EPA has improved and updated its search tool for EPA-certified RRP firms, allowing the public to search by firm name, as well as by location. You can find the search tool at http://cfpub.epa.gov/flpp/searchrrp_firm.htm. EPA-certified firms should encourage their potential customers to use this search tool to check the certification status of firms they are considering hiring.
In addition, EPA has updated its database of Frequent Question (FQ) about the RRP Rule to reflect recent regulatory changes that took effect on October 5, 2011. The searchable database is located at http://toxics.supportportal.com/link/portal/23002/23019/ArticleFolder/615/. In addition to the database, you can also find a searchable pdf version of the FQs at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/rrp-faq.pdf.
Finally, EPA has issued a fact sheet describing how provisions of the RRP rule apply to repairs and renovations done in response to natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes. It is posted on EPA’s website at http://epa.gov/lead/pubs/rrp-disaster-fact-sheet.pdf.
Doreen Cantor Paster
Associate Chief, Lead, Heavy Metals, & Inorganics Branch
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (7404T)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460