Click here for an informational sheet on this program.
Assistance Available to Control
Lead Paint Hazards
The Lead Hazard Reduction Program at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board has financial and technical assistance available to reduce lead paint hazards in rental and owner occupied properties. For more information go to www.vhcb.org/lead, click here for program brochure, or call 1-800-290-0527 or (802) 828-5064.
If you own, rent or work in a building built before 1978, chances are you're being exposed to lead.
How to reduce and eliminate the lead risk in your home.
What you need to know to protect yourself from lead.
How to work safely on older homes.
Where there's lead, there's liability. Here's what you can do to protect yourself and your tenants.
Here's what you can do to protect your daycare.
Attention Contractors Working in Vermont
Renovations that disturb painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing and day care centers are subject to a number of regulations, including the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule and Vermont's lead paint law. EPA's RRP rule requires contractors to get trained and licensed, to work in a safe manner when disturbing lead paint, and to keep detailed records of their activities. Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices (EMPs) law establishes a standard of care in older rental housing that includes property maintenance activities as well as safe practices when disturbing lead paint.
Who Should Become an EPA-licensed Renovation Contractor?
Contractors and painters who may work in pre-1978 housing or child- occupied facilities (schools, child care facilities, etc.)
Rental property owners or maintenance staff who do work that disturbs substantial amounts of paint on their pre-1978 properties
Who Should Obtain Certification in Vermont's Essential Maintenance Practices?
Owners, managers and maintenance staff of rental property built before 1978
Child care providers in pre-1978 buildings
Contractors and painters who may work in pre-1978 rental properties or child care facilities
For more detail on the specifics of each regulation and the major differences, go HERE.
Just 60 seconds with a power sander on lead paint can contaminate an entire home. Follow these simple steps anytime you're working on a building that may contain lead.
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