RRP Rule Survey

The purpose of this survey is to garner expert opinion concerning how states should best utilize the opportunity that the federal Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule provides to prevent lead poisoning. Our hope is that consensus concerning what actions are necessary, or perhaps less important, would be useful in developing more effective programs to reduce unnecessary exposures. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at rccp@bu.edu. This research is being conducted by the Regulated Community Compliance Project at Boston University, an effort begun in 2004 to increase understanding of laws intended to prevent lead poisoning.
  • For the remainder of the survey, you will be asked about the importance of actions a state could take concerning the RRP Rule. For each action, please rate it as: "Absolutely necessary", "Very important", "Important", "Not as important", or "Not necessary". For each of the four categories, in addition to rating each action, please select the one action you think is most critical for an effective state program. In the questions below, we refer to the "regulated community," which is defined as those who are compensated for work that disturbs sufficient paint surface area to be regulated by the RRP Rule. We also refer to those who hire regulated entities, and those who are responsible for the safety of children. This survey has a special focus on child-occupied facilities. The term "relevant facilities" used below includes schools, daycare centers, shelters, pre-K programs, and residences built before 1978.
  • Rate the following actions pertaining to outreach toward the regulated community:

  • Rate the following actions pertaining to outreach toward the public/relevant facilities:

  • Rate the following actions pertaining to enforcement of the RRP Rule:

  • Rate the following actions pertaining to lead testing: