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Re: EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Lead Law

To Our Valued Clients,

Effective April 22, 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Lead Law implemented new regulations concerning lead in homes and facilities built prior to 1978. Any demolition project that disturbs painted surfaces must be performed by EPA certified firms using certified renovators.

On July 9, 2010, the MA Division of Occupational Safety (DOS) took over enforcement of the RRP Rule, making it the ninth state to assume control of the Rule.

What RRP means to you…

On properties built before 1978 any wood or any painted surface being repaired, renovated demolished or painted (RRP) is assumed to be lead contaminated.

This applies to all painted surfaces inside or outside your property.

For interior work, the work area must be lead dust sealed and contained for 6 feet of the work area. For exterior projects, the sealing and containment distance is 10 feet around the work area. Specific disposal and wipe clean test methods with the assist of a HEPA vacuum are required for all interior and exterior projects.

At the completion of the job, a retest for lead dusting residue is required.

MA DOS will impose fines of $5,000 per day, per violation for any renovators not complying with lead-safe work practices.

The new regulations, and the practices they require, brought many changes to the renovation, repair and painting field. What did not change is Mark-One Inc.’s commitment to providing its clients with exceptional demolition and disposal services. It is important to us that our clients know our ability and trust our dedication to getting the job done right. Mark-One, Inc. has been certified by the EPA and the MA DOS as a lead-safe firm. Our company has put in place lead-safe policies and procedures, and our workers have received certification in lead-safe practices. Collectively these measures insure Mark-One, Inc. is a leader in lead-safe demolition.Upon completion of your job all required RRP documentation is provided for your files.

Now more than ever it’s important that you team up with a true professional for your demolition needs. Our uniformed crews are hard working, well-trained and courteous. At Mark-One, Inc. we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service based on developing mutually profitable relationships versus making one sale. Since 1989 many local remodeling contractors have become long-term satisfied clients. We consider ourselves an extension of your company and make decisions consistent with that philosophy. We follow through on our promises and work hard to consistently exceed your expectations.

In today’s challenging economy, it makes sense to give our demolition services a try. By using Mark-One, Inc. to prepare your job sites, you’re not carrying the burden of having extra workers when times are slow. You also don’t have the added expense of taxes, benefits and worker’s compensation and liability insurance. We’re there when you need us, but gone when you don’t! Best of all, we’re demolition experts! We are available to do demolition on a Fixed Price Contract or a Time and Materials basis with labor rates starting at $49 per hour for non RRP jobs and $52 per hour for jobs requiring the use of EPA Lead-Safe RRP practices. If you can use extra help, give us a call at 978-441-0010.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 978-441-0010 with any questions that you may have. I can also be reached via e-mail at


Derek Miller