Region 8 Lead Program
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On this page:
- Introduction and State Lead Resources
- Region 8 Lead Program Contacts
- Forms, Applications, and Instructions
- EPA Lead Brochures
- Region 8 Lead Program Events and Activities
Introduction and State Lead Resources
Region 8's Lead Program strives to provide information to the public about sources of lead hazards, health effects of lead poisoning, and established and proposed regulations and resources.
Most of the Lead Program's outreach efforts are through direct mailings, participation at related events and conventions, electronic media (such as this site), telephone calls, and free training sessions on lead regulations. To inquire about these efforts in detail, please contact the Region 8 Lead Program.
Want to learn more about lead poison prevention and awareness activities in your state or tribal nation?
For Montana information, call (303) 312-6304 or (303) 312-6444
For Wyoming information, contact Steven M. Melia: (307) 777-6015, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Utah information, contact Bob Ford: (801) 536-4451, email@example.com
For Colorado information, contact Richard Fatur (303) 692-3261 or David Willer (303) 692-3180, firstname.lastname@example.org
For South Dakota information, call (303) 312-6304 or (303) 312-6444
For Tribal Nation information, contact contact Teri Bahrych: (303) 312-6788, email@example.com
Region 8 Lead Program Contacts
Region 8 (8P-P3T)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1595 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202-1129
Michelle Reichmuth - Regional Lead Coordinator (303) 312-6966
Teri Bahrych - Tribal Lead Coordinator (303) 312-6788
Cheryl Turcotte -Lead Enforcement Coordinator (303) 312-6210
Lead Publications and Outreach, (303) 312-6304
Certification and Accreditation (303) 312-6444
You can also call toll-free 1-800-227-8917 and ask for the last seven-digit extension or the person by name.
EPA is responsible for direct implementation of Lead-based paint regulations in Region 8 Tribes and the States of Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming. For information on lead-based paint activities, please call 1-800-227-8917.
EPA Lead Training, Certification, and Accreditation
Note: The following application forms and instructions are PDF files and are best viewed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
About PDF files
Region 8 Accredited Trainers (PDF, 2 pages, 7kB)
For more information on certification or accreditation, please e-mail Victor Valadez or call him at 303-312-6304.
EPA Lead Brochures
Note: the links below are to large PDF versions of EPA brochures (about PDF files)
Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime:
Keep Your Child Lead-Safe
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EPA's lead program provides community outreach and education activities, as well as compliance assistance workshops. Along with other federal, state and local agencies, EPA is committed to the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by 2010. The following efforts are underway:
- Collaborating with other environmental protection and public health agencies within Colorado to develop an action plan to eliminate childhood lead poisoning by 2010
- Collaborating with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Healthy Homes Program to coordinate Regional efforts to reach the National goal to "Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning by 2010"
- Collaborating with North Dakota's Department of Health to target populations at risk for lead poisoning and providing outreach to the areas identified
- Providing compliance assistance in the form of workshops, presentations and mailings to the regulated community on 1018 lead disclosure rule and the 406(b) lead-safe remodeling practices rule
- Certifying Lead abatement firms supervisors, workers and lead inspectors and risk assessors; and accrediting lead trainers
- Using the Region 8 GIS database to create maps that display the occurrence of elevated blood lead levels in children and the location of housing built prior to 1960
- Partnering with Region 8 Tribes to educate about lead in the home and lead poisoning prevention
For more information on any of these activities contact Michelle Reichmuth, Regional Lead Coordinator, at 303-312-6966 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.