New Jersey home owners and landlords can protect their tenants and families from lead poisoning. Take a few minutes to read the following announcement and consider taking the course that can empower you today!
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, in cooperation with the Center for Government Services – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will be offering Lead Ready Renovation and Maintenance (LRRM) seminars to assist renovation contractors, property owners and maintenance staff in meeting the training requirements of both the State of New Jersey and the US EPA. The Seminars are comprised of three certification programs: EPA Certified Renovator, EPA Certified Lead Dust Wipe Technician and NJ Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Regulations Certificate Program.
EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that beginning April 22, 2010, non-exempt renovations conducted for compensation in target housing and child occupied facilities, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators. Target housing is defined as housing constructed prior to 1978 which contains one bedroom or larger. Renovation firms and maintenance workers that wish to work in target housing or child-occupied facilities must apply to EPA and pay a fee in order to become certified. Individuals seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course.

In addition, since 2005, New Jersey has required renovators and maintenance workers performing work on all pre-1978 multiple dwellings or shelters housing women and children or rooming and boarding homes housing women and children perform such work using workers trained in lead-safe work practices and applicable NJ regulations. Failure to use properly trained individuals to perform work on pre-1978 multi-family rental housing will be a violation of N.J.A.C. 5:10-6.6(g) and may result in monetary penalties.

For a limited time only, the Department of Community Affairs will sponsor this training and offer the course at a reduced rate of $50 per student. Click here for questions about New Jersey regulations. Also click here  and for more information on the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.

See the 2010 Spring Course Schedule – Seminar Registration Form for course numbers, times and locations.

Here are directions to the course locations.

For questions regarding the training, please call Rutgers University at 732-932-3640 x 641.

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