Summer is the season for home renovation, repair and painting projects in New England. In pre-1978 homes that contain lead-based paint, children and adults are at risk for lead poisoning. Contractors and renovation firms who paint or otherwise renovate pre-1978 homes, schools, and day care centers are required to follow certain regulatory requirements under the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) in order to protect children, adults, and their own staff from exposure to hazardous lead-based paint. Landlords and real estate agents are also responsible for disclosing the presence of lead to new buyers or tenants of pre-1978 housing under the Real Estate Notification and Disclosure Rule.
EPA New England (Region 1) is offering a webinar on Lead RRP Compliance on June 5, 2019 at 11am. Contractors, landlords, child care facility operators, and any interested individuals are invited to participate to learn more about these key federal regulations and their role in protecting the public from lead-based paint. EPA Region 1 lead inspectors will be available to answer questions from contractors and landlords about compliance with these requirements. Register for the webinar now!
Questions? Check out EPA’s press release or contact Amanda Brylski at 617-918-1758 or Brylski.firstname.lastname@example.org.