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Lead renovator course offered at UT Martin

Lead renovator course offered at UT Martin

Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 12:02 pm

The Messenger 12.27.10

The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies (ECOS) is offering a Certified Lead Renovator Course that complies with the Environmental Protection Agency Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule.
The Certified Lead Renovator Course is scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on Jan. 15 at UT Martin.
The $250 fee includes the textbook, Certified Renovator certificate from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and EPA materials.
The eight-hour course will begin with “Why should I be concerned about lead paint?” The following topics are also included: regulations, before beginning work, contain dust during work, during the work, cleaning activities and checking work, recordkeeping and training non-certified renovation workers.
This class meets EPA and Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements. Successful completion earns EPA Certified Renovator status for five years. Students will learn what EPA/HUD requires of Certified Firms and Renovators, and how to work in a lead-safe manner while complying with the EPA RRP Rule.
The EPA began enforcing the lead paint law, known as the RRP Rule, on Oct. 1. Anyone who renovates, repairs or paints any building built before 1978 must comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. If a project will disturb more than two-six square feet of interior paint surface, then a certified professional must perform a lead test. Violators of the EPA RRP Rule can be fined up to $37,500 per day.
NCHH is the EPA authorized training provider for the course. Instructor will be H. Dale Fortner, NCHH principal instructor.
To register, call ECOS at (731) 881-7082 or register online at

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