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New E.P.A. Guidelines for Lead Paint in Florida

As of April 22, 2010 the EPA's new "Renovation, Repair and Painting" (RRP) rule becomes effective for all of Florida. As of that date, any contractor, firm, or person working on, or renovating any, "Target Housing" (generally, target housing is any residential home or child care facility built before 1978) where more than 10 square feet of interior wall or more than 20 square feet of exterior wall is to be disturbed, repaired, altered or replaced - must be certified. Windows and doors however are subject to the lead RRP rules regardless of their size. Both the contracting firm and individual person MUST BE CERTIFIED by the EPA in accordance with the lead renovation and remodeling program.