Clarification to the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule
Texas REALTORS® has received additional information from the EPA about the agency’s requirements for who must get certified to do repairs to certain properties.
If your company engages in any regulated renovation or demolition work that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, your property management company employees handling the repairs will need to obtain individual certification as certified renovators in addition to firm certification.
Even if your company is subcontracting the renovation work that disturbs paint in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities to other firms, your firm needs to complete the firm certification and have at least one employee on staff who is a certified renovator. The certified renovator is still responsible for ensuring the renovating firm that is selected for the renovations handles the renovations according to the EPA requirements.
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Source: Texas REALTOR® Magazine