About the Lead Pre-renovation Rule
- What is the Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Education Rule?
- When does the Pre-Renovation Rule apply?
- In what situations does the Pre-Renovation Rule NOT apply?
It is strongly recommended that you refer to the handbook entitled The Lead-Based Paint Pre-Renovation Education Rule for more detailed requirements and sample forms. [Adobe Acrobat PDF file]
A: The Pre-Renovation
Education Rule (also referred to as "Section 406(b)") is a rule
that took effect on June 1, 1999. The Pre-Renovation Rule requires
renovators and contractors who are going to perform work on pre-1978 residential
buildings to provide the Protect Your Family pamphlet to the
owner and occupants before renovation starts. For work in multi-family
housing, the renovator must provide renovation notices to the tenants.
A: The Pre-Renovation Rule applies when:
- property being renovated was built prior to 1978
- the renovation to be performed is for compensation
- painted surface area of 2 square feet or more will be disturbed
- the renovation work was performed on/or after June 1, 1999
A: The Pre-Renovation Rule does not apply to:
- housing built in 1978 or later
- housing for the elderly
- emergency renovations
- lead abatement projects
- zero bedroom dwellings
- housing declared lead-free by a certified inspector or risk assessor
- minor repairs and maintenance that disturb two square feet or less per component