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Provide a pamphlet. Give all owners and occupants of pre-1978 homes an EPA pamphlet titled: "Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers and Schools." You can request copies of the pamphlets from the EPA. It also appears that you can download the pamphlet from the EPA Web site provided the information and graphics are legible. Have the owner sign the last page of the booklet certifying receipt and keep this page for your records.
L AW & B U S I N E S S Lead Paint Law: What Now? By Nancy Chillag enovation activities like do any work on homes built Care Providers and Schools.” 5. Insurance coverage. R sanding, cutting and demolition can create haz- prior to 1978. If you are certi- fied, you will need to provide You can request copies of the pamphlets from the EPA. It also Check your policy to see if test- ing and remediation are covered. ardous lead dust and chips which proof — your certificate — to appears that you can download 6. Contractual language. can be harmful to adults and owners if they ask. The certifica- the pamphlet from the EPA Web While no specific contractual lan- children. To minimize this harm, tion training should have taken site provided the information guage is required by the EPA, you the EPA has enacted a law that you through the various proce- and graphics are legible. Have might want to modify your cur- requires general and specialty dural steps you need to follow the owner sign the last page of rent renovation contract to provide contractors to be certified before to test for lead-based paint and, the booklet certifying receipt and language such as the following: renovating homes, child care if present, to work in a manner keep this page for your records. a. Contractor will comply facilities or schools built before to prevent contamination. It (Note: The form in the current with all requirements imposed 1978. The law took effect April would be advisable to review the EPA pamphlet contains an “opt- by the Environmental Protection 22, 2010 and you must comply. requirements set forth in the EPA out” option; however, this provi- Agency to minimize lead-based But how do you do that? handout for contractors. (http:// sion has been eliminated from the paint contamination. To start, if you are not certi- epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcompliance- law effective July 6, 2010). b. If the house was built prior fied, either get certified or don’t guide.pdf) 2. Signs. If abating lead to 1978, owner shall pay for all paint, post signs at the project in labor and material necessary for a conspicuous place describing testing and remediation of lead- the renovation, state the dates based paint, plus profit and over- The truth is no one is really sure the work will be performed and head, in addition to the contract [what to do from a legal standpoint] attach a copy of the “Renovate price or if the house was built Right” pamphlet. prior to 1978, contractor is autho- beca
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