24 March 2010
Airtek Launches EPA Lead Renovator Training Course
Good News! Airtek has launched an EPA Lead Renovator Training Course. It’s a new law with severe penalties. After April 22, 2010, contractors and property owners who perform renovation, repair, and painting that disturb lead based paint in pre-1978 housing or child occupied facility must be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and must follow the lead-safe work practices required by EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The penalty for non-compliance could be $32,500 per violation.
This urgent need to become EPA certified has created a huge industry demand for lead renovator training. Airtek Environmental Corp., a leading provider of environmental consulting and industry training services has launched a superior, approved EPA lead renovator training course to meet this growing demand.
The New EPA Lead Renovator Rule
The new EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule focuses on “target housing” and “child-occupied facility”. A “target house” could be a home or a residential unit that was built prior to December 31, 1977. This definition does not include housing for the elderly or disabled, unless a child who is less than 6 years old resides in the house. A “child-occupied facility” is a building constructed before 1978 and regularly visited by a child under 6 years of age.
As of April 22, 2010, firms performing renovation, repair, or painting activities that affect lead-based paint in pre-1978 housing or child occupied facility are required to obtain EPA lead renovator certification. In order to become certified, renovation firms must take and pass an EPA accredited lead renovator course. Airtek Environmental Corp. is a leading EPA approved provider of this required course.
Exclusions from the RRP Rule
Projects that do not affect lead-based paint containing components are excluded from the RRP rule. The EPA has also established guidelines for minor repairs, such as interior renovations that affect less than 6 square feet of painted surface per room and exterior renovations that affect less than 20 square feet of painted surface per side, that are excluded from the new rule.
The Penalty for Non-Compliance
The civil fines for non-compliance could be up to $32,500 per violation. In addition, a criminal fine of up to $32,500 including jail time will be imposed if a violation is knowingly and willfully committed.
The Airtek EPA Lead Renovator Training Course
Airtek Environmental Corp. is one of the EPA accredited provider of the lead renovator course. Because the firm is both a lead-based paint management and training services provider, the Airtek lead renovator course is superior in quality.
Airtek’s lead renovator program is comprehensive because of the firm’s 20 year experience. As a lead-based paint management consultant, Airtek has extensive knowledge of industry practices, standards, and regulations. In addition, the Airtek course instructor has over 30 years of experience teaching courses related to lead-based paint. This combination of knowledge and training capability allows the firm to deliver a lead renovator training program of higher quality.
Renovators who register for the course at Airtek Environmental Corp. benefit from the firm’s quality training. Students at Airtek learn not only the lead safe work practices as required by the EPA, but also the standards and regulations relevant to their industry. They learn from professionals who have field experience in applying the lead-based paint safety practices. The course is a combination of classroom and hands-on training, giving the students an extensive learning experience.
Airtek’s Lead Renovator Course is EPA approved for certification under Section 402 of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).