The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed enforcement of its Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) to Oct. 1. The rule had become effective on April 22. This delay is a response to concerns raised by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, its building industry coalition allies and several members of Congress, according to the trade group.
The extension allows remodeling firms and their employees additional time to be certified by the EPA. All remodelers still have to abide by current lead-safe work practices, whether they're certified or not.