On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would postpone enforcement of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule:

Because of concern that contractors in some areas may be having difficulty accessing training classes, EPA recently announced that it is providing renovation firms and workers additional time to obtain training and certifications to comply with the new lead rules. EPA will not take enforcement action for violations of the rule’s firm certification requirement until October 1, 2010, and will not enforce certification requirements against individual renovation workers if they apply to enroll in certified renovator classes by September 30, 2010 and complete the training by December 31, 2010.

Learn more about lead paint rules from EPA.gov and Realtor.org.