Owners and managers of residential property built before 1978 are required to be in compliance with federal and state regulations. That’s unless they have performed certain specified tests on their properties which have resulted in a lead-free determination. Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 75 enforcement actions under the Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations (RRP). These regulations require renovation contractors and training providers to protect people from harmful exposure to lead dust and debris. This EPA announcement serves as an important reminder to the multifamily industry to stay current with certification and training requirements and to work lead-safe.
EPA’s website lists important information regarding training and dates for the recertification of workers engaged in activities that disturb lead-based paint. Properties that use their own maintenance staff to perform jobs that have the potential to disturb lead based paint repair must be certified. Several states have their own EPA approved certifications.
- EPA Tightens Lead Dust Limits for Pre-1978 Residential Properties and Child Occupied Facilities
- New Federal Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposure
- NMHC/NAA Submit Comments Regarding Proposal to Amend Dust Lead Hazard Definition
- EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Dust Lead Hazard Standards
- EPA, HUD Clarify XRF Protocol for Lead Paint Inspections