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MAREI Asks “The EPA RRP Rule has been in effect since April 2010, are you in compliance?"
Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors is hosting Tom Brick, representative of the US EPA to discuss required record keeping for the April 2012 RRP Rule. If you deal in houses built before 1978 you need to be in compliance.
The EPA’s RRP Rule
Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained to follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. This rule affects contractors, landlords, property managers, and home flippers who work in residential properties built before 1978 and requires classes, certification, safe work practices and record keeping.
While most people who are affected have some knowledge of what is to be done. Many have taken steps to take the required classes and get certified. Yet there is still mis-information being shared that landlords, property managers, and home flippers are not affected, that it is all on the contractor doing the work. And no one really seems to know the required documentation that needs to be kept. And failure to follow the right safe work practices and document it properly can result in fines in excess of $30,000 per occurance.
To help educate the general public as well as our members, Mid-America Association of Real Estate Investors has invited EPA representative Tom Brick to our April 10th, monthly meeting to give us a brief history of Lead Issues, the RRP Rule and to cover who needs to be taking active steps and exactly how to document those steps. All MAREI members are encouraged to bring a guest – free of charge to learn more. If you do not know a MAREI member and want to attend, please visit go to http://mareinet.com/
What Others are Saying
“After attending an RRP training class, we were under the impression as house flippers that the documentation was a requirement of the contractor, not the home owner. After being audited by Tom Brick, we were informed otherwise.!” —Kim Tucker, home flipper
The first 100 people to receive compliance assistance packets. So be sure to arrive early to receive your packet.
For more Info
For more information and to register for the event, please visit www.MAREInet.com or give us a call at 913-815-0111 or email us at info@MAREInet.com.
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