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Georgia Department of Community Affairs Housing R R & P Issues. Lead-Based Paint & (Asbestos) Compliance. Georgia Environmental Protection Division Lead-Based Paint & Asbestos Program. December 3, 2009. Brief Overview. Lead & (Asbestos)Compliance Summary Applications Common Situations

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Georgia department of community affairs housing r r p issues

Georgia Department of Community AffairsHousing R R & P Issues

Lead-Based Paint & (Asbestos) Compliance

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Lead-Based Paint & Asbestos Program

December 3, 2009


Brief overview
Brief Overview

  • Lead & (Asbestos)Compliance

    • Summary

    • Applications

    • Common Situations

  • Shared Goals

    • Adequate Housing

    • Reasonable Risks

    • Government Compliance


Lead s harmful health effects
Lead’s Harmful Health Effects

Children Under 6 Years &

Pregnant Mothers

Brain Damage – Reduced IQ & Learning Problems

Speech and Language Problems

Hearing Damage

Kidney Damage

Slowed Growth and Poor Coordination & Motor Skill Development

Hyperactivity and Violent or Aggressive Behavior


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Memory Problems

Nerve Problems

Adults

High Blood Pressure

Kidney Problems

Digestive Problems

Reproductive Problems

Slower Reflexes

Weak

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Wrists and/or Ankles




Lead-based paint is a possible hazard if it DISTURBED or….

CRACKING

CHIPPING

PEELING

CHALKING


Role of fund managing professionals
Role of Fund Managing Professionals

  • Evaluate Properties

  • Choose Most Economical & Safe Method to Comply

  • Provide Guidance to the Involved Parties


Special lead based paint regulations for
Special Lead-Based Paint Regulations for….

  • Child-Occupied Facilities…

    Built Before 1978 . . .

  • Visited by the Same Child Age 6 or Under

  • Visits at Least 2 Different Days

  • Within the Same Week and

  • Each Day’s Visit Lasts at Least

  • 3 Hours and

  • Combined Weekly Visits Last at Least 6 Hours

  • Includes: Day Cares, Schools, After School Facilities

ALL Target Housing…

Built Before 1978 .

  • Most Private Housing,

  • Public Housing, Housing Receiving Federal Assistance, and

  • Federally Owned Housing


Lead Testing

Certified Lead Inspector

  • Paint chip sample Analysis

  • XRF

    Certified Renovator

  • Lead Check Swab


Abatement versus Renovation

Abatement

  • Hazard Elimination

    • A child has an Elevated blood Lead Level

    • Housing Receiving Federal $$ Above Trigger Limits

      Interim Controls

      Renovation, Repair, or Painting


Interim controls
Interim Controls

  • Keep Paint Intact

  • Avoid Dust Generation

  • Thoroughly Clean

  • Install Barriers to Sources of Lead


What to watch for lead abatement contractor qualifications
What to Watch for….Lead Abatement Contractor Qualifications

  • Certified Lead Abatement Firm

    • Ask for Certificate from Georgia EPD

    • Check Expiration Date

  • Certified Individual

    • Works for Certified Lead Abatement Firm

    • Ask for Certificate from Georgia EPD

    • Check date of last training---Lasts for 2 Years

    • Check photo---May be on certificate


Basics of New Lead RRP Rule

Effective April 22, 2010

Applies to pre-1978

  • Target Housing

  • Child-Occupied Facilities

    Triggers

  • Compensation

  • Area of Paint Disturbance

40 CFR 745.80-745.91

April 22, 2008 Federal Register


Effective dates of rule
Effective Dates of Rule

June 22, 2008

  • Effective date of rule

  • States and tribes can begin applying for authorization.

    April 22, 2009

  • Providers of renovator and/or dust sampling technician training may apply for accreditation.

    October 22, 2009

  • Renovation firms may begin applying for certification.

    April 22, 2010

  • Rule fully implemented. Training providers must be accredited, renovation firms/renovators/dust sampling technicians must be certified, and work practices must be followed.


Scope of RRP Rule

Trigger Quantities

  • Equal to or Over 6 square feet interior in any room

  • Equal to or Over 20 square feet exterior

  • Window removal

  • Partial Demolition


RRP Rule Renovation means…

  • Modification of any existing structure, or portion thereof that results in the disturbance of painted surfaces unless that activity is performed as part of an abatement activity.


RRP Rule Renovation includes…

  • Removal, modification, or repair of painted surfaces or painted components

  • Removal of building components

  • Weatherization projects

  • Interim controls that disturb painted surfaces

  • Converting a building or part of a building into target housing or a child-occupied facility.

  • Excludes Minor Repair and Maintenance Activitiesor tested lead free surfaces


What to watch for renovation contractor qualifications
What to Watch for….Renovation Contractor Qualifications

  • Certified Renovation Firm

    • Ask for Copy of EPA Certificate

    • Check Expiration Date—5 Years

  • Certified Renovator

    • Works for Certified Renovation Firm

    • Ask for Copy of Accredited Training Certificate

    • Check date of last training---Lasts for 5 Years

    • Check photo---Must be on certificate


What to watch for pre renovation notification
What to Watch for….Pre-Renovation Notification

  • Contractor Pre-Renovation Notification Rules

    • New Renovate Right Pamphlet must be used

    • Child-Occupied Facilities must also be notified now

    • Signed form for owner and occupant

    • Option to post signs in common areas


Lead safe work practices

What to Watch for….

Lead Safe Work Practices


What to Watch for….

Inadequate Collection / Improper Disposal


What to watch for post renovation
What to Watch for….Post-Renovation

  • No visible dust, debris, or residue in or below the work area

  • Ask about Post-Clearance Inspection



Avoiding the problems
Avoiding The Problems

  • Determine If LBP Will Be Disturbed

  • Decide What Job Will Be Needed

  • Use Qualified Persons

  • Follow Lead Safe Work Practices

  • Collect & Dispose Waste Properly

  • Follow The Applicable Rules


Asbestos containing materials acms

Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)

ACM Issues Most Common to

D C A Projects

Avoid Asbestos Hazards

Avoid Project Interference

Ensure Government Compliance


Acm definitions
ACM Definitions

> 1% Asbestos Content

Friable Attached

Non-Friable Detached


Popcorn ceilings walls other

Examples of ACM Materials

Popcorn Ceilings, Walls, Other


Floor tile mastic ftm

Examples of ACM Materials

Floor Tile & Mastic (FTM)


What to watch for asbestos inspector and contractor qualifications
What to Watch for….AsbestosInspector and Contractor Qualifications

  • Accredited Asbestos Inspector

    • Ask for Training Certificate

    • Check Training Expiration Date- Needed Every Year

  • Asbestos Contractor

    • Must be Georgia Licensed Contractor

    • Ask for Training Certificate

    • Check Expiration Date of Training—Needed Every Year

    • Check Expiration Date of License-Needed Every Three Years


Thoroughly inspect

What to Watch for….

Thoroughly Inspect


What to Watch for….

Properly Collect & Dispose ALL ACM Waste

Ina landfill permitted by EPD for acceptance of asbestos containing waste

Listings Available on Georgia EPD Website.


Bottom line
Bottom Line

  • Find It Before Disturbed

  • Plan For It Up Front

    • Budget

    • Schedule

  • Chose Other Property


Contact us
Contact Us

Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Program

4244 International Parkway, Suite 104

Atlanta, GA 30354

Phone: 404-363-7026 Fax: 404-362-2563

www.gaepd.org/Land

Mindy Crean, Program Manager


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