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State Lead Paint Abatement Tool
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Department of Health
Lead Abatement and Certification Program
The Environmental Lead Branch accredits training providers offering lead-based paint training courses and certifies individuals hired to perform lead-based paint activities in target housing to ensure that individuals hired to conduct lead-based paint activities in target housing (which includes most pre-1978 housing) and child-occupied facilities such as day cares and preschools, are properly trained and certified, and that lead activities are performed using appropriate methods and protection.
Lead Abatement and Certification Regulations
Certification Requirements for Persons Engaged in Lead-Related Activities
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.
The Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules (TELRR) require that all lead-based paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities be performed by certified individuals. Currently, Texas is one of about 25 states that offer certifications for persons conducting lead-based paint activities. Additionally, as a result of the joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/ U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) disclosure requirement of target housing effective September 6, 1996, for target housing greater than four dwelling units, and December 6, 1996, for target housing consisting of four or fewer dwelling units, individuals and/or firms engaged in lead-based paint activities in this housing should be certified. Furthermore, if an individual or company is based outside of Texas, they must become certified by Texas to do business in Texas.
Download Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules, Forms & Applications