On August 5, 2011, U.S. EPA issued a Final Rule (effective October 4, 2011) setting forth post-renovation cleaning requirements under the 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) Rule.  76 Fed.Reg. 47918 (August 5, 2011), codified at 40 CFR Part 745.  EPA has decided not to require dust wipe testing and clearance requirements.  However, the RRP Rule was amended to permit certified renovators to collect a paint chip sample and send it to a recognized laboratory in lieu of using a lead test kit.  The RRP Rule amendments cover: training programs, e-learning, minimum enforcement by states, standards for vertical containment on exterior renovation projects, prohibited or restricted work practices, and HEPA vacuum requirements.   U.S. EPA clarified that the RRP Rule is intended to address lead-based paint hazards created by the renovation work, and is not intended to impose obligations on certified renovators for pre-existing lead dust hazards.  76 Fed.Reg. at 47920, col. 3