing healthy, green, and safe homes for families across all income levels through research, education, training and policy efforts.
This program, that includes officials from EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics and its Office of Civil Enforcement, provides an opportunity to present proposals to EPA for their consideration, deliberation and response at an appropriate time. The program provides a forum for an open discussion of ways that EPA and state governments might clarify the Rule, simplify how EPA, HUD and OSHA protocols are simultaneously taught to renovators and enforced, and strengthen implementation, promotion and enforcement of the Rule to increase compliance and level the playing field for law-abiding renovation firms.
Program participants include federal, local and state government officials; representatives from contracting companies, property management and owner organizations; national and local lead poisoning prevention and lead hazard control organizations; lead inspection, risk assessment and remediation industry leaders; RRP training providers; and, advocacy organizations.
The Program starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes by 5:00 p.m. It will be followed by a Post-Program Caucus and Reception.
Each agenda item will consist of a presentation, followed by specific recommendations to EPA on the item being discussed and a Q&A period.
Post-Program Caucus and Reception at 5:00 p.m.
Attendees are invited to continue discussions on RRP issues, EPA’s positions on these issues, and appropriate reporting and follow-up processes during the caucus and reception.
Registration payment does not have to accompany the registration form
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