EPA Publishes New Lead Paint Rule New Rule Affects Pre-1978 Buildings
It is impoprtant for all homeowners, contrators and Realtors to know these new rules if you are thinking of renovating any building 32 year old or older.
EPA740K - Renovate Right Booklet
NEW EPA Booklet EPA-740-K-10-001
Dated April 2010
This book is for all Contractors who perform Renovation, Repairs, or Painting on homes or buildings built prior to 1978 must provide Owners, Tenants, and Child-Care facilities with a copy of EPA's Lead Hazard Information Pamphlet. Renovate Right has important lead hazard information.
This is an 16 page booklet printed in color on enameled paper. This is the latest version released.
Excerpts from Ada Duffey with the Milwaukee Lead & Asbestos Information Center, Inc.; Published: 1/12/2009
As of March 31, 2008, the EPA has published a new lead paint rule. The rule contains important new requirements for renovators of pre-1978 property and all rental property owners of pre-1978 property. The new rule applies to all pre-1978 rental property, pre-1978 day care centers, and pre-1978 kindergarten buildings.
Children under the age of six are especially susceptible to the health effects of lead. Lead can cause learning disabilities and interfere with brain development. Seventy-five percent of houses built before 1978 contain lead paint. Varnish can also contain lead. A major source of children's exposure to lead is from dust, not necessarily eating paint chips.
Since 1996 home sellers and residential property owners have been required to hand out the pamphlet "Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home" at the time of sale or at the beginning of the lease.
Since 1999, renovators have been required to hand out the "Protect Your Family..." booklet when disturbing more than 2 square feet of residential property.
There are numerous types of residential grant programs that require lead safe work practices.
Summary of New Rules:
Beginning in June 2008 a "Renovate Right" brochure can now be handed out before renovation to child-occupied facilities, which includes day care centers and kindergartens in addition to residential properties, prior to renovation.
Beginning in April 2010, renovations in all pre-1978 residential property and child-occupied facilities will require the use of lead-safe work practices, the presence of a person on the crew that has completed a one-day Lead Safe Work class and the requirement for a cleaning verification.
Certified Renovator - one per crew that has completed a one-day Lead Safe Work class - trained maintenance personnel and contractors
Lead Safe Work Practices - with the use of HEPA vacuums *Dust Control *Notification - to tenants and occupants
What You Should Do:
If you recommend contractors, make sure they have a Lead Safe Renovator on staff.
Inform homeowners that any last minute repairs to the home should be conducted in a lead safe manner so that a lead hazard is not created and delays the sale of the property.
Environmental Protection Agency - www.epa.gov/lead <http://www.epa.gov/lead>
Housing and Urban Development - www.hud.gov/offices/lead <http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead>
Wisconsin Department of Health - dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead <http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/lead>
Milwaukee Lead & Asbestos Information Center, Inc. - www.mlaic.com <http://www.mlaic.com>
Milwaukee Lead & Asbestos Information Center, Inc. provides over 95 percent of all lead paint training in Wisconsin. They can be reached at 414-481-9070, or on the Web at www.mlaic.com <http://www.mlaic.com>.
Refer to Legal Update 08.10, "Lead-Based Paint Renovations, Repairs, and Painting" at http://www.wra.org/lu0810.
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