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Lead-Based Paint Renovation (LBPR)
Federal LBP Regulation
The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places requirements on construction that might involve lead-based paint (LBP). The EPA:
 
     • Adopts lead renovation, repair and painting (RRP) program rules
     • Certifies training providers
     • Certifies contractors in states that do not have a state program
     • Approves states to “take over” the RRP program
 
Oregon received EPA approval to “take over” the RRP program.
 
For construction contractors, Oregon requires a license from the CCB. To work in states not granted federal authority, you will need the EPA certification. If you work in one of the other states given authority, you may need a separate state license.
 
Businesses that work on “target housing” and “child-occupied facilities” but are not required to have a CCB license (for example school districts) should contact the *Oregon Health Authority or call 971-673-0440, 1-877-290-6767 for information.


* Formally known as Oregon Department of Human Services.

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Oregon Program
In 2009, the Oregon legislature passed House Bill 2134. The Oregon Health Authority and the CCB are charged with operating the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program. On May 3, 2010, the EPA approved the state program.
 
For contractors, the program is a Certified Lead Based Paint Renovation (LBPR) Contractor License. CCB issues the annual license to contractors that have completed RRP training.
 
Businesses that work on “target housing” (housing built before 1978) and “child-occupied facilities” (where any child under age regularly visits, such as daycares or preschools) but are not required to have a CCB license (for example school districts) should contact the Department of Human Services for information.
 
All license holders are subject to requirements for notices, work practices and record-keeping.
 
The state program is governed by (1) laws passed by the legislature (called statutes) and (2) regulations adopted by the agencies (called rules). Information on laws and rules can be found below.



*Work on any housing built before 1978 (target housing) is subject to the lead based paint renovation rules.

**Child occupied facilities where any child under age regularly visits, such as daycares or preschools, are subject to the lead based paint renovation rules.
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Who must get the LBPR Contractor License
Contractors that perform renovation on target housing or child-occupied facilities are covered by the program. They need to have a certified LBPR contractor license.
 
Renovation means modifying any existing structure (or portion of the structure) that disturbs the painted surface.
     • Renovation includes, for example:
        o Modification of painted or varnished door
        o Restoring building surfaces
        o Window repair
        o Painting preparation (scraping, sanding)
        o Removal of walls, ceilings, plumbing and windows
        o Window replacement
        o Weatherization projects
        o Interim controls that disturb painted surfaces
     • Renovation does not include “minor repair and maintenance.”
     • Minor repair and maintenance means disrupting 6 square feet or less of painted interior 
       surface or 20 square feet or less of painted exterior surface.
 
Target housing is any housing built before 1978, except (1) housing for the elderly or persons with disabilities or (2) any housing with no bedrooms.
 
Child-occupied facilities mean a building, or part of a building, regularly used by the same child under age 6.
     • Child-occupied facilities may include, for example:
        o Day care centers
        o Preschools
        o Kindergarten classrooms
        o Restrooms commonly used by children under 6
     • Child-occupied facilities likely do not include:
        o Sunday school classrooms (used only weekly)
        o Supermarkets (visits less than 3 hours; not same child)
        o Hallways in public schools


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Certified LBP Renovation Contractor License Application
CCB offers a certified LBP renovation contractor license to contractors that have current, valid licenses with CCB. The contractor must also have at least one owner or employee who has completed RRP training. The license costs $50 and is good for one year. It may be renewed annually for $50.
 
Click here for a license application form for a certified LBP renovation contractor.
 
(Note: Businesses that work on “target housing” or “child-occupied facilities” but are not required to have a contractor’s license (for example, a school district) should contact the OHA.)


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About RRP Training
The RRP training is an 8-hour, hands-on course that business owners or employees must take to become a certified renovator. Upon completing the course, the individual receives a course completion certificate. The RRP course completion certificate is valid for five (5) years.
 
For an RRP course to qualify, it must be offered by a training provider accredited by the EPA or the OHA. CCB does not accredit or approve training providers.
 
To find an accredited training provider, view the webpage maintained by the OHA-
OHA RRP Training Providers or call 971-673-0440 | 1-877-290-6767.


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Find a RRP Training Provider
RRP training providers are accredited by the EPA or Oregon Health Authority (OHA). CCB does not accredit or approve training providers.
 
To find an accredited training provider, view the webpage maintained by the OHA-
OHA RRP Training Providers or call 971-673-0440 | 1-877-290-6767.

 


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Who/What is Not Covered by the Program
The following are persons or situations not covered under the lead-based paint requirements:
     • Homeowners working on their own homes or homes occupied by members of their
        immediate families (not unrelated tenants)
     • Work done by friends, family, or volunteers without compensation
     • Residential dwellings for which there is a written determination from an Oregon certified lead 
        inspector or risk assessor that the dwelling components are free of LBP
     • Residential dwellings tested by a certified LBP renovation contractor using an EPA
        recognized test kit where the test indicates the dwelling components are free of LBP
          o Contractors may find EPA-Recognized test kits.www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/testkit.htm 
     • Emergency renovations as defined in OAR 812-007-0020 and OAR 812-007-0302

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Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for frequently asked questions on the Certified LBPR Contractors License and the RRP program.

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Printable Pamphlets and Documents
These materials provide information on EPA's lead-safe renovation and repair requirements as well as general information on lead and how to protect against lead poisoning.

Click here
to go the EPA Pamphlets and Documents page.

Included in these materials is the Lead-Safe Guide to Renovate Right Pamphlet that lead-based paint renovators are required to provide prior to beginning renovation.

OAR 812-007-0370, OAR 812-007-0372 and OAR 812-007-0374.


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State Laws and Regulations
Statutes are on-line at http://www.leg.state.or.us/ors/.
 
Rules are online at http://ccbed.ccb.state.or.us/webpdf/ccb/rules/OAR%20812.pdf.
 
The Oregon Health Authority rules are OAR 333-070-0075 to 333-070-0160.
 
The CCB rules are OAR 812-007-0000 to 812-007-0025 and 812-007-0300 to 812-007-0374.


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Federal Laws and Regulations
The federal laws that authorize the RRP program include 15 U.S.C. §§ 2605, 2607, 2681 – 2692, and 42 U.S.C. § 4852d.
 
Federal laws are online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/. Federal regulations are online at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/.

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Powerpoint: Certified Laws and Regulations
Click here to download the PowerPoint “Certified Lead-Based Paint Renovation Contractor.”

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