Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for Public and Commercial Buildings

a.k.a. LRRP Public & Commercial Buildings

RIN: 2070-AJ56 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2010-0173 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

Section 402(c)(3) of the Toxic Substances Control Act requires the EPA to regulate renovation or remodeling activities in target housing (most pre-1978 housing), pre-1978 public buildings, and commercial buildings that create lead-based paint hazards.

On April 22, 2008, the EPA issued a final rule to address lead-based paint hazards created by these activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities (child-occupied facilities are a subset of pre-1978 public and commercial buildings where children under age 6 spend a significant amount of time). The 2008 rule established requirements for training renovators, other renovation workers, and dust sampling technicians; for certifying renovators, dust sampling technicians, and renovation firms; for accrediting providers of renovation and dust sampling technician training; for renovation work practices; and for recordkeeping. After the 2008 rule was published,the EPA was sued, in part, for failing to address potential hazards created by the renovation of public and commercial buildings. In the settlement agreement and subsequent amendments, the EPA agreed to commence proceedings to determine whether or not renovations of public and commercial buildings create hazards. Further, if these activities do create hazards, the EPA agreed to propose work practice and other requirements by March 31, 2017, and to take final action, if appropriate, no later than 18 months after the proposal.

ANPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review03/26/2010
ANPRM: Received by OMB03/30/2010
ANPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded04/22/2010
ANPRM: Published in FR05/06/2010
ANPRM: Comment Period Open05/06/2010
ANPRM: Comment Period Closed07/06/2010
Notice: Published in FR12/31/2012
Notice: Comment Period Open12/31/2012
Notice: Comment Period Closed04/01/2013
Notice2: Comment Period Open05/13/2013
Notice2: Published in FR05/13/2013
: Public Meeting06/26/2013
Notice2: Comment Period Closed07/12/2013
Notice3: Published in FR05/30/2014
Notice3: Comment Period Open05/30/2014
Notice3: Comment Period Closed06/30/2014
Notice4: Comment Period Open08/06/2015
Notice4: Comment Period Closed09/22/2015
NPRM: Published in FR00/0000 (projected)

Potential Effects

Children's Health
This rule is likely to address an adverse impact on childhood lifestages, including prenatal (via exposure to women of childbearing age). The potential adverse impacts are expected to be due to exposure (i.e., children and/or women of childbearing age are more likely to be highly exposed than other lifestages).

Environmental Justice
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:

  • This topic is likely to impact the health of vulnerable populations.
  • This topic is likely to impact the environmental conditions of vulnerable populations.
  • This topic is likely to present an opportunity to address an existing disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.

Small Entities
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  • Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
    • small businesses

Participate / Learn More Regulatory Review

Some of EPA's rulemakings undergo regulatory review (What's this?), as prescribed by Executive Order 12866 and coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The following list describes which of this rulemaking's stages have completed review and published in the Federal Register, if any, and provides links to the review documents where available. Consult the "Timeline" section of this Web page for the dates of each review.

  • NPRM - No Information Available.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 745

Legal Authority
15 U.S.C. 2682(c)(3) Toxic Substances Control Act