Jump to main content

Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Search the Frequent Questions for immediate answers to the most common questions asked by others or send a question to our customer care team.

 

  1. ViewedMost Popular Topics
  2. 22297Why do water systems add phosphate to drinking water? What are the health effects of drinking water containing phosphates?
  3. 18924Are nanomaterials regarded as "chemical substances"?
  4. 18527How much will it cost contractors to comply with the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule?
  5. 17316Do test results from a certified renovator using an EPA recognized test kit (40 CFR § 745.83) or performing paint chip sampling (40 CFR § 745.82) become an official part of the lead-based paint testing record for that house thus negating the need for a certified lead inspector or certified lead risk assessor to conduct the inspection in that area of the house? Can a certified renovator conduct a complete lead-based paint inspection and give the property owner as an inspection report?
  6. 16591Is it a violation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) for a homeowner to hire a firm that is not certified?
  1. Most Recent Topics
  2. 06/09/2015The lead information pamphlet titled "Renovate Right" states there is a kit consumers can use to collect samples to send to a lab if they suspect any lead hazards have been left after a renovation. Do samples like these need to be taken by certified abatement personnel or a dust sampling technician?
  3. 05/13/2015Must self-employed or one-person businesses that perform lead-based paint activities, such as lead-based paint inspections, risk assessments, or abatements, be certified as firms in addition to being certified as individuals?
  4. 05/13/2015I took my renovator training class on May 1st, 2010. On April 16th, 2015, EPA published a Federal Register notice (80 FR 20444) that extended the training expiration for certain renovators. My training expiration was extended, will I get a new course completion certificate that says my expiration was extended?
  5. 05/13/2015I took my renovator training class on April 1st, 2010. How does the final rule that extended renovator training expirations published in the Federal Register on April 16th, 2015 (80 FR 20444), affect me? Does it change my firm certification as well?
  6. 05/13/2015I took the renovator refresher training in March 2015. Does the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 16th, 2015, (80 FR 20444) extend my renovator training expiration from 5 to 6 years?

Frequent Questions

  1. My Recent Topics
  2. You do not currently have any "My Recent Topics" information. You will see your most recent viewed topics when you begin to browse the Knowledgebase

Jump to main content.