Breakfast on the Level May 13, 2024

The EPA RRP Rule, What it Means to the Contractor

Presented by Don Ebding and Mark Fleming

Of great concern to members of NARI are the legal and insurance ramifications of the EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule. As we learned from asbestos, being Certified by the EPA may not be enough to protect yourself and your business.
Mr. Don Ebding of Kinker-Eveleigh Insurance Agency graduated from the University of Cincinnati and specializes in contract review, establishing and maintaining large fleet safety programs, OCIP/Construction Wrap Programs, Worker's Comp Programs, and more. Don will bring us up-to-date with the insurance needs and concerns of this new Lead Ruling including what you should be looking for in your policy.


Speaking from the legal issues perspective, Mr. Mark Fleming has over 30 years experience in the construction business. He has been a residential and commercial general contractor and construction manager. He has extensive experience as a litigation consultant, working with his clients to analyze individual dispute situations and provide the objective and technical assessment needed to reach resolution in settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration. In the event a case proceeds to trial, Fleming has served as an expert witness and is able to support his clients in every phase of the legal process. Mark will educate us in how to protect ourselves concerning the RRP Initiative. 

The breakfast will take place at the Ramada Plaza North, 2301 Wagner Ford Road. Registration and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and the program are from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Register today at or call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today! Registration fees are $10 for NARI Certified Professionals, $20 for NARI members or $30 for non-members.


Membership Meeting May 25, 2024

Gas Safety and Efficiency

Presented by Mike Wilson

Join us as Mike Wilson of Vectren talks about "Gas Safety and Efficiency" including new marking standards that will be implemented in April.  We can all afford to learn ways to be safe as well as ways to help conserve energy, to cut costs and to protect our beautiful planet.

The luncheon will take place at the Ramada Plaza North, 2301 Wagner Ford Road. Registration and networking begin at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch and the program are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration fees are $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Register today at
www.naridayton.orgor call (937) 222-6274 and RSVP today! 


RRP Certification June 11, 2024



EPA RRP Rule Certification June 15, 2010


Miami Valley NARI has another class for the EPA's RRP Rule Certification scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2010.  This class will be instructed by William Menrath, MS.  If you or your firm is not yet certified, here is an opportunity. The class will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza North on Wagner Ford Road.  The cost of the class is $179.00 for member companies or $229.00 for non-member companies.
EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators. Renovation firms that wish to work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must apply to the EPA and pay a fee in order to become certified. Renovators seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course or a course accredited by an EPA-authorized State or Tribe. This course is the EPA model course for Certified Renovators and as such meets all requirements in 40 CFR 745.90. This course will teach attendees how to comply with the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and the HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule, and how to perform lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. Once you have successfully completed a Certified Renovator Initial Course, delivered by an EPA-accredited training provider, you will be an EPA Certified Renovator. EPA Certified Renovator status will allow you to do lead-safe renovation, repair, and painting work in pre-1978 housing and in child- occupied facilities where work will disturb lead-based paint.
The class is limited to 24 students and will fill up quickly.  Please call (937) 222-6274 to register or go to


BWC Safety Requirement for Group Rated Employers - REMINDER

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors passed a new rule that requires that all employers in the July 1, 2009, Group Rating Program who had a claim within the two preceding calendar years to attend two hours of safety training by June 30, 2010.

The Frank Gates Service Company has notified all affected participants in our Group Rating Program.  If your company had one or more claims during calendar years 2007 or 2008, and your company participated in the July 1, 2009, Group Rating Program, the BWC has indicated that you must meet the safety training requirement.  Therefore, impacted companies must attend two hours of safety training to meet the requirement by June 30, 2010.  The topics must be workplace safety-related and can consist of multiple classes totaling a minimum of two hours of training.  There are several options available for your business to meet the two- hour Safety Training Requirement: 

