The Environmental Protection Agency is reminding contractors that the deadline is approaching for certification in the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.
The rule requires specific work practices when performing work that disturbs paint in homes, child care facilities or schools built before 1978. The rule was issued April 22, 2008; contractors were given two years go be trained and certified.
Landlords, property managers and their employees are responsible for ensuring compliance with the rule.
More information about the Kansas certification and training program is at www.kshealthyhomes.org.