Renovation, Repairs, and Painting Training Aug. 19 & 20

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EAST WILTON – On August 19 and 20, 2010 Western Maine Community Action’s Housing and Energy Program will host Renovator, Repair and Painting Certification classes for local energy auditors and construction contractors.

The Environmental Protection Agency Rule requires contractors, property managers and others who disturb known or presumed lead-based paint during renovation to be certified. To become certified, a renovator must successfully complete an EPA or State-approved training course as being hosted by WMCA.

The term renovation covers all activities done for compensation that disturb painted surfaces including most repair, remodeling and maintenance activities, such as window replacement, weatherization and demolition. The RRP rule applies to all renovation work performed in residential houses, apartments and child-occupied facilities such as schools and day-care centers built before 1978. Firms must have one or more “Certified Renovators” assigned to jobs where lead-based paint is disturbed.

Call today to let us know if you are in need of certification training. Contact Western Maine Community Action at 645-3764 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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