Today, April 22, 2010, the final portion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule takes effect. All contracting firms performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must now be certified, use individuals with accredited training and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. To become certified, your firm must submit an application and fee payment to EPA and you must ensure that each of your employees working with lead paint is properly trained. In addition to the certification, the owner of the property must be provided with certain disclosures and you will need to properly document receipt. For more information on the new lead paint rules, please contact us.
The application and more general information about the Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule can be found at the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.