Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lead RRP Quiz One Answers

About two weeks ago we posted an RRP Quiz for readers - below is the answers and brief reasoning! Please be sure to follow for future quizzes.

1. Lead paint testing is required under the EPA's RRP Rule before beginning work on a pre-1978 house.
  1. True 
  2. False 
B. A firm may always assume the presence of lead-based paint and proceed in accordance with all RRP requirements.

2. Lead exposure causes what common medical issues in children?
  1. Lowered IQ
  2. Damage to the brain and nervous system
  3. Learning and behavioral difficulties
  4. Slowed growth
  5. All the above
E. Sure, all the above is always the answer! But, seriously, lead paint can lead to a litany of medical issues, especially with young children. It's important to remember there is a legitimate reason for the EPA's lead rules, even if they seem tedious and costly.

3. How long after my RRP project can the EPA audit my records?
  1. 6 months
  2. 1 year
  3. 2 years
  4. 3 years
  5. 5 years
D. Generally, the EPA does not catch contractors on the job violating the RRP rule - there are just too many contractors and not enough EPA investigators. Instead, the EPA usually finds violations in contractor records, so it's vital to keep pristine records for at least 3 years after the project completion. Our Lead-Safe RRP Project Binder can definitely help with that.

4. When testing a work area, does one spot-test kit or paint chip sample suffice for any single component?
  1. Yes
  2. No
A. The certified renovator is only required to use one spot test kit or paint chip sample for each component, even if the surface of the component is extensive (e.g., a large wall).

5. True or False: To comply with the RRP Rule, a Sole Proprietor does NOT need to apply for the EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification in addition to attending the 1-day Renovator training class.
  1. True
  2. False
B. Even if you are a sole proprietor you must complete Lead Renovator Initial Training AND obtain your EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification.

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