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State Lead Paint Abatement Tool


State Agencies Lead Abatement and Certification Program
    The national Lead-Based Paint Program went into effect in 1998. Under this program, only certified lead-based paint contractors can do lead-based paint work in residential dwellings and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 (lead was banned as an additive in house paint in 1978). Examples of lead-based paint activities are inspections for lead in paint, risk assessments to find lead-based paint hazards, and abatement, which is designed to permanently remove lead-based paint hazards.

Lead Abatement and Certification Regulations

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    Certification and Accreditation Application Forms
    Each form has a related set of detailed instructions to help you correctly prepare the form, so that your information package will be complete when you send it in. Please be sure to read the instructions before completing the form.

    Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program. EPA published this document to help small businesses comply with the new Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program requirements (40 CFR 745, Subpart E), issued April 22, 2008 (73 FR 21692). The guide, Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, is for contractors, painters, property managers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals that disturb painted surfaces while working in homes and child-occupied facilities, such as child care centers and schools, built before 1978.

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