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New federal rule addressing lead-based paint hazards may impact Mold Remediators in Texas.
Mold Remediation Contractors and Mold Remediation Companies in Texas should be aware of a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, which may impact some of their work beginning April 22, 2010. This new federal rule – the RENOVATION, REPAIR & PAINTING (RRP) PROGRAM RULE – aims to prevent cases of lead poisoning in children by requiring certain safety measures for renovation projects that may disturb lead-based paint in homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978. The RRP Program Rule covers buildings such as houses, apartments, condominiums, child care facilities, kindergartens, and schools.
A consequence of the new rule is that licensed Mold Remediation Contractors and Mold Remediation Companies who conduct remediation projects in such buildings may also be required to follow the EPA RRP Program Rule and hold an EPA certification as a “Renovator” and “Renovation Firm.”
It should be noted that the EPA will be enforcing the RRP Program Rule in Texas and not the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
For more information about the EPA’s new RRP Program Rule, please visit the EPA website: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm.
(Posted February 24, 2010)
Mold Program Mission
The mission of the Mold Program is to ensure that persons conducting mold assessment and remediation services in Texas are properly trained and licensed and are following minimum standards that protect the health of workers and building occupants.
We perform this function by administering the Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (TMARR), which require:
- licensing of persons and companies conducting mold assessment and remediation activities,
- review and approval of mold training programs,
- receipt of notifications of mold remediation projects,
- performing inspections of remediation projects,
- and conducting enforcement activities.
Our focus is on oversight and education of the regulated community, while also providing informational services to the general public about mold assessment and remediation options.
We strive to carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly and professionally with respect and dedication to all Texans.
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Austin, Texas 78714-9347
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