Monday, April 1, 2013

Oklahoma Joins EPA-Authorized States for RRP Rule

Oklahoma, OK - As of Spring 2013, Oklahoma has been authorized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 13th state to run its own Lead Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting program in lieu of the federal EPA program.

What this means for painters, renovators, and contractors who perform work in Oklahoma:
  • If you are already an EPA Certified Renovator: Reciprocity will be granted to perform work in Oklahoma until your initial training certification expires. Refresher training must be taken with an Oklahoma-approved training provider, following the state curriculum requirements.
  • If you are NOT already certified by the EPA or other EPA-authorized state: Candidates must attend an Oklahoma-approved training course, and register for Firm Certification with the state (Oklahoma RRP Firm Application). The fee is $300 and is valid for 5 years.
If you perform renovation, repair, or painting activities in Oklahoma on housing or residential buildings older than 1978, make sure you are complying with these new state requirements. For details on the EPA's RRP Rule, visit http://www.greenedu.com/epa-lead-rrp-overview or call Green Education Services at 646-564-3546.