Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Enforcement Alert - Maryland Board of Plumbing


You should be aware of a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirement that will impact renovation contractors throughout the State of Maryland. Effective April 22, 2010, under EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, professionals and firms involved in renovation, repair, painting or remodeling work that will disturb six square feet or more of interior painted surface or 20 square feet of exterior painted surface at residential dwellings (including multi-unit and public housing) or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 need to receive training, obtain certification, provide the required EPA Pamphlet "Renovate Right," prior to the start of any project, maintain compliance records and adhere to lead-safe work practices.

For information on EPA's RRP program, please visit the EPA website.