New Lead Based Paint Mandates for Contractors

February 2010Newsletters In the Zone

In 2008, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Firms must become certified for lead-based paint activities to conduct abatements, inspections and risk assessments. Firms must become certified under the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to conduct renovations and post-renovation dust sampling. Failure to obtain the proper training and certification could result in significant penalties to non-compliant contractors.

For more information and to obtain the necessary forms and brochures, visit the EPA web site.

For more information, please contact Robert W. Gundlach, Jr. at 215.918.3636 or rgundlach@foxrothschild.com.