  • BWC On Demand Courses
  • BWC Online Courses
  • SafeX, Frank Gates' preferred safety partner
  • Safety Council Classes (other than the routine monthly safety council meetings)
  • Workers' Compensation Seminar, Hosted by Frank Gates

Frank Gates is pleased to once again offer their annual Ohio State Fund Workers' Compensation Seminar Series.
Please click here for a seminar registration flyer with agenda, feel free to attend any of the following sessions:

  • Dayton      May 13, 2010         The Mandalay
  • Akron        May 17, 2010         Holiday Inn Akron-West
  • Cleveland   May 18, 2010         Holiday Inn Select Strongsville
  • Toledo       May 19, 2010         Holiday Inn French Quarter

The standard registration fee is $40.00 per person, per seminar. This fee includes a seminar booklet, continental breakfast and refreshment breaks. 


Two Companies Merge to Diversify Offerings

By Morgan Zenner


Two members from the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council have decided to form their own remodeling company, Remodeling Innovations Group (RIG). Matthew Griggs, previous owner of The Kinzley Group, ran his business for five years, and Joe Reyes, owner of Better Bath Solutions, had his business for nine years. 

"We've been doing business with each other for several years," Griggs says. Over that time, they grew to learn each other's work styles and built up a friendship.  
Please click
here for the entire article.


Use Research to Determine Marketing Strategy

By Morgan Zenner 

Marketing strategies are often a guessing game as remodelers don't know what works until they try. But what if there was a way to find out what works before trying?
That's what the team at Callahan & Peters Inc., decided as they started evaluating the success of last year's marketing strategy and budgeting for this year's attack. In fact, they decided the best thing to do was go straight to the horse's mouth, former clients, to generate their answers.
Please click
here for the entire article.


EPA RRP Rule - The Opt Out Is Officially Out / House Passes Homestar


With publication in the Federal Register the Opt-Out provision in the EPA LRRP rule is removed effective July 6, 2010. Below is a summary of the publication in the Federal Register, and directly following a link to the entire rule.

EPA is finalizing several revisions to the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) rule that published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2008. The RRP rule established accreditation, training, certification, and record keeping requirements as well as work practice standards on persons performing renovations for compensation in most pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. In this document, EPA is eliminating the ``opt-out'' provision that currently exempts a renovation firm from the training and work practice requirements of the rule where the firm obtains a certification from the owner of a residence he or she occupies that no child under age six or pregnant women resides in the home and the home is not a child-occupied facility. EPA is also requiring renovation firms to provide a copy of the records demonstrating compliance with the training and work practice requirements of the RRP rule to the owner and, if different, the occupant of the building being renovated or the operator of the child-occupied facility. In addition, the rule makes minor changes to the certification, accreditation and state authorization requirements. 

This final rule is effective July 6, 2010.

If you would like to read the entire posting,
click here to go to the Federal Register. Revised versions of the Renovate Right Booklet are not yet available; it's up to us to inform current customers about this change.  NARI will provide a sign off sheet from the back of the booklet free of charge to those of you who have already purchased the Renovate Right booklets.

We will continue to monitor the EPA and keep you informed of all developments. 

The House of Representatives passed HB5019 with minor amendments.  For details here's a link to the bill.


Accredited Contractors will need to be BPI-accredited or accredited by some other future standard the secretary of Energy may approve. All workers performing installation must be certified in the appropriate job skills under BPI, North American Technician Excellence or the Laborers' International Union of North America, or state programs or other programs that may be approved in the future by the Secretary of Energy.


The House bill seems to be very similar to the Senate version, before this goes any further the Senate will need to get their bill out of committee and onto the Senate floor for a vote.  Right now the Senate is occupied with other legislation and we don't see anything coming up to indicate any action on their part.
We have had many comments from NARI members "What are we doing..."  The NARI Government Affairs Committee is following all of this legislation carefully for you and will participate in the comments for these new amendments.  Please support our efforts when we issue a CALL TO ACTION.  Please pay attention to the emails we send you and take action when we ask you for assistance.


May 12, 2010





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