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State Lead Paint Abatement Tool
California Environmental Protection Agency
Lead Abatement and Certification Program
California's lead accreditation and certification program began in June, 1994. At that time, new childhood lead poisoning prevention legislation (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 35001 et seq.) required the California Department of Health Services (DHS) to create a program to certify lead-related construction trades-people and accredit lead-related construction training providers. Final regulations establishing this program took effect April 5, 1995. Revisions to these regulations that established work practice standards for lead-related construction and amended the previously established accreditation and certification requirements went into effect in March, 1998.
The Title 17 regulations governing accreditation and certification apply to lead-related construction work done in residential and public buildings. Some examples of public buildings include schools, day-care centers, museums, airports, hospitals, stores, convention centers, government facilities and office buildings.
Lead Abatement and Certification Regulations
Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program. EPA published this document to help small businesses comply with the new Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program requirements (40 CFR 745, Subpart E), issued April 22, 2008 (73 FR 21692). The guide, Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right: EPA's Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Program, is for contractors, painters, property managers, maintenance personnel, and other professionals that disturb painted surfaces while working in homes and child-occupied facilities, such as child care centers and schools, built before 1978.