Since the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, residential remodelers have scrambled to bring their job-site practices and record-keeping into compliance. (See "Uncertainty Abounds as Lead-Safe Remodeling Deadline Nears," 3/10; and "EPA Delays Enforcement of Lead-Safety Requirement, But Pleases No One," 8/10.) Eight months into the new regulation, large numbers of remodelers appear to be toeing the new regulatory line as best they can, even as another, more vocal group continues to denounce it as burdensome and unworkable.

The EPA's "Small Entity Compliance Guide" offers practical tips for working within the RRP rule.

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