Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement includes, but is not limited to:
1. The removal of lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust, the permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint, the replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and the removal or covering of lead contaminated soil; and
2. All preparation, cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.
3. Specifically, abatement includes, but is not limited to: a) Projects for which there is a written contract or other documentation, which provides that an individual or firm will be conducting activities in or to a residential dwelling or child-occupied facility that: - Shall result in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards; or - Are designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards and are described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this definition. b) Projects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, conducted by firms or individuals certified in accordance with § 745.226, unless such projects are covered by paragraph (4) of this definition; c) Projects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, conducted by firms or individuals who, through their company name or promotional literature, represent, advertise, or hold themselves out to be in the business of performing lead-based paint activities as identified and defined by this section, unless such projects are covered by paragraph (4) of this definition; or d) Projects resulting in the permanent elimination of lead-based paint hazards, that are conducted in response to state or local abatement orders.
4. Abatement does not include renovation, remodeling, landscaping or other activities, when such activities are not designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards, but, instead, are designed to repair, restore, or remodel a given structure or dwelling, even though these activities may incidentally result in a reduction or elimination of lead-based paint hazards. Furthermore, abatement does not include interim controls, operations and maintenance activities, or other measures and activities designed to temporarily, but not permanently, reduce lead-based paint hazards.
1. Get registered for an EPA-approved lead abatement certification course 2. Pass the Certification Exam at the end of the course to receive a Certificate of Completion 3. Submit an individual application to the EPA 4. Receive approval from the EPA and you're in the clear!
Green Education Services offers open-enrollment workshops throughout the nation at our fixed locations as well as in-house training at your office. You can sign up for one of our scheduled courses online, or call our training department at 1-800-355-1751.
In addition to training, your firm must become an accredited Abatement Firm by applying to the USEPA and you as the individual be accredited by applying to the USEPA. In addition, you have to work under a Certified Abatement Supervisor.
This FAQ guide was prepared pursuant to section 212 of SBREFA. EPA has tried to help explain in this guide what you must do to comply with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and EPA's lead regulations. However, this guide has no legal effect and does not create any legal rights. Compliance with the procedures described in this guide does not establish compliance with the rule or establish a presumption or inference of compliance. The legal requirements that apply to renovation work are governed by EPA's 2008 Lead Rule, which governs if there is any inconsistency between the rule and the information in this guide.