These materials provide information on EPA's lead-safe renovation and repair requirements as well as general information on lead and how to protect against lead poisoning.
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Renovate Right Brochure - General information about legal requirements for safe lead practices for homeowners, tenants, child care providers and parents during renovation activities.
Renovate Right - Spanish Brochure
Renovate Right Brochure - Black and White Version
Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home - Required to be provided to prospective buyers and renters of pre-1978 homes, and residents of homes where renovations will take place. Also available in Spanish and other formats.
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right - Thirty-six page guide with information for contractors and homeowners on how to plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities using lead-safe work practices. Also available in Spanish.
Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting - Thirty-six page guide with information for contractors and homeowners on how to plan for and complete a home renovation, repair or painting project in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities using lead-safe work practices. Also available in Spanish.
Lead Paint Safety; A Field Guide... - These materials provide information on EPA's lead-safe renovation and repair requirements as well as general information on lead and how to protect against lead poisoning.
Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet - Discusses proper nutrition and lead poisoning prevention, and features fast, nutritious recipes. Also available in Spanish.
Give Your Child the Chance of a Lifetime, Keep Your Child Lead-Safe - Tri-fold brochure developed for Head Start parents on lead poisoning prevention. Also available in Spanish.
Lead Poisoning and Your Children - General lead information and safe practices for parents in an 11" x 17" fold-out poster. Also available in Spanish.
Lead in Your Home: A Parent's Reference Guide - Sixty-seven page comprehensive resource for parents on many lead-related topics.
Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting jobs in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities must, before beginning work, provide owners, tenants, and child-care facilities with a copy of EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet Renovate Right (link above). Contractors must document compliance with this requirement; the EPA's Pre-Renovation Disclosure Form may be used for this purpose.
Keep records to demonstrate that you and your workers have been trained in lead-safe work practices and that you follow lead-safe work practices on the job. To make recordkeeping easier, you may use the Sample Recordkeeping Checklist that EPA developed to help contractors comply with the renovation recordkeeping requirements that took effect April 22, 2010.
After April 22, 2010, property owners who perform projects in pre-1978 rental housing or space rented by child-care facilities must be certified and must follow the lead-safe work practices required by EPA's Renovation, Repair and Remodeling rule. To become certified, property owners must submit an Application for Firm Certification and fee payment to the EPA. The EPA has up to 90 days after receiving a complete request for certification to approve or disapprove the application.
EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Final Rule (40 CFR Part 745)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Requirements | en español
Regulatory Status of Waste Generated by Contractors and Residents from Lead-Based Paint Activities Conducted in Households | en español
Information for Realtors and Property Management Firms
Realtors and property managers should make themselves aware of the requirements in the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. EPA is working closely with the National Association of Realtors© (NAR) to make realtors and property managers aware of the hazards of lead paint poisoning and ways to prevent it, and the association has developed a series of guidance videos aimed at realtors and property managers: