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EPA’s New Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
When is Compliance with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule Required?
Scope of Rule: Renovation, repair and painting activities on target housing or child-occupied facility built before 1978 performed for compensation after April 22, 2010. Renovation is any modification of any existing structure or portion of an existing structure that results in disturbance of painted surfaces.
· Target Housing: Housing constructed prior to 1978, except:
· Housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities (unless any one or more children age 6 years or under resides or is expected to reside in such housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities); or
· Any 0-bedroom dwelling.
· Child-Occupied Facility: Building, or portion of a building, constructed prior to 1978, visited regularly by the same child, under 6 years of age, on at least two different days within any week (Sunday through Saturday period), provided that each day’s visit lasts at least 3 hours and the combined weekly visits last at least 6 hours, and the combined annual visits last at least 60 hours. It also encompasses:
· Only those common areas that are routinely used by children under age 6, such as restrooms and cafeterias, not simply passed through.
· Exteriors sides of the building immediately adjacent to the child-occupied facility or the common areas routinely used by children under age 6.