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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AK02 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Lead-Based Paint Program; Amendment to Jurisdictions and Renovator Refresher Training Requirements 

EPA is developing a final rule that would implement several minor amendments to the EPA lead-based paint program that would improve efficiencies and save resources for those involved. On January 14, 2015, EPA proposed changes to the EPA lead-based paint program that would, among other things, amend the renovation, repair and painting rule by removing the requirement for hands-on refresher training for renovators so that they can take the refresher course online and without the need to travel to a training facility for the hands-on portion. EPA also proposed to amend the lead-based paint abatement program by removing the requirement for firms, training providers and individuals to apply for and be certified or accredited in each jurisdiction where they work (i.e., State, tribe or territory where EPA runs the abatement program). After years of implementing the abatement program, the Agency believes that jurisdictions are no longer needed. Eliminating jurisdictions would increase efficiencies for all involved, lower burden and costs for applicants and save EPA time processing applications. A separate Regulatory Agenda entry (RIN 2070-AK04) addresses EPA's related final rule addresses an extension of certifications for certain renovators so that they may benefit from the cost savings associated with these minor amendments.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2682 Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/14/2015  80 FR 1873   
Final Rule  12/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0304
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OPPT-2014-0304  
Sectors Affected: 236 Construction of Buildings; 238 Specialty Trade Contractors; 531 Real Estate; 611110 Elementary and Secondary Schools; 611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools; 624410 Child Day Care Services 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Marc Edmonds
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0758

Michelle Price
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0744