Q: Do RRP rules apply to windows installed 20 years ago in pre-1978 housing?
Yes, RRP applies unless it can be determined all components affected by the renovation, including the windows, are free of paint or other surface coatings contain lead.
RRP Rule applies unless you have determined all the components affected by the renovation, including the windows, are free of paint or other surface coatings that contain lead.
Tested components equal to or in excess of 1.0 milligrams per square centimeter (mg/cm2) or 0.5% by weight are above current allowable level of lead content. This determination must be made either by a certified inspector or risk assessor, or by a certified renovator using an EPA-recognized lead test kit or performing paint chip sampling. You must keep records for a period of three years of any lead-based paint (LBP) free determinations and make the records available to EPA if requested.