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2010-C-03: EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - Extension

To: All Housing Authority Chairpersons and Executive Directors
     All Housing Company Owners, Managing Agents and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Downstate Director
          Joe Fryer, Upstate Director, Housing Management Bureau

Date: June 23, 2010

Subject: EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule - Extension
     RRP & Lead Safe Work Practices - Training
     New York City - Standpipe & Sprinkler Local Laws

This an informational bulletin to help affected housing companies and authorities address new laws and their implementation as they come up. Please inform your professional consultants and staff of the new rulings, and contact your DHCR Housing Management representative for further information. We hope the information is helpful.

  1. The enforcement date for EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule has been extended to October 1, 2010 in accordance with the attached letter from EPA. The RRP Rule requires maintaining lead-safe work practices (LSWP) during any work which involves disturbing interior or exterior finishes in pre-1978 and non-senior citizen housing, as well as in day-care facilities and schools. Additional information on this Rule can be found at

  2. The training required by the RRP Rule is available free of cost to DHCR supervised housing company and authority personnel, and contractors under contract with DHCR supervised developments. Although capacity and locations are limited, please contact Diane Dembling in our Office of Community Development at (518) 473-3540 for details on this opportunity or review DHCR's web site at

  3. For New York City developments only - Local Laws 58, 60, 63 and 64 impacting fire standpipe and sprinkler piping go into effect in 2010. See the attached NYC Buildings Department bulletin for information.

Please see the PDF version of Memorandum 2010-C-03 for images of the EPA memo and the New York City Standpipe & Sprinklers new safety regulations.

Thank you,
- Robert Damico
- Joseph Fryer

Last updated on 06/23/10