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How do the regulations for lead during renovation, repair and painting apply to my business?  How do I get certified?

On April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 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 must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

Read more at:

Renovation, Repair and Painting

Are you a contractor?  Find information about training and certification at

We also suggest:

EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right 
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf (PDF, 34 pp, 2.5MB, About PDF)

Looking for an accredited training program?  Please see:

For lead abatement professionals (abatement, inspection, risk assessment), please see:

Questions?  Contact the National Lead Information Center to speak with an information specialist.

National Lead Information Center

You can also find contact information for EPA’s Regional lead program offices at http://www2.epa.gov/lead/where-you-live

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  • Topic #: 23002-17042
  • Date Created: 3/11/2010
  • Last Modified Since: 2/5/2014
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