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HUD.gov Announces: The lead Disclosure Rule

Jim Smith - Sunday, November 11, 2012

According to the EPA website

"Property owners who renovate, repair, or prepare surfaces for painting in pre-­1978 rental housing or space rented by child-­care facilities must, before beginning work, provide tenants with a copy of EPA's lead hazard information pamphlet Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools (PDF) Owners of these rental properties must document compliance with this requirement EPA's sample pre-­renovation disclosure form (PDF) may be owners who perform these projects in pre-­1978 rental housing or space rented by child-­care facilities must be certified and 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 (PDF) and fee payment to EPA.

  1. Read about how to comply with EPA's rule in the EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right (PDF)
  2. Read about how to use lead-­safe work practices in EPA's Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (PDF)
  3. Read about making record keeping easier, you may use the sample record keeping checklist (PDF) that EPA has developed to help contractors comply with the renovation record keeping requirements that will take effect
  4. Read about how to use lead-­safe work practices in EPA's Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting (PDF)
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