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To Report a Tip or Complaint about Suspected Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule

In 2010, EPA implemented the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule to ensure that contractors working in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 take the following actions to protect owners and tenants from exposure to lead-based paint:

  • Be certified by EPA to conduct RRP work
  • Provide the Renovate Right brochure to owners and tenants before beginning work
  • Minimize exposure to dust and paint chips created during work

If you suspect the RRP Rule has been violated, EPA encourages you to submit a tip or complaint on the form below. Please provide as much information as possible. When completed, click on the "Submit Tip or Complaint" button and the form will be sent directly to the EPA Region 7 Lead Team.

NOTE: EPA Region 7 includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
This form is for tips or complaints about work being done in Missouri and Nebraska ONLY.

To provide a tip or complaint for work being done in Kansas, please contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at http://kshealthyhomes.org/complaint_form.htm. For work being done in Iowa, please contact the Iowa Department of Public Health at 800-972-2026.

* Indicates information that is required for EPA to follow up on your tip or complaint.

NOTE: The information submitted through the form is not confidential.


Information About Work Site
  • Name of property owner or management company:
  • Name of the residential complex or child-occupied facility:
  • Was the residence/facility built before 1978?*
  • yes
  • no
  • unknown
  • When did the work begin? (estimate)* (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Estimate number of days until the work will end.*
  • Are there any young children living in or around the work site?
  • yes
  • no
  • unknown
  • Are there any pregnant women living in or around the site?
  • yes
  • no
  • unknown
Contact Information for Company or Person Doing the Work

  • Company name:*
  • Name of company contact person:
  • Company street address:
  • City:
  • State:
  • Zip code:
  • Company phone number: (###-###-####)
  • Company email address:
  • Company website:
Information about the Work Being Done
  • Please provide a brief description about the work site. (for example, room remodeling, exterior painting, window replacement).
    (500 characters max)

  • How do you know that this is a work site? (Select all that apply. Hold down Ctrl key (PC) or Command key (Mac) for multiple selections):

  • The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule applies to major renovations defined by size or type of project. Please answer the following questions to let us know what qualifies this work as a regulated renovation.
  • Did the contractor disturb more than 6 square feet of interior (e.g., 3x2 ft) painted surface?
  • yes
  • no
  • Did the contractor disturb more than 20 square feet of exterior (e.g., 5x4 ft) painted surface?
  • yes
  • no
  • Did the contractor replace any windows?
  • yes
  • no
  • If you answered yes to any of the questions above, check all circumstances listed below that give evidence of disturbed paint or the creation of any other lead-based paint hazards or violations.

  • Did power tools create dust or paint chips? [Select all that apply. Hold down Ctrl key (PC) or Command key (Mac) for multiple selections]:

  •  other:(50 characters max)
  • Are the dust or paint chips being captured and contained?
  • yes
  • no
  • Is there plastic on the ground or floors?
  • yes
  • no
  • Are the dust or paint chips escaping the work area?
  • yes
  • no
  • other:(50 characters max)
  • Are contractors certified and using protective equipment and clothing?
  • yes
  • no
  • Are contractors using appropriate equipment and clothing to prevent inhalation of dust or paint chips?
  • yes
  • no
  • Do you know if the contractor is certified by EPA to work on lead-based paint?
  • yes
  • no
  • other:(50 characters max)
  • Has any testing been done to determine if lead-based paint is present?
  • yes
  • no
  • unknown
  • Was a copy of the Renovate Right brochure provided to the owner/occipant at the work site?
  • yes
  • no
  • unknown
Other Information
  • Is there anything else you would like to add? (for example, any information regarding the release of dust and/or paint chips into the surrounding area or any other off-site contamination.)

    (1000 characters max)
Contact Information for Person Lodging Complaint
  • Your contact information is optional and is not confidential. (Please note, however, that without contact information we will not be able to follow up with you if there are questions.)
  • Name:
  • Street address:
  • City:
  • State:
  • Zip Code:
  • Phone Number: (###-###-####)
  • Email address:
  • May we contact you for clarification or further information?
  • yes
  • no
For further assistance

For additional information about the EPA’s lead-based paint requirements, visit EPA's Lead Website or call the National Lead Information Center Hotline at 1-800-424-5323.

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