lead paint

Environmental Series: Lead-Based Paint Hazards Disclosure Rules

Sellers and Lessors must disclose known information about lead-based paint By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog (July 6, 2017) In 1994, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and HUD drafted federal regulations on the disclosure of lead-based paint hazards in residential properties built before 1978 to comply with the Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Act of

Oregon Property Management Companies Fined for Failure to Disclose Lead-Based Paint Hazards

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) – Two Oregon property management companies were ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to pay more than $15,000 in federal penalties as a result of failing  to disclose lead-based paint hazards to renters. According to an EPA and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development joint inspection, the companies failed

EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

(EPA – WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, EPA announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP). The RRP rule protects homeowners and tenants from dangerous lead dust that can be left behind after common renovation, repair, and painting work. It requires that contractors and subcontractors be properly trained and certified, and

Are You Using the New Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Pamphlet?

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) released a new version of “Protect Your Family form Lead in the Home,” the required pamphlet to be given to most buyers and renters of homes built before 1978. The new pamphlet, released December 2012, is pretty much the same as the old, but does include

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Certified Lead Based Paint Renovation Contractor License

By Jeff Sorg (OnlineEd – Portland, Or) The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) offers a Certified Lead Based Paint Renovation (LBPR) Contractor License to contractors who have completed  their EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program. Oregon is approved by the EPA to administer the EPA’s  program for requirements on construction that might involve lead-based