I am an EPA-certified lead risk assessor. Can I use an EPA-recognized lead test kit when assessing whether or not a pre-1978 home contains lead-based paint for purposes of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule?
Answer: Yes. In addition to a certified renovator, a person certified by EPA as a risk assessor or lead inspector may use an EPA-recognized lead test kit to determine that regulated lead-based paint is not present in a home. Such a report can also be used to confirm that the RRP Rule would not apply to renovation activities in that home. A list of currently EPA-recognized lead test kits is available online.
Note: As of October 2023, 3M has suspended the production and sale of 3M™ LeadCheck™ test kits. More information about EPA recognized lead test kits is available at https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-test-kits.
Question Number: 23002-31778