Year Congress established national goal of eliminating lead-based paint hazards in housing/Year EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule takes effect


Hours of classroom, hands-on, and refresher (after five years) training required, respectively, for RRP certification

National Association of Home Builders


Number of contractors who will need RRP certification if EPA eliminates the “opt-out” provision for homeowners with no children under the age of 6

Environmental Protection Agency


Number of training providers accredited by EPA to provide RRP-certification training

EPA, as of 11/16/09