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Lead Paint Assistance/Enforcement

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[NEW] Renovators, Remodelers, Contractors and Landlords of Pre-1978 Housing:

More information on EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule is available from:

Sellers, Property Managers, Landlords, Real Estate Agents of Pre-1978 Housing:
The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule may require you to notify potential tenants and buyers of pre-1978 housing of the presence of lead paint and its hazards and provide them with the EPA pamphlet entitled "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home". Additional information can be found here.

Prospective Tenants or Buyers of Pre-1978 Housing:
The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule may require that you be notified of the presence of lead paint and its hazards and that you receive the EPA pamphlet entitled "Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home" from the housing's seller, property manager, landlord, or real estate agent.

Existing Tenants or Owners of Pre-1978 Housing:
The new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule may require that you be notified of the presence of lead paint and that you receive the EPA pamphlet entitled "Renovate Right" from a renovator, contractor or remodeler before renovation work is performed.

For a list of licensed lead paint abatement contractors, check with your appropriate State agency.

EPA RULE MAKES DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL LEAD-BASED PAINT DEBRIS MORE AFFORDABLE

Since lead-based paint (LBP) debris is considered a hazardous waste, the cost of disposing of LBP debris as a hazardous waste is often an obstacle for families who are deciding on whether or not to have lead abatement work performed in their homes. To help accelerate the pace of LBP removal from residences, and thereby reduce the exposure to children and adults from health risks associated with lead, EPA allows the disposal of residential LBP debris in construction and demolition (C&D) landfills. Disposal of LBP debris in a C&D landfill is generally less costly than disposal in a hazardous waste landfill. Read More »

News Briefs

Two Contractors Fined and Will Take Action to Protect Children from Lead Paint Hazards under Settlement

Salem, Mass. Contractor Faces Penalty for Violating Lead Renovation Rule at Kittery, Maine Site

Springfield, Mass. Housing Authority Settles Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Case

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