As of October 1, 2022 Vermont has taken over the federal regulations for Essential Maintenance Practices (EMP), which are now called the Renovation, Repair, Painting and Maintenance (RRPM) regulations.


All owners and managers are subject to a number of regulations during renovations that disturb painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing and day care centers.  These regulations include the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule and Vermont's lead paint law. EPA's RRP rule requires contractors to get trained and licensed, to work in a safe manner when disturbing lead paint, and to keep detailed records of their activities. Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) law establishes a standard of care in older rental housing that includes property maintenance activities as well as safe practices when disturbing lead paint.

Information on rules and requirements can be found here:

Compliance must be reported here: