The EPA rules governing renovation, repair, and painting activities on target housing or child occupied facilities constructed prior to 1978 went into effect on April 22, 2010. This regulation has widespread implications for residential remodelers requiring EPA certification of renovation firms and individual renovators. The main purpose of the rule is to protect against the disturbance of painted surfaces and the associated lead dust which can lead to lead poisoning.
Here is a summary of key elements but be sure to check out the full details in the links provided below:
6 sq ft per room for interior activities, 20 sq ft for exterior
This exemption does not apply to window replacements, demolition of painted surface areas, and certain open flame burning/torching, high speed paint removal machines without HEPA, or operating heat gun at temperatures above 1100 degrees.
The next question is whether or not claims arising under this regulation are covered by a contractor’s General Liability policy. We provide the answer here.
For full details on this regulation visit: epa.gov or nchh.org
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