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Presentation by Beth Pratte, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, presented on Maine and federal EPA laws related to lead paint. Presented at the Auburn and Waterville Healthy Homes ...

Presentation by Beth Pratte, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, presented on Maine and federal EPA laws related to lead paint. Presented at the Auburn and Waterville Healthy Homes Trainings sponsored by the Maine Asthma Coalition.

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    HHT Presentation: Lead Laws HHT Presentation: Lead Laws Presentation Transcript

    • Lead Laws: State of Maine andUS EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
    • Background Abatement vs. Renovation Homeowners, Contractors, Lead Professionals Intent of laws: eliminate canary in coal mine effect
    • Maine Lead Laws Emergency Provision Who: Everyone What: Good faith effort How: Inspections by DEP staff
    • RRP Overview Federal law Pre-1978 housing or child occupied facilities Disturbs lead based paint For compensation Requires:  Training/certification  Notification of occupants  Specific work practices  Cleanup  Recordkeeping
    • RRP: Are there exemptions? Disturb less than 6 square feet per room inside or 20 square feet per side outside Housing free of lead paint (professional lead inspector) or component free of lead paint (certified renovator) Zero-bedroom Housing for elderly or disabled with no children Emergency renovation
    • RRP: Pre-renovation education First piece of law in effect – 2008 Provide brochure to occupants Signs at work site Retain records for three years
    • RRP: Training and certification 8 hour training by accredited trainer  “Tailgate training” allowed for some workers Firm certification  $300  5 year renewal cycle Many trainers Statewide
    • RRP: Work practices  Site preparation  Prohibited practices  Open flame burning  Heat guns above 1100 degrees  Machine removal without HEPA attachment  Clean up. Clean up. Clean up.
    • RRP: Recordkeeping Three years Pre-notification (sign- off) Cleanup Enforcement
    • RRP: Looking ahead First phase implementation 2009 Work practices April 2010 Changes June 2010 Next changes July 2011
    • Other laws HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule  More stringent  Overlap with RRP Rule OSHA  Worker safety Lead Disclosure Law  “Blue book”  Sellers  Landlords/lessors
    • Resources www.epa.gov/lead  Searchable FAQ database www.maine.gov/dep/rwm/lead  Lead training calendar www.maine.gov/healthyhomes  Lead information  Tips on living safely with lead paint
    • Beth Pratte Maine Department of Environmental ProtectionLead and Asbestos Hazard Prevention Unit beth.pratte@maine.gov 207.287.7666