The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
In an effort to reduce lead paint exposure, the EPA has issued a rule for work that disturbs potentially contaminated painted surfaces. As of October 1, 2010 all professionals working in homes, child care facilities, and kindergartens built before 1978 are required to comply with the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. Affected firms must be EPA- or state-certified and must use certified renovators who follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Your company is affected by this rule if your company performs any of the following types of work in pre-1978 homes:
Renovating, repairing, or painting that disturbs more than six sq. ft. on an interior wall or twenty sq. ft. on an exterior wall
Replacing doors and/or windows
If your company is performing this type of work and is not compliant, your company could be subject to penalties of up to $37,500 per day, per violation.
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Please note: Regulations may vary by state. Click here to see state-by-state details.
To find out more information about your state, contact the National Lead Information Center.
If you have a group of individuals interested in taking the Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting training in your area, please contact CEDIA.