4. Can contractors submit their application to EPA before they complete the required training, or must the application be submitted after the training is complete? Is there a proof of training required by the EPA in order for the contractor's application to be approved?
7. DOE provides weatherization grants to states, which in turn provide grants to non-profit sub-grantees. These sub-grantees fall into one of three categories: 1. The sub-grantee uses its own employees to perform all the weatherization services in the home, 2. The sub-grantee uses a combination of its own employees and contractors to perform weatherization services, or 3. The sub-grantee has no employees that perform weatherization services; instead, every service is performed by a hired contractor. Must these sub-grantees be RRP-certified firms?
17. If a firm does business in several states, must they become certified in all states in which they manage a target property or is this requirement satisfied by certifying the firm in the state in which they are headquartered?
18. If a property owner and a property management company have entered in to a consent agreement related to Section 1018 (lead hazard disclosure) that does not admit an actual violation, is the property management company required to acknowledge a lead-based paint violation when completing the application for firm certification?
22. Must maintenance workers at kindergartens and elementary schools become certified renovators if they perform renovations covered by the RRP Rule in the portions of the school that are child-occupied facilities? Are the schools or school systems then required to become certified renovation firms?
24. My firm performs renovations covered by the RRP rule, but solely in the capacity of a subcontractor. If the general contractor is a certified firm, does my firm also have to be certified, or can we just provide the certified renovator?
25. My non-profit organization applies for and receives grants to renovate older homes. We do not perform the renovations ourselves, we hire renovation contractors to perform them on our behalf. We identify the properties to be renovated and the specific projects in the grant application. If we are successful in obtaining the grant, the funding would obligate us to arrange for the renovation of the specific properties named in the grant application. Must my non-profit organization become an RRP-certified firm?
26. My non-profit organization receives grants to arrange for renovations in older housing, such as weatherization projects or general modernization. Typically, these grants come with eligibility conditions for properties and/or property owners and tenants, but specific properties or projects are not identified. My organization is responsible for locating eligible properties and recipients and hiring firms to perform the eligible renovations. Must my non-profit organization become an RRP-certified firm?