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EPA/OCSPP RIN: 2070-AJ56 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings 
Abstract: Section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act requires the EPA to regulate renovation or remodeling activities in target housing (most pre-1978 housing), pre-1978 public buildings, and commercial buildings that create lead-based paint hazards. On April 22, 2008, the EPA issued a final rule to address lead-based paint hazards created by these activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities (child-occupied facilities are a subset of pre-1978 public and commercial buildings where children under age 6 spend a significant amount of time). The 2008 rule established requirements for training renovators, other renovation workers, and dust sampling technicians; for certifying renovators, dust sampling technicians, and renovation firms; for accrediting providers of renovation and dust sampling technician training; for renovation work practices; and for recordkeeping. After the 2008 rule was published, the EPA was sued, in part, for failing to address potential hazards created by the renovation of public and commercial buildings. In the settlement agreement and subsequent amendments, the EPA agreed to commence proceedings to determine whether or not renovations of public and commercial buildings create hazards. Further, if these activities do create hazards, the EPA agreed to propose work practice and other requirements by March 31, 2017, and to take final action, if appropriate, no later than 18 months after the proposal. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 745   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2682(c)(3) Toxic Substances Control Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Judicial  Hold Public Meeting - 2012 Amended Settlement Agreement.  06/01/2013 
NPRM  Judicial  2015 Amended Settlement Agreement.  03/21/2017 
Final  Judicial  2015 Amended Settlement Agreement.  09/01/2019 
Other  Judicial  ANPRM - 2009 Settlement Agreement in National Assoc. of Homebuilders v. EPA 08-1193 D.C. Cir.  04/22/2010 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per 6/19/2015 Amended Settlement Agreement in New York Coalition to End Lead Poisoning v. EPA

Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/06/2010  75 FR 24848   
Notice  12/31/2012  77 FR 76996   
Notice  05/13/2013  78 FR 27906   
Notice  05/30/2014  79 FR 31072   
Notice  08/06/2014  79 FR 45796   
NPRM  04/00/2017 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0173
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: Undetermined  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 236210 Industrial Building Construction; 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction; 238150 Glass and Glazing Contractors; 238170 Siding Contractors; 238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors; 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 238310 Drywall and Insulation Contractors; 238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors; 238340 Tile and Terrazzo Contractors; 238350 Finish Carpentry Contractors; 238390 Other Building Finishing Contractors; 531120 Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses); 531312 Nonresidential Property Managers; 921190 Other General Government Support 
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

Jonathan Shafer
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7404T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0